Docker is celebrating its fifth birthday this month with over 100 community events nationwide. This has been an incredible growth story. Since its release as an open source project in March 2013, Docker has been adopted to the tune of 37 billion container downloads, 3.5 million Dockerized apps, and over 450 consumers of the Docker [...]
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Ex-Docker CEO Now Leading Storj Labs Our friend Ben Golub (the former Docker, Inc. CEO) has taken the helm at Storj Labs, a cloud storage provider based on blockchain. According to eWeek, Golub wants Storj to become "the Airbnb of the storage industry with a crowdsourced model for distributed storage." The model allows individual users to [...]
Docker Turning 5 -- Meteoric Growth Continues Docker is turning five this month. A recent Docker blog post celebrating that fact explores some numbers and case studies around Docker usage. According to the post, Docker EE (Docker's commercially-supported "Enterprise Edition") has over 450 customers. Meanwhile the Docker project has over 200 active user groups and [...]
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, [...]
Container Case Studies: ADP, PayPal, MetLife A recent article in TechGenix discusses three “container success stories.” Among them: ADP (addressing developer momentum challenges, staying ahead of the competition), PayPal (performed datacenter moderinization with Docker), and MetLife (overhauled traditional apps with a three-step approach). Modernize Your .NET App – A Tutorial Docker, Inc. has started a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]