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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.