Archive for March, 2018

IBM’s Container Efforts Powerful, But Pose Security Challenges

IT organizations may not have the requisite security controls to take advantage of new container-related tools and services IBM announced this month. Traditional on-premises security tools, even those configured to ward off modern-day threats, will largely lack the monitoring capabilities to handle the jump in data traffic and complexities running on new container services launched by IBM, as well as by Amazon, Microsoft and others, says RaniOsnat, vice president, Marketing at Aqua Security.

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Idempotence and the discipline of devops

If youve spent a bit of time coding, you will eventually come across the interesting and unusual idea of idempotence. The word not lending itself well to either spelling or pronunciation, many like me have become immediately curious.

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Eliminating alert fatigue: a devops secret

Anyone whos been in the devops space is probably familiar with alert fatigue. At the beginning of a devops transformation, engineers set up as many monitors as they can to catch issues before they happen or to understand when things are happening.

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CNCF Unveils Continuous Integration Platform for Kubernetes

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) today at the Open Networking Summit conference unveiled a Cross-cloud Continuous Integration (CI) capability that enables staging servers running Kubernetes to be automatically upgraded. In addition, CNCF demonstrated how the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) running on top of Kubernetes can automatically be distributed using the same CI platform.

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The Must-Haves of Monitoring Containers

Named by Gartner as one of the top 10 technology trends impacting IT infrastructure and operations, containers play a crucial role in application-driven innovation. The proof is in the numbers: Organizations using Docker containers report a 13x increase in the rate at which applications are released, and companies including Airbnb, Dropbox and GE have seen development lead times drop by as much as 75 percent when using microservices.

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IBM Advances Cloud Container Strategy

This week at the IBM Think 2018 conference IBM expanded the scope of its support for containers by making additional middleware tools available as containers and revealing that it will add support Windows containers running Microsoft.net applications to IBM Cloud Private platform later this year. Denis Kennelly, general manager for cloud integration at IBM, says the same capabilities also will be extended to the public cloud IBM makes available.

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Final Tech Previews Offer an Almost-Complete Glimpse of Rancher 2.0

DevOps teams or anyone who manages containers can now get their hands dirty testing the final tech previews of container management platform Rancher 2.0 shortly before its launch in a few weeks. Ahead of the availability of the production version of Rancher 2.0 in April, Rancher is releasing the last of Rancher 2.0s tech preview releases.

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10 tools to make Kubernetes management easier

Kubernetes has become a standard waymany would say the standard way to deploy containerized applications at scale. But if Kubernetes helps us to tame sprawling and complex container deployments, whats available to help us tame Kubernetes?

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Docker Amazingly Turns 5

In the minds of many IT professionals, Docker containers are an emerging technology that still needs to prove its mettle in production environments. In truth, Docker containers turned 5 years old this week and can trace their lineage back to the early days of Linux.

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