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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.
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.
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.
Cisco Systems today announced it will make available an instance of Kubernetes that is optimized for Cisco compute and networking environments. Announced at a Cisco Live!
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.
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.
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.
In a few short months Helm has emerged as a primary mechanism for installing and updating applications running on top of a Kubernetes cluster. Curated application definitions for Helm are created using a tool dubbed Helm Charts.