Topic: kubernetes

IBM announces cloud-native development capabilities with CMS and Cloud Private

IBM is making its IBM Cloud Private app platform available on its enterprise Cloud Managed Services (CMS) for the first time today. According to the company, bringing these two solutions together will enable a security rich and production-ready cloud environment from CMS as well as speed up the development of cloud-native apps with the latest … continue reading

8 surprising facts about Docker adoption

The average lifespan of a container is a mere two days. That was among eight surprising findings revealed in a survey by Datadog, the application monitoring solution provider, and released this week at DockerCon18 in San Francisco. Datadog took a sampling of its customer base, representing more than 10,000 companies and 700 million containers, the … continue reading

DockerCon: Building and managing containers

Several companies announced new products and functionality at this week’s DockerCon18 conference in San Francisco. Among the announcements were: Red Hat was talking about the initial public release of its Buildah command-line utility for creating or changing Linux container images. Buildah, according to the company, makes the images easier to integrate into build pipelines. Buildah … continue reading

Azure Kubernetes Service now available

Microsoft’s services for managing, deploying and operating Kubernetes is now available. The company first announced Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in October of last year. “We’ve also seen incredible growth in Kubernetes on Azure, with five times the number of customers and ten times the usage of a year ago,” Brendan Burns, engineer for Microsoft Azure, … continue reading

Operators make the lifecycle management of containers simpler

Last month, Red Hat launched the Operator Framework for managing Kubernetes applications. The original idea of operators was introduced by CoreOS about a year and a half ago, said Reza Shafii, vice president of products at CoreOS, which was recently acquired by Red Hat. CoreOS had been working on the idea of automated operations, starting … continue reading

CoreOS launches Operator Metering

After open sourcing the Operator Framework last month, CoreOS has announced the release of Operator Metering. Operator Metering is a component of the Operator Framework designed to provide a way to gain insights on the usage and costs it takes to run and manage Operators. “Today, management teams want to understand more concretely where budget … continue reading

Amazon EKS is now available

AWS has announced the general availability of Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS). Amazon EKS is a fully managed service for deploying, managing, and scaling containerized applications using Kubernetes on AWS. “More customers run containers on AWS and Kubernetes on AWS than anywhere else,” said Deepak Singh, director of AWS Compute Services. “Prior … continue reading

Helm joins the CNCF as an incubation-level project

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has announced that it has voted to accept Helm as an incubation-level project. Helm is a package manager providing a simple way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes. By removing the complexity from configuration and deployment, it allows developers to be more productive. “Helm addresses a common … continue reading

Kubernetes containerd integration now available

Google has announced integration with containerd is now generally available for Kubernetes. Containerd is a container runtime developed by Docker and donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Containerd is an OCI compliant core container runtime designed to be embedded into larger systems. It provides the minimum set of functionality to execute containers and manages … continue reading

Kata Containers Project 1.0 tackles running containers at scale

The Kata Containers Project has reached version 1.0. Kata Containers is an open-source project designed to isolate containers with security similar to virtual machines, but without the performance burden associated with virtual machines. According to the team, the solution is a fast and secure deployment option for workloads of all types, from highly-regulated workloads to … continue reading

Google Kubernetes Engine 1.10 now generally available

Google has announced the general availability of Kubernetes Engine 1.10. According to the company, this release lays down the foundation for new features that will allows for greater enterprise usage. “Here on the Kubernetes Engine team, we’ve been thinking about challenges such as security, networking, logging, and monitoring that are critical to the enterprise for … continue reading

Atlassian releases auto-scaling tool for Kubernetes

Atlassian has released an open-source Kubernetes autoscaler that is optimized for batch workloads. The project, Escalator, attempts to solve many of the issues associated with autoscaling. According to the company, it found that clusters either weren’t scaling up or scaling down fast enough. “Initially with our Kubernetes platform, we were pleasantly surprised by how quickly … continue reading

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