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Back in 2012, in a report called DevOpsSec: Creating the Agile Triangle, Gartner identified the need for information security professionals to become actively involved in devops initiatives. Five years and more than 24 billion Docker image pulls later, that need is now a full-blown imperative.
At the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017 conference this week, Microsoft updated its Kubernetes connector dubbed Virtual Kubelet, which provides a simpler means to invoke serverless computing frameworks without having to master a functional programming language. In addition, Microsoft announced it is making available as open source code an instance of the Open Service Broker API for the Microsoft Azure public cloud.
Oracle, at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017 conference, announced that it is making two tools for managing Kubernetes clusters available as open source projects. An Fn Installer developed by Oracle makes it easier to provision a serverless computing framework on a Kubernetes cluster, while Global Multi-Cluster Management software makes it possible to more easily manage distributed instances of Kubernetes.
Jenkins offers a simple way to set up a continuous integration or continuous delivery environment for almost any combination of languages and source code repositories using pipelines, as well as automating other routine development tasks. While Jenkins doesnt eliminate the need to create scripts for individual steps, it does give you a faster and more robust way to integrate your entire chain of build, test, and deployment tools than you can easily build yourself.
The world of containersparticularly Kubernetesdescended on Austin, Texas, last week for the KubeCon and CloudNativeCon North America conference. Experts shared knowledge and vendors of all sizes pitched products and services designed to augment, simplify and secure container ecosystems.
Announced earlier this year, the first semi-annual release of Windows Server has finally arrived. At the heart of the Windows Server 1709 release is a major update of the Server Core variant of Windows Server, with new versions of both Enterprise and Data Center editions.
Pepperdata has launched a project aiming to enable the Apache Spark in-memory computing framework for big data analytics applications. Pepperdata CTO Sean Suchtuer says the Hadoop File System (HDFS) on Kubernetes open-source project hosted on GitHub seeks to take advantage of a unique opportunity to unify the underlying infrastructure employed to support both big data and traditional applications.
While every IT administrator intuitively accepts the idea that monitoring adds the value, the cost of instrumenting and monitoring every application has proven to be prohibitive. As a result, only a small percentage of applications running in the enterprise are monitored.
The open-source world is quickly taking large strides into containerization, specifically consolidating its efforts behind solutions such as Kubernetes. Containers increasingly are becoming attractive options for running applications, thanks in large part to their speed and versatility.