Sysdig Containers Report Details Expanding Reliance

Containers initially came into use as a method to more efficiently deploy lightweight stateless applications. But a new containers report from container monitoring service provider Sysdig, based on the more than 90,000 containers it actively monitors, shows a marked increase in usage of Java Virtual Machines as well as databases

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Intel, Portworx Collaborate on Platform Architectures for Containers

As more containers head into production environments, interest in reference architectures for creating the IT infrastructure on which those containers will be deployed is starting to build. Intel has been working with Portworx, a provider of software that enables containers to access persistent storage, to make it simpler for IT organizations

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AWS Fargate: What It Is, and Why It Matters

Late last year, Amazon Web Services (AWS) quietly launched Fargate, a new cloud-based container service. What does Fargate do, and is it right for your containers? Let’s take a look. To date, Fargate has received surprisingly little press. Most of the coverage from the time of its debut in December

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MarkLogic Encapsulates Document Database on Docker Containers

MarkLogic has become the latest provider of a database that can be encapsulated into Docker containers. Version 9.0-5 of the company’s namesake document database can now be deployed via Docker containers running a production environment, says Jim Clark, vice president of product management for MarkLogic. Other new capabilities include support

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5 Companies Driving Innovation in the Containers Market

Which companies are shaping the future of containers? Some names are obvious, and some less so. Here’s a short list of companies that are currently most influential in the container market. As Docker containers have grown in popularity over the past several years, the number of companies that have established

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Red Hat and Microsoft Prep Managed OpenShift Service

Red Hat and Microsoft, at the Red Hat Summit 2018 conference this week, announced their intention to deliver an instance of the OpenShift platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment on the Microsoft Azure cloud that will be jointly managed both companies. The extension of an existing alliance between Red Hat and Microsoft will

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Cisco Extends Kubernetes’ Reach

Cisco Systems today extended its support for Kubernetes by adding support for the container orchestration platform to both the Cisco CloudCenter management platform and the AppDynamics application performance management cloud service. In addition, Cisco announced that Cisco CloudCenter has been integrated with instances of Kubernetes running on the Microsoft Azure

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Navigating Containers, Functions and Serverless

 Containers, functions and serverless development have transformed the way we think about modern computing, each contributing to a more flexible, reliable IT environment. However, confusion around the differences—and how to utilize the services appropriately—continues to muddle the technology industry. So, what are the key differentiators between containers and functions, and

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