A guide to Docker container networking

Despite all the hype about containers, the application packaging technology is still evolving, especially as it relates to networking.

In the past year, there have been significant advancements to Docker container networking functionality. At the same time Docker has built a plug-in architecture that allows more advanced network management tools to control containers.

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Meanwhile, startups have developed custom platforms for managing containers, while traditional vendors, such as Cisco and VMware, have enabled their network management tools to control containers. So, the earliest container networking challenges are beginning to be solved, but there’s still more work to be done.

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