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Containers are being adopted rapidly by a diverse range of businesses seeking a modularized microservice-based architecture. Containers are highly scalable and allow you to push code out rapidly and frequently.
Rancher is expanding the scope of its Longhorn Project by extending the distributed storage platform to support all available Kubernetes clusters, as the open source software firm continues to bet on Kubernetes continued massive-scale adoption. Rancher began Project Longhorn after Rancher began to offer persistent storage for its open source container management platform over a year ago.
Named by Gartner as one of the top 10 technology trends impacting IT infrastructure and operations, containers play a crucial role in application-driven innovation. The proof is in the numbers: Organizations using Docker containers report a 13x increase in the rate at which applications are released, and companies including Airbnb, Dropbox and GE have seen development lead times drop by as much as 75 percent when using microservices.
Use of containers as an alternative to hypervisors for building and deploying internet of things (IoT) applications took a step forward, as Resin.io announced it has extended the ResinOS platform to enable the running multiple containers on the same IoT gateway or device. Alison Davis, director of product marketing and strategy for Resin.io, says multicontainer support is by far and away the No.
IBM this week expanded the scope of its ambitions for containers in the cloud by making available an instance of its managed cloud service that includes a bare-metal option for deploying Kubernetes. Jason McGee, vice president and CTO for IBM Cloud, says that as organizations become more comfortable with containers and the clusters they run on, IBM is seeing a marked increase in the number of organizations that want to eliminate the need for reliance of legacy hypervisor forms of virtualization.
Mesosphere today moved to make good on a promise to incorporate Kubernetes clusters into the DC/OS platform to provide a way to more easily integrate microservices applications with disparate back-end data sources. With the release of version 1.11 of DC/OS, IT organizations now have the option to deploy Kubernetes as an alternative to the Marathon container orchestration platform Mesosphere previously supported.
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.
Red Hat moved to expand the intellectual capital it can bring to bear regarding containers and the Kubernetes platform by acquiring CoreOS for $250 million. The two companies expect to close the deal today.
As containers running on top of Kubernetes and other orchestration platforms continue to accelerate, many believe there soon will be a wave of IT infrastructure upgrades driven by I/O requirement of microservices based on containers. To help make it simpler to make that transition, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Portworx, a provider of storage software optimized for containers, have combined their respective expertise to create a reference platform for deploying stateful containers applications on top of bare-metal servers.