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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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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Serverless and Containers: Not an Either/Or Decision

Containers and serverless computing are revolutionizing how cloud apps are built, and both are quickly moving into developers’ toolboxes. This has led to the hotly debated question: Which is better to use when creating an app? This is the wrong question to ask. Instead, one should ask when to use

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IBM Extends Kubernetes Reach

IBM plans to make an instance of the open source Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment available on Kubernetes generally available on the IBM Cloud at the end of this quarter. In addition, IBM plans to integrate Kubernetes with instances of VMware to make it easier for application workloads running on

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IDC Survey Finds Containers Driving Mission-Critical Apps

A survey of 301 IT leaders conducted by International Data Corp. (IDC) finds that, increasingly, they are comfortable using containers within mission-critical applications. According to the survey, 76 percent are now broadly making use of containers within mission-critical applications. Another 22 percent say they have adopted them within mission-critical applications

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Serverless Computing vs. Containers: Which to Choose for Cost and Benefits?

Serverless computing has seen a significant adoption over the last couple of years, with all the major public cloud providers enabling serverless architectures. AWS Lambda, Azure Functions and Google Cloud Functions provide an abstraction layer to deploy small pieces of code instead of monolithic applications and further simplifies public cloud

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Drone.io Adds Arm Support to CI/CD Platform

Drone.io, provider of an open source continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) platform optimized for building containers, has added support for Arm-based systems as part of an effort to facilitate the building of internet of things (IoT) applications. Company founder Brad Rydzewski says support for systems based on Armv7-A and Armv8-A will

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Deciding Which – and How Many – Workloads to Containerize

No matter how popular containers become, the reality is that they are going to coexist with virtual machines and bare-metal servers at most organizations. They won’t totally replace older forms of infrastructure. That’s why it’s important to decide how much of your infrastructure to containerize and which parts are the

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