April 29, 2017

SecDevOps and Containers: Kill the Candy-Related Analogies

Sep 13, 2016 0 1017

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 2369

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 1154

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 ...

Is This the Beginning of the End for OpenStack?

Aug 19, 2016 2 4566

I was struck by a conversation I had earlier this year during the OpenStack conference in Austin with a technical architect from one of the bigger players. He was seeing baffled IT teams who had OpenStack clouds ...

Containers: Not One to Rule Them All

Aug 12, 2016 0 1052

In the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, there was one ring to rule them all. Fortunately, when it comes to the container platform ecosystem, there’s far less of a monarchy. Not all container platforms are created equal, ...

Linux Containers: Comparing LXC and Docker

Aug 5, 2016 0 2232

As industry moves beyond the virtual machine (VM) consolidation paradigm, several types of containers have become prominent. Two flavors in particular currently enjoy the lion’s share of deployments on the Linux operating system: Docker and LXC. While BSD ...

DevOps Chat: Mohit Bhatnagar of ClusterHQ

Aug 3, 2016 0 1432

This episode of DevOps Chat feataures Mohit Bhatnagar, vice president of product at ClusterHQ. We spoke about the recent survey DevOps.com did in partnership with ClusterHQ. What are the biggest concerns regarding container deployments? Where and what ...

Got Bugs? Use Snapshots to Speed Dev, Testing

Jul 29, 2016 0 897

Software development is far more streamlined today than it ever has been. Sites such as GitHub, continuous integration and delivery processes (CI/CD) and technologies such as containers have sped up the development process by orders of magnitude. ...

Building Microservices: A Few Considerations

Jul 27, 2016 0 1267

Recently I spoke at Microservices Day in Bangalore on the topic, “What Do You Need to Consider When Building Microservices?” I wanted to share my company’s experiences when migrating our platform as a set of microservices. We implemented ...