NetApp Acquires StackPointCloud to Stake Kubernetes Claim

NetApp this week signaled a significant expansion of its cloud-native computing ambitions by acquiring StackPointCloud, a provider of a Kubernetes-as-a-service platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Anthony Lye, general manager for cloud data services at NetApp, says it’s already clear Kubernetes will become a de facto standard for

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CNCF Advances Linkerd Service Mesh Project

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) this week released an update to the Linkerd project that makes the open source service mesh platform smaller, faster and more accessible to IT organizations. William Morgan, CEO of Buoyant, which contributed Linkerd to the CNCF last year, says a new “sidecar” architecture now

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Report: Container Security Gaps Should Be Priority

A report published by container security platform provider Twistlock suggests that the biggest issue with container security has more do with the code in the containers rather than the container itself. Based on “honeypots” and scans set up and run by Twistlock, the first cloud-native security report published by Twistlock

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Automation and Orchestration in a Container World

Since Docker began popularizing containers about five and a half years ago, this technology has become a key element of digital business transformation. Characteristics such as portability, highly efficient sharing of system resources and broad support have made containers an increasingly popular choice. In fact, in March 2017, a Forrester study found

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Drone.io Extends CI/CD to Windows

Drone.io, a provider of an open source continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) platform optimized for containers, announced this week it has extended the reach of that platform to include Windows. Company founder Brad Rydzewski says adoption of containers in Windows environments has accelerated considerably over the last year. In general, IT

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IBM Relies on Kubernetes to Advance Analytics Strategy

IBM this week extended the reach of the IBM Cloud Private (ICP) for Data platform to include the Red Hat OpenShift platform based on Kubernetes. ICP also aligns with Red Hat and Hortonworks on the Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative for building hybrid big data applications on the Red Hat OpenShift

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Building Security into the 3 Phases of Container Deployment

Container adoption has skyrocketed in recent years, and the importance of securing the applications DevOps teams create and deploy using containers has grown along with it. The protection security teams provide must be comprehensive across the entire container life cycle, and built into the DevOps pipeline in a way that’s

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Dataiku Embraces Containers to Advance AI

Dataiku, a provider of a framework through which developers of artificial intelligence (AI) application collaborate, this week announced that its software now can create a Docker image containing AI code and required libraries or packages and automatically deploy it on a Kubernetes cluster. Dr. Kenneth Sanford, analytics architect lead in

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Threat Stack Makes Agent for Managing Security Available as a Container

Threat Stack has embraced containers as a mechanism for distributing the agent software it relies on to monitoring IT environment for security threats. Chris Ford, vice president of product for Threat Stack, says usage of containers to distribute agent software across multiple platform will not only advance DevSecOps processes, but

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