Container / Microservices Security Tips A recent article in The New Stack details the unique security challenges of container-based microservices, and discusses a few remedies. According to the article, strong microservices security involves: Container image scanning Running containers as unprivileged, non-root Keeping images small (reducing the potential attack surface), and keeping container lifespans short Employing [...]
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Docker has announced a new promotion for the upcoming DockerCon San Francisco (June 12 - 15). This week only, you can use the code DOCKERLOVE to save 20% off registration. The event is expected to draw some 6000 attendees and will feature over 120 sessions. InfoSiftr will be there with a booth. If you're going [...]
Is Serverless Right for You? A recent article in The New Stack discusses serverless computing ("a way to deploy single functions which are activated only when a specific trigger is called"), and explores when it's appropriate to use serverless. According to the article, there are a number of questions to consider before deciding to go serverless. Among them: [...]
CNCF Accepts Rook (Storage Project) The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has accepted Rook (cloud storage) as an inception-level project, according to an article in The New Stack. This is the CNCF’s 15th project. Rook is different from earlier container storage technologies like Flocker and the Container Storage Interface, as these projects “focus on the [...]
Red Hat today announced the acquisition of container management startup CoreOS. According to Red Hat's press release, the move is meant to combine "CoreOS’s complementary capabilities with Red Hat’s already broad Kubernetes and container-based portfolio." The move can also "further extend Red Hat's leadership and influence in the Kubernetes upstream community and also bring new enhancements [...]
Obstacles to Integrating Dev / Ops / Security (and How to Overcome Them) A recent article by The New Stack explores “how to overcome cultural challenges and transform to true DevSecOps.” The article first discusses three broad challenges. Among them: The idea of DevOps / DevSecOps as an independent undertaking. DevOps is not a job [...]
DockerCon 2018: Registration Now Open DockerCon 2018 registration opened up this week. This conference features latest Docker news, training and certification opportunities, and the chance to network with some 6000 attendees. The conference will be June 12-15 in San Francisco. Register now for early bird pricing (ends Jan 31). Tips for Kubernetes Logging A recent [...]
The beta for Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) with Kubernetes integration is now available. This will give users the option to develop and deploy using either swarm or a "fully-conformant" Kubernetes for orchestration, according to the Docker blog post. Due to high interest in the beta, Docker plans to roll out license keys in batches over [...]
DockerCon 2018 registration just opened up, and you can save $405 with early bird pricing (until Jan 31). Get your tickets now for the June 12-15 conference in San Francisco, featuring: 6000+ developers, sys admins, and architects Training and certification opportunities More learning opportunities (2 new tracks) This is the conference for all things Docker, [...]
Container Structure Test: A Framework for Testing Docker Images Google recently announced a framework "designed to help developers conduct unit tests on Docker container images," according to an article in eWeek. The framework is called Container Structure Test. It's meant to help verify "the structure and contents of individual containers" before shipping them to production. For [...]