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.

Twistlock goes beyond container security

Twistlock has announced the latest release of its cloud-native security platform. Twistlock 19.03 is designed to expand the company’s security capabilities to hosts, containers and serverless solutions. “Our approach is different because we’re not repacking legacy technologies or focusing on only a single aspect of host defense. Instead, Twistlock provides vulnerability management, compliance, runtime defense, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, Mozilla expresses concerns about Facebook, and Unisys CloudForte for Microsoft Azure

Red Hat has announced a new tool for developers to leverage Kubernetes and create cloud-native applications. Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces is a Kubernetes-native, browser-based development environment based on the open-source Eclipse Che IDE project. According to the company, the workspace solution is optimized for Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Features include the … continue reading

Kubernetes solutions took over in 2018

Last year was a big year for containers, and in particular Kubernetes, with several of the major cloud providers offering new Kubernetes solutions. Kubernetes graduated from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in March. Kubernetes was the CNCF’s first project and was the first opensource project to graduate as well. Kubernetes 1.1 was released at the … continue reading

Versioning container content: The ‘single source of truth’

Have you thought about what your future looks like when you’re managing hundreds of containers and microservices that make up a single version of your software solution?  Let’s just say, you’re going to need more than an Excel spreadsheet. Containers and microservices are game-changers in terms of how we develop and deliver software.  In the … continue reading

Docker releases enterprise desktop solution for Mac and Windows

Docker is giving enterprise uses a new way to create and deliver container-based applications on their desktop. The company announced Docker Desktop Enterprise at its DockerCon conference in Barcelona today. Docker Desktop Enterprise is designed for Mac and Windows. With it, developers can work with the framework and programming language of their choice, and IT … continue reading

Docker aims to ease the migration path for legacy Windows Server 2008 apps

Docker is launching a new service in Docker Enterprise 2.1 to make it easier to migrate legacy Windows Server 2008 applications. The end-of-support deadline for Windows Server 2008 is January 14, 2020, after which point security updates will no longer be released regularly. According to Docker, companies that do not migrate their legacy applications and … continue reading

Puppet prepares for new era of DevOps at Puppetize Live

Delivery and operation automation company Puppet announced a series of DevOps, continuous delivery and continuous integration product launches and updates during its Puppetize Live conference in San Francisco today. CEO Sanjay Mirchandani said in the announcement that the announced tools are designed to “make DevOps transformations data-driven and automatic.” Puppet Insights The company highlighted the … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Understanding the meaning of cloud-native applications and development

The term ‘cloud native’ is responsible for significant confusion in conversations about contemporary application development because of a lack of clarity about its meaning. For example, contemporary usage of the term often equates it with applications that are optimized for cloud computing infrastructures.  Another use of the term equate it with cloud-based applications that are … continue reading

APM for today’s new architectures

The role of APM has traditionally been to flag issues in code that affect performance. To resolve those issues, it has been necessary to understand all the spaghetti code of a monolithic application – written by multiple developers who often do not have an overarching view of the entire application – and then deconstruct that … continue reading

Google’s serverless platform Cloud Functions is now available

Google is giving development teams the ability to build apps without worrying about managing servers with new serverless features announced at its Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco this week. The company announced the general availability of Cloud Functions, new App Engine runtimes and the integration of Cloud Firestore with GCP services. “Every business … continue reading

Google releases Jib for containerizing Java applications

Google is introducing a new open-source project for Java developers. Jib is an Java containerizer designed to help Java developers build containers using the tools they already know. The company explained while containers can make developing Java workflows easier, Java developers are often not container experts, which can make the process of containerizing their apps … continue reading

Pulumi emerges from stealth with cloud development platform

Pulumi Corporation is giving developers and DevOps teams a new way to get their code to the cloud. The company emerged from stealth mode today with an open-source cloud development platform for cloud-native apps using containers, serverless functions, APIs and infrastructure. “All developers are now cloud developers. The cloud delivers enormous capabilities; however, creating modern … continue reading

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