Introduction to Using the Kubernetes REST API

Kubernetes has taken the container orchestration space by storm. It’s created a vibrant ecosystem, and in 2017 451 Research found that 71 percent of respondents were using Kubernetes to manage their containers. Many have found significant benefits in using a clustered container orchestration system. For example, Datadog recently found that

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CNCF to Release Kubernetes 1.11

The latest version of Kubernetes goes a long way toward addressing fundamental networking and storage requirements that should serve to accelerate adoption of the container orchestration platform in production IT environments. Version 1.11 of Kubernetes, scheduled to be available later this week, makes both IPVS-based in-cluster load balancing and CoreDNS

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Rackspace Unveils Kubernetes-as-a-Service Offering

Rackspace, in collaboration with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), has unveiled what it describes as the first managed Kubernetes service being made available using a pay-as-you-go pricing model. Announced at the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) Discover 2018 conference, the Kubernetes-as-a-Service offering from Rackspace is being hosted on instances of HPE infrastructure running OpenStack

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Sysdig Extends Container Security Reach

Sysdig at the DockerCon 2018 conference extended the scope of its container security service into the realm of vulnerability management and compliance. Apurva Davé, vice president of marketing at Sysdig, says Sysdig Secure 2.0 can now see inside container images to identify vulnerable packages, libraries and configurations before an image

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Red Hat Delivers iPaaS via Kubernetes

Red Hat today at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration Summit announced that its low-code Fuse integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) based on the Apache Camel open source project is now natively integrated with the distribution of Kubernetes that underpins the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. In addition, Red Hat unfurled

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When Not to Use a Container Orchestrator

Everyone likes to talk about Kubernetes, the container orchestrator. We spend less time, however, discussing whether there is a reason to use Kubernetes or another orchestrator in the first place for a given workload. That’s too bad, because the reality is that you don’t need to think about orchestration in

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Red Hat Extends Operators Ecosystem for Kubernetes

The number of independent software vendors (ISVs) that have embraced the Kubernetes Operator Framework for managing applications deployed on top of Kubernetes clusters is growing dramatically. Red Hat, which assumed primary responsibility for the ongoing development of Operators after acquiring CoreOS, says there are more than 65 companies committed to building

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Rackspace Adds Managed Kubernetes Service

Rackspace this week unfurled an ambitious effort to manage instances of Kubernetes clusters wherever they are deployed through a managed Kubernetes service. Scott Crenshaw, executive vice president and general manager for private clouds at Rackspace, says the company initially will focus on deploying Rackspace Kubernetes-as-a-Service on top of instances of

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Micro Focus Bets on Containers to Transform IT Management

Micro Focus has extended an effort to transform IT management using Docker containers and Kubernetes clusters to make IT management software available as microservices that can easily be deployed anywhere. Roy Ritthaler, vice president of product marketing for IT Operations Management at Micro Focus, says the IT Operations Management (ITOM)

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Kontena Touts Kubernetes Platform’s User-Friendliness

It is safe to assume most organizations, whether they want to test Kubernetes or scale existing clusters for major deployments, seek a distribution that offers high-powered features and is easy to install and use. Finland-based Kontena says its recently launched production version of Kontena Pharos 1.0 meets both these demands

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