Kubernetes

DigitalOcean Releases Kubernetes as a Service

DigitalOcean, the cloud for developing modern apps, announced that its managed Kubernetes service is now available with production-ready functionality and full customer support. Since launching its early access release in May of this year, 30,000 developers and teams have already signed up for access. Starting today, the service is available to all developers worldwide.

"Kubernetes promises to be one of the leading technologies in a developer's arsenal to gain the scalability, portability and availability needed to build modern apps. Unfortunately, for many it's extremely complex to manage and deploy," said DigitalOcean VP of Product Shiven Ramji. "With DigitalOcean Kubernetes, we make running containerized apps consumable for any developer, regardless of their skills or resources. We do this by automating the management of Kubernetes clusters and the provisioning of nodes to make it faster and easier to run containerized apps. We also infuse guided UI experiences and open APIs to provide the right level of support throughout the developer's journey."

 

Portworx Releases PX-Enterprise 2.0 to Solve Data Portability with Kubernetes for Hybrid and Multi-cloud Enterprises

Portworx, the cloud-native storage company modern enterprises trust to manage data in containers, today announced the availability of PX-Enterprise 2.0, the most significant new release to-date of its comprehensive cloud native storage and data management solution for running stateful containers in production. The two most significant updates are PX-Motion and PX-Central. PX-Motion allows Kubernetes users to migrate application data and Kubernetes pod configurations between clusters enabling cloud migration, backup & recovery, blue-green deployments and more. PX-Central enables enterprises to manage their Kubernetes application data with embedded monitoring and metrics directly from the Portworx dashboard. Together these updates empower enterprises to overcome the biggest barriers to hybrid- and multi-cloud adoption, as well as manage and protect containerized applications, including their mission critical data, from a single platform.

According to findings from Portworx's 2018 Annual Container Adoption Survey, also published today, one-third of respondents report running containers in more than one cloud, with 23 percent running in two clouds and 13 percent running in three clouds. However, data management and multi-cloud operations are leading barriers to enterprise container adoption with 39 percent of respondents citing data management as one of their top 3 barriers to container adoption, and 34 percent citing multi-cloud and cross-data center management as a top barrier. As enterprises increasingly adopt hybrid- and multi-cloud strategies, they must be able to move their application data across clouds safely and securely without negatively affecting operations. Portworx integrates with more container platforms than any other solution, including Kubernetes services running on AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Pivotal as well as Red Hat OpenShift, Mesosphere DC/OS, Heptio and Rancher. PX-Enterprise 2.0 fulfills the promise of containers and multi-cloud adoption by solving data portability across all major enterprise container platforms and arming enterprises with tools that allow them to visualize the state of their Kubernetes applications' data.

Sysdig Joins New AWS Marketplace for Containers and Achieves Amazon Web Services Container Competency Status

Sysdig, Inc., a cloud-native intelligence company, today announced that Sysdig Secure and Sysdig Monitor are a part of the newly launched AWS Marketplace for Containers, which was just announced by Amazon Web Services, Inc. at AWS re:Invent 2018. Sysdig is also one of the first companies to achieve AWS Container Competency status, and for enterprise customers, Sysdig is now a member of the Enterprise Contract for AWS Marketplace Program. 

"We are happy to welcome Sysdig to the new AWS Marketplace for Containers, which will help over 200,000 AWS customers find, buy, and deploy solutions specific to their container environment," said Garth Fort, Director, AWS Marketplace, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "I'd also like to congratulate Sysdig for achieving AWS Partner Network (APN) Container Competency status."

XebiaLabs Accelerates Enterprise Application Shift to the Cloud with Amazon Web Services

XebiaLabs announced support for new Amazon Web Services (AWS) services designed to simplify and accelerate application migration to the cloud at scale. New integrations of the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform with AWS Service Catalog and support for AWS Fargate, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), and other AWS services, allow developers to easily switch workloads from traditional data centers to AWS. Companies can rely on a highly efficient, compliant, and secure enterprise DevOps process as they are moving applications to the cloud.

"The combination of AWS Service Catalog and the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform provides a highly scalable and structured path to moving enterprise applications to AWS," said Clive D'Souza, Global Head of AWS Service Catalog BD, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "It was designed to allow companies to offer self-service deployments to their development teams, while supporting compliance, security, and governance requirements across the DevOps pipeline. Teams can now easily access AWS services as an integrated part of their enterprise DevOps processes, and CIOs can rest easy knowing software applications are being built securely and with control, while taking advantage of the flexibility and velocity of the cloud."

Codefresh Removes Barriers to Helm Ecosystem by Launching Integration with Microsoft Azure

Codefresh today announced integration with Microsoft Azure hosted Helm Repositories, an important step in making it incredibly efficient for teams to adopt Helm by removing the barriers to the Helm ecosystem.

As the Helm ecosystem grows, Codefresh is leading the way with Microsoft making it easier to build, test, and deploy Helm Charts with an easy-to-use Codefresh GUI, and store them in the Azure Container Registry. This is valuable for teams using Kubernetes as users can package Kubernetes applications with the charts and the images they reference together.

The Codefresh integration with Azure offers:

  • Login with Azure to add repositories to Codefresh; no additional authentication configuration required
  • Consume and push Charts from Codefresh
  • Manage Chart deployments in all connected Kubernetes clusters
  • Geo-replicate charts across multiple regions, using the Azure Container Registry Geo-replication capabilities.

Zenoss Announces Capabilities for Kubernetes Clouds

Zenoss Inc., a leader in software-defined IT operations, announced the release of the Kubernetes ZenPack, which expands capabilities for IT operations management to enterprise hybrid cloud environments that leverage Kubernetes containers. This offering enhances Zenoss to more effectively support Kubernetes clusters running in public clouds and on-premises data centers.

With the new ZenPack for Kubernetes containers, Zenoss adds tremendous value to clients by integrating the monitoring of multicloud environments leveraging Kubernetes technology with any IT infrastructure an organization may use - no matter where that infrastructure is located or how it is hosted. Alongside Zenoss' existing ZenPack for Docker environments, Zenoss now offers the most complete portfolio of extensions available to enable IT organizations to gain complete visibility into every technology their constituents depend on.

"Enterprise IT organizations are transforming to meet the dynamic needs of their businesses, and one technology that has seen sustained growth is containers," said Mike Lunt, vice president of engineering at Zenoss. "With the release of the Kubernetes ZenPack, Zenoss enables IT organizations to monitor hybrid cloud environments leveraging containers within the full context of an organization's IT stack."

Cloud Veterans Launch TriggerMesh Serverless Management Platform

TriggerMesh, a company developing serverless and FaaS management solutions, announced their official company and product launch. TriggerMesh is offered as software-as-a-service and enables the deployment and management of functions on Kubernetes clusters enabled with Knative as well the management of event triggers across Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Azure.

TriggerMesh Serverless Management Platform allows developers to automate the deployment and of functions from their favorite version control system on the TriggerMesh cloud powered by Knative. The developers benefit from:

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."

A10 Networks Delivers Major Automation, Analytics and Multi-Cloud Management Advancements to Its Application Delivery Solution

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A10 Networks announced availability of major advancements to its Thunder Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) with Harmony