TL;DR – Last Week’s Container News (7/21/17-7/28/17)

Azure Container Instances Without VM Overhead

Microsoft’s newly-launched Azure Container Instance (ACI) service allows users to deploy containers without a VM host. The service lets users create containers directly from Bash in the Azure Cloud Shell, and “pushes the infrastructure up a layer,” so users “no longer have to worry about the creation… of VMs,” according to an article by The New Stack.

Leverage Kubernetes’ Infrastructure for Your Own Projects

Beginning with Kubernetes 1.7, you can plug in your own managed object / application “as if it were a native Kubernetes component.” This according to a recent article in The New Stack. The article explains that you can save a “few man years in development” by leveraging Kubernetes’ existing infrastructure and focusing “on implementing your unique service.” The article also serves as a tutorial for how to make this happen.

Black Hat Session Reveals Docker Security Risk

At a Black Hat conference session earlier this week, Aqua Security discussed a vulnerability in Docker for Windows and Docker for Mac that “could have enabled an attacker to infect a system.” The vulnerability had already been disclosed to Docker and was fixed in the 17.05 update (released in May). It involved accessing the Docker API through an open TCP port (allowed by default). To fix the vulnerability, Docker made the TCP port an opt in option. Check out eWEEK’s coverage for more on this story.

Docker for SysAdmins

In a new series of blog posts, Docker will be sharing “how SysAdmins… are enabling their organizations to innovate faster while saving their companies’ money by embracing containers.” The multi-part series will cover infrastructure savings, hands-on tutorials for container management, how traditional applications are being containerized in just five days, and some key use cases of Docker EE. Check out the first post in the series to sign up.

Modernize Traditional Apps with Docker

Docker recently shared a webinar recap concerning “modernizing traditional applications.” According to the webinar, organizations spend about 80% of their IT budget maintaining legacy systems and “keeping the lights on.” By moving existing applications into containers, organizations can take advantage of containers’ inherent cost savings, and start spending more of that 80% on innovation. According to the webinar, this shift to containers can be achieved without modifying the application’s code base.

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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