TL;DR – Last Week’s Container News (02/23/18-03/02/18)

GitHub Hit with Major DDoS Attack

This past week, GitHub was hit by the “largest DDoS attack that has been publicly reported to date.” The attack peaked at 1.35 Terabits per second and was part of an ongoing trend of memcached amplification attacks. GitHub moved their traffic to Akamai four minutes after the attack began, and was able to mitigate the attack four minutes later (a total of eight minutes after the attack began). Follow the link for complete coverage.

Vegas “Demo Days” – A Developer Showcase in Las Vegas

This week, our friends at The InNEVation Center are highlighting Mike Ziethlow as a local “innevator.” Zeithlow’s company hosts Vegas’s “Demo Day,” a once-monthly developer showcase in Las Vegas. Follow the link for the complete blog post and to learn more about Demo Day. Congrats Mike!

First Look at DockerCon 2018 Agenda

This past week, Docker shared a “first look at the DockerCon agenda” for DockerCon 2018. Sessions will include:

  • Customers in production case sessions
  • Using Docker sessions
  • Black Belt (deep technical talks)
  • Docker Docker Docker (deep dive into Docker tooling, implementation, etc.)
  • Innovation (a “glimpse into the new container frontier as it relates to IoT, Machine Learning, and distributed systems”)
  • Transform (“focuses on the impact of change”)

Kubernetes 1.10 Beta Available

The Kubernetes community just released the first beta of Kubernetes 1.10. The general release (scheduled for March 21), is expected to add over a dozen new features. Follow the link to learn more about changes to authentication, networking, storage, node management and more.

How Docker EE Secures Kubernetes Supply Chain

A recent Docker blog post provides a good overview of the software supply chain and how Docker EE secures it for Kubernetes. This is achieved through security scanning and image promotion. Follow the link to learn more.

Microservice Architecture is Event-Driven

A recent article in The New Stack explores how microservices differ from traditional IT systems architecture. According to the article, “it’s all about events.” Moving to this event-based architecture will require “a certain shift in architecture mindset,” but the result is an increased ability to replace / scale services.


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