Portworx Advances Data Management on Kubernetes

As part of an ongoing effort to integrate storage and data management within a Kubernetes cluster, Portworx today announced an update to its Portworx Enterprise software that adds an embedded data recovery capability. In addition, Portworx announced it has added support for access-based controls to Portworx Security via integration with

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Gravitational Updates Simplify Kubernetes Deployments

Gravitational has updated its open source packaging tool for deploying Kubernetes clusters to enable packaging multiple Kubernetes applications into a single image file that can be replicated across multiple clusters. In addition, version 5.5 of the Gravity packaging tool for Kubernetes has been integrated with Helm, the open source packaging

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Happy Sixth Birthday, Docker!

Anyone who says six years ago they fully appreciated the impact Docker containers would have on IT probably isn’t being entirely truthful. But as Docker celebrates its official sixth birthday today, it’s clear just how much Docker containers are transforming almost every aspect of IT. Today Docker Inc. claims the

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A Year of Kubernetes: Navigating Treacherous Waters

I had recently taken some time to reflect on thoughts from the passing year in the cloud-native ecosystem. After talking with many people and seeing many types of deployments and use cases, I decided to put some of my thoughts to paper in this two-part installment. Community, Community, Community I

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Tetrate Launches Istio Service Mesh Offering

Tetrate this week emerged from stealth to launch what it describes as an enterprise-class implementation of a service mesh based on the open source Istio project. Fresh off raising $12.5 million in funding, Tetrate’s goal is to deliver a service mesh based on Istio that will span both modern containerized

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Battle for Service Mesh Control Heats Up

While appreciation of precisely what problem a service mesh solves in a Kubernetes environment is still fairly limited in scope, a battle for control over how microservices will be configured and managed via a service mesh is already intensifying. Buoyant, developer of the open source Linkerd service mesh, announced today

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Navigating Compliance Challenges in a DevOps World

Less than three months after Kubernetes’ first serious security vulnerability was discovered, news broke out about a new and even more severe container escape vulnerability impacting runC (details can be found here). This latest discovery has once again brought container security concerns to the forefront, with compliance challenges right on

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Rancher Labs Launches Submariner Networking Project for Kubernetes

Rancher Labs has launched an open source project intended to make it easier to build a network spanning multiple Kubernetes clusters. Company CEO Sheng Liang says the Submariner project makes it possible to establish a Layer 3 network between pods residing on different Kubernetes clusters using encrypted IPsec tunnels. However,

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Kubernetes Pipelines: Hello, New World

Kubernetes pipelines are about to change the way we do things. Kubernetes and microservices will drive us away from our old way of doing things to a much leaner method of software development. And when I say a Kubernetes pipeline, I’m not referring to a particular set of tools; rather,

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IBM Cloud Data Shield Brings Data in Use Protection to Container Applications

Building applications that protect data while it is in use has long been a challenge for the world of DevOps. After all, DevOps promotes the concept of fast software iterations, which can introduce security flaws into production systems. IBM aims to put an end to application data security angst in

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