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The Kubernetes container platform is largely still a work in progress, so naturally theres a need for a lot of support from external service providers. Most internal IT organizations, however, still dont have much in the way of Kubernetes expertise.
About a decade ago, the software engineering industry reinvented itself with the development and codification of so-called devops practices. Devops, a compound of development and operations, refers to a set of core practices and processes that aim to decrease time to market by thoughtfully orchestrating the tight integration between software developers and IT operations, emphasizing reuse, monitoring, and automation.
Microservices and containers can help you to build and deploy applications faster. But do these technologies actually make your applications run faster?
One of the biggest unmet challenges associated with building microservices based on containers is managing all the data attached to them. As microservices dynamically appear and disappear, keeping track of what is being used or needs to be made available becomes a significant IT operational headache.
Provisioning a Kubernetes cluster has become a lot easier in recent months, but the daily management of the platform still can be challenging. To make it simpler to manage a Kubernetes cluster, Canonical has teamed up with Rancher Labs to deliver a Cloud Native Platform due out in early 2018.
Devops is becoming mainstreamI know because I am contacted almost daily with unsolicited sales emails from companies trying to partner with me to implement devops. Many companies beginning their devops transition still have ingrained old-school processes, along with legacy QA and development teams.
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.
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.
At the Open Source Summit Europe 2017 conference today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced it is adding two projects to its portfolio to address the security of container images and the way software is distributed and updated. Notary, the 13th project taken on by the CNCG, provides a mechanism to create, manage and distribute the metadata needed to ensure the integrity and freshness of content.