Kubernetes

Elastifile Enables Automated Kubernetes Storage Provisioning via Elastifile Storage Provisioner on Google Cloud Platform

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Elastifile, a pioneer of enterprise-grade, scalable file storage for the public cloud, today announced it is introducing a commercial Kubernetes application to all users of the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace (GCP Marketplace). The new offering will provide customers with automated provisioning of shared file storage, thus enabling the containerization of stateful workflows, with no application refactoring required. For the first time ever, commercial Kubernetes applications are available to deploy with one click to Google Kubernetes Engine with a usage-based pricing model. Commercial Kubernetes applications can be deployed on-premise or even on other public clouds through the GCP Marketplace.

GCP Marketplace is based on a multi-cloud and hybrid-first philosophy, focused on giving Google Cloud partners and enterprise customers flexibility without lock-in. It also helps customers innovate by easily adopting new technologies from ISV partners, such as commercial Kubernetes applications, and allows companies to oversee the full lifecycle of a solution, from discovery through management.

Portworx Demonstrates Significant Momentum Powered by Increasing Demand For Kubernetes and Stateful Containers

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Portworx announced record company momentum, with more than 73 percent customer growth since Q4 2017 including individual purchases of over a $1M and production clusters over 100 nodes in size. New customers have selected PX-Enterprise cloud native storage to accelerate their strategic container initiatives. In addition to net new customers, Portworx has reported confidence from existing Fortune 1000 customers including GE Digital who have significantly expanded their usage of PX-Enterprise. Of the company's existing customers, 66 percent are already running Portworx in production, and 30 percent have purchased additional licenses after experiencing production success with stateful containers.

"Portworx's momentum underscores the demand we are experiencing from organizations looking to expand their container investments to include mission critical stateful services like databases, big & fast data applications and machine learning workloads," said Murli Thirumale, CEO and co-founder, Portworx. "Our growth and success is a testament to the combined efforts of our team, customers and partners alike. We look forward to continuing to help enterprises expand their strategic use of containers and have our sights set high on a record-breaking 2018."

SUSE Helps Customers Capitalize on Kubernetes with Enhanced CaaS Platform

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SUSE today unveiled SUSE CaaS Platform 3, the next advancement of the solution that accelerates delivery of modern applications for the digital economy. SUSE CaaS Platform delivers Kubernetes innovations in a complete enterprise-class container management solution that lets application development and DevOps teams more easily deploy, manage and scale container-based applications and services.

SUSE is focused on delivering an exceptional operator experience with SUSE CaaS Platform. With deep competencies in infrastructure, systems, process integration, platform security, lifecycle management and enterprise-grade support, SUSE ensures IT operations teams can deliver the power of Kubernetes to their users quickly, securely and efficiently.

 

Sysdig Collaborates with IBM Cloud to Expand Cloud Intelligence Solutions for Developers

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Sysdig, Inc., the cloud-native intelligence company, announced today it will work with IBM to support the Sysdig Cloud-Native Intelligence Platform in IBM Cloud. Sysdig offers unified security, monitoring, and forensics for containers and microservices, giving users a robust view of the health of their cloud apps. By delivering its platform with the IBM Cloud, Sysdig plans to enable developer teams with tools to easily develop, deploy, and secure cloud-native apps, existing workloads moving to the cloud, and hybrid cloud architectures. These capabilities include easily managing container lifecycles, gaining real-time visibility into the health and performance of microservices, and the ability to better catch potential security risks.

This collaboration stems from many developers organically realizing the benefits of tapping Sysdig technologies on top of IBM Cloud, and will expand this integration for a more seamless experience, higher efficiency, and to help teams rapidly achieve a broad range of operational requirements. The announcement of the addition of Sysdig into IBM Cloud's growing ecosystem of partners was made this week at DockerCon North America, and folds into other advancements IBM is making to deliver a cloud best designed for new workloads in AI, machine learning, and IoT. For more information, visit the IBM Cloud blog, "Building a Cloud for AI with Kubernetes, DevOps and Scale."

Bitnami Stacksmith Automates Migration of Traditional Applications to Microsoft Azure and Azure Kubernetes Service

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Bitnami announced the addition of Azure support to Bitnami Stacksmith, an enterprise tool that automates the migration of traditional applications to cloud platforms.

Launched in February of 2018, Bitnami Stacksmith is an enterprise tool that simplifies the migration of traditional enterprise applications from the datacenter to the cloud. Stacksmith takes a running application in the datacenter, repackages and optimizes it for cloud deployment, and delivers everything needed to successfully deploy it to a container or cloud platform. Stacksmith then continuously monitors the replatformed application for updates and patches, providing an easy way for companies to keep applications up-to- date and secure.

