Kontena Pharos Kubernetes distribution updated with CoreDNS and security improvements

Container and microservices company Kontena announced the version 1.3.0 release of its Kubernetes distribution Kontena Pharos. The latest release introduces CoreDNS, an updated CRI-O container runtime and support for Kubernetes 1.11. The previously named pharos-cluster utility has been changed to the pharos CLI tool, and with the change comes better stability and performance during the … continue reading

OpenStack Rocky release comes with bare metal improvements

OpenStack announced the 18th release of its open-source cloud infrastructure software this week. While Rocky provides a number of new enhancements, the top two new improvements include to Ironic and Fast Forward Updates. Ironic is the software’s bare metal provisioning service. The latest release adds new management and automation catepbitlies to bare metal infrastructure and … continue reading

Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes and OpenShift enters general availability

Open-source NoSQL database software company Couchbase has made version 1.0 of its Couchbase Autonomous Operator automated migration and deployment utility generally available today. According to the company this is “the first NoSQL database to launch a production-ready Kubernetes operator for open source Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift (coming soon),” Anil Kumar, director of project management … continue reading

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Google Cloud invests $9 million in Kubernetes development

Google Cloud is officially giving up the ownership and management of its open-source Kubernetes project’s cloud resources to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Google first introduced the open-source container orchestrator in 2014. In 2015, the company contributed the project to the CNCF.   As part of this transfer, the company is funding the move … continue reading

Platform9 now runs Nodes in a cluster on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

Platform9 announced an update today to its managed Kubernetes solution. With Arbitrage, users can now define the total number of nodes in a Kubernetes cluster and deploy them as Spot Instances on Amazon EC2. In addition, users can specify the level of fault tolerance and performance to maintain. The technology will continuously evaluate cloud resources … continue reading

Red Hat launches infrastructure migration solution for proprietary infrastructures

Red Hat wants to make digital transformation more easily attainable for companies with budgetary concerns and proprietary, siloed infrastructures. The company announced a new infrastructure migration solution today designed to break down silos and provide a pathway to cloud-native. “Legacy virtualization infrastructure can serve as a stumbling block to, rather than a catalyst, for IT … continue reading

Aqua Security open sources Kubernetes penetration testing solution

Aqua Security is probing for Kubernetes cluster security issues with the release of kube-hunter. The newly announced solution is an open-source tool designed to increase security awareness and provide visibility into security within Kubernetes environments. According to the company, the solution performs automated penetration testing and is intended to test only your own deployments, not … continue reading

Keysight Ixia CloudLens to provide visibility into containers and Kubernetes clusters

Keysight Technologies has announced an extension to its Ixia CloudLens visibility platform that will provide packet-level visibility into containers and Kubernetes clusters. Ixia CloudLens is a SaaS solution that provides end-to-end cloud visibility, supporting solutions including AWS Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), Azure Kubernetes Service (ASK), and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). According to the … continue reading

Codefresh announces enterprise version of its Kubernetes-native CI/CD platform

Codefresh today announced Codefresh Enterprise, a new solution designed to give enterprises more options to run Codefresh at scale. Codefresh is a continuous delivery platform built for Kubernetes that features self-service test environments, release management and Docker and Helm registry support. “From our many enterprise customers, like Arm, CBS, La Figaro, HP, and more, along … continue reading

Google extends enterprise-grade Kubernetes capabilities at Google Cloud Next

Google announced it is bringing the Kubernetes Engine experience to on-premise infrastructure with the announcement of GKE On-Prem as part of its Cloud Services Platform at its Google Cloud Next 2018 conference in San Francisco today. GKE On-Prem is being released as an alpha version, and is designed to deploy Kubernetes in an environment of … 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

StackRox Container Security Platform expands its scope to the orchestration level

Containerized and cloud-native application security company StackRox announced the latest release of its Container Security Platform today. The updated platform aims to provide an all-in-one solution for securing containers through runtime threat detection as well as actionable feedback at every stage of the container lifecycle. “The StackRox Container Security Platform’s integrated approach streamlines decision making … continue reading