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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.
Recent progress in the open source world of devops tools can help enterprises reduce costs and increase uptime. They key thing is for managers to know how to choose and implement tools.
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.
One of the biggest unmet challenges associated with building microservices based on containers is managing all the data attached to them. As microservices dynamically appear and disappear, keeping track of what is being used or needs to be made available becomes a significant IT operational headache.
Joyent, a unit of Samsung that provides cloud computing services, is teaming up with LunchBadger to deploy a serverless computing framework based on an event-driven architecture on top of Kubernetes clusters. LunchBadger CEO Al Tsang says the company has developed a shim framework that can support multiple open source serverless computing frameworks.
The OpenStack Foundation announced this week that it is leading an effort to combine two existing open source projects to create a Kata class of containers that can be deployed on a lightweight version of the Kernel-based virtual machine. OpenStack Foundation COO Mark Collier says Kata Containers enable each container to have access to its own kernel to provide the same level of isolation that containers enjoy on existing virtual machines, without having to execute any extra code that traditional virtual machines require to support entire operating systems.
The recent news from Amazon Web Services that it will finally support Kubernetes is great news for CIOs, but its also a watershed moment for the cloud industry as a wholeone that could finally see Amazons seemingly unassailable dominance in the cloud start to be diminished. AWS announced its long-awaited support for Kubernetes at its re:Invent conference.
CoreOS today announced it is extending the tools it developed to automate the deployment of its Tectonic distribution of Kubernetes to third-party tools and applications. Reza Shaffi, vice president of product for CoreOS, says IT organizations can now take advantage of a beta release of an Open Cloud Services catalog, which was developed using the companys Operators software to simplify the management of Kubernetes, to also now deploy etcd, the distributed key-value store; the Prometheus monitoring software; and the Vault secrets management tool developed by HashiCorp.
Announced earlier this year, the first semi-annual release of Windows Server has finally arrived. At the heart of the Windows Server 1709 release is a major update of the Server Core variant of Windows Server, with new versions of both Enterprise and Data Center editions.
Pepperdata has launched a project aiming to enable the Apache Spark in-memory computing framework for big data analytics applications. Pepperdata CTO Sean Suchtuer says the Hadoop File System (HDFS) on Kubernetes open-source project hosted on GitHub seeks to take advantage of a unique opportunity to unify the underlying infrastructure employed to support both big data and traditional applications.