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Wave of DevOps, Containers, CD expertise heads for London

Events We’ll be throwing the doors open at Continuous Lifecycle in just over 36 hours, but there’s still time for you to grab a prime spot for three days of the best in DevOps, Agile and Containers. We’ve got 40 of the finest brains in software development and delivery joining us on stage at the QE II in Westminster as part of our …
Team Register, 15 May 2017

So your client's under-spent on IT for decades and lives in fear of an audit

Infrastructure as code is a buzzword frequently thrown out alongside DevOps and continuous integration as being the modern way of doing things. Proponents cite benefits ranging from an amorphous "agility" to reducing the time to deploy new workloads. I have an argument for infrastructure as code that boils down to "cover your …
Trevor Pott, 12 May 2017
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CyberArk splashes $42m on DevOps security whizz Conjur

Infosec firm CyberArk has bought Conjur, a provider of DevOps security software, for $42m. Israel-based CyberArk specialises in privileged account management and secrets protection. Conjur's tech for securing DevOps will allow CyberArk to dive deeper into the DevOps lifecycle to protect secrets and manage machine identities. …
John Leyden, 12 May 2017
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Servers as pets or cattle was 2012. Now it's McMansions or Hotels

Remember pets and cattle? CERN's 2012 metaphor to describe on-premises servers you name and care for lavishly versus virtualized cloud servers you never name, run in a herd and snuff out without a second's thought? Well the metaphor's evolved: VMware and Pivotal are now talking about McMansions and hotels to explain how they …
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docker rm Ben Golub

Easy-to-use container pioneer Docker on Tuesday installed a new chief executive, swapping Ben Golub for Steve Singh, the co-founder and former CEO of travel expense biz Concur, now owned by SAP. In a high-paying version of musical chairs, Singh, who joined Docker's board of directors in November, has become CEO and chairman of …

DevOps hype? Sometimes a pizza really is just a pizza

Opinion Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Four friends are sitting on a sofa, and one says to the others, “I’m hungry, I want to learn how to make pizza.” The first friend responds: “90 per cent of my fiends who ate pizza in 2016 were 80 per cent less hungry.” The second: “I can make you pizza, 30 per cent quicker and 10 per …
John Clapham, 28 Mar 2017
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CoreOS Tectonic shift: Now you can run it on Azure and OpenStack

CoreOS is extending Tectonic, its enterprise Kubernetes platform, beyond Amazon Web Services and bare metal environments to run on Microsoft Azure and OpenStack cloud infrastructure. Mackenzie Burnett, head of product at CoreOS, in a phone interview with The Register, observed that while support for Azure and OpenStack is …
Thomas Claburn, 23 Mar 2017
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JS package catalog npm frees its team software for open source devs

npm Inc, the company behind the Node.js package manager and command-line utility known by the same three letters, on Wednesday plans to make its developer collaboration tool known as Orgs free for open source projects. Those using npm to manage private packages still have to pay. "This lets us decouple the paid features from …
Thomas Claburn, 22 Mar 2017

Splunk and New Relic say they're now friends with benefits

Operations people are often quite fond of Splunk, because it gives them bucketloads of useful data about the performance of the kit they tend. Developers are often quite fond of New Relic, because it gives them bucketloads of useful data about the performance of the code they tend, and its impact on the user experience. So …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Mar 2017
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Docker donates core container code to DevOps world's DMZ

As it promised in December, Docker has bestowed containerd, its core container runtime, upon the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, putting an important piece of container infrastructure under neutral governance. The open source software component – a "daemon" or automated process – controls runC, the container runtime that …
Thomas Claburn, 15 Mar 2017
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Intel's Clear Containers creep toward being useful: Now plays nicer with Docker, Kubernetes

Intel has tweaked its Clear Containers software so that it is compatible with Docker Swarm and Kubernetes orchestration. Virtual machines, governed by a hypervisor, enforce data isolation in hardware; containers, while less secure, can be launched and deployed faster and offer flexibility in terms of portability across …
Thomas Claburn, 14 Mar 2017
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Wow, did you see what happened to Veracode? Oh no, no, it's not dead. It's been bought by CA

Investors in the cloudy app security biz Veracode are going to be celebrating after CA Technologies agreed to buy it up for $614m in cash. CA announced the buy on Monday and said that it wanted to add Veracode's application security testing to its security lineup and devops business, as well as keeping its cloud apps more …
Iain Thomson, 7 Mar 2017
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Docker looks big biz in the eye: It's not you, it's EE – Enterprise Edition

Docker has extended its product line by adding two E's, for Enterprise Edition, a version of its container software tuned to the demands of businesses. Docker EE takes the firm's container runtime, mixes it with orchestration (managing clustering and scheduling), security, and administrative tools, then wraps it up in images …

Big Blue's big blunder: IBM accidentally hands over root access to its data science servers

IBM left private keys to the Docker host environment in its Data Science Experience service inside freely available containers. This potentially granted the cloud service's users root access to the underlying container-hosting machines – and potentially to other machines in Big Blue's Spark computing cluster. Effectively, Big …
Thomas Claburn, 21 Feb 2017
Linus Torvalds at Open Source Leadership Summit

Talk of tech innovation is bullsh*t. Shut up and get the work done – says Linus Torvalds

OSLS Linus Torvalds believes the technology industry's celebration of innovation is smug, self-congratulatory, and self-serving. The term of art he used was more blunt: "The innovation the industry talks about so much is bullshit," he said. "Anybody can innovate. Don't do this big 'think different'... screw that. It's meaningless. …
Thomas Claburn, 15 Feb 2017
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With nearly 1m users on its books, DigitalOcean touts load balancers

DigitalOcean on Tuesday plans to begin offering load balancers to help its customers distribute online traffic across their infrastructure, at a cost of $20 per month. Load balancers ensure that DigitalOcean servers can handle surges of online traffic and represent an essential safety mechanism for online businesses. They …
Thomas Claburn, 14 Feb 2017
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Clusters f**ked: Insecure Hadoop file systems wiped by miscreants

Administrators of Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) clusters have evidently not heeded warnings that surfaced last month about securing software with insecure default settings. Attacks on Hadoop clusters have wiped the data of at least 165 installations, according to GDI Foundation security researchers Victor Gevers, Niall …
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Docker polices secrets, in Iron Man suit no less

Secrets management can present problems for those working in containerized environments. Storing secrets – API keys, SSH keys, TLS certificates and other sensitive data used for authentication and authorization – within a container image may be the path of least resistance but doing so is insecure. Anyone with access to the …

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