CNCF Takes Control of Open Source etcd Data Store Project

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which oversees the development of Kubernetes, announced today that the open source etcd distributed key value store has now been accepted as a complementary incubation project. The announcement was made at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 conference today. etcd was developed by

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Indeed Report Finds Kubernetes Job Market Hot

A new report from online job-search site Indeed finds IT professionals with the skills required to manage Kubernetes container orchestration software is now the single-most searched topic on the company’s site. Andrew Flowers, an economist for Indeed, says Kubernetes job searches rose 173 percent from last year, when Kubernetes ranked

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Docker Inc. Open Sources Kubernetes Configuration Tool

At the DockerCon Europe 2018 conference, Docker Inc. today announced it will make Docker Compose for Kubernetes available as an open source project. Docker Compose for Kubernetes was developed by Docker Inc. to make it easier to configure Kubernetes clusters running on top of the Docker Enterprise platform; now it

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Microservices: The More the Merrier or Meshy-er?

Microservices are here and the size of their deployment is growing. As discussed in Part 1 of our series, “Containers and Functions: Leveraging Ephemeral Infrastructure Effectively,” a successful journey through adoption of a container architecture and subsequent deployment of microservices does not happen with the flip of a switch or

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Docker Inc. Partners with Microsoft on Open Source CNAB Specification

Docker Inc. and Microsoft jointly announced today an open source Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB) specification for packaging and running distributed applications across multiple platforms, including Docker Engine, Kubernetes and cloud services. Announced at the DockerCon Europe 2018 conference, CNAB promises to simplify IT operations by making it easier to

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CNCF Pushes Forward with Kubernetes 1.13 Release

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has released Kubernetes 1.13, an update that formally makes available a kubeadm capability to make it easier to administer Kubernetes. Kubernetes 1.13 also makes available a much-anticipated Container Storage Interface (CSI), in addition to making open source CoreDNS now the default Domain Name System

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Containers and Functions: Leveraging Ephemeral Infrastructure Effectively

With containers, microservices and functions interweaving through modern application design, diligence is necessary to make sure you’re successfully navigating when to use containers and functions as application packaging technologies and how to employ post-deployment techniques. We all know this can be daunting—it’s an ephemeral world out there. Establishing a delivery

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CNCF Elevates Envoy Service Proxy Project

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) this week announced the open source Envoy service proxy software originally developed by Lyft has now graduated. Envoy becomes the third CNCF project to achieve this status, following Kubernetes container orchestration and the Prometheus container monitoring project. Matt Klein, software engineer at Lyft and

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AWS Adds MicroVMs for Containers and Serverless Computing Frameworks

Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week revealed it has developed a microVM dubbed Firecracker that it is using to isolate IT infrastructure resources more efficiently for customers using either the managed AWS Fargate container service or the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. Announced at the AWS re:Invent 2018 conference, Firecracker

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Scalyr Brings Log Management to Kubernetes Clusters

As IT organizations embrace Kubernetes to deploy containerized applications, they are discovering a need for tools to manage a new type of cluster that is proliferating rapidly across the enterprise. To address that issue, Scalyr has added support for Kubernetes clusters to its hosted log management service. Scalyr CEO Steve

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