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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.
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?
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.