Containers

StackRox Delivers Kubernetes Security and Compliance for Mux

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StackRox, a leader in security for containerized, cloud-native applications, today announced that Mux, a leading provider of streaming video infrastructure and monitoring technology for developers and publishers of online video, has deployed the StackRox Container Security Platform to protect its microservices and container environments in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). StackRox enables Mux to meet its compliance requirements, harden its Docker and Kubernetes infrastructure to reduce the attack surface, and detect and stop threats at runtime. StackRox secures containers and microservices across the entire life cycle - build, deploy and run - and supports multiple platforms across the ecosystem, including Kubernetes and Docker as well as Amazon EKS, Microsoft AKS, Google Kubernetes Engine and Red Hat OpenShift. 

"Mux's goal is to make high-quality video streaming accessible to every developer. Our SaaS model lends itself to that level of accessibility, but we needed an agile and powerful infrastructure to match," said Adam Brown, Mux Co-founder and Head of Infrastructure. "With that DevOps mindset, we started building our platform entirely in containers from the outset. As our platform matured, so did our container security and compliance needs, which is why we turned to StackRox."

NeuVector and Alibaba Cloud Announce Partnership to Secure Kubernetes Containers

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NeuVector, the leader in Kubernetes security delivering the first and only multi-vector container firewall, and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today announced a new partnership to strengthen Kubernetes security for enterprise customers. Alibaba Cloud has recently launched its Container Service for Kubernetes to help users deploy containers more easily and securely, and the service is now utilizing NeuVector's technology to provide specialized security for Kubernetes containers.

Alibaba Cloud's Container Service for Kubernetes is a fully-managed solution that enables organizations to focus on building their applications rather than constantly managing and optimizing container infrastructure. Importantly, the service provides high-performance, flexible, and enterprise-grade management of Kubernetes containerized applications throughout the entire application lifecycle. Container Service for Kubernetes simplifies cluster creation and expansion, and integrates Alibaba Cloud capabilities in virtualization, storage, network, and security to provide a markedly improved running environment for Kubernetes-containerized applications.

 

Sysdig Closes $68.5 Million in Series D to Enable Enterprises to Secure and Monitor Containers and Cloud-Native Applications

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Sysdig, Inc., the cloud-native intelligence company, today announced it raised $68.5 million in series D funding, led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from previous investors, Bain Capital Ventures and Accel. This round of funding brings Sysdig's total funding to date to $121.5 million. Sysdig will use the funds to extend its leadership in enabling enterprises to operate reliable and secure containerized infrastructure and cloud-native applications.

Sysdig offers enterprises the first unified approach to container security, monitoring, and forensics. Unlike traditional approaches, the Sysdig Cloud-Native Intelligence Platform was built with an understanding of the modern DevSecOps workflow across Kubernetes, Docker and both private and public clouds. Sysdig's open source forensics technology, Sysdig, and its open source security project, Sysdig Falco, have a community of millions of users, and provide the foundation for a rich, commercial product set. Dozens of Global 2000 enterprises are Sysdig customers today, including many of the world's largest financial institutions, media companies, cable companies, technology companies, and government agencies.

CA Technologies Unveils Seven Trends in Docker Container Monitoring

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CA Technologies, a leader in industry application performance management solutions today announced new survey research, "Seven Trends in Docker Container Monitoring," a study conducted in collaboration with Gatepoint Research. As application containerization adoption continues to rise, the survey findings examine key challenges and provide guidance for organizations to maximize their container investments.

Containers offer immense value to enterprises by allowing developers to easily build, ship and run any application virtually anywhere, as a lightweight, self-sufficient package. In turn, organizations benefit from the ability to enable instant application portability. According to a recent Gartner study of 664 respondents, "65% of respondents stated that their organization expected to deploy containers into production by the end of 2017...Further, an additional 13% expect to deploy containers during 2018, suggesting that interest and adoption will only increase."

"Digital transformation initiatives increasingly rely on cloud-based containerized applications that cannot be managed with traditional IT monitoring tools," said Ali Siddiqui, general manager of the Agile Operations, CA Technologies. "These new app architectures create blind-spots or worse, a surge of false alarms that prevent teams from fixing problems quickly. CA Technologies unique approach to container monitoring delivers full visibility in these most dynamic environments."

Maxta Introduces Hyperconverged "(Un)Appliance" with Maxta and Red Hat Virtualization Pre-Configured on Intel Data Center Blocks

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Maxta today introduced a Hyperconverged "(Un)Appliance" for Red Hat Virtualization, a pre-configured system of Red Hat Virtualization software and Maxta Hyperconvergence software bundled together on Intel Data Center Blocks hardware. This joint solution provides all the advantages of appliance-based hyperconvergence without any of the disadvantages - there's no refresh tax, no upgrade tax, no VMware tax, and no proprietary virtualization.

