TL;DR – Last Week’s Container News (7/7/17-7/14/17)

Docker Secrets

A recent Docker blog post shows how to implement secrets in a Dockerized application. This allows you to manage configuration and confidential information (like passwords or credentials). According to the post, Docker, “manages secrets and securely transmits it to only those nodes in the swarm that need access to it.” The secrets are “encrypted during transit” and are “at rest in a Docker swarm.”

Docker for SysAdmins

Docker’s Mike Coleman has shared a webinar session discussing Docker from the SysAdmin perspective. The webinar makes the distinction between containers and VMs, shares benefits of containerization, discusses container security, and shows how to get started.

Azure On Prem

According to VentureBeat, Microsoft customers “can now order machines that run Azure Stack.” This means bringing Azure on prem, with private instances that can be run in a company’s own data centers. The option makes it easier to maintain a more consistent hybrid cloud environment, as developers can access the same services whether they’re using Azure on prem or in a public cloud deployment.

Kerberos Security Flaw

A security flaw first found in “an open-source implementation of the Kerberos 5 network authentication protocol,” has also been identified in Microsoft and MacOS implementations. Kerberos is a popular computer network authentication protocol included in many versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. Microsoft, FreeBSD and several Linux distributions have already released updates to fix this serious vulnerability. Check out The New Stack’s coverage.

Profile of ARM’s Andrew Wafaa

The New Stack recently profiled Andrew Wafaa (ARM’s Software Director for Enterprise, Communities) for their “Open Source Leaders” series. Andrew is a major contributor to openSUSE (a Linux OS) and helps direct ARM’s upstream contributions to open source projects. His job is about making ARM more of a first-class open source citizen. Check out The New Stack’s profile of Andrew Wafaa.

Get involved with the Moby Project

The Moby Project — first introduced at DockerCon 17 — has an active community on GitHub and the Moby Project Discourse forum. Additionally, interested folks can get involved with Moby Summits. According to a recent Docker blog post, the next Moby Summit will be September 14, 2017 in Los Angeles as part of the Open Source Summit North America. Follow the link to learn more and register for the upcoming Moby Summit.

Any major container news we missed? Please feel free to drop us a line. This summary is part of an ongoing series from InfoSiftr, and we want to make sure all top container stories are covered.


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