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MapR Technologies at the Strata Data Conference this week announced it is incorporating Kubernetes into the MapR Data Fabric developed to provide access to persistent storage for both monolithic and microservices-based applications. Jack Norris, senior vice president for data and applications at MapR, says theres been a sharp rise in interest in deploying microservices based on containers on top of Kubernetes clusters.
The notion of devops means that youre streamlining the movement of applications from the point of need to production. It matters not if youre changing or improving applications or building new ones.
Amdocs, at the Mobile World Congress 2018 conference this week, launched a microservices-focused development platform based on Kubernetes that is optimized to meet the requirements of telecommunications service providers. Daniela Perlmutter, vice president of product marketing for Amdocs, says AmdocsOne provides a complete container-as-as-service (CaaS) platform for building microservices.
Aqua Security today updated its container security platform to add support for Kubernetes and the ability for developers to embed security controls directly in a container image. In addition to support for Kubernetes in the core Aqua container security platform, the latest version includes MicroEnforcer capability, which eliminates the need for a separate sidecar instance of a container to enforce security policies.
Arm, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 conference this week, announced it will make available an on-premises edition of its Mbed Cloud platform for managing internet of things (IoT) devices based on Kubernetes and the OpenStack cloud platform. Hima Mukkamala, general manager of IoT Cloud Services, for Arm, says the maker of processors that are widely employed in embedded systems built Mbed Cloud as a complement to Mbed OS, a free lightweight operating system the company developed that can run on both Arm and third-party processors.
One of the bigger debates to emerge at the Mobile World Congress 2018 conference this week is the degree to which network service providers will be relying on virtual appliances rather than containers to implement network functions virtualization (NFV). Service providers of all size are rushing to embrace network virtualization to replace physical network appliances that today must be managed manually.
Devops is truly successful when it is more about building a culture of collaboration and continual automation and improvement than it is about expertise in specific toolsets. No doubt, the tools are important, but devops leaders leave a lot of value on the table if the culture does not fit.
There may be no shortage of managed service providers (MSPs) willing to curate a Kubernetes distribution on behalf of a customer, but not all of them are willing to give customers the same level of control. Kublr has added a self-service capability that enables DevOps teams to download a production-ready instance of Kubernetes whenever and wherever they want.