MapR Ties Kubernetes to Persistent Storage

MapR Technologies at the Strata Data Conference this week announced it is incorporating Kubernetes into the MapR Data Fabric developed to provide access to persistent storage for both monolithic and microservices-based applications. Jack Norris, senior vice president for data and applications at MapR, says there’s been a sharp rise in

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Docker Expands Windows Desktop Support, Automates Kubernetes Clusters

Docker wants to make Kubernetes management on a Windows desktop more robust—and easier. Docker’s recently introduced Windows Desktop 18.02 Edge release includes, among other features, an option to automate the installation of a Kubernetes cluster and better support for Linux containers. “Kubernetes is an extremely powerful container orchestrator, and with

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Will Docker Ever Totally Kill Virtual Machines?

Docker containers are everywhere. Kubernetes is a household word (in geek households, at least). Yet the question remains: Will containers ever totally displace virtual machines? That’s a question worth asking as Docker’s fifth birthday approaches. Predictions about Docker’s ability to displace virtual machines—and, especially, VMware—go back several years. And yet

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Amdocs Unveils Platform for Building Microservices

Amdocs, at the Mobile World Congress 2018 conference this week, launched a microservices-focused development platform based on Kubernetes that is optimized to meet the requirements of telecommunications service providers. Daniela Perlmutter, vice president of product marketing for Amdocs, says AmdocsOne provides a complete container-as-as-service (CaaS) platform for building microservices. In

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Arm Sees Containers Driving IoT Applications

Arm, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 conference this week, announced it will make available an on-premises edition of its Mbed Cloud platform for managing internet of things (IoT) devices based on Kubernetes and the OpenStack cloud platform. Hima Mukkamala, general manager of IoT Cloud Services, for Arm, says

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5 Notable Container Company Acquisitions

Containers are at the center of an growing list of business acquisitions. Here’s a list of the five most significant acquisitions that have occurred in the container list to date. Red Hat Buys CoreOS Red Hat’s recent decision to purchase CoreOS represents the biggest acquisition so far of a container-centric

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How Docker Containers Make Life Easy for Bitcoin-Mining Attackers

Crypto-mining script kiddies are coming to steal your Docker environment. That’s the warning from Aqua Security, which has published a report about attacks against containerized environments by people who want to mine cryptocurrency such as bitcoin. The report, which was published Feb. 15, details how security researchers at Aqua set

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CNCF Explains Role of Serverless Computing Frameworks

Just about every serverless computing framework of any consequence make use of containers as the enabling technology on which an event-driven architecture gets built. To help IT organizations get a better handle on when to deploy serverless computing frameworks, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation this week released a Serverless Working

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VMware Delivers on Kubernetes Promise

VMware, in collaboration with sister company Pivotal, announced this week the general availability of the Kubernetes instance  developed by the two companies. Paul Dul, vice president of product management for cloud native applications at VMware, says the Pivotal Container Service (PKS) is much more than a curated instance of Kubernetes.

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Red Hat’s Acquisition of CoreOS: 4 Reasons Why

Red Hat’s CoreOS acquisition is the current talk of the container world. Why did an open source giant (Red Hat) buy the vendor of an increasingly obscure open source operating system (Container Linux)?  Here are four possible reasons. Once upon a time, CoreOS was one of the biggest names in

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