Containers explained

Containers are packages of services that can hold anything from a single function, such as a microservice, to a full application logic, data and runtime. Containers help in modern application composition by enabling certain functions to be taken from one environment, such as development, to another, such as production. This pluggable architecture gives IT organizations the ability to remove a piece of the application for updating and feature remediation without having to take down the entire application.

As more, smaller packages are created for containers, issues of container management and security arise. A range of tools exist to help in those tasks, with Kubernetes becoming the most popular container management system.

SD Times news digest: Brave 1.0, Testim’s new development kit for AI-based testing, and Snyk releases new container security solution

Brave launched its new browser designed to offer users a fast browsing experience, while funding the Web through a new attention-based platform of privacy-preserving advertisements and rewards. Brave’s private ads and payment platform (Brave Rewards) is now available for iPhones and iPads in addition to desktops and Android devices.  “Either we all accept the $330 … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Cloud native means Kubernetes

Attending the Pivotal SpringOne conference last month has hit home how important is the alignment around Kubernetes in the cloud-native technology world. This event is a developer conference for the popular Java web framework Spring — Pivotal was keen to quote from the recent JetBrains survey that the two most popular offerings in this category … continue reading

Red Hat’s Quarkus sets Java up for a cloud-native world

Red Hat has announced the release of Quarkus 1.0, a Kubernetes-native Java stack built for containers and cloud deployments. According to the company, as application development continues to evolve, Quarkus will work to bring Java into the future and get it ready for serverless, cloud and Kubernetes environments. “Quarkus represents a fundamental shift in modern … continue reading

Choosing between serverless and containers

Serverless and containers are both software architecture design choices, which causes a common misconception that it is either one or the other, according to Chris Parlette, director of cloud solutions for the cloud services company ParkMyCloud. “A lot of people put serverless against containers, but there is room for both,” he said. There are three … continue reading

Nubix.io launches a developer edition of its edge-native tiny containers

IoT edge-native containers and analytics provider Nubix.io wants to help the edge meet its full potential with the announcement of its new developer solution. The developer edition of its edge-native tiny containers provides access to a library of sensors, analytics and tiny services for creating IoT applications. ‘For the edge to have any chance to … continue reading

Simplifying microservices with a service mesh

In the world of software, things are getting smaller all the time: smaller teams, smaller bits of code, smaller releases, smaller places for code to live and execute (containers). The point of getting smaller is to allow your organization to think bigger by getting the most advantage out of cloud resources and bringing more value … continue reading

Going ‘lights-out’ with DevOps

People sometimes describe DevOps as a factory. It’s a good analogy. Like a factory, code goes go in one end of the DevOps line. Finished software comes out the other.  I’d take the idea one step further. In its highest form, DevOps is not just any factory, but a ‘lights-out’ factory. Also called a “dark … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Qinling

This week’s SD Times Open Source Project of the Week — OpenStack’s Qinling — allows users to run code without provisioning or managing servers and only pay for the compute time they consume. The release is still under development and the current supported release is Stein.  According to the makers of Qinling, the project was … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab 11.11, Xamarin.Forms 4.0, and WhiteSource partners with GitHub

GitLab 11.11 has launched with multi-assignment for MRs and container enhancements that will help increase collaboration throughout the entire DevOps lifecycle, according to GitLab. GitLab now supports multiple assignees for a merge request and automated deployment notifications for Slack and Mattermost. As for containers, the new release now supports Windows Container Executor for GitLab Runners, … continue reading

Tech companies team up on service mesh interoperability

The adoption of service meshes are giving developers new and smarter ways to connect, secure and control what is going on inside their applications and services. But it is also causing a lot of pain points and lock ins for developers. To address the problems a group of technology companies are coming together to launch … continue reading

Docker launches foundation to foster education

Docker today announced the establishment of a foundation to foster education about modern technology in underserved communities. Announced today at DockerCon in San Francisco, Docker Foundation is a non-profit created, according to the company, to “support organizations that align with its mission of enabling a more diverse generation of developers to build our future through … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Aqua Security funding, Parasoft’s new division, and Tibco Connected Intelligence Cloud platform updates

Aqua Security has raised $62 million in Series C funding. The funding round was led by Insight Partners with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, M12, TLV Partners, and Shlomo Kramer. “The adoption of cloud native technologies provides an opportunity for security to be redefined, addressing the chronic cybersecurity skills shortage through automation, and … continue reading

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