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Month: February 2018

Docker Zen: Achieving true minimalism with “distroless” images

Docker Zen: Achieving true minimalism with “distroless” images

Most Docker images build on full Linux distributions containing about a hundred MB of unnecessary complexity, adversely affecting the time and expense of data transfer, compliance scope, and security profile. This overhead may seem like a necessary evil, but by using multi-stage builds and Google’s “distroless” base images we can build runtime images that are the next best thing to FROM scratch. Small is beautiful There’s a certain elegance to minimal Docker images. A kind of Zen simplicity that goes…

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