Within the confines of Docker containers adoption, Jelastic provides support of the most commonly used OS distributions, that are utilized as a basis for the vast majority of Docker images (the precise list of the currently supported ones can be checked here, within the expandable table in a note).
Making the decision to expand these borders and striving to keep pace with the recent demands and usage tendencies, we’ve gathered and analyzed the statistics of the most frequent installation attempts and appeals. As a result, today we are glad to announce a new operating system for Docker images being supported - Alpine Linux.
This OS distribution has bribed its users with provided simplicity, lightweight and security standards. Being built with just musl libc and busybox, it represents a cleaned up environment for your services, allowing to create really dedicated Docker images. Leveraging Alpine as a base for template ensures efficient utilization of container resources, as it can be run without the unnecessary dependencies, processes and files inside (that, otherwise, are to consume the redundant disk space and cause the overall container slow down). For more information on Alpine characteristics and specifics, please refer to the official documentation.
The Alpine-based Docker images’ deployment does not differ from that for all other template kinds - see the Adding Docker Container page for the detailed guidance.
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