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Istio open-source service mesh launches

Istio, an open-source project formed last year by Google, IBM and the ride-sharing service Lyft to create a consistent way to connect, manage, secure and monitor Kubernetes-based clusters of microservices, is now ready for production. The creators of the spec today announced the official release of Istio 1.0, which defines a common way to manage … continue reading

Google introduces commercial Kubernetes applications in the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace

Google is introducing the availability of commercial Kubernetes applications today in the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace. “Building, deploying and managing applications with Kubernetes comes with its own set of unique challenges. Today, we are excited to be the first major cloud provider to offer production-ready commercial Kubernetes apps right from our marketplace, bringing you simplified … continue reading

Cloud Filestore brings high-performance file storage to Google Cloud Platform

Google has added file storage capabilities to Google Cloud Platform with the addition of Cloud Filestore. Cloud Filestore is a file storage system for applications that need a file system interface and a shared file system. It enables high performance for applications that require high throughput, low latency, and high IOPS, such as content management … continue reading

Google Compute Engine gets sole-tenant nodes

Google has announced the beta release of sole-tenant nodes on Google Compute Engine. Sole-tenant nodes are physical Compute Engine servers designed to host VM instances for users’ specific projects. “Normally, VM instances run on physical hosts that may be shared by many customers.  With sole-tenant nodes, you have the host all to yourself, Google’s product … 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

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

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

Google open sources sandboxed container runtime

Google has announced a new approach to sandboxed containers designed to secure container isolation. gVisor is an open source, user-space kernel written in Go. It is built to be more lightweight than a virtual machine, and integrates with Docker and Kubernetes. “Containers are not a sandbox. While containers have revolutionized how we develop, package, and … continue reading

Defining the role of a Site Reliability Engineer

The Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is an emerging role in IT operations with more than 1,000 SRE job listings on LinkedIn. But while the role continues to gain traction, there is confusion about what it demands. Catchpoint, a digital experience monitoring company, released new survey findings to help understand how SREs play a part in … 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

OpenBMC and Linux Foundation join forces to codify open-source BMC firmware stack

IBM will be providing its OpenBMC code base to the Linux Foundation in support of the latter’s efforts to define a BMC stack that will work across varied systems including enterprise, HPC, telco and cloud-scale data centers. The OpenBMC Project’s community has already made substantial contributions towards open-source baseboard management controller firmware, but with the … continue reading

Google’s TPUs and GPUs now available in beta

Google announced that Cloud TPUs and GPU support for Google Kubernetes Engine are now in beta as part of a series of updates for the Google Cloud Platform. The Google-designed Cloud TPUs, built on four custom ASICs and with “up to 180 teraflops of floating-point performance and 64 GB of high-bandwidth memory onto a single … continue reading

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