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Malware? In my Docker container? It's more common than you think

Black Hat Docker containers are the perfect disguise for malware infections, warn researchers. Speaking at the 2017 Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas, Aqua Security researchers Michael Cherny and Sagie Dulce said [PDF] the Docker API can be abused for remote code execution and security bypass. Popular with developers as a way to …
Shaun Nichols, 28 Jul 2017
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Contain(er) your enthusiasm, nerds: Docker-backed OCI runtime spec hits 1.0

The Open Container Initiative, an attempt by Docker and other container tech companies to build standards and consensus for container technology, on Wednesday plans to release the initial version of its runtime and image specifications. The OCI 1.0 runtime spec defines how a container's filesystem bundle is stored on a local …
Thomas Claburn, 19 Jul 2017

U Vlad bro? Docker accidentally cuts off Ukraine

DevOps darling Docker accidentally cut off the entire country of Ukraine earlier this week following an overzealous effort to enforce US sanctions against Russia. On Tuesday, the open platform's users based in the Eastern European country started posting to Docker's support forums complaining that they were hitting a block to …
Kieren McCarthy, 13 Jul 2017

How do you do, fellow kids? Grandpa Puppet gets down with Docker

It's strange when you're no longer the new kid on the block. First, you're the hippest of the hip, the one that everyone envies and then, suddenly, you're looking that little bit older, and generally less interesting. That's the rather curious position that configuration management players like Puppet and Chef find themselves …
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NetApp seals up object storage garden wall with gap-filling products

NetApp is trying to plug up the gaps in its object storage wall. There are plenty of object storage suppliers keen to get into NetApp's customer base. They might see container support or OpenStack integration as a way of gaining entry. Each tactic represents a potential hole in NetApp's customer base. So the company has stuck …
Chris Mellor, 9 May 2017
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Don't waste your energy on Docker, it says here – wait, that can't be right...

Docker may be the darling of DevOps, but it's something of a minor extravagance when it comes to energy consumption. Computer science boffins affiliated with the University of Alberta in Canada have spent some time comparing the energy used running software applications in Docker containers with power consumption on bare metal …
Docker CEO Ben Golub

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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 …

Wait – we can explain, says Moby, er, Docker amid rebrand meltdown

Docker seemingly became Moby this week, a rebranding exercise that sparked more confusion than clarity among those following container software. Docker (the company) decided to differentiate Docker (the commercial software products Docker CE and Docker EE) from Docker (the open source project). So at DockerCon in Austin, …
Thomas Claburn, 21 Apr 2017

Docker emits LinuxKit: You can probably guess what it does

Docker will today release LinuxKit, an open-source toolbox for building fine-tuned Linux-based operating systems that run in containers. No, it's not replacing Alpine. Docker uses the minimalist Alpine Linux distribution as the foundation of its official container images, and will continue to do so in future, we're told. …
Chris Williams, 18 Apr 2017
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Oracle gets to Wercker, dines on container biz

Oracle has acquired Dutch developer support house Wercker to beef up its offerings for container management. Wercker, based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, specializes in Docker and Kubernetes management tools for developers to quickly create and manage containers to test code. "Wercker's Docker-based platform has a strong, …
Shaun Nichols, 17 Apr 2017

Microsoft rolls the Deis for container wrangling

Microsoft has acquired Deis to provide better management tools for containers on the Azure cloud. The San Francisco-based container orchestration specialist said Monday that it would be joining Redmond's ranks, but will continue to operate its existing Workflow, Helm and Steward developer and management tools. Within …
Shaun Nichols, 10 Apr 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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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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Google opens cloudy cannery to let you cram code into containers

Google's found another way to wrap developers more closely into its warm embrace: a cloudy software build environment it reckons should be free for most users. The new "Cloud Container Builder" has reached general availability status after a year running Google App Engine's gcloud app deploy operation. Described as a “stand- …
Docker CTO Solomon Hykes

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
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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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