TL;DR – Last Week’s Container News (10/20/17-10/27/17)

DockerCon EU Videos

The videos from DockerCon EU are now available online. Follow the link to view DockerCon EU videos on the following topics:

  • Using Docker
  • Docker Best Practices
  • Use Case
  • Black Belt
  • Edge
  • Transform
  • Community Theater

MetLife Use Case

A recent blog post by Docker explores how MetLife is using Docker EE to self fund containerization. According to the post, MetLife’s modernizing of traditional apps with containers has resulted in tens of millions of dollars of savings. Follow the link for a complete summary of MetLife’s container use.

Microsoft Embraces Kubernetes with Azure Container Service (AKS)

Microsoft’s new Azure Container Service (AKS) will “make it easier for its customers to run containerized applications in the cloud using Kubernetes,” according to a recent article by VentureBeat. According to the article, the AKS’s hosted version of Kubernetes will feature ‘automatic upgrades, simplified scaling, self-healing capabilities, and a hosted control plane.”

CNCF Adopts Notary, TUF

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) recently adopted Notary, a Docker-developed tool that allows “developers to sign applications at every step of development, blocking malicious content from being injected into the workflow.” This in addition to adopting TUF, the spec Notary was built on. Notary and TUF are the CNCF’s 13th and 14th hosted projects.

A blog post by Docker mentions that Notary and TUF “are the first security-related projects to be added to the CNFC,” and suggests that “the CNCF is positioning itself ahead of the curve,” since there may, “be many more users in search of tools to secure their software distribution channels in the near future.”

Is Kubernetes Google’s Answer to AWS?

A recent editorial in The New Stack speculates about Google’s motivation for open sourcing Kubernetes, drawing a comparison to Google’s Android.

According to the article, Google’s Android served to limit Apple’s influence in the mobile market – giving other, non-software savvy companies a chance to compete. Similarly, Kubernetes may be limited AWS’s ability to lock in users and monopolize the cloud market.

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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