TL;DR – Last Week’s Container News (04/13/18-04/20/18)

Docker Releases Enterprise Edition 2.0

This past week’s big news: Docker announced the release of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0. This latest release will provide full commercial Kubernetes support for the first time. Follow the link for our complete coverage.

Release Management 101

A recent article in The New Stack describes the role of the release manager, as well as a step-by-step outline for release management. Steps include release planning, building and configuring releases, quality review, rollout planning, and release implementation. Follow the link to learn more about the critical role of release planning for enterprise deployments.

Kaniko for Container Security

Although Docker containers do not have root access by default, the choice to grant that access creates a major security flaw. It provides attackers “too-easy access to the underlying kernel.”

To address this, Google has unveiled an open source tool called Kaniko. The tool can run “in a standard Kubernetes cluster or any environment that can’t have access to privileges.” It “unpacks the filesystem, executes commands, and snapshots the filesystem completely in user-space within the executor image, which is how it avoids requiring privileged access on your machine.”

Check out the complete article by SDxCentral.

Docker’s B-Day 5 Recap

Docker turned five last month. More recently, Docker, Inc. shared a Docker birthday recap thanking the community. Here’s to many more!

DockerCon 18: Embark on Your Containerization Journey

Docker has identified four stages to the “containerization journey,” and will have representation for all four during DockerCon 18. The four stages are “getting started,” “first project,” “scale,” and “innovate.” Follow the link to learn more about the activities available for every stage.

Docker Hub Runs on Docker EE 2.0

Docker is “eating their own dogfood,” running the hugely popular Docker Hub service on Docker EE, according to a recent blog post. The post details changes Docker has made in their own orchestration / deployments as EE moved toward 2.0. This includes details on their migration of some services to Kubernetes.

4 Great Things About Interop

A recent article in InformationWeek discusses “what I’m looking forward to at Interop ITX 2018.” The author highlights some of the positive aspects of Interop, including the vendor-neutral approach, the intimate feeling of the conference, the great keynotes, and the various talk tracks, among others.

Triton CLI for Windows

A recent tutorial by Joyent explains how to install Triton CLI on Windows. The tutorial walks through nine steps:

  • Downloading and installing Git Bash
  • Generating SSH keys
  • Uploading the public SSH key to Triton
  • Downloading and installing Node.js
  • Installing Triton CLI
  • Configuring environment variables
  • Configuring Triton profiles
  • Creating an instance
  • Connecting to the new instance

Containers & Compliance

A recent article by The New Stack discusses using containers in a compliance-oriented environment (for example, healthcare or finance). According to the article, there’s nothing “inherently incompatible” about using Docker containers in the face of PCI, HIPAA, or similar. It’s “how you configure” your services that counts.

The article walks through the configuration considerations so you can prepare for an audit. Follow the link for more in-depth coverage.

“Gloo” Unifying Legacy, Microservices, and Serverless

A recent article in The New Stack describes Gloo, a tool meant to “unify” legacy APIs, microservices, and serverless by exposing them as “functions on the same data place.” By treating these distinct computing styles “as a single entity,” you can then monitor and manage “with a single system.” Follow the link to learn more about how Gloo works.


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