Today, in a surprise move into technology, Tupperware has released a new container platform competing with Docker and rkt. Tupperware’s new platform – named Bowl – has been in alpha for the past 6 months, but now has achieved public beta status.
What’s unique about Bowl is that it introduces a new concept to containers – Lids. A Lid goes neatly on top of the container and seals the contents from evil doers and prevents bad code from escaping. Bowls, due to their circular shape, require burping the attached Lid. This burping maneuver was demonstrated live to the audience and was described as a method to keep the containerized application fresh across hybrid clouds. With Burping, no longer do we have to worry about our code going stale inside of the container.
Unlike other containers, when done with a Bowl, they go through a cleaning cycle and are available for reuse immediately or stacked in a cupboard for later. Lids, associated with Bowls, are placed underneath to keep the associated roles in relative proximity. Unlike some deployments which require planetary alignment, Bowl comes in several predetermined sizes which negate this prerequisite. If for some reason your code does not fit in a Bowl size, multiple Bowls can be used. This feature instantly transforms your monolith application into a microservice architecture – all without refactoring your workflow!
Bowl will be showcased in global parties as early as next week, but preview respondents have come across with the following remarks about Bowl:
It is so good that Tupperware has launched into the tech business. Tupperware already has such a good influence on minority groups and bringing an interest of tech to them is really a great idea.
This isn’t your grandma’s container technology.
I was surprised how well Bowl stacked up to the challenge.
And when you’re done, it doubles as a barber aid!
This is exactly the kind of container I was looking for – Lightweight, secure, reusable, and dishwasher safe.
Bowl is expected to integrate nicely with Kubernetes 1.8 which is due out next year.