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

Survey points to rise in PaaS, container and serverless deployments this year

Deployments of cloud-native applications in platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environments are on the rise this year and organizations are in large part building and running these new apps in containers, according to a report released last week by the Cloud Foundry Foundation. The report also shows an uptick in those building serverless applications, also known as functions … continue reading

Running containers in production

Market shifts are propelling organizations to become digital. Companies feel pressure to find better ways to offer services, respond faster and proactively to their customers, and manage growth. In their quest for digital maturity, customers are looking for solutions that not only address the aspect of capacity growth, but also other aspects such as performance, … continue reading

Containing app vulnerabilities

The allure of modern software architectures based on containers and microservices are their potential to enable business transformation efforts, but like any new technology, security is a key barrier to widespread implementation. However, new tools and evolving software frameworks promise to tackle that key hurdle. Shifting from current monolithic software to containerization is compelling because … continue reading

Pure Storage announces container storage-as-a-service solution Pure Service Orchestrator

Pure Storage has announced Pure Service Orchestrator, a container storage-as-a-service solution that enables IT and developers to deploy container-based applications. The solution is designed to provide faster time-to-market and drive innovation with support for dynamic containerized environments. Pure Service Orchestrator includes integration with Docker and Kubernetes, which allows it to support containerized environments via the … continue reading

What to expect in Kubernetes 1.1

The latest version of Kubernetes is expected to be released this week with improvements to maturity, scalability, and flexibility. Kubernetes 1.1 will add key networking features, open two major features from SIG-API Machinery and SIG-Node for beta testing, and continue to enhance storage features that have been crucial parts of the last two releases. With … continue reading

VMware Kubernetes Engine enters public beta

Cloud computing and platform virtualization company VMware launched the public beta of its VMware Kubernetes Engine today, the latest addition to its VMware Cloud Services line of SaaS offerings. The enterprise-grade Kubernetes-as-a-Service beta runs on AWS, with Azure support coming soon, the company says. William Shelton, VP of product management at VMware wrote in the … continue reading

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 focuses on bridging infrastructures

SUSE today announced the release of its latest operating system SUSE Linux Enterprise 15. The company says version 15 is designed to help companies going through a digital transformation, and focuses on bridging multimodal IT infrastructures. “As organizations around the world transform their enterprise systems to embrace modern and agile technologies, multiple infrastructures for different … continue reading

IBM announces cloud-native development capabilities with CMS and Cloud Private

IBM is making its IBM Cloud Private app platform available on its enterprise Cloud Managed Services (CMS) for the first time today. According to the company, bringing these two solutions together will enable a security rich and production-ready cloud environment from CMS as well as speed up the development of cloud-native apps with the latest … continue reading

8 surprising facts about Docker adoption

The average lifespan of a container is a mere two days. That was among eight surprising findings revealed in a survey by Datadog, the application monitoring solution provider, and released this week at DockerCon18 in San Francisco. Datadog took a sampling of its customer base, representing more than 10,000 companies and 700 million containers, the … continue reading

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