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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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