Stackpoint Simplifies Mastering Istio Routing Tables

StackPointCloud wants to make it easier for developers to master the networking complexities associated with deploying microservices when using the Istio service mesh running on top of a Kubernetes cluster. Company CEO Matt Baldwin says the latest version of the Stackpoint.io platform provides a dashboard through which traffic rules can

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CNCF Advances Serverless Frameworks for Kubernetes

The melding of containers and serverless computing frameworks advanced this week with the release of a CloudEvents v0.1 draft specification crafted by the Serverless Working Group within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which promises to foster interoperability between frameworks. Announced in advance of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2018

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CNCF Unveils Continuous Integration Platform for Kubernetes

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) today at the Open Networking Summit conference unveiled a Cross-cloud Continuous Integration (CI) capability that enables staging servers running Kubernetes to be automatically upgraded. In addition, CNCF demonstrated how the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) running on top of Kubernetes can automatically be distributed

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Mesosphere to Resell Portworx Storage Software for Containers

The march to make containers a foundational element of stateful applications across the enterprise got a boost this week with Mesosphere announcing it will resell PX-Enterprise storage software from Portworx. The agreement extends an existing technology alliance that has resulted in the two companies sharing several joint customers, including including

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Containers Shake Network Functions Virtualization Assumptions

One of the bigger debates to emerge at the Mobile World Congress 2018 conference this week is the degree to which network service providers will be relying on virtual appliances rather than containers to implement network functions virtualization (NFV). Service providers of all size are rushing to embrace network virtualization

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Codefresh Adds Helm Managed Service

Codefresh at the Helm Summit 2018 conference this week unfurled a managed service that combines the open source Helm tools for deploying microservices based on containers with testing tools that validate those microservices before being deployed in a production environment. Dan Garfield, vice president of marketing at Codefresh, says Helm

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Oracle Demos Container Prowess

Oracle used its Oracle CloudWorld event this week to demonstrate how it enables DevOps teams to consistently replicate Kubernetes clusters across a continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline spanning a hybrid cloud computing environment. As part of this demonstration, the company showed how instances of its WebLogic application server or Oracle

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Portworx Launches Storage Orchestration Project for Kubernetes

Portworx this week launched an open source STorage Orchestrator Runtime for Kubernetes (STORK) project, which promises to make it easier to manage the underlying storage systems serving containerized applications. Company CTO Gao Rau says STORK provides a mechanism to inform Kubernetes scheduler software about the state of the physical storage

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Microservices Benefit: Improving Software Engineers’ Productivity

Microservices have become popular in large part because they simplify application deployment and management. At a higher level, however, they also can help your team work more efficiently. Here’s how. Microservices are an approach to application architecture that involves breaking a complex application into a number of distinct services. Ask

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