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VMware might just have cracked the container market with NSX

VMware might just have found a way to stay relevant as containers threaten virtualization. The biz today announced another strong quarter: a $970 million charge related to the US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tipped the company into a paper loss, but the numbers were otherwise pleasing. Revenue for Q4 2018 was US$2.31 billion, up 14 …
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DevOps, Containers and CD: What happens when theory is put to the test?

Talk about DevOps, Containers or Agile all you want, but sometimes you’ve just got to zip up your hoodie and do it. That’s why at Continuous Lifecycle we’ve got a range of conference speakers who’ve put the tech and theory to the test in their own companies, and lived to tell the tale. From media to motors, from retail to …
Team Register, 15 Feb 2018

Look at stupid, sexy Kubernetes with all the cloud firms hanging off its musclebound arms

Red Hat, better known for its Linux distro despite years of work in middleware and Java, last week pushed further into cloud through the purchase of CoreOS for $250m. CoreOS is a 130-strong container startup known for its enterprise-oriented Kubernetes platform Tectonic, the Quay container registry, Container Linux and a …
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Cisco throws everything it has at containers, hybrid cloud

Cisco has decided to throw everything it has at containers by releasing its very own “Container Platform”. At first blush the Platform isn’t much more than Kubernetes, and Cisco doesn’t claim that it can do much more than anyone else’s packaging of the Google-derived container-manager. The important bit is the integration …
Simon Sharwood, 31 Jan 2018

Remember those holy tech wars we used to have? Heh, good times

2018 has barely begun, and it already feels like we'll be nibbling techwar milquetoast all year long. If 2018 ends up being at all like 2017, that is. We used to get our collective undies in a bunch over whether Linux or Windows was best, until smartphones rendered the debate somewhat moot. Still, we carried on a version of …
Matt Asay, 12 Jan 2018
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Feel like a little kid in the container world? Welcome to the club

Hang around Twitter long enough and you'll need a double helping of antidepressants to cope with the obvious truth that you are WAY BEHIND ON THE CONTAINER REVOLUTION. Microservices? Everyone else is doing them. Kubernetes? Most CTOs are naming their kids after the popular project. And you? Well, you're still fiddling with VMs, …
Matt Asay, 8 Jan 2018
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2017 – the year of containers! It wasn't? Oops. Maybe next year

2017 was a big year for containers. One of the biggest container events came from the Linux Foundation, and it was – by its own admission – one of the most boring. The Foundation’s Open Containers Initiative (OCI) finally dropped two specifications that standardise how containers operate at a low level. Chris Aniszczyk, vice …
Danny Bradbury, 19 Dec 2017
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What on Earth is Terraform: Life support for explorers of terrifying alien worlds

Terraform is taking over as one of the critical new technologies for managing composable infrastructure both in and out of the cloud. Where does it fit in a world with Docker, Kubernetes, Puppet and other tools that all seem to be important elements in this space? Terraform is an open source infrastructure automation tool …
Trevor Pott, 6 Dec 2017
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OpenStack Foundation backs 'virtualized containers', for security's sake

The OpenStack Foundation has made good on its promise to start helping complementary projects by adopting every-container-gets-its-own-kernel projects run by Intel and The new project, known as “Kata Containers”, will combine Intel's Clear Containers and Hyper runV and give each container a kernel in order to enhance …
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HPE GreenLake: Enterprise takes another splash at pay-as-you-go private cloud

Businesses want cloud-style IT, HPE declared as it pushed out GreenLake on-premises everything-as-a-service models – an evolution of its Flex Capacity pay-per-use infrastructure. These GreenLake products are similar to the converged infrastructure idea (servers, storage, networking, hypervisor, OS) but with application …
Chris Mellor, 27 Nov 2017

New tech for Ops crew: Scanning containers for open-source vulns

Black Duck has launched a product that provides automatic detection of known open source vulnerabilities for containers. The release of the tech comes days after Synopsys agreed to acquire Black Duck for $565m in a deal expected to close in December. OpsSight, Black Duck’s first product specifically targeting the production …
John Leyden, 9 Nov 2017

Take Kubernetes, and bish bash bosh, you've got Container Runtime

Announcing its updated and renamed Kubernetes and BOSH (Kubo) project as Container Runtime (CFCR) last month, Cloud Foundry said the project would give users greater "choice". CFCR became Cloud Foundry's preferred method for deploying containers using Kubo, donated to the Cloud Foundry Foundation by Pivotal Software and Google …

Dashboard pushers: Dark here in containerised server land, innit sysadmins?

Analysis Where the heck am I going? Being a sysadmin in a containerised environment can be like driving a car in fog with no lights and no instruments. Coralogix is positioning itself as the sysadmin's fog light and dashboard instruments. Its machine learning software analyses logged events in a containerised run-time environment, …
Chris Mellor, 3 Nov 2017

Containers? Ha! Ain't no party like a Tupperware party, boasts Facebook

OS Summit Facebook has its own container system it uses in place of Docker or Kubernetes. The Social Network started working on "Tupperware" before other systems were "readily available" and it's glued to Facebook's internal services, production engineer Zoltan Puskas said during a presentation at the Open Source Summit in Prague. The …
Andrew Silver, 23 Oct 2017

Kubernetes has won. Docker Enterprise Edition will support rival container-wrangling tech

Container darling Docker plans to make peace with its orchestration rival, Kubernetes, at its European conference this week. For the past two years or so, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, and Mesos have been vying to provide the most compelling orchestration layer for containers. Mesos has been around longer, but the arrival of …
Thomas Claburn, 17 Oct 2017

Puppet plays puppet master, gobbles up automation firm Distelli

Puppet has rolled out the corporate playbook and turned puppet master for another automation company. Oregon-based automation vendor Puppet acquired the continuous delivery software firm Distelli on Wednesday for an undisclosed amount. Puppet swapped out its founder and CEO with COO Sanjay Mirchandani back in September 2016. …
Andrew Silver, 21 Sep 2017

Container adoption still low, barks Cloud Foundation

Updated It's no secret that switching to containers is difficult. According to some IT pros contacted by containerization tech firm Cloud Foundry [PDF], it's so difficult that their adoption is still dragging in the enterprise sector. The benefits of packing software and services inside of containers are clear: your code becomes much …
Andrew Silver, 11 Sep 2017
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Google, VMware and Pivotal team for on-premises Kubernetes

VMworld 2017 Google, VMware and Pivotal have teamed to let you run Kubernetes in the safety of your own data centre. The joint effort has seen Pivotal create the new Pivotal Container Service (with the acronym PKS, for some reason), a commercial cut of the open source Project Kubo that Google and Pivotal developed together to manage the …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Aug 2017

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