Topic: containers

Rancher Labs releases beta version of Rancher, and Google updates Play services—SD Times news digest: June 15, 2015

Rancher Labs has announced the beta launch of its open-source infrastructure platform for containers. Rancher is designed to provide a set of services for managing containers in production. Features include cross-host networking, container load balancing, storage management, service discovery, service upgrades, resource management, native Docker support, and multi-tenancy and user management. “Much of the excitement … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Trine

Trine is “the library modern JavaScript doesn’t deserve, but needs right now,” at least according to its GitHub description. As Finnish developer Jussi Kalliokoski puts it, Trine is a utility library geared at tapping the full potential of functional programming in JavaScript. Kalliokoski explains that despite functional programming improvements introduced in both ECMAScript 5 and … continue reading

AnsibleFest: Ansible on Docker containers, microservices and OpenStack

Following a look inside Ansible 2.0 and Ansible Tower 2.2, the open-source community took the lead at AnsibleFest NYC in presentations showing how the versatile technology works in tandem with popular platforms such as Docker and OpenStack. In a presentation entitled “Operating Your OpenStack Cloud Using Ansible,” Rackspace cloud solutions architect Walter Bentley explained why, … continue reading

Preemptible VMs for Google’s cloud, Rust 1.0, and Meteor raises $20 million—SD Times news digest: May 19, 2015

Google has announced Preemptible Virtual Machines, a new beta cloud technology for Google Compute Engine. Preemptible VMs are cloud instances that can be shut down at any time for short-term storage capacity at a low fixed cost. Google recommended them for distributed, fault-tolerant workloads that don’t require continuous availability of any single instance. The temporary … continue reading

Guest View: Six questions to ask about microservices and containers

Microservices and containers are perhaps the greatest potential change in how IT organizations deliver and run software services since the arrival of virtual machines. Such a change brings with it lots of interest and enthusiasm, and inevitably much hype and bandwagon-jumping, too. But, amid all the noise, let’s not forget that it’s early days yet—not … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite: Rounding up the developer news

Microsoft announced a slew of product news at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago, but in a conference of more than 23,000 attendees, the active expo floor offered arguably more news on software development tools and releases for developers in the Microsoft space. Below is a rundown of some of the interesting companies and developer … continue reading

CoreOS pushes for App Container standard

CoreOS is hoping a standard known as App Container (AppC) will provide a framework for a future where container-based deployment is a mainstay in the cloud. This hope was outlined today by Kelsey Hightower, product manager and developer advocate at CoreOS, at CoreOS Fest. Hightower said that AppC is expected to allow other entities to … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite: Hyper-V and Nano for Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 security, and Microsoft Azure Stack

Microsoft announced an array of products and updates during the keynote of its Ignite conference, including a second preview of Windows Server 2016 with support for Linux containers through Nano Server and Hyper-V features. “What containers give the developer is the ability to create this portable application package they can run everywhere: this self-contained capability … continue reading

Google’s Kubernetes Project reaches Mesosphere

Users of Apache Mesos and the Mesosphere Data Center Operating System will be pleased to hear that they can begin integrating Google’s Project Kubernetes into their containerized cloud environments. Mesosphere today announced that it would begin including Kubernetes as a standard feature of its Mesosphere DCOS. Kubernetes, which was first announced publicly by Google last … continue reading

Red Hat’s Atomic command turns Docker images into software-delivery mechanisms

Red Hat is looking to improve upon Docker’s software-delivery mechanism with the Atomic command feature of its Atomic Host operating system for Linux containers. Last month, Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7) Atomic Host, a version of the enterprise operating system expressly designed to run containers. The “Atomic command” feature defines entry … continue reading

Docker announces unified releases to cover the entire life cycle

Docker is trying to accommodate developers by providing a number of coinciding updates. The company just announced a unified update to Docker Engine, Registry, Compose, Swarm and Machine. This is the first time the company is providing simultaneous releases, and it will continue to provide users with unified updates every two months moving forward. “By … continue reading

Docker hits $1 billion valuation mark, according to Bloomberg

Since Docker was launched two years ago, it has taken the software development industry by storm. Today, with the announcement of a new round of Series D funding at US$95 million, it is worth about $1 billion, according to Bloomberg. “Our responsibility is to give people the tools they need to create applications that weren’t … continue reading

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