Posts Tagged ‘docker’
Docker containers and the cloud are being employed in combination to modernize IT in an insurance industry sector long known to be a laggard when it comes to adopting emerging technologies. Socotra, a provide of cloud-native applications running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, has developed an integrated set of underwriting, policy administration, claims, billing and reporting applications based on a microservices architecture and a shared object model based on a mix of SQL and NoSQL databases enabled by Docker containers.
Containers are about to transform the way IT is managed, as vendors are now starting to employ containers to transform how entire applications and databases are deployed and managed. Case in point is Robin Systems, which this week announced an update to the Robin Cloud Platform that employs Docker containers to make it easier for IT organizations to make available databases and packaged applications via a self-service platform that can be deployed on-premises or in a public cloud.
Docker wants to make Kubernetes management on a Windows desktop more robustand easier. Dockers recently introduced Windows Desktop 18.02 Edge release includes, among other features, an option to automate the installation of a Kubernetes cluster and better support for Linux containers.
HyperGrid has updated its software-defined platform for managing a modern IT environment based on Docker containers has been updated to include a recommendation engine that determines where to optimally place workloads. HyperCloud 5.0 provides a complete platform for managing both microservices based on containers as well as legacy applications that have been encapsulated in a container.
Crypto-mining script kiddies are coming to steal your Docker environment. Thats the warning from Aqua Security, which has published a report about attacks against containerized environments by people who want to mine cryptocurrency such as bitcoin.
Oracle used its Oracle CloudWorld event this week to demonstrate how it enables DevOps teams to consistently replicate Kubernetes clusters across a continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline spanning a hybrid cloud computing environment. As part of this demonstration, the company showed how instances of its WebLogic application server or Oracle or MySQL databases now can be deployed as Docker containers on top of a Kubernetes cluster.
Sylabscame out of stealth today to provide support for container software designed specifically for high-performance computing (HPC) environments that are being employed to process scientific applications based on, forco example, machine and deep learning algorithms. Company CEO Greg Kurtzer says the open source Singularity container he developed for HPC environments is unique in that it is based on a single file (SIF) that encapsulates the runtime environment.
Could Docker be the next big thing in the internet of things (IoT)? That remains to be seen, but this much is clear: Docker containers are well-suited to solve some of the biggest challenges in IoT software deployment.