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Team Register, 12 Nov 2018
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HTBASE struts into diner, thumps Juke box: Eyyy, let's migrate some containerised apps

HTBASE has pulled the covers off Juke, its hybrid and multi-cloud container deployment and migration kit. The Canadian startup said it can be used to move containerised applications between microservices environments on-premises and in public clouds. The flavour of the thing can be seen in the diagram: HTBASE_JUKE Juke is …
Chris Mellor, 6 Sep 2018
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IBM attempts to graft virtual machine security onto container flexibility

IBM researchers have developed a new flavor of software container in an effort to create code that's more secure than Docker and similar shared kernel container systems. Docker and its ilk are considered less secure than VMs because the compromise of a shared kernel puts all associated containers at risk. With VMs, the kernel …
Thomas Claburn, 17 Jul 2018
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Azure Dev Spaces has hit public preview, so El Reg took it for a spin

Azure Dev Spaces is one of those technologies that looks great in demonstrations, but can end up being infuriating when introduced to real life. Shown off at this year's Build conference and subsequently released in private preview, the toys were released to public preview this week, and The Register was keen to get its talons …
Richard Speed, 11 Jul 2018

We shall call him Mini-U – Ubuntu reveals tiny cloudy server

Canonical has released a new cut of Ubuntu it recommends for use in the cloud and containers. “Minimal Ubuntu” is based on either Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or 18.04 LTS. A Docker image of the latter weighs in at positively paltry 29MB, making it a highly efficient starting point for developers needing to rapidly shovel out …
Simon Sharwood, 11 Jul 2018
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Container captain Kubernetes sails v1.11 to a shoreline near you

The Kubernetes team has unloaded a new version – 1.11 – of the container orchestration platform. Earlier this week, we spoke to Red Hat's Derek Carr on managing extensions for the latest release of K8s. Now, let's take a quick tour of this open-source project's new features. CoreDNS and IPVS load balancing CoreDNS, an …
Richard Speed, 28 Jun 2018
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Microsoft releases new containerised cut of Windows Server

Microsoft’s released a new version of Windows called “windows” that ships as a container image. Why does the world need a new Windows? Because Microsoft’s chats with developers have taught it that they want something with more functionality than either Nano Server or Windows Server Core. Microsoft’s Lars Iwer, a program …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Jun 2018
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Misconfiguration of Java web server component Jolokia puts orgs at risk

Misconfiguration of a commonly used Java web server component puts websites at risk of attack, web dev and security researcher Mat Mannion has warned. Shortcomings in Jolokia's Java Management Extensions (JMX) open the door to information disclosure, denial of service, and other potential attacks against Java web servers. The …
John Leyden, 25 Jun 2018
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Hortonworks Data Platform update flicks on containerisation

Data management firm Hortonworks has enabled containerisation in the latest release of its Data Platform, while announcing a set of extended cloud deals with Microsoft, Google and IBM. CTO Scott Gnau said the overall aim of the announcements, made today at its 11th annual DataWorks Summit in San Jose, was to offer customers a …
Rebecca Hill, 18 Jun 2018
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Contain yourselves: Kubernetes for Azure unleashed on world+dog

Container fans, rejoice! Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available, having been in preview since October. The service, now available in 10 regions, joins the Google Kubernetes Service (GKS) and Amazon's Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) as a way of allowing developers to deploy, scale …
Richard Speed, 14 Jun 2018
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Docker seeks Golden State burnish for cloud container expansion

At its annual enthusiasm fest in San Francisco on Wednesday, software container popularizer Docker shifted from technical talk to evangelism with previews of product improvements and the usual Silicon Valley word salad about changing the world. Golden State Warriors "Hype Man" Franco Finn arrived on stage at DockerCon to …
Thomas Claburn, 13 Jun 2018
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VM-container chimera Kata Containers emerges from lab

The open source Kata Containers project, an effort to combine the security advantages of virtual machines with the deployment and management advantages of software-based containers, hit its 1.0 milestone on Tuesday. Forged from a merger of Intel’s Clear Containers and Hyper’s runV announced last December, Kata Containers …
Thomas Claburn, 23 May 2018
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Orchestral manoeuvres in the Docker: A noob's guide to microservices

Given the hype around microservices, it's tempting to question whether the task of managing microservices has also been oversold. Isn't it just just like managing a traditional piece of software? Well, no. Here's why. In the case of our trusted monolithic applications, you'll more often than not find yourself dealing with a …
Michael Crilly, 14 May 2018

Using Docker and Windows Server Containers? There's a patch for that

Microsoft has emitted a patch to fix a critical vulnerability in a wrapper used to launch Windows Server Containers from Go. The issue (CVE-2018-8115) is a nasty one, allowing remote code execution when importing a container image due to a failure of the library to validate what was on the way in. Exploiting the issue could …
Richard Speed, 3 May 2018
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Penguins in a sandbox: Google nudges Linux apps toward Chrome OS

Sleuthing has revealed more details about Google's project to allow its locked-down Chrome OS to run Linux applications – and well-informed speculation on its architecture. Word of project "Crostini" – or fancy crouton – first emerged from public source code comments earlier this year: Add Crostini experiment to fieldtrial …
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Apr 2018
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Xen turns it up to 4.11 and shrinks itself to contain containers

The Xen Project last week sent the first release candidate of Xen 4.11 down the slipway, ahead of a few weeks’ testing and a planned release on June 1st, 2018. To help you understand what will land on that day, The Register asked Lars Kurth, chair of the Xen Project Advisory Board for his views on what’s important and new in …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Apr 2018
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VMs: Imperfect answers to imperfect problems, but they're all we have

Comment I got into an argument with a friend of mine a little while back. This person abhors containers and virtualization, claims not to understand why anybody should need to use them, and refuses to deploy them in production. What I took away from this encounter were some valid gripes about the design of modern operating systems and …
Trevor Pott, 10 Apr 2018
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BlackBerry calls out between two worlds: Microsoft, Dynamics sandboxes walk with me

BlackBerry is introducing a way to bridge two worlds: Microsoft's InTune container and the BlackBerry Dynamics sandbox. Called BlackBerry Enterprise Bridge, the new software allows work to flow between the old Good Dynamics container – now called BlackBerry Dynamics – and Microsoft apps. So if you receive a document with one …
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Mar 2018

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