Llega “Azure Container Instances”

Me encantan los contenedores. Tú también amas los contenedores. A todos nos encantan los contenedores. Pero, si alguna vez intentaste ejecutar sus programas en Microsoft Azure, tuviste un problema. No fue fácil ejecutar contenedores estilo Docker, una tecnología nativa de Linux, en Azure. Se podía hacer, pero era laborioso. Ahora, con Azure Container Instances (ACI), […]

Here’s why you should use containers

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In just a few years containers have risen from obscurity to become the way we deliver software. But just why are companies making the move? Let’s go over the basics. First and foremost, with containers you can run more application instances on a server than you can with virtual machines (VMs). By their very nature, […]

Kata Containers: A virtual machine take on running containers

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First things first. Kata Containers aren’t containers. Kata is a virtual machine (VM) for running containers. That said, Kata promises to deliver workload isolation and security with lightweight VMs, while feeling and performing like containers. Kata does this by combining the best of two earlier virtualized container open source code bases: Intel’s Clear Containers and […]

Azure container instances arrive

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I love containers. You love containers. We all love containers. But, if you ever tried to run your programs on Microsoft Azure, you had a problem. It wasn’t easy to run Docker-style containers, a native Linux technology, on Azure. Oh, it could be done, but it was work. Now, with Azure Container Instances (ACI), it’s […]

Everything old is new again: Microservices

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If I told you about a software architecture in which components of an application provided services to other components via a communications protocol over a network you would say it was… Well, it depends. If you got your start programming in the 90s, you’d say I just defined a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). But, if you’re […]

Red Hat’s system management tools join hands with its DevOps programs

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For years we’ve used older system management tools such as Ivanti LANDESK, Kaseya VSA and  Dynatrace Application Monitoring. They’re still great, but as we move to the cloud, containers and continuous integration and development (CI/CD) DevOps programs such as Puppet, Chef and SaltStack have risen in importance. Red Hat, a leading business Linux distributor, has a foot […]

Meltdown and Spectre bring a world of hurt to the cloud

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Meltdown and Spectre represent a new class of security problem and the cloud — based as it is  on virtual machines — is uniquely vulnerable. The good news is patches are either already in place or coming soon to all major cloud platforms and server operating systems. The bad news is that your data may […]

Kubernetes is the number one container orchestration program, but still faces challenges

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Kubernetes is the top cloud container orchestration program, but that doesn’t mean it’s home free. A Platform 9 survey at the most recent KubeCon in Austin identified both strong and weak points for the program. First, the good news: Kubernetes is gaining new users and developers rapidly. KubeCon attendance grew 400% from 2016 to 2017. […]

Kubeflow: Machine learning comes to Kubernetes

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As you probably know, Kubernetes has become the default container cloud orchestration system. What you may not know is that developers have been using Kubernetes as the foundation for other software stacks. With the newest of these, Kubeflow, machine learning (ML) has come to Kubernetes. David Aronchick and Jeremy Lewi, engineers on the Kubeflow project, […]

Amazon joins the rush to Kubernetes

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Was it really only just over a month ago that I wrote, “The only real question is not if AWS will also fully invest in Kubernetes now that Docker has taken the plunge but when? Why, yes, yes it was. And guess what? As predicted by yours truly, AWS CEO Andy Jassy announced the launch […]