Topic: containers

Container security pioneer StackRox secures $25 Million in series B funding

StackRox, the leader in security for containerized cloud-native applications, announced today that it has secured $25 million in Series B funding. This funding round is being led by Redpoint Ventures and includes follow-on investments from Sequoia Capital and Amplify Partners. StackRox delivers the industry’s only solution that offers continuous detection for applications running on container technologies, including Docker and Kubernetes. … continue reading

premium Serverless vs. containers: How the two stand up next to each other

Serverless computing is the latest trend the IT industry is hopping on, but there is still some confusion about what the technology really means. Despite its name, serverless doesn’t mean servers are no longer necessary. It just means organizations no longer need to use their own physical servers. Instead, servers can be run, accessed and … continue reading

How to extend application performance monitoring to your infrastructure

While application performance monitoring offerings can provide valuable insight into the user experiences of your application, there’s a key factor of performance monitoring and maintenance that APM provider AppDynamics’ senior director of tech evangelism Matt Chotin says businesses don’t put the proper resources behind — measuring how the application’s underlying infrastructure is impacting its performance. “The … continue reading

Kontena introduces certified Kubernetes distribution

Containers and microservices platform provider Kontena has announced a new certified Kubernetes distribution called Pharos. Pharos was designed to help “leapfrog” Kubernetes to a production ready technology. According to the company, Kubernetes has quickly become the de facto standard for container orchestration, but it still has its issues. “We feel we nailed down the developer … continue reading

Kubernetes 1.10 now available

Following its graduation from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the CNCF has announced the release of Kubernetes 1.10. The release focuses on three areas: storage, security and networking. “As the Kubernetes community has grown, our release process represents an amazing demonstration of collaboration in open source software development. Kubernetes continues to gain new users at a … continue reading

Expanded Prometheus support coming to Sysdig Monitor

Container monitoring solution provider Sysdig announced expanded support for the open-source Prometheus monitoring system in their flagship Sysdig Monitor software. Announced late last month, Sysdig will be introducing support subscriptions for users’ self-hosted Prometheus environments, giving users direct assistance with managing the performance measuring and monitoring platform. “Overall, our philosophy is to be open by … continue reading

IBM releases Kubernetes on bare metal nodes

IBM is widening the potential of Kubernetes for its developers by allowing them to create and run complex workloads with managed Kubernetes on bare metal cloud infrastructure. According to the company, this will also help provide agility and flexibility to data, apps and workloads with high computing performance. “This gives developers greater control over where … continue reading

Kublr launches self-service control plane for Kubernetes deployments

Kublr has announced the latest version of its Kubernetes platform. Kublr 1.8 now features a self-service control plane for enabling Kubernetes deployment and management. It allows organizations to deploy Kubernetes at scale right out-of-the-box without needing extensive Kubernetes expertise on hand. “There has been an increasing demand for faster application deployment and delivery leading to … continue reading

VMware announces Kubernetes-based container service

Pivotal and VMware have announced the general availability of its Kubernetes-based container service Pivotal Container Service (PKS). The two companies along with Google Cloud announced it would be collaborating on PKS at a VMware conference in August. The initial version was released late last year. “As you evaluate your enterprise software portfolio, you’re going to have app … continue reading

Portworx announces new open source storage orchestration solution for DevOps teams

Portworx has announced the release of STORK, its new open-source Storage Orchestration Runtime for Kubernetes solution. STORK was developed in collaboration with customers running large-scale stateful applications in production who were looking to address operational issues. “We listened carefully to our enterprise customers and built STORK to solve critical efficiency limitations that enterprises running stateful applications … continue reading

ZeroStack Enhances IT Visibility in Self-Driving Cloud Platform

ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today unveiled new host-based metrics that enable better, more proactive IT management of its cloud platform. Cloud administrators can now define and enable alerting policies based on the status of physical hosts. Alerting policies can be defined on specific host-based CPU utilization, storage, network bandwidth, and other … continue reading

What organizations need to know about IT security risk management

Organizations have a rather funny and paradoxical relationship with IT security. Basically, nobody really wants to dedicate resources to their security needs until something bad happens. I think a big part of the challenge is that the notion of IT security can leave business decision makers feeling a little overwhelmed, especially when faced with the … continue reading

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