The Compute Service is one of the three key resources in any cloud. Exactly how to approach compute has been rapidly evolving in recent years. The Virtual Machine is no longer “The” answer. Bare metal is increasingly important, especially in compute-intensive environments used for Big Data analytics. In the world of application development and deployment, container solutions, such as Docker, are immensely popular. In this second of four episodes on IaaS services, Robert Starmer, CTO of Kumulus Technologies, explains some of the considerations of enabling the compute services of an Infrastructure as a Service focused cloud and which technology might be right for your application.