A Security Guy’s Top 10 Container Ecosystem Milestones

2016 was a big year for the virtual container space, and 2017 looks even more promising. The industry saw tremendous growth and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Containers, being still relatively new, present challenges in security, but the past year has seen much progress in addressing those challenges. As 2016 comes to a close, lets reminisce on the most important milestones in the container market, more or less in chronological order: In early February, Docker released Docker 1.10, the newComposeversion, which made it easier to define and run complex distributed apps, setting up multiple network tiers and complex storage configurations.It offered user namespace for isolating system users, seccomp profiles for filtering system calls and an authorization plugin architecture for restricting access to Docker features, making it a big release for security. In March, Cloud Native Computing Foundationadopted Kubernetes, an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. This marks an opportunity to support the emergence of standard interfaces, and a fully automated software world.

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