Containers

IBM expands partnership with Docker to drive apps to the public cloud

Article Written by David Marshall

At DockerCon EU in Copenhagen, IBM announced that it is expanding its relationship with Docker.  Together, IBM and Docker will be making it easier for clients to modernize their existing applications with Docker Enterprise Edition, combined with IBM Cloud, software and services.

The partnership is focused on three big takeaways:

  • Docker for IBM Cloud, which will allow customers to easily bring up a Docker environment to containerize their existing workloads and run them on IBM Cloud.

  • IBM's participation in Docker's Modernize Traditional Applications (MTA) program, so that IBM can help customers improve efficiency and agility by modernizing existing portfolios.

  • Certified IBM software will be available in the Docker Store, simplifying the containerization of existing software which uses IBM middleware.

InfluxData Brings Time Series Data to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with Red Hat Certified Containers

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InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built from the ground up for metrics and events, today announced the availability of certified InfluxData container images on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. Now developers and customers using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for container orchestration and management can more quickly deploy the InfluxData time series data platform in that environment. InfluxData tested and validated the interoperability of the platforms, giving open source developers and enterprise customers alike more confidence in a solution built on and certified with Red Hat's platform.

"At InfluxData our aim is to deliver developer value as quickly as possible," said Brian Mullen, VP of Business Development, InfluxData. "We collaborated with Red Hat to publish certified container images designed to simplify how to collect, analyze, and act on time series data using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. This builds on our key cornerstone of developer happiness, minimizing the initial setup work so developers can focus on building and running their applications instead."
 

Datadog Introduces Live Container Monitoring

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Datadog today announced the availability of Live Container Monitoring, a powerful new feature that gives users insight into the status and performance of all of their containers in real time. Datadog also falls under the Certified Container category of the Docker Certification Program, as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that is able to package and distribute its software directly to the end user, and can be purchased through the Docker Store.

Inspired by bedrock tools like htop and ctop, Live Container Monitoring gives users complete coverage of their container infrastructure, in a continuously updated table with resource metrics at two-second resolution and faceted search. Coupled with Datadog's integrations with Docker, Kubernetes, ECS, and other container technologies, this new Live Container Monitoring feature provides a detailed overview of container health, resource consumption, and deployment in real time.

Virtuozzo Expands Storage for Containers Offerings with Availability of New Kubernetes Solution

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Virtuozzo, a hyperconverged infrastructure software provider, today announced the availability of Virtuozzo Storage for Kubernetes. The new solution solves persistent storage selection problems for cloud native environments and applications for Kubernetes (K8s) production deployments. A purely software-defined storage solution that runs on commodity hardware, Virtuozzo Storage for Kubernetes provides easy-to-use, container-friendly storage with native integration and simplfied deployment and management. Virtuozzo's latest application containter storage solution for K8s adds to to its existing solution for Docker containers, which received Docker EE certification in June, providing persistent storage support for today's most popular containerization platforms.  

Both solutions will be featured demos in Booth S17 at this week's DockerCon EU '17 event, taking place in Copenhagen, where Virtuozzo is participating as a Silver Sponsor.

Virtuozzo Storage for Kubernetes is built on top of the Virtuozzo software-defined storage solution and runs seamlessly in K8s ennvironments, enabled by three key integrations:

Anchore 2.0 Releases Open Container Certification Platform

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Anchore, Inc., today announced Anchore Cloud 2.0, a suite of software tools that, via a simple User Interface (UI), provides developers, operations and security teams with a path to fully compliant container workloads both on-premise or in the cloud.

Anchore Cloud is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product built on a powerful open source analysis and policy engine that allows users to search for container images on public and private registries. With Anchore Cloud users can perform detailed analysis of container images and apply user defined policies to ensure that containers meet the organization's security requirements and operational best practices.

Anchore Cloud supports integration with the open source Anchore Engine for on-premises deployments, allowing the policies defined on Anchore Cloud service to be applied to images created and stored on-premises, and ensuring proper compliance prior to production deployment. Anchore is already integrated with popular open source tools including Jenkins and Kubernetes today.

Chef's Habitat Builder Delivers Cloud Native Operations for Containerized Applications

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Chef, the leader in Continuous Automation, today announced availability of Habitat Builder, a SaaS-based service that provides the fastest way to package apps simply and consistently for deployment and management across flexible cloud native architectures such as those comprising Docker Swarm, Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry, both on-premises and in-cloud. Habitat Builder gives developers and operations teams complete control over the containerized application lifecycle.

Developers packaging applications with Habitat are not required to commit to a particular export format or runtime; that decision can be made when the applications are deployed. Habitat also provides scaffolding for popular languages such as Node.js, Java and Ruby On Rails, automatically detecting what language tooling is being used and building an artifact for the application. Deployment artifacts contain the app, as well as the libraries and dependencies it needs to run in any traditional or cloud native architecture.

Red Hat Debuts Versatile Software-Defined Storage for Cloud-Native Applications in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

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Red Hat, Inc. today announced Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6, with support for containerized applications and infrastructure in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform clusters. Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6 comes on the heels of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6, the latest version of Red Hat's enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform, announced in August.

Red Hat Container-Native Storage, built upon Red Hat Gluster Storage, is integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and uniquely serves storage out of containers. Red Hat Gluster Storage is enterprise-grade, durable, more secure and well-suited for the hybrid cloud as it supports both on-premise or public cloud deployments. These attributes make it ideally suited to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform deployments. Red Hat Container-Native Storage can eliminate the need to have an independent storage platform, enabling customers to achieve one integrated container platform that can span the hybrid cloud with greater efficiency and cost savings, a streamlined user experience, single control plane and a single point of support.

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Cumulus Networks Arms Customers for Networking in the Container Era With Host Pack and Cumulus in the Cloud

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Cumulus Networks, the leading provider bringing web-scale networking to enterprise cloud, today announced the availability of Cumulus Host Pack, a full suite of technologies that brings the host to the network for visibility and connectivity, enabling organizations to deploy and operate production-ready, web-scale networks for containers and microservices. The Host Pack suite will also be made available for trial through Cumulus in the Cloud, a low effort, zero cost way to explore these technologies before committing to a full deployment.

Because containers are constantly created and destroyed, and workloads are often moved to different physical machines or migrated to completely different data centers, a new way of thinking about the underlying network is essential to success. The new Host Pack offering is the first of its kind to address the challenges network operators face in achieving end-to-end network visibility and connectivity of containerized applications.

Red Hat and Microsoft Simplify Containers to Help Enterprises Accelerate to the Hybrid Cloud

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Microsoft Corp. and Red Hat, Inc. today announced an expansion of the two companies' alliance with plans for new initiatives aimed at enabling enterprises to more easily adopt containers. This includes native support for Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift. These additions to the companies' joint roadmap will focus on simplifying container technologies to help enterprise customers increase the agility and drive digital transformation using hybrid cloud.

Continuing their commitment to deliver choice and flexibility to enterprise customers, Microsoft and Red Hat will extend the integrated, co-located Microsoft and Red Hat support to enable these new offerings across platforms. This helps to assure IT organizations that whatever challenges they face on their path to digital transformation, Microsoft and Red Hat will stand by them together.

Red Hat Introduces Next Generation of OpenShift Online Public Cloud Offering

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Red Hat introduced the next generation of Red Hat OpenShift Online, the industry's first open source, container-native, multi-tenant cloud platform. Based on the same Linux container- and Kubernetes-based foundation as the award-winning Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Online gives developers the ability to more quickly and easily build, deploy and scale cloud-native applications in a public cloud environment.  

Since OpenShift Online's launch in 2011 it has hosted more than three million applications built by hundreds of thousands of individual developers, startups, educational institutions, ISVs and enterprise organizations around the world, making it one of the industry's most popular developer platforms to build any app, anywhere, at any scale on the public cloud.

OpenShift Online enables developers to build cloud-native apps on a cloud-based container platform without having to worry about the inherent complexity of provisioning, managing and scaling applications as demands change. With operations and management provided by Red Hat in the public cloud, developers can focus on writing the code for their business, prototyping new features, or working on their next big idea--all in a self-service environment.