Docker is hot. Really, really hot. But whether it's hot for you... well, that's a different story.

Just as Hadoop has seen far more adoption among Silicon Valley web giants and startups than mainstream enterprises (though this is changing), so too may Docker be a perfect fit for avant-garde upstarts while not a great solution for legacy apps. As Microsoft's Jason Perlow tells it, Docker "containers are great but it's going to be an issue for legacy apps.... It's for greenfield" deployments.

While Perlow is likely right --your legacy application will die before it sees the light of Docker -- it's also true that Docker's benefits extend well bey ...

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