TL;DR – Last Week’s Container News (05/18/18-05/25/18)

In this week’s TL;DR post:

Fortran and Docker: How to Combine Legacy Code with Cutting-Edge Components

In this post, Urban walks you behind the scenes to share the benefits of Fortran and how they combine it with other, “modern” technologies, such as containers, to provide flexibility, portability, and scaling without the pain of re-writing the model.

Can IT finally deliver innovation without busting its own budget? Docker’s CEO says yes.

At Talend Connect 2018, during an onstage chat with Talend CEO Mike Tuchen, Docker CEO Steve Singh is making the case for a different kind of IT. Steve talks about how he couldn’t pass up the chance to fundamentally change how apps are built and delivered and points out how companies like MetLife or Northern Trust are cutting their app and infrastructure management cost by half.

Rackspace Adds Managed Kubernetes Service

Rackspace unfurled an effort to manage instances of Kubernetes clusters wherever they are deployed through a managed Kubernetes service.The company initially will focus on deploying Rackspace Kubernetes-as-a-Service on top of instances of OpenStack, which it developed originally.

Introducing Play with Kubernetes

People have used Play with Docker and the accompanying hands-on Play with Docker Classroom training site. These sites allow you to use and learn Docker entirely within your own browser, without installing anything. Last summer, Docker quietly launched the companion site Play with Kubernetes, to give people a full command line while learning Kubernetes on the command line. And this week, Docker is launching a new Kubernetes training site, the Play with Kubernetes Classroom.

The Play with Kubernetes Classroom is a workshop environment just like the Play with Docker Classroom. We currently have an extensive Kubernetes workshop originally based on Jérôme Petazzoni’s Container Training Kubernetes workshop. But instead of doing it all locally or setting up VMs in the cloud, you can now run through the workshop entirely in the browser.

DevOps at Scale: Best Practices in Use Today

Achieving the theoretical benefits of DevOps in practice can be hard. Plus, while much DevOps focus is on mobile, web and internal apps, it is also being adopted in many larger scale and often electronics-based projects, involving complexity, volume and compliance. InformationWeek asked some of the companies they have been working with about their DevOps experiences and they have three stand-out themes: planning, tools and culture.

Containers, Security, and Echo Chambers

Our good friend Jessie Frazelle has another post on her blog about container security and the confusion around sandboxing containers with gvisor. She thinks it is technically “cool.” But her issues are more with the messaging around it and marketing.

Google Announces General Availability of Kubernetes Engine 1.10

Google’s Kubernetes Engine 1.10 platform for deploying production-ready containerized applications is now generally available. More than three years after the release of the first Kubernetes Engine, Google has announced the availability of version 1.10, which includes new security and logging features for enterprise users.

The company said the new version will address such issues as security, logging, and monitoring of web-native applications. The version of Kubernetes Engine will include a featured dubbed Shared Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and will also offer increased network control, plus faster scaling and additional security.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 Delivers Long-Term Support

The Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 release was officially announced on May 21, bringing along with it new features and expanded support for the open-source cloud platform. In a video interview with eWEEK, Mark McLoughlin, senior director of engineering for OpenStack at Red Hat, details what’s new in the release and what is set to come in the next release.

OpenStack Boosts Container Security with Kata Containers 1.0

The OpenStack Foundation announced on May 22 the Kata Containers 1.0 release  which is designed to bolster container security. The Kata Containers project provides a virtualization isolation layer to help run multi-tenant container deployments in a more secure manner than running containers natively on bare-metal. The effort provides a micro-virtual machine (VM) layer that can run container workloads.

Microsoft Pushes Serverless Beyond Events and Functions

Microsoft added new features to its serverless offering, Azure Functions. The company shows that it’s developing a range of tools and services that use the same idea of not having to care about infrastructure for everything from workload orchestration to machine learning with Python.

When Not to Use a Container Orchestrator

In this post, author, Christopher Tozzi mainly covers the topic of why are we so obsessed with Kubernetes? He explores when to use a container orchestrator and when not to use a container orchestrator.



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