Topic: containers

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

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

Datadog reveals new way to monitor and debug containers

Datadog has announced a new method for monitoring and debugging containers in real time. The company introduced the container map view, which aims to provide a global overview of the environment to allow users to group, filter, and explore containers. “In the past few years we have seen enormous growth in the adoption of Docker … continue reading

Sysdig integrates with new Google Cloud Security Command Center to help enterprises optimize Kubernetes security

Sysdig, Inc. today announced its partnership with Google Cloud to bring container runtime security capabilities to the Cloud Security Command Center (Cloud SCC), a security and data risk platform helping enterprises to gather data, identify threats, and act on them before they result in business damage or loss. Sysdig takes a services-aware approach to bring container … continue reading

Oracle brings new Kubernetes features to its container engine

Oracle has announced new support for its open serverless project Fn as well as new features and capabilities in its Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes. Oracle’s Fn project was announced towards the end of last year as a container native, cloud agnostic serverless platform. With this week’s announcement, it now supports standard-based projects CloudEvents and … continue reading

Google announces Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring for more comprehensive observability of Kubernetes

Google has announced a beta release for Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring, designed to enable users to observe Kubernetes in a more comprehensive way. According to the company, in order to observe complex Kubernetes environments users need to use multiple tools and deal with data coming from a variety of different sources. This results in a siloed … continue reading

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