Microsoft and Oracle aim to make cloud interoperability a reality

Two rival cloud providers are teaming up to bring hybrid and multi-cloud deployment to fruition. Microsoft and Oracle today announced a new partnership that will connect Microsoft Azure to the Oracle Cloud. “The majority of large enterprises around the world use both Oracle and Microsoft solutions to power their businesses, running these solutions side-by-side in … continue reading

Docker suffers from race condition flaw

It has been revealed that all Docker versions are vulnerable to a symlink-race attack. A CVE-2018-15664 vulnerability was found by software engineer Aleksa Sarai who submitted the bug to the Docker security team. “The basic premise of this attack is that FollowSymlinkInScope suffers from a fairly fundamental TOCTOU attack. The purpose of FollowSymlinkInScope is to … continue reading

Rancher Labs launches Submariner for multi-cluster network connectivity

Rancher Labs is announcing a new open-source project designed to enable direct networking between Kubernetes clusters. Submariner is a network connectivity solution designed to overcome the barriers to connectivity when it comes to Kubernetes clusters. The team explained Submariner was created for network connectivity among microservices deployed in multiple Kubernetes clusters. Submariner provides a way … continue reading

Untangle tackles security orchestration with Network Security Framework

Network security company Untangle wants to provide better security orchestration across the enterprise and bring security capabilities at the network edge with a new solution for covering digital attack services. The company introduced its Network Security Framework at the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week designed to protect, monitor and control all devices, apps … continue reading

PagerDuty brings security closer to operations

PagerDuty wants to unify the security operations among developers, operations and security teams. The company announced PagerDuty for Security Operations with new and existing security integrations across the company’s ecosystem. “With PagerDuty for Security Operations, we now bring security professionals into the fold to operate in a unified platform to engage in real-time security response,” … continue reading

Containerd graduates from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Docker’s core container runtime containerd is the latest project to graduate from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation this week. It has been more than two years since Docker decided to spin out the containerd runtime and the project joined the CNCF. Today’s announcement makes containerd the fifth project to graduate, following in the footsteps of … continue reading

Rancher Labs introduces a lightweight Kubernetes distribution for the edge

Rancher Labs has announced a new project designed for resource-constrained environments and low-touch operations. K3s is an open-source lightweight Kubernetes distribution built for the edge. According to the company, it can be used for ARM, IoT and CI edge solutions. “The work for k3s started as a component of Rio, an experimental project we started … continue reading

The Security Maturity Model Practitioner’s Guide to IoT

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has announced the IoT Security Maturity Model (SMM): Practitioner’s Guide. The guide is designed to introduce the concepts and approach of SMM, as well as help organizations protect their connected systems. While the consortium notes there is no silver bullet for addressing security needs, the SMM intends to determine an … continue reading

NeuVector to offer service mesh protection

Container network security provider NeuVector is giving users a new layer of security for service meshes. The company announced integration for the service meshes Istio and Linkerd, designed to expand security capabilities to production Kubernetes deployments. The new integration was developed in collaboration with IBM Cloud and the Istio open-source development team. According to the … continue reading

Google looks to fill in cloud skills gap

Google Cloud is looking to improve upon what it sees as a “cloud skills crisis” with new certifications and training resources. The company announced three initiatives to improve cloud skills in 2019. Expanding role-based certifications Offering new learning options Making cloud learning and certification more accessible “As cloud technology becomes more mainstream, many of the … continue reading

CoreDNS graduates from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The modern DNS server for service discovery in cloud-native deployments is graduating from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) today. CoreDNS is the first project to graduate from CNCF this year, and follows last year’s graduates: Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy. In order to reach graduation, projects must demonstrate maturity, thriving adoption, diversity, commitment to community … continue reading

New alliance aims to advance blockchain frameworks with distributed ledger technologies

While it is still early days for enterprise adoption of blockchain technologies, a new alliance believes it has found a better, alternative approach. The Scalable Protocol Alliance (SPA) was announced this month with a mission to build next-generation distributed ledger technologies (DLT) for business intelligence and real-world solutions. The alliance is made up of blockchain … continue reading

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