Red Hat Advances Container Technology With Podman 1.0
Sean Michael Kerner | January 21, 2019
Red Hat announced the 1.0 release of its open-source Podman project on Jan. 17, which provides a fully featured container engine. In Podman 1.0, Red Hat has integrated multiple core security capabilities in an effort to enable organizations run containers securely. Among the security features are rootless containers and enhanced user namespace support for better container isolation. Containers provide a way for organizations to run applications in a virtualized approach on top of an existing operating system. With the 1.0 release, Red Hat is now also positioning Podman as an alternative to the Docker Engine technology for application container deployment. "We felt the sum total of its features, as well as the project's performance, security and stability, made it reasonable to move to 1.0," Scott McCarty, product manager of containers at Red Hat, told eWEEK. "Since Podman is set to be the default container engine for the single-node use case in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, we wanted to make some pledges about its supportability."