Kubernetes launches version 1.8 with focus on security and sustainability
The latest iteration of Kubernetes has launched, with the open source company promising 1.8 will be laser focused on security and sustainability.
The launch – the third of its type this year – offers a variety of new initiatives, from greater support for role based access control (RBAC), to transport layer security (TLS), to promotion for a series of workload APIs.
“Kubernetes 1.8 represents a snapshot of many exciting enhancements and refinements underway,” a company post explained....
Oracle joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation, reports cloud revenues of $1.47bn for Q118
Updated Sep 15 Oracle has announced it has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) at the platinum level, boosting its push for Kubernetes with new open source product releases, while reporting cloud revenues of $1.47 billion in its latest financial results.
The foundation, whose role is to help sustain containers and microservices architectures, said Oracle’s ‘key role will help define the future of enterprise cloud.’
“CNCF technologies such as Kubernetes, Prometheus, gRPC and...
Enterprise container adoption remains slow despite the hype, research argues
Enterprise interest in container technologies continue to grow, but adoption has not gone up with it, according to a report from the Cloud Foundry Foundation.
The Global Perception Study report, which polled more than 540 enterprise developers across different industries, found that only 25% of organisations polled were using containers in 2017, up only 3% from 22% in 2016. There was, however, a greater uptick in companies evaluating options, at 42% from 31% in 2016.
Perhaps this is somewhat to be expected;...
This interactive map from Automic helps make the continuous delivery landscape clearer
Confused about the extent of the DevOps landscape? Fear not – a new map issued by business automation software provider categorises more than 150 products to help organisations compose a ‘coherent continuous delivery (CD) toolchain’.
The interactive map, as becomes clear on first glance, takes its cue from various subway systems around the world, which makes for a clearer look than the classic marketing technology landscape supergraphic, the most recent of which came in at a
Containers: The road ahead to enterprise adoption
It is indisputable that containers are one of the hottest tickets in open source technology, with 451 Research projecting more than 250% growth in the market from 2016 to 2020. It’s easy to see why, when container technology has the ability to combine speed and density with the security of traditional virtual machines and requires far smaller operating systems in order to run.
Getting the balance right in microservices development
Choices, choices, choices. User requirements and non-functional requirements are just the beginning of the balancing act of services development. New development paradigms usually take a few years before their practitioners get a handle of the factors that they need to balance.
In the case of microservices, this balancing act comes down to three things: granularity, data consistency, and performance. The most usable and best-performing services built on the microservices architecture will find a balance of...
Microsoft joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation, launches new container service
Microsoft has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a San Francisco-based organisation aiming at sustaining containers and microservices architectures, as a platinum member.
The Redmond giant joins 14 other companies in the platinum membership category, including Docker, Google – who originally designed Kubernetes before donating it to the CNCF – and IBM.
The foundation’s mission statement is to “create and drive the adoption of a new computing paradigm that is optimised...
Research explores containerisation drivers with hybrid cloud shift key
In the race to move to hybrid cloud, enterprises are looking at containers to increase efficiency and developer productivity, according to a new study.
Of the more than 200 enterprise IT decision makers polled by CoreOS and 451 Research, their usage of containers was relatively even across the board. A quarter (24%) said they had a broad implementation of production applications, while 17% said they were still as the discovery and evaluation stage.
When it came to the drivers of container usage, greater...
A comparison of Azure and AWS microservices solutions
Updated Amazon Web Services introduced their Lambda microservices engine in 2014; and since that time AWS Lambda has been the standard microservices engine for the public cloud. As Microsoft’s Azure cloud has gained in popularity the question on my mind was: will Microsoft also create a Microservices solution?
I recently attended a Town Hall hosted by Microsoft presenting their solution for microservices in the Azure cloud. The session provided a view into Microsoft’s...