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.

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

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

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