Hyperconverged (Un)Appliances collapse servers, storage, and networking into a single server tier that is used to run virtual machines and containers. Storage is configured automatically when VMs or containers are created allowing administrators to focus on managing applications rather than storage. The combination of Intel Data Center Blocks, Red Hat Virtualization and Maxta Hyperconvergence Software provides the operational and capital expense reductions desired by organizations, but in a way that is less expensive to procure, refresh and expand when compared to appliance-based hyperconvergence.

Twistlock Secures $33M in Funding to Fuel Continued Leadership in Cloud Native Security

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Twistlock, a leader in container and cloud native cyber security, today announced it raised $33 million in Series C funding, led by ICONIQ Capital. In addition to ICONIQ, existing investors YL Ventures, TenEleven, Rally Ventures, Polaris Partners and Dell Technologies Capital all participated in the round, which brings Twistlock's total funding to $63 million to date.  This funding will allow Twistlock to scale its operations and build upon the leading customer and partner base established over the past three years.

"Since our first release in 2015, it's been clear that containers and cloud native were the future - and that there was a huge gap in security platforms that not only protected these new technologies - but also leveraged them to deliver stronger defense than ever before possible. We're proud of our leadership in the industry and the hundreds of customers protected by Twistlock today. Our partnership with ICONIQ reflects this success, and their focus on helping market leaders cement their position sets the stage for our ongoing growth," said Ben Bernstein, Twistlock CEO.

 

MapR Academy Offers New Course on Application Containers and Kubernetes - Free, On-Demand

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry's leading data platform for AI and Analytics, today announced a new, free on-demand course from MapR Academy on application containers and Kubernetes.  Application Containers and Kubernetes explains how Kubernetes enhances application containers and makes them a viable solution for deployment on an enterprise level. This course is ideal for business decision-makers and administrators who want to more fully understand how to use application containers in a production environment.

"Application containers and Kubernetes are two relatively new technologies used to improve efficiency of creating and deploying applications in an enterprise environment. Even users who are comfortable with application containers may not understand how Kubernetes can ease their transition into using application containers on a production environment," said Suzanne Ferry, vice president, global training and enablement, MapR Technologies.  "This course explains how Kubernetes enhances application containers and makes them a viable solution for deployment on an enterprise level."

Portworx Expands Container Data Management Options for Amazon Web Services Customers

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Portworx, the cloud native storage company modern enterprises trust to manage data in containers, today announced that Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) has integrated with its flagship product PX-Enterprise, enabling mission critical stateful workloads to run in Docker containers with dynamic provisioning, cross-Availability Zone high availability, application consistent snapshots, auto-scaling and encryption functionality. Following Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) integration with PX-Enterprise earlier this year, Amazon customers have unparalleled choice when it comes radically simplified operations of containerized stateful services running anywhere on the Amazon Web Services platform.

Containers have redefined how today's leading enterprises build and deploy applications, automate operations and cut costs through improved resource utilization. As container adoption accelerates, however, to include mission critical stateful services like databases, enterprises have discovered a need for a cloud native storage solution that provides HA, backups, snapshots, encryption, auto-scaling and monitoring integration to successfully manage stateful containerized applications. The combination Amazon ECS scaleable container platform and Portworx persistent storage provides enterprises with an easy-to-manage container environment no matter what their scale.

 

Alcide Announces New Release of its Cloud-Native Security Platform for Modern Data Center and Cloud Environments

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Alcide, provider of the most comprehensive full-stack cloud native security platform, today announced a new release of its Cloud Native Security Platform. The new version, on the heels of the platform's general availability in April 2018, represents a significant milestone based on extensive work with existing customers and design partners, adding features while improving performance and scalability.

Alcide's platform provides unprecedented granular visibility, control and security for a wide range of modern cloud-native environments, including containers, virtual machines, serverless computing and service mesh, as well as physical data centers. The result is not just deeper insight into complex infrastructures, but robust security against cyberattacks through the following capabilities: application aware micro-segmentation, a network visualization and connectivity map, advanced threat protection and embedded security policies.

Datera Transforms Industry Approach to Data Services for High Performance Applications with 100% Software-Based Platform

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Datera, Inc. announced the immediate availability of its Datera 3.2 Platform, enabling customers to intelligently automate their data operations and capitalize on the transition to server-based architectures to solve their data challenges. With this latest release, Datera further extends its market leadership in data automation and orchestration for tier one applications with heightened integration into container-based applications, new levels of performance through collaboration with flash and persistent memory technology leaders Intel and Samsung, and expanded global reach with active-active stretch clusters that transcend legacy data silos. As part of this release, Datera also expands the list of deployment configurations and certifications with the industry's top three server providers (HPE, Dell and Cisco), making it easier for customers to attain the benefits of Datera with their hardware vendor of choice.

"The design of Datera's Data Services Platform simplifies and automates IT storage architectures for tier one applications by creating a single, enterprise-ready design that spans workloads, locations and uses cases," said George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland. "With its expanded support for container-based workloads and expanded server-based deployment options in 3.2, Datera makes a strong case to organizations looking to cure the headaches associated with legacy data architectures."