Interview with James Bottomley
I first met James Bottomley during a Linux File System and Storage workshop that took place before FAST in 2007. James’ focus has been on the SCSI subsystem of Linux. But, as the CTO of Parallels, James has also worked on containers. James and Pavel Emelyanor wrote an article comparing containerization to virtualization for ;login: back in 2014.
While attending LISA ’16, I heard many conversations from people in the hallway that suggested that they understood neither the purpose of containers nor how they were implemented. And, it turns out, I didn’t understand how containers work under Linux either.