AWS Embraces Kubernetes This past week's big news was AWS embracing Kubernetes. The cloud giant announced Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) during their re:Invent conference here in Las Vegsas. Follow the link for our complete post about it. AWS Bare Metal Compute Instances This past week, AWS also announced their i3.metal instance. The service [...]
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AWS today announced Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS). This is a managed service for running Kubernetes on AWS. According to Amazon’s EKS webpage, the service removes common Kubernetes challenges like managing scaling / availability of Kubernetes masters and persistence layer, running across Availability Zones, monitoring health, and patching and upgrading. According to VentureBeat, AWS [...]
At the upcoming CloudNativeCon + KubeCon (December 6-8 in Austin, TX), InfoSiftr will demonstrate an app running across multiple architectures, all based on a single Dockerfile. The application – a network traffic generator – will run on ARM 32-bit machines and ARM 64-bit machines, with a web interface component running on x86 architecture (i.e. a [...]
VMware on Microsoft Azure Microsoft has announced a beta service that runs VMware on Microsoft’s bare metal servers, according to an article in VentureBeat. The VMware tech will be co-located with other Azure services, so customers can still take advantage of the power of Azure services while running VMware. This announcement is in addition to [...]
Good news: InfoSiftr.com has undergone a full site redesign. This means more container-specific content, with information designed to help product managers, architects, developers and operators better understand the benefits of containers. Head over to our About page, where you can now see videos of our team in action – delivering training, presenting at conferences, and [...]
CNCF Unveils Certified Kubernetes Program Last week, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) introduced the new Certified Kubernetes Program, helping to "ensure cloud providers and other services vendors remain compatible with one another as the popular container orchestration project takes hold of the industry," according to The New Stack. The program extends to "over 20 [...]
Docker founder Solomon Hykes is moving on from his roll as Docker's CTO. According to The New Stack, Hykes will now be Docker, Inc.'s vice chairman of the board of directors, as well as chief architect. This announcement comes on the heels of former CEO Ben Golub's March departure. Follow the link for complete coverage [...]
Prometheus Reaches 2.0 The open source container-monitoring platform, Prometheus, reached 2.0 this past week. The newly-unveiled version touts improved performance and stability, and features changes like: A new storage format A new way to handle “staleness” – when data reported by Prometheus doesn’t match the state of the cluster Snapshot backups of entire database Check [...]
IBM Unveils “Cloud Private” Product This past week, IBM introduced a new product, bringing “a cloud deployment model” to private data centers. The product is called IBM Cloud Private. It helps “businesses orchestrate modern applications on their existing infrastructure,” according to VentureBeat, using technologies like Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, and Docker containers. Docker Community Event Site [...]
“Software development should not be complicated and challenging to support,” that’s what Steve Brown (Lenovo’s Director, DevOps Practice & Solutions N.A.) says. Along with strategic partners, Steve and the Lenovo team are working to simplify software development. Their commitment to DevOps, enterprise expertise, and ability to bring scale to the maturing container market, positions them [...]