Topic: containers

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: AWS Bottlerocket

AWS has launched a new open-source operating system called AWS Bottlerocket that is designed specifically for running containers. The OS is based on Linux.  AWS Bottlerocket includes just the software needed for running containers, as well as a transactional update mechanism. According to AWS, this allows users to use container orchestration to run OS updates … continue reading

Kubernetes 1.19 theme is "accentuate the paw-sitive"

Kubernetes 1.19 is now available

The latest release of Kubernetes is now available. Kubernetes 1.19 is the second Kubernetes release of the year. According to the team, the gap between Kubernetes 1.18 and 1.19 was the largest of any two Kubernetes releases, at 20 weeks. “The 1.19 release was quite different from a regular release due to COVID-19, George Floyd … continue reading

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What’s coming in Kubernetes 1.19

The latest release of the open-source container-orchestration system Kubernetes is expected next month. Kubernetes 1.19 is expected to have 34 new enhancements with 10 brand new features, eight newly stable features, two management changes and 14 improvements to existing features.  “Kubernetes as a project is maturing, support has been increased from nine to 12 months, … continue reading

Platform9 announces new Kubernetes capabilities

Platform9 announced new capabilities for enterprise-managed Kubernetes solutions to accelerate deployment and ease-of-use. The new capabilities include managed Calico networking with API support, application wizard for rapid bare-metal deployments, and multi-cluster observability and alerting for more accurate troubleshooting. These features are now available, including support for Kubernetes release 1.17, for all Platform9 customers of the … continue reading

Snyk and Docker partner up to advance container vulnerability scanning

Snyk and Docker have partnered up to help developers securely build and use containers and open source.  Docker stated that it will provide native vulnerability detection and fixes powered by Snyk. Developers can get a report of their container image vulnerabilities after a quick ‘docker scan.’ They then receive guidance to help fix the reported … continue reading

Red Hat releases new container management solution

Red Hat is unveiling a new container management solution as part of its virtual Red Hat Summit happening this week. The Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management solution for Kubernetes aims to extend and scale Red Hat OpenShift and accelerate digital transformation initiatives.  According to the company, many modern application development teams are still using outdated … continue reading

Tern 2.0 comes with Dockerfile lock

The latest version of the VMware-originated open-source container inspection tool Tern is now available. Tern is a project in the Linux Foundation Automated Compliance Tooling (ACT) workgroup. Tern 2.0 introduces an anticipated feature called Dockerfile lock, which is designed to make Docker images more easily reproducible.  “Why is this necessary? Dockerfiles are used to automate … continue reading

Aqua Security announces dynamic threat analysis for containers

Aqua Security’s new Dynamic Threat Analysis (DTA) solution was designed to protect container-based environments against malware that can only be detected through dynamic analysis of a running container.  The company said that it has seen a sharp increase in sophisticated attacks on containers that use obfuscation and evasion techniques to avoid detection by static scanners. … continue reading

HPE Container Platform now generally available

HPE has announced that the HPE Container Platform is now generally available. The company first announced this solution in November.  According to HPE, the HPE Container Platform will support cloud-native and non-cloud-native applications using Kubernetes, running on bare-metal or virtual machines, in data centers, in public clouds, or at the edge. The main advantages of … continue reading

Report: Cloud-native projects now the norm in production

Cloud-native deployments are now the norm. According to CNCF’s community survey, cloud-native projects are increasingly being deployed in production.  The CNCF community survey was conducted in September and October 2019, and the company received 1,337 responses. The goal of the community survey is to understand where and how cloud native technologies are being adopted, the … continue reading

Canonical: Don’t try to reinvent Kubernetes

The open-source container orchestration project Kubernetes has seen significant growth since it was first released in 2015. Just in the last year, more specialized use cases have come out for the project, but Stephan Fabel, director of product at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, warns users about taking Kubernetes too far in … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: IBM Power Systems comes to Google Cloud, Instana announces CRI-O support, and Equinix acquires Packet

Google Cloud has announced users can now run IBM Power Systems as a service on its cloud. According to Google, IBM Power Systems is a crucial tool for organizations deploying a hybrid cloud strategy. The solution features the ability to support mission critical workloads, integrated billing in Google Cloud, private API access, integrated customer support, … continue reading

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