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Archive for March, 2018
Hosting video games using Kubernetesas Googles new open source Agones project allows you to domay not be the first Kubernetes use case that comes to mind. But it speaks volumes about just how much admins can now achieve with Kubernetes.
Use of containers as an alternative to hypervisors for building and deploying internet of things (IoT) applications took a step forward, as Resin.io announced it has extended the ResinOS platform to enable the running multiple containers on the same IoT gateway or device. Alison Davis, director of product marketing and strategy for Resin.io, says multicontainer support is by far and away the No.
The march to make containers a foundational element of stateful applications across the enterprise got a boost this week with Mesosphere announcing it will resell PX-Enterprise storage software from Portworx. The agreement extends an existing technology alliance that has resulted in the two companies sharing several joint customers, including including GE Digital, Verizon, NIO, athenahealth and Beco Inc. Mesosphere CEO Florian Leibert says success of the alliance is indicative of just how much progress is now being made in terms of deploying stateful applications based on containers in production environments.
IBM this week expanded the scope of its ambitions for containers in the cloud by making available an instance of its managed cloud service that includes a bare-metal option for deploying Kubernetes. Jason McGee, vice president and CTO for IBM Cloud, says that as organizations become more comfortable with containers and the clusters they run on, IBM is seeing a marked increase in the number of organizations that want to eliminate the need for reliance of legacy hypervisor forms of virtualization.
The blurring of the lines between IT and business isnt a new concept. In fact, I can remember back to the 2015 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, where Brook Colangelo, then EVP and CTO at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, declared that everybody is a technologist and everybody in technology is in the business.
Todays big data analytics market is quite different from the industry of even a few years ago. The coming decade will see change, innovation, and disruption ripple through at every segment of this global industry.
Docker containers and the cloud are being employed in combination to modernize IT in an insurance industry sector long known to be a laggard when it comes to adopting emerging technologies. Socotra, a provide of cloud-native applications running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, has developed an integrated set of underwriting, policy administration, claims, billing and reporting applications based on a microservices architecture and a shared object model based on a mix of SQL and NoSQL databases enabled by Docker containers.
Mesosphere today moved to make good on a promise to incorporate Kubernetes clusters into the DC/OS platform to provide a way to more easily integrate microservices applications with disparate back-end data sources. With the release of version 1.11 of DC/OS, IT organizations now have the option to deploy Kubernetes as an alternative to the Marathon container orchestration platform Mesosphere previously supported.
Containers are about to transform the way IT is managed, as vendors are now starting to employ containers to transform how entire applications and databases are deployed and managed. Case in point is Robin Systems, which this week announced an update to the Robin Cloud Platform that employs Docker containers to make it easier for IT organizations to make available databases and packaged applications via a self-service platform that can be deployed on-premises or in a public cloud.