StorageOS Announces General Availability of Persistent Container Storage Solution

StorageOS, Inc. has announced the general availability of its software-defined persistent storage platform for running containerized applications in production.

Container adoption has been explosive as enterprises embrace DevOps and refactor applications to run in containers instead of directly on virtual machines. The company also announced an $8 million Series A funding round, led by existing investor Bain Capital Ventures with participation from new investors: MMC Ventures in the UK, where StorageOS R&D is located, and 645 Ventures in New York, StorageOS' new U.S. headquarters. StorageOS will use the investment to expand product development and drive global sales.

Portworx Advances Cloud Native Storage for Kubernetes

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Portworx, the best cloud native storage solution for Kubernetes, today announced the availability of PX-Enterprise 1.4, the most significant new release to-date of its comprehensive solution for running stateful containers in production. Updates in 1.4 include 3DSnap, the container industry's first application consistent snapshot solution for complex Kubernetes applications, as well as a brand new graphical user interface (GUI) for PX-Enterprise optimized for multi-cloud environments. These new capabilities enable customers to store and protect containerized applications, including their mission critical data from a single platform, and were developed in collaboration with Portworx's large and growing customer base, including 15 of the Fortune Global 1000.

"I chose Portworx as the cloud native storage layer for my multi-tenant container-as-a-service platform because it allows me to offer best-in-class features like high availability, auto-scaling, backup and recovery, and encryption to my customers at a reasonable cost," said Kris Watson, CEO of ComputeStacks, a company that provides a Docker container platform to service providers. "And now, PX-Enterprise with 3DSnap allows me to provide a time machine for my customer's entire application, ensuring that I can always restore it to a particular point-in-time with guaranteed application consistency.  No one else can do that."

Astronomer Announces Secure, Private Cloud Option for Running Apache Airflow on Kubernetes

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In response to growing market concerns over data security and GDPR compliance, Astronomer, the open-source data engineering platform, has launched its Enterprise Edition, allowing for easy Apache Airflow deployment in a secure environment. Earlier this year, Astronomer announced the first managed Apache Airflow offering (available through its SaaS data platform). Enterprise Edition provides the same feature-rich access to Airflow, but through a customer's own Kubernetes cluster. Astronomer Enterprise Edition customers get full access to all source code for the platform, and can therefore modify and extend it to suit their needs while keeping all data inside their own virtual private cloud (VPC).

"GDPR and other data security concerns are forcing organizations to weigh the risks of sending customer data to external vendors. We are seeing an acceleration of interest in our managed access to Apache Airflow for data collection and routing, but it's matched by a demand for security and control of the data," said Ry Walker, Co-founder and CEO of Astronomer. "Enterprise Edition solves this problem and comes backed by the support and firepower of our leading Airflow engineers."

Actapio Takes Cloud Native Approach to Upgrade On-Premise Infrastructure to Manage High Scale Web Workloads

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Today, Heptio, in collaboration with Actapio, a subsidiary of Yahoo Japan Corporation, announces Gimbal, an open source initiative to unify and scale the flow of network traffic into hybrid environments consisting of multiple Kubernetes clusters and traditional infrastructure technologies including OpenStack.

Gimbal removes obstacles for companies looking to adopt Kubernetes in their environments by routing high volume traffic into both Kubernetes clusters and existing solutions like OpenStack that often live side by side in the enterprise infrastructure. This cloud native solution is tailored for the highly dynamic nature of managing Kubernetes workloads, which expensive, existing solutions are not designed to do. By using Gimbal, companies can leverage the agility of cloud native systems to modernize legacy infrastructure, giving them faster time-to-market at reduced cost.

The advantages of Gimbal include:

Mirantis Launches Continuous Delivery Product based on Netflix's Spinnaker

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Mirantis announced the beta program for Mirantis Application Platform, based on the Spinnaker open source project. Mirantis Application Platform helps enterprises run applications in the public cloud, employing the approach pioneered by hyperscalers like Netflix and Google and commonly referred to as cloud-native continuous delivery.

Mirantis Application Platform is a standalone complement to Mirantis' infrastructure management offering based on OpenStack and Kubernetes, called Mirantis Cloud Platform.

"While it's easy to start using public cloud and get immediate benefits as a small team, getting ROI from cloud for a large enterprise requires streamlining the various processes, tools and security requirements across a diverse set of engineering silos," said Adrian Ionel, Mirantis CEO. "Mirantis Application Platform aims to address this challenge, enabling enterprises to maximize cloud ROI at scale through cloud native continuous delivery."

Mirantis Application Platform will help enterprises moving to AWS or GCE realize the following benefits: