The future of profitability in the container market lies in Kubernetes hosting. That, at least, seems to be the new stance from Microsoft, whose container market strategy has evolved significantly over the past year.
There is a weird, virtually universal truth about the relationship between technology and security. There is often an inverse relationship in which the more powerful, useful or convenient a technology is for the end user, the larger the risk it poses from a security perspective.
We started 2017 with predictions on what the year will bring for enterprise DevOps adoption, and as we approach the end of the year, we have seen more enterprises using DevOps-leading practices to both help keep up with innovative companies and be more agile, adaptable and scalable. For some organizations, DevOps represents a departure from traditional processes, roles and even responsibilities in favor of enabling more efficiency and speed for the business.
Striving to be an agile shop that is successful in devops isnt a new goal for most organizations. All teams want to deliver better apps faster.
Now that containers are showing up with increased frequency in production environments, the challenges associated with securing those containers are becoming more apparent to developers and IT security teams alike. The latest 2.6 release of the Aqua Container Security Platform (CSP) from Aqua Security makes generally available runtime security software for containers running on both Windows and Linux.
Most discussions of containers focus on how they improve software delivery processes and complement other software tools. Equally important, however, are the benefits that containers offer to humans.
DevOps adoption is increasing by the minute, with more companies transforming their culture and technology to implement this model. The 2017 State of DevOps report speaks directly to their motivation: Organizations effectively utilizing DevOps principlesachieved 46x more frequent software deployments than their competitors, 96x faster recovery from failures, 440x faster lead time for changes and had higher levels of operational efficiency and overall customer satisfaction.
As part of an effort to eliminate a Kubernetes management tax, Microsoft previewed a managed instance of Kubernetes clusters running on Azure that it will manage on behalf of customers for free. In addition, the company promised to extend Azure Container Registry to add support for geo-replication capabilities that makes it simpler to manage multiple instances of a private container registry.