Google Adds Istio and Knative Support to GKE Cloud Service

As part of an effort to make it easier for IT organizations to embrace multiple computing frameworks in the cloud, Google this week at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 conference announced it has made available beta instances of version 1.0 of the Istio service mesh on Google Kubernetes

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Oracle Extends Curated Kubernetes Platform

Oracle this week announced it is extending the scope of the managed services it provides on top of its distribution of Kubernetes for on-premises IT environments to include monitoring, notifications, event, streaming and an instance of the Oracle Functions serverless computing framework. Announced at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America

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Nutanix Preps Kubernetes Distribution

Nutanix this week announced at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 conference it plans to deliver a curated instance of Kubernetes next year as part of its effort to extend its hybrid cloud computing strategy. Gil Haberman, director of product marketing, says Nutanix is making available of a technology

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What is Service Mesh and Why Do We Need It?

In a microservices ecosystem, usually cross-cutting concerns such as service discovery, service-to-service and origin-to-service security, observability and resiliency are deployed via shared asset such as an API gateway or ESB. As a microservice grows in size and complexity, it can become more difficult to understand and manage. Service mesh addresses

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CNCF Takes Control of Open Source etcd Data Store Project

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which oversees the development of Kubernetes, announced today that the open source etcd distributed key value store has now been accepted as a complementary incubation project. The announcement was made at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 conference today. etcd was developed by

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The Ultimate Guide to Container Security

How do you keep containers secure? That’s a big question, especially given how many distinct components you have to secure in a containerized environment. But it’s a question that has clear answers. Keep reading for a primer on security best practices for every component involved in your container infrastructure. Container

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VMware Embraces Istio Service Mesh

At the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 conference, VMware today announced a beta release of a service mesh for Kubernetes based on the open source Istio project. Pere Monclus, CTO for the networking and security business at VMware, says VMware NSX Service Mesh will make it possible for IT

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Indeed Report Finds Kubernetes Job Market Hot

A new report from online job-search site Indeed finds IT professionals with the skills required to manage Kubernetes container orchestration software is now the single-most searched topic on the company’s site. Andrew Flowers, an economist for Indeed, says Kubernetes job searches rose 173 percent from last year, when Kubernetes ranked

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Kubernetes Security Flaw Raises IT Operations Concerns

A recently identified security flaw in Kubernetes container orchestration software is adding fuel to a simmering debate over how the Kubernetes update process should be managed. The security flaw involves a privilege escalation issue that was found that affects all versions of the Kubernetes API server. A cybercriminal could use

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How to Use Minikube to Create Kubernetes Clusters and Deploy Applications

In my previous post, I introduced the Kubernetes platform and discussed some key concepts. Now we are going to create new Kubernetes cluster using Minikube, a lightweight Kubernetes implementation that creates a VM on your local machine and deploys a simple cluster containing only one node. Minikube is available for

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