What Are Containers and Why Do We Need Them?

Containers have been around since the early 2000s and architected into Linux in 2007. Due to containers’ small footprint and portability, the same hardware can support an exponentially larger number of containers than virtual machines, dramatically reducing infrastructure costs and enabling more apps to deploy faster. But due to usability

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Best Practices for HIPAA Compliance in a Containerized Environment

The HIPAA compliance framework is somewhat infamous for setting high-level requirements regarding healthcare data and privacy without recommending specific ways of meeting those requirements. That tendency leaves many developers, admins and DevOps engineers wondering how, exactly, to comply with HIPAA. If you find yourself in that situation, keep reading. This

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CNCF Elevates Envoy Service Proxy Project

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) this week announced the open source Envoy service proxy software originally developed by Lyft has now graduated. Envoy becomes the third CNCF project to achieve this status, following Kubernetes container orchestration and the Prometheus container monitoring project. Matt Klein, software engineer at Lyft and

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AWS Adds MicroVMs for Containers and Serverless Computing Frameworks

Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week revealed it has developed a microVM dubbed Firecracker that it is using to isolate IT infrastructure resources more efficiently for customers using either the managed AWS Fargate container service or the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. Announced at the AWS re:Invent 2018 conference, Firecracker

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Container Storage Goes Native

After changing the application development game, containers are rewriting the rules for storage. Now, developers can provision reliable, persistent and stateful storage right inside their containers, without sacrificing development speed. That’s a far cry from where we’ve been, even just recently. Traditionally, developers have viewed storage as something of a

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Scalyr Brings Log Management to Kubernetes Clusters

As IT organizations embrace Kubernetes to deploy containerized applications, they are discovering a need for tools to manage a new type of cluster that is proliferating rapidly across the enterprise. To address that issue, Scalyr has added support for Kubernetes clusters to its hosted log management service. Scalyr CEO Steve

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Why You Should Incorporate AIOps Into Your Container Strategy

If you’ve been paying attention to container adoption in recent years, you’ve witnessed its steady growth. According to a report from Diamanti, 44 percent of the surveyed IT leaders plan to switch from virtual machines (VMs) to containers, and a separate survey shared that, by 2020, 83 percent of enterprise

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Rookout Brings Debugging Tools to Kubernetes

As developers rely more on containers running on Kubernetes clusters, many DevOps teams are coming to terms with the inherent challenges associated with debugging those applications. Kubernetes and containers are especially challenging because of the ephemeral, shifting, distributed concurrent instances of code, which means there is no natural breakpoint to

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Survey: Container Security Concerns Rise

Now that containers are starting to proliferate across the enterprise, there is a greater appreciation for the associated cybersecurity implications. A survey of 230 IT and security executives conducted by CyberEdge Group on behalf of StackRox, a provider of container security software, finds more than half the respondents (54 percent)

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Red Hat Ties Kubernetes Platform Closer to OpenStack

Red Hat this week moved to tie application development and deployment environments based on Kubernetes closer to the latest version of the OpenStack cloud computing framework. The Red Hat OpenStack 14 release is based on the Rocky distribution of OpenStack. With this release, Red Hat is making it easier to

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