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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.
DevOps teams or anyone who manages containers can now get their hands dirty testing the final tech previews of container management platform Rancher 2.0 shortly before its launch in a few weeks. Ahead of the availability of the production version of Rancher 2.0 in April, Rancher is releasing the last of Rancher 2.0s tech preview releases.
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.
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.
Regardless of where you stand with your digital transformation project(s), are you prepared to explain how machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) will transform your organization? For the vast majority of IT staffers, the answer will be range from kind of maybe to thats years away, so lets talk later.
VMware, in collaboration with sister company Pivotal, announced this week the general availability of the Kubernetes instance developed by the two companies. Paul Dul, vice president of product management for cloud native applications at VMware, says the Pivotal Container Service (PKS) is much more than a curated instance of Kubernetes.
Portworx this week launched an open source STorage Orchestrator Runtime for Kubernetes (STORK) project, which promises to make it easier to manage the underlying storage systems serving containerized applications. Company CTO Gao Rau says STORK provides a mechanism to inform Kubernetes scheduler software about the state of the physical storage systems attached to a Kubernetes cluster.
Microservices have become popular in large part because they simplify application deployment and management. At a higher level, however, they also can help your team work more efficiently.
VMware has advanced its campaign to make containers an extension of its virtual machine environment by making it simpler to deploy VMware Integrated Controllers (VIC). VIC enables IT organizations to deploy Docker containers on top of VMware virtual machines so they can be managed as part of VMware vSphere, which combines the VMware hypervisor and management software in a single server virtualization platform.