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.
In an effort to bring Kubernetes to more users, Red Hat is providing free online Kubernetes-focused tutorials. The company announced improvements to its Kubernetes by Example site at its Red Hat Summit today. In addition to tutorials, the company will provide news, community interaction and a hands-on approach to learning. “Safe to say, Kubernetes plays … continue reading
Amazon Web Services is making its fully managed container application service generally available this week. AWS App Runner is designed to help developers easily and rapidly develop, deploy and run containerized web applications and APIs by handling all the operational aspects such as provisioning, scaling and managing container orchestration, load balancing and CI/CD pipelines. According … continue reading
Red Hat unveiled its Developer Sandbox for Red Hat OpenShift to make it easier for developers to get started with building Kubernetes-based applications using the same infrastructure and tools that they run in their application environments. The new solution provides a private OpenShift environment in a shared, multi-tenant cluster that is pre-configured with a set … continue reading
With the acquisition of my company, StackRox, by cloud-native technology vendor Red Hat, it seems like a good time to reflect on the state of cloud-native security. Security in the cloud has been my life for the past five years, and it’s changed very quickly as new cloud-native platforms have taken over the industry. We’ve … continue reading
Lightrun announced the release of a free, self-service version of its debugging solution for developers. With Lightrun Cloud, users can troubleshoot production applications live from within the IntelliJ IDE and debug modern application architectures like containers, microservices and serverless. “Distributed frameworks are the cornerstone of the most interesting cloud-native development use cases today, but all … continue reading
GitHub has introduced a new container registry to improve how it handles containers within packages. The registry is available as a public beta, and will enable users to enforce better access policies, encourage the usage of standard base images, and promote innersourcing. “While GitHub Packages already gives teams greater traceability of their software supply chain, … continue reading
As part of it’s app modernization week, Google announced a number of new updates to help organizations get started with their digital transformations and to streamline application development and delivery. The Google Cloud App Modernization Program The Google App Modernization Program (Google CAMP) was formed to offer advice on how organizations can start their journeys … continue reading
The Open Container Initiative (OCI) has announced the general availability of Harbor 2.0. The latest release makes it the first OCI-compliant open-source registry capable of storing cloud-native artifacts such as container images, Helm charts, OPAs, and Singularity. In addition, it enables pulling, pushing, deleting, tagging replicating and scanning artifacts. “Although Harbor is now OCI-compliant, existing … continue reading
The Cloud Foundry Foundation announced the launch of Paketo Buildpacks to make it easier for cloud-native developers to build code into a container by automatically detecting which language, frameworks, and runtimes are needed. Developers can then use buildpacks to then perform code compilation and configure the container for development, according to the foundation. “Paketo Buildpacks … continue reading
APM, as Gartner defines it in its Magic Quadrant criteria, is based on three broad sets of capabilities, and in order to be considered by Gartner an APM vendor, you have to have all three. Charley Rich, Gartner research director and lead author of its APM Magic Quadrant, explained: The first one is digital experience … continue reading
Software continues to grow as the driver of today’s global economy, and how a company’s applications perform is critical to retaining customer loyalty and business. People now demand instant gratification and will not tolerate latency — not even a little bit. As a result, application performance monitoring is perhaps more important than ever to companies … continue reading
Container image company Docker has announced that it is completely shifting its focus to developers. The company has revealed that it will expand Docker Desktop and Docker Hub, as well as partnering with the current ecosystem of Docker tools. Updates to Docker Desktop will help accelerate onboarding new developers to team workflows, help new developers … continue reading