MapR Extends Data Fabric for Kubernetes

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MapR Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in delivering one platform for all data, across every cloud, today announced at Strata Data Conference it has extended advanced containers integration into the MapR Converged Data Platform which provides persistent storage for containers and enables the deployment of stateful containerized applications. The MapR Data Fabric for Kubernetes addresses the limitations of container use by providing easy and full data access from within and across clouds and on-premises deployments. Now stateful applications can easily be deployed in containers for production use cases, machine learning pipelines and multi-tenant use case. 

The MapR Data Fabric now includes a natively integrated Kubernetes volume driver to provide persistent storage volumes for access to any data ­-­ from databases, files and streaming - located on-premises, across clouds and to the edge.  The data fabric's extension to Kubernetes also provides scheduled automation for multi-tenant, containerized and non-containerized applications located inside and outside of a MapR cluster.


Atos Launches Managed OpenShift with Red Hat to Accelerate Businesses' Digital Transformation

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Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, and Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announces a collaboration to deliver a new fully-managed cloud container solution - Atos Managed OpenShift (AMOS) - built on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the industry's most comprehensive enterprise-grade container platform based on industry standards, including Linux container technologies and Kubernetes.

AMOS enables customers to create and run cloud-native applications and migrate legacy workloads on enterprise hybrid cloud environments, in a fully-managed service, leveraging the power of open source container technologies (Linux container technologies, Kubernetes). Because AMOS is built on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, a container-centric hybrid cloud solution, it can deliver the flexibility customers seek from cloud-native and container-based applications.

Kublr Disrupts the Kubernetes Market Launching a Self-Service Control Plane

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Kublr is disrupting the cloud native market by delivering an open, easy-to-use, enterprise-grade Kubernetes platform that's not tied to a single cloud, PaaS, OS, or limiting technology stack. With the launch of Kublr 1.8, Kublr is introducing its self-service control plane that enables simplified Kubernetes deployment and management. The Kublr control plane empowers enterprises to run Kubernetes in production at scale out-of-the-box-from security to monitoring and logging to backup and disaster recovery-without the need of extensive in-house Kubernetes expertise. Even complex scenarios, such as hybrid or multi-cloud deployments can easily be executed.

Kublr 1.8 with the Kublr control plane:

Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

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Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CoreOS, Inc., an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions, for a purchase price of $250 million, subject to certain adjustments at closing that are not expected to be material. Red Hat's acquisition of CoreOS will further its vision of enabling customers to build any application and deploy them in any environment with the flexibility afforded by open source. By combining CoreOS's complementary capabilities with Red Hat's already broad Kubernetes and container-based portfolio, including Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat aims to further accelerate adoption and development of the industry's leading hybrid cloud platform for modern application workloads.

As applications move to hybrid and multicloud environments, a growing number of organizations are using containers to more easily build, deploy and move applications to, from, and across clouds. IDC noted, "Substantial advances in cloud adoption, simplification, and portability are underway. The demand for cloud continues to grow, and enterprises now anticipate that cloud architecture will dominate their spending for the next several years. With the growing sophistication of containers, customers are looking to their application platform providers to help them use containers to transition and extend existing production applications to be useful in public or private cloud."

The Multi-Cloud Kubernetes Based Containers-as-a-Service Platform You've Been Waiting for is Finally Here

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Containership, the company behind the popular Containers-as-a-Service platform, Containership Cloud, announced today the release of Containership 3.0. This release is the first in a series that sees the company rebasing its platform on top of the popular Kubernetes container orchestration system. In recent months, Kubernetes has emerged as the leading system for managing containerized workloads in both startups and enterprise businesses. This release will allow for developers and operators to connect their Kubernetes environments to Containership Cloud, and provide a simplified interface for handling deployment, management, and maintenance of infrastructure no matter where it is running. Containership 3.0 allows for the management of clusters from a single pane of glass that is now responsive and mobile friendly, a first for any Container-as-a-Service platform.

Included in this release is support for the following Kubernetes resources, and Containership specific add-on features:

Platform9 Enables Cadence to Optimize a Cloud-First Approach for Its Internal Engineering Infrastructure

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Platform9, the next-generation open cloud company, today announced Cadence Design Systems, Inc. has deployed Platform9's open cloud solution to transform its legacy IT environment to a cloud environment. Designed to provide operational flexibility and ease of use, Platform9's open cloud platform delivers a full stack of cloud technologies, including OpenStack and Kubernetes, that can manage across any infrastructure and help customers achieve rapid time to value at enterprise scale.

As Cadence's business has evolved to enable more complex solutions for semiconductor and system companies, high-performance computing (HPC) became a critical need for its engineering team. This, along with the need to enhance internal engineering productivity and consolidate legacy and modern business apps, prompted the Cadence team to simplify and modernize its IT operating environment with a cloud-first approach.

"As we continue to challenge traditional thinking in the industry, we needed a solution for scaling our IT operations that would meet strict industry guidelines, enhance developer productivity and align with our long-term product delivery strategy," said Carl Siva, vice president of IT at Cadence. "After considering several products and services, we selected Platform9 because it delivers widely used cloud frameworks such as OpenStack and Kubernetes, spans multiple regions across the globe, lets us easily establish a cloud environment in compliance with semiconductor industry requirements, and ultimately, provide our engineering team with resources on-demand via an automated self-service platform."

Turbonomic Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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Turbonomic today announced that it has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), further advancing its commitment to bring self-managing systems to the cloud-native community and accelerate the adoption of Kubernetes. CNCF is committed to sustaining and integrating open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus.

"CNCF is thrilled to have the support of organizations across the globe, like Turbonomic, contributing to diverse industries - each collectively focused on fueling more rapid adoption of cloud-native computing through open source technologies," said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

CoreOS Tectonic 1.8 Delivers Industry's First Open Cloud Services for Enterprise Kubernetes

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To enable hybrid and multi-platform flexibility, CoreOS, the creator of the Tectonic enterprise Kubernetes platform, today announced that Tectonic 1.8 will ship with industry-first Open Cloud Services that enable enterprises to deploy key infrastructure components with the ease and efficiency of managed cloud services, while avoiding cloud vendor lock-in.

Companies are embracing containerized infrastructure to enable modern, more scalable, agile, flexible IT. According to Gartner, "by 2020, more than 50 percent of global enterprises will be running containerized applications in production, up from less than 20 percent today" (Gartner, Market Guide for Container Management Software, Dennis Smith, Anne Thomas, Arun Chandrasekaran, 10 August 2017). Enterprises need to build for a cloud native world, while DevOps leaders must have the latitude to run their applications in the cloud or hybrid environment of their choice.

With the CoreOS Open Cloud Services Catalog, CoreOS provides enterprises an alternative to cloud vendors' proprietary services and APIs, offering the equivalent of cloud-based offerings, based on open source technologies that enable customers to build their infrastructures on the hybrid environments of their choice.

AWS Announces Two New Container Capabilities - Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) and AWS Fargate

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Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), announced two new arrivals to complement its existing popular Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and make it easier than ever to deploy, manage, and scale container workloads on AWS. Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) brings Kubernetes to AWS as a fully managed service, making it easy for customers to run Kubernetes applications on AWS without the need to become experts in operating Kubernetes clusters. AWS also introduced a new capability called AWS Fargate that allows customers to launch and run containers without provisioning or managing servers or clusters. To learn more about Amazon EKS and AWS Fargate visit: https://aws.amazon.com/containers/.

"While we have over a hundred thousand active Amazon ECS clusters running on AWS and more customers running Kubernetes on AWS than on any other cloud, customers have also asked us to build a managed Kubernetes service like we have with Amazon ECS," said Deepak Singh, GM of Containers and High Performance Computing Services, AWS. "Not only have we delivered on this request with Amazon EKS, but we've also made managed containers easier to use than ever before by launching AWS Fargate to allow developers to run containers at the task level rather than having to think about servers or clusters."

NeuVector Brings New Container Security Solutions to AWS re:Invent 2017

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NeuVector, a leading container firewall company, today announced its participation at AWS re:Invent 2017. NeuVector will exhibit at booth #K45, where the company will showcase NeuVector 1.3 -- just released -- alongside a new enterprise version purpose-built for large-scale deployments. AWS re:Invent 2017 takes place November 27 - December 1 in Las Vegas.

Key container security enhancements included in NeuVector 1.3 include Layer 7 container firewall capabilities with application-intent intelligence, automated scaling to secure all container traffic without manual updates, enterprise integration, and UI developments designed for better visualization and faster implementation. The container security solution will be exhibited via multiple Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) clusters running Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS), Rancher, Red Hat OpenShift, Docker, and Kubernetes - and all protected by the NeuVector container firewall. The solution supports dedicated cloud as well as hybrid cloud implementations.