Topic: virtual machines

NanoVMs: Containers are a fad that is eventually going to run its course

While containers gain in popularity for software deployments, one company is still betting on virtual machines — or more specifically, tiny virtual machines. NanoVMs is a unikernel platform designed to remove the operating system and prevent other programs from running on them — unlike containers that need to be placed on top of generic operating … continue reading

Why APM has a Big Data problem

Application performance management (APM) didn’t used to have a Big Data problem. Three-tiered application architecture with regular, infrequent updates generated predictable and manageable amounts of data for analysis and dependency mapping.   Modern architectures, however, present a Big Data problem. Their virtual machines, containers, microservices, hybrid clouds, and software-defined networks are constantly changing and can … continue reading

Report: Enterprises are looking to replace VMs with containers

As enterprises are evaluating the benefits of containers, many of them are looking to reduce their reliance on commercial virtualization technologies. A newly released report found about 44 percent of respondents plan to move from VMs to containers. The report comes from Diamanti’s 2018 Container Adoption Benchmark, which looks at the current state of container … 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

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

Aqua Security and VMware team up to protect VMs and containers

Aqua Security and VMware announced a new partnership to protect applications deployed across both virtual machines and containers. As part of the partnership, VMware’s AppDefense will combine with the Aqua Container Security platform in order to provide a security solution that covers containerized and non-containerized components. “The combined solution allows security teams to manage their … continue reading

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