The Rise of Bare-Metal Kubernetes Servers

While most instances of Kubernetes today are deployed on virtual machines running in the cloud or on-premises, there is a growing number of instances of Kubernetes being deployed on bare-metal servers. The two primary reasons for opting to deploy Kubernetes on a bare- metal server over a virtual machine usually

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MapR Adds Support for Container Storage Interface

MapR Technologies this week announced it has added support for the Container Storage Interface (CSI) to its platform for running big data analytics applications. Suzy Visvanathan, director of product management for MapR, says CSI support is critical because it will enable instances of the company’s platform deployed on Kubernetes to

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AT&T Looks to Mirantis to Drive 5G Services Using Kubernetes

Mirantis announced it has joined Airship, an open source project for automating the provisioning of clouds, as part of an effort to accelerate deployment of Kubernetes on bare-metal servers that AT&T will employ to drive 5G networking services. Airship was founded by AT&T, Intel and SKT to marry a cloud

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Service Meshes: The Next Big Challenge

Now that Kubernetes is on the cusp of mainstream adoption in the enterprise, one of the next big challenges IT organizations will need to contend with is determining what service mesh to embrace. A service mesh provides functions such as service discovery, load balancing, encryption, authentication and authorization on top

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Rancher Eases Management of Distributed Apps on Kubernetes Clusters

Rancher Labs this week announced it has extended its ability to manage distributed Kubernetes platforms to now also include distributed applications spanning multiple Kubernetes clusters. Company CEO Sheng Liang says as IT organizations become more comfortable with Kubernetes clusters, they are starting to deploy more sophisticated distributed applications that, for

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Red Hat Launches App Dev Platform Native to Kubernetes

Red Hat is making generally available an application development environment that runs natively on Kubernetes. Brad Micklea, senior director for developer experience and programs at Red Hat, says CodeReady Workspaces will enable developers to locally develop applications on an instance of Kubernetes running on a PC that mirrors the production

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Platform9 Launches Managed Kubernetes Service of VMware

Platform9 launched what it claims is the first instance of a managed Kubernetes service for VMware vSphere environments deployed in an on-premises IT environment. Madhura Maskasky, vice president of product for Platform9, notes that VMware offers a managed service around a distribution of Kubernetes tightly integrated with its NSX virtualization

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Instana Leverages Docker to Meld APM and EUM

Instana has embedded analytics in the latest release of its end user monitoring (EUM) tools included in the Instana application performance management (APM) service. Company COO Pete Abrams says Instana’s Unbound Analytics employs a single agent deployed using a Docker container that can be embedded easily in a browser. That

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OpsRamp Extends AIOps Reach to Kubernetes

OpsRamp, a provider of a cloud service that automates IT operations using machine learning algorithms, has added support for Kubernetes clusters running in on-premises or in a public cloud. Mahesh Ramachandran, vice president of product management for OpsRamp, says that while the percentage of IT environments employing Kubernetes today is

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Apache Kafka: Creating Real-Time Distributed Microservices

Apache Kafka is proving its mettle in the burgeoning microservices space Research values the global microservices industry at $1.8 billion, and microservices deployments continue to rise across the board. With that sort of interest, there is now a great collection of frameworks, libraries and other packages designed to help construct

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