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Microservices Security: New Approaches for DevOps

Apr 11, 2017 0 614

Gone are the days of monolithic applications that run on dedicated machines. Instead, modern applications are being designed and deployed around microservices, containers and mixed-cloud environments. These environments give developers and DevOps teams tremendous flexibility, while at ...

CaaS vs PaaS: What’s Right for You?

Apr 4, 2017 0 616

For cloud people like me—I’m the CTO at Cloud Foundry Foundation—containers are a constant conversation topic. The main issue is how to embrace this new application architecture and put containerized workloads into production use in the best ...

Orchestrating Kubernetes on Bare Metal

Mar 30, 2017 0 632

Linux container technology permits the subdivision of compute resources in ways similar to virtualization, but without the overhead of managing separate copies of the operating system in each instance/container. To maximize this effect, containers are frequently run ...

Overcoming 7 Challenges to Enterprise Container Adoption

Feb 2, 2017 0 1061

The analysts at 451 Research forecast that the container market will soon explode, increasing in value to $2.7 billion by 2020 from $762 million last year. Adoption of container technologies is growing faster by the day, yet ...

A Security Guy’s Top 10 Container Ecosystem Milestones

Jan 2, 2017 1 1354

2016 was a big year for the virtual container space, and 2017 looks even more promising. The industry saw tremendous growth and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Containers, being still relatively new, present challenges in ...

Now’s the Best Time for Container Adoption

Nov 29, 2016 3 1111

Enterprise software companies stand to benefit greatly from container technology, yet adoption has been slow. It’s understood that containers could help to speed the inevitable force of digital transformation, overcoming the challenges of developer productivity and application ...

Database Containerization Platform Checklist

Sep 19, 2016 0 1682

Containers are lightweight, fast and agile, and solve all dependency issues related to the applications. With such benefits, why aren’t we using containers for stateful apps? It certainly isn’t because of vendors not certifying their applications on ...

SecDevOps and Containers: Kill the Candy-Related Analogies

Sep 13, 2016 0 1009

Google “SecDevOps” and the results show that security teams are ready and willing to jump on the DevOps bandwagon. DevOps folks talk a lot about “shifting left,” i.e., addressing issues earlier in the development process. The phrase ...

Container Security Needs to Be Easy

Sep 8, 2016 0 2362

We are all familiar by now with the promised benefits of deploying applications with Docker containers. These include: Significant scalability and agility improvements, Predictable performance and resource isolation, and Application portability and rapid deployment. However, as more ...

Container Security: Why Bother?

Aug 31, 2016 0 1145

Are containers secure? Probably not. But knowing each approach’s strengths and risks—and available options—could help ease adoption. Such a decision requires two primary considerations: Containers do not provide the same level of isolation between apps running on ...