Posts Tagged ‘technology’
As the number of stateful applications being developed using Docker containers increases, a battle has broken out among storage vendors anxious to grab a share of an emerging class of workloads. The latest vendor to extend the reach of its storage software by adding support for both containers and Kubernetes is IBM.
While the term cloud used to be the main topic of discussion in the technology industry, cloud-native is taking its placeand with it, cloud-native security. There are many elements to keep in mind as more organizations begin to build their IT and security in the cloud, but here are five key observations to consider as your organization seeks to understand the different elements.
There is a weird, virtually universal truth about the relationship between technology and security. There is often an inverse relationship in which the more powerful, useful or convenient a technology is for the end user, the larger the risk it poses from a security perspective.
Most discussions of containers focus on how they improve software delivery processes and complement other software tools. Equally important, however, are the benefits that containers offer to humans.
DevOps adoption is increasing by the minute, with more companies transforming their culture and technology to implement this model. The 2017 State of DevOps report speaks directly to their motivation: Organizations effectively utilizing DevOps principlesachieved 46x more frequent software deployments than their competitors, 96x faster recovery from failures, 440x faster lead time for changes and had higher levels of operational efficiency and overall customer satisfaction.
Devops and cloud are the inescapable words of the decade for IT professionals, and with good reason: making the shift to digitally transform under these models can result in a business-defining transformation with increased speed, reduced costs, and better control and quality much simpler for companies to achieve. And statistics show that these models are taking off.
Managing storage in a container environment presents some unique challenges: Not only is there more data being created faster, the number of microservices trying to call the same data increases exponentially. To enable IT organizations to rise to both challenges, Red Hat has updated Red Hat Cloud-Native Storage software to increase the number of applications accessing a storage cluster by a factor of three while also enabling IT organizations, via a technology preview, to make use of the S3 API to store data on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.
The Cloud Foundry Foundation (CFF), at a Cloud Foundry Summit Europe conference, announced it will make the Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR) the default runtime for deploying applications on Kubernetes clusters, using the BOSH lifecycle management tools it developed to manage the components that make up the foundations open-source platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment. Abby Kearns, executive director of the CFF, says DevOps teams now can choose between CFCR, formerly known as Kubo, to deploy applications on Kubernetes or continue to use Application Runtime, previously Elastic Runtime, which CFF also provides for deploying applications.
Implementing a DevOps-first approach can drive competitiveness while creating a more secure environment As famous cryptographer Bruce Schneier once said, Security is a process, not a state or a product. It is a journey and not a destination.