OpenStack Foundation Launches Kata Container Project

The OpenStack Foundation announced this week that it is leading an effort to combine two existing open source projects to create a Kata class of containers that can be deployed on a lightweight version of the Kernel-based virtual machine. OpenStack Foundation COO Mark Collier says Kata Containers enable each container to have access to its own kernel to provide the same level of isolation that containers enjoy on existing virtual machines, without having to execute any extra code that traditional virtual machines require to support entire operating systems.
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AWS Support for Kubernetes: An Inflection Point in the Cloud

The recent news from Amazon Web Services that it will finally support Kubernetes is great news for CIOs, but its also a watershed moment for the cloud industry as a wholeone that could finally see Amazons seemingly unassailable dominance in the cloud start to be diminished. AWS announced its long-awaited support for Kubernetes at its re:Invent conference.
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Tigera Marries Container Networking to Service Mesh

All the technologies required to deploy containers in the enterprise can be a bit overwhelming to consume. With an eye toward making that easier to achieve Tigera has launched Tigera CNX, a commercial offering that combines its pioneering open source Project Calico container networking software with the open source Istio service mesh technology developed by Google, IBM and Lyft.
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CoreOS Extends Kubernetes Management Reach

CoreOS today announced it is extending the tools it developed to automate the deployment of its Tectonic distribution of Kubernetes to third-party tools and applications. Reza Shaffi, vice president of product for CoreOS, says IT organizations can now take advantage of a beta release of an Open Cloud Services catalog, which was developed using the companys Operators software to simplify the management of Kubernetes, to also now deploy etcd, the distributed key-value store; the Prometheus monitoring software; and the Vault secrets management tool developed by HashiCorp.
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CNCF Stabilizes Key Kubernetes APIs

The latest version of Kubernetes announced today at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017 conference makes generally available some key functionalities that promise to make Kubernetes easier to manage, in addition to making the container orchestration engine now widely available on Windows. Kubernetes 1.9 includes an Apps/V1 Workloads API, which pulls together DaemonSet, Deployment, ReplicaSet and StatefulSet functions for both long-running stateless and stateful workloads.
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