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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Portworx Adds Data Migration Tools for Kubernetes

Portworx this week announced it has made possible to migrate both applications data and pod configurations between Kubernetes via a PX-Motion tool that has been added to version 2.0 of the company’s PX-Enterprise storage software. In addition, the latest version of PX-Enterprise includes PX-Central, a tool for monitoring application data

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Docker Inc. Open Sources Kubernetes Configuration Tool

At the DockerCon Europe 2018 conference, Docker Inc. today announced it will make Docker Compose for Kubernetes available as an open source project. Docker Compose for Kubernetes was developed by Docker Inc. to make it easier to configure Kubernetes clusters running on top of the Docker Enterprise platform; now it

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Microservices: The More the Merrier or Meshy-er?

Microservices are here and the size of their deployment is growing. As discussed in Part 1 of our series, “Containers and Functions: Leveraging Ephemeral Infrastructure Effectively,” a successful journey through adoption of a container architecture and subsequent deployment of microservices does not happen with the flip of a switch or

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Docker Inc. Partners with Microsoft on Open Source CNAB Specification

Docker Inc. and Microsoft jointly announced today an open source Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB) specification for packaging and running distributed applications across multiple platforms, including Docker Engine, Kubernetes and cloud services. Announced at the DockerCon Europe 2018 conference, CNAB promises to simplify IT operations by making it easier to

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Docker Inc. Launches Docker Desktop Enterprise

At the DockerCon Europe 2018 conference, Docker Inc. today launched Docker Desktop Enterprise, an instance of the widely employed tool for building containerized applications that sports a graphical user interface (GUI) rather than requiring developers to work with lower-level Docker command lines. Jenny Fong, director of product marketing for Docker

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What is Kubernetes?

This is the second in a series of four articles on how to implement service mesh for applications running on Kubernetes. The first installment, “What are Containers and Why Do We Need Them?” discussed the elements and importance of containers. Kubernetes has been built based upon 15 years of experience

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CNCF Pushes Forward with Kubernetes 1.13 Release

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has released Kubernetes 1.13, an update that formally makes available a kubeadm capability to make it easier to administer Kubernetes. Kubernetes 1.13 also makes available a much-anticipated Container Storage Interface (CSI), in addition to making open source CoreDNS now the default Domain Name System

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Containers and Functions: Leveraging Ephemeral Infrastructure Effectively

With containers, microservices and functions interweaving through modern application design, diligence is necessary to make sure you’re successfully navigating when to use containers and functions as application packaging technologies and how to employ post-deployment techniques. We all know this can be daunting—it’s an ephemeral world out there. Establishing a delivery

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