TL;DR – Last Week’s Container News (12/15/17-12/22/17)

Kubernetes 1.9 = Increased Stability, Windows Support

Announced 12/7/17, Kubernetes 1.9 will bring more stable system tools, including Kubernetes workloads APIs. According to a recent article in The New Stack, four APIs moved to general availability:

  • Deployment (describe the desired state for a running application)
  • ReplicaSet (ensures apps have enough container instances, or “replicas”)
  • Daemonset (deployment that runs continuously – example: a logging or monitoring solution)
  • StatefulSet (allows for persistent state “even if containers are killed and restarted.” Also, persistence for network identification, order of containers start / stop, etc.)

1.9 also provides “support for Windows containers, as well as an alpha version of a new container storage API.”

Spinnaker — For Multi-Cloud Deployments

A recent article by The New Stack explores Spinnaker, a tool to help automate deployments across a variety of cloud and container platforms. The open source project evolved from Asgard (originally a Netflix project). The New Stack article explores the many benefits of Spinnaker and delves into setting Spinnaker up and managing deployments. It also discusses the Spinnaker community.  

5 Docker Case Studies

Docker has shared their “Top 5 Customer Success Stories of 2017.” Follow the link to read about MetLife’s massive infrastructure savings, Visa’s speed / operational efficiency gains, GSK’s increased speed of innovation, Paypal’s journey to 150,000 containers, and Société Générale’s Docker EE integration.

Case Study: Kadaster and CapGemini

Docker has shared a Docker EE case study for Kadaster and CapGeminiKadaster is a Netherlands government organization responsible for “collecting and registering property and land rights, ships, aircraft and telecom networks.” Along with CapGemini, they have created “an agile application platform that now runs some of the most demanding workloads” for Kadaster. Follow the link for a video of the DockerCon talk. 

Microsoft & Oracle Further Integrating Serverless with Kubernetes

Microsoft and Oracle have both released new software “to further integrate serverless capabilities” into Kubernetes, according to The New Stack. Oracle’s new tool is an installer that “allows its serverless software, Fn, to be installed on Kubernetes.” Meanwhile, Microsoft has introduced “Virtual Kubelet,” which enables the connection of Kubernetes “to API services outside” the Kubernetes container environment.

Note: due to the holiday season, there will be no TL;DR next week. We look forward to picking up again next year!


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