Google Knative Underscores the Need for Container-Native Security

Google made a number of big announcements this summer at its Google Cloud Next conference. Two particularly notable announcements were the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) serverless add-on and Knative, both of which are designed to help organizations take advantage of the greater scalability, flexibility and portability of a serverless container

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Microservices and Containers: An App Architecture Revolution

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely seen microservices and containers dominating the headlines over the past few months. However, even though these terms have become the latest industry buzzwords, few organizations actually understand what they really mean for their organization. Cloud-native applications, such as containers and microservices,

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Splunk to Add Developer Platform Based on Kubernetes

Splunk this week revealed at its .conf18 conference that it has created a beta version of a Splunk Developer Cloud platform based on Kubernetes to both foster the development of microservices-based applications and make functions within the core Splunk platform readily accessible to other applications. In addition, Splunk announced that

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Mesosphere Survey Sees More Kubernetes on DC/OS

There’s often a fair amount of contention between proponents of Kubernetes and the DC/OS platform based on Mesos. Many supporters of Kubernetes are convinced that the platform eventually will acquire all the attributes of Mesos and DC/OS. Backers of DC/OS note many enterprise IT organizations simply can’t wait for Kubernetes

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Container-Based Database Platforms: Fueling DevOps

Database systems traditionally have relied on rather complex, OS-specific clustering technology to provide high availability. Depending on vendor and configuration, these technologies included shared storage devices, transaction-based replication, storage replication or some combination thereof. In many cases, these configurations required complex storage and network configuration supported by multiple teams at

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CNCF Advances Kubernetes Security

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) this week formally added via of 1.12 release of Kubernetes support for an application programming interface (API) for requesting certificates from a cluster-level Certificate Authority (CA). This API enables provisioning of TLS client certificates in a way that allows a kubelet to bootstrap itself

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Eclipse Foundation, CNCF Work on Kubernetes for IoT

The Eclipse Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) are teaming up to optimize Kubernetes for use within internet of things (IoT) environments. Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, says the Kubernetes IoT Edge Working Group will focus on developing a common terminology, creating reference architectures and

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Competition Among Container Platforms Heats Up

CNCF survey highlights movement in the container sector The most recent biannual survey of 2,400 IT professionals conducted by The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) finds that 40 percent of respondents who work for organizations with more than 5,000 employees run Kubernetes in a production environment. Diving deeper, the survey

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