Will 2018 Be the Year of Serverless Computing?

Serverless computing is not new, but it has yet to assume as much importance as containers. Will that change in 2018? The recent KubeCon event suggests serverless is about to explode as the next big thing in the microservices world. What Is Serverless Computing? Serverless computing refers to services that

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The Rise of the Service Mesh for Microservices Apps

Service meshes are the latest, greatest thing in the microservices and containers world. Let’s take a look at what a service mesh is and how they are being used to improve microservices architectures. If you’re wondering what, exactly, a service mesh is, you’re not alone. The term is relatively new,

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Tigera Marries Container Networking to Service Mesh

All the technologies required to deploy containers in the enterprise can be a bit overwhelming to consume. With an eye toward making that easier to achieve Tigera has launched Tigera CNX, a commercial offering that combines its pioneering open source Project Calico container networking software with the open source Istio

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Buoyant Adds Open Source Service Mesh for Kubernetes

As IT organizations begin to deploy microservices at scale on Kubernetes clusters, many of them are discovering the need for a service mesh to more easily manage them. Buoyant, at the Kubecon + CloudNativeCon 2017 conference, unveiled what it describes as the first service mesh for Kubernetes clusters. Company CEO

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Sumo Logic Combines Docker and Kubernetes Analytics

At the AWS re:Invent 2017 conference today, Sumo Logic unfurled an instance of its machine data analytics service that combines analysis of log data generated by Docker containers and the Kubernetes cluster they are deployed on. Kalyan Ramanathan, vice president of product marketing for Sumo Logic, says the unified support

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Pepperdata Project Hosts HDFS on Kubernetes

Pepperdata has launched a project aiming to enable the Apache Spark in-memory computing framework for big data analytics applications. Pepperdata CTO Sean Suchter says the Hadoop File System (HDFS) on Kubernetes open-source project hosted on GitHub seeks to take advantage of a unique opportunity to unify the underlying infrastructure employed

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IBM Extends Container Storage Support

As the number of stateful applications being developed using Docker containers increases, a battle has broken out among storage vendors anxious to grab a share of an emerging class of workloads. The latest vendor to extend the reach of its storage software by adding support for both containers and Kubernetes

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Microsoft: Higher Levels of Abstraction Needed

Now that a level of détente has been established between the Kubernetes community and supporters of rival approaches such as Docker Swarm, the focus of the container community needs to shift more toward making distributed systems easier to build. Brendan Burns, a distinguished engineer at Microsoft and a co-founder of

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Kong Launches Enterprise Edition of API Platform

A newly rebranded Kong Inc., formerly known as Mashape, this week announced the availability of Kong Enterprise Edition, a version of the company’s open-source application programming interface (API) management platform that has been designed from the ground up to support microservices based on containers. Kong Inc. CEO Augusto Marietti says

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5 Software Delivery Challenges that Containers Won’t Solve

Containers are great, but they’re not a panacea. Here are five challenges within the software delivery process that Docker containers can’t help you to solve. To be clear, I don’t mean to imply that Docker can’t improve software delivery in any way. It certainly can. Docker containers make testing more

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