TL;DR – Last Week’s Container News (8/4/17-8/11/17)

Docker ROI Calculator

Docker has launched a web-based calculator to estimate IT department savings with Docker EE. The calculator estimates savings for things like developer productivity, IT operations, and Infrastructure. Check out the Docker blog post, or go straight to the Docker ROI calculator.

Solomon Hykes on Docker & Open Source

The New Stack recently shared a profile of Solomon Hykes, creator and current CTO of Docker. The article features Solomon’s thoughts on Docker and the open source world, among other topics. The article also discusses the history of the Docker project.

Google & CodeFresh Simplifying Kubernetes

This past week saw coverage of yet another initiative aimed at simplifying Kubernetes – a powerful, but complex, container orchestrator. This latest initiative is a collaboration between Google Container Engine and CodeFresh, the makers of a “Docker-native CI/CD platform.” According to The New Stack, the integration combines “the container creation and test process with an easier way to deploy containers on Kubernetes.”

Free Infrastructure for “Projects to Advance Cloud-Native Computing”

Bare-metal host “Packet” has aligned themselves with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), donating $25,000 a month in resources for projects that advance cloud-native computing.

According to The New Stack, Packet will manage the infrastructure and CNCF will allocate the resources, which Packet will donate as credits.

The initiative is called the “CNCF Community Infrastructure Lab.” Follow the link for The New Stack’s complete article.

Windows Server Gets Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

Recently introduced to Windows 10, the “Windows Subsystem for Linux” (WSL) is now available on Windows Server. This in response to high demand from DevOps engineers.

WSL enables running command line Linux binaries directly on Windows. The linked article shows you how to set up WSL on Windows Server.

More Momentum for Kubernetes? – AWS Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Major cloud provider AWS just joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a platinum member, according to an article by VentureBeat.

The CNCF is an open source foundation that hosts and guides projects like Kubernetes, the containerd runtime, and the Container Networking Interface (CNI). It is supported by the likes of Google, IBM, Intel, Docker, Microsoft, and RedHat, among many others.

AWS was the last major cloud provider to join the CNCF as a platinum member.

The New Stack speculates AWS’s move may signal, “that enterprise cloud providers are taking CNCF’s flagship orchestration engine Kubernetes very seriously indeed.”

eWeek’s Sean Michael Kerner adds: “It’s not clear whether participation in the CNCF will lead AWS to launch its own Kubernetes service. Whether or not AWS has its own Kubernetes service though isn’t necessarily the point. What AWS needs to ensure is that its platform can be a successful target for Kubernetes deployments.”

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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