StackRox Container Security Platform expands its scope to the orchestration level

Containerized and cloud-native application security company StackRox announced the latest release of its Container Security Platform today. The updated platform aims to provide an all-in-one solution for securing containers through runtime threat detection as well as actionable feedback at every stage of the container lifecycle. “The StackRox Container Security Platform’s integrated approach streamlines decision making … continue reading

Running containers in production

Market shifts are propelling organizations to become digital. Companies feel pressure to find better ways to offer services, respond faster and proactively to their customers, and manage growth. In their quest for digital maturity, customers are looking for solutions that not only address the aspect of capacity growth, but also other aspects such as performance, … continue reading

Protecting the service mesh with Istio

Kubernetes has rapidly become the de facto standard for container orchestration, management and security. Now moving up the stack at an equally fast pace is Istio. Riding on the coattails of Kubernetes, Istio is an open-source project designed to enable service meshes. Istio was originally developed by the ride-sharing service Lyft. Google and IBM began … continue reading

Pure Storage announces container storage-as-a-service solution Pure Service Orchestrator

Pure Storage has announced Pure Service Orchestrator, a container storage-as-a-service solution that enables IT and developers to deploy container-based applications. The solution is designed to provide faster time-to-market and drive innovation with support for dynamic containerized environments. Pure Service Orchestrator includes integration with Docker and Kubernetes, which allows it to support containerized environments via the … continue reading

What to expect in Kubernetes 1.1

The latest version of Kubernetes is expected to be released this week with improvements to maturity, scalability, and flexibility. Kubernetes 1.1 will add key networking features, open two major features from SIG-API Machinery and SIG-Node for beta testing, and continue to enhance storage features that have been crucial parts of the last two releases. With … continue reading

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

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

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