Topic: containers

Google previews new Knative-based managed Kubernetes service

Google Cloud is adding a complete managed serverless offering that handles all forms of infrastructure management for DevOps teams, taking low-level programming and deployment tasks off of their hands. The new Google Cloud Run, launched at this week’s Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco, aims to let developers move any type of code into … continue reading

CRI-O now an incubating project at the CNCF

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has accepted a new project to its incubator. CRI-O is a lightweight implementation of the Kubernetes Container Runtime Interface (CRI). It was designed to enable the use of the Open Container Initiative (OCI) runtimes and images, the CNCF explained. “CNCF hosts a variety of container runtimes and we’re excited … continue reading

Uber’s Peloton resource management utility released as open-source

Uber Engineering released its resource scheduling and management utility Peloton as open source today. According to company engineers, Peloton was developed to fill a missing niche in Uber’s internal software suite, allowing web-scale compute cluster management, resulting in improved resource utilization across its infrastructure. Min Cai, Compute Cluster Platform senior staff engineer at Uber, and … continue reading

Portworx Enterprise 2.1 enables advanced security and disaster recovery

Portworx has announced the latest release of its cloud-native data management platform. According to the company, Portworx Enterprise 2.1 includes new features for security and disaster recovery. The company added new role-based security features to PX-Security. Previously, PX-Security had granular “bring-your-own-key” encryption. By extending the solution to include role-based authentication, authorization, and ownership, organizations will … continue reading

Why Kubernetes will turn your data center into a smartphone

Installing and managing server software is hard, especially in corporate environments. There’s the inherent complexity of managing disparate platforms and systems, all while dealing with compliance and security policies. What is worse is that a lot of the work is repetitive, undifferentiated heavy lifting. Configuration management tools like Chef and Puppet were supposed to be … 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

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

StackRox introduces compliance features in the latest version of its Kubernetes platform

Container security company StackRox is giving customers the means to meet more compliance standards with its latest release of the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform. Now, the solution offers ways for organizations to verify and provide evidence that they are complying with NIST SP 800-190, PCI DSS 3.2, and HIPAA standards. Organizations will be able to … 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

“Doomsday” flaw discovered in RunC underscores potential for critical container vulnerabilities

The discovery of a major security flaw in the common open-source runtime engine for Docker, Kubernetes and other container management systems, points to an underlying risk associated with containerized applications. Researchers Adam Iwaniuk and Borys Popławsk discovered the vulnerability, CVE-2019-5736, in RunC, the common runtime engine developed by Docker and now a common Open Container … 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

Rancher Labs supports multi-cluster Kubernetes applications

Rancher Labs today announced support in its open-source management platform for multi-cluster global Kubernetes applications, which the company believes will be a big reason for that platform’s uptake going forward. “The number of production clusters is showing that multi-cluster with Kubernetes is becoming a reality,” said Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. “Everything … continue reading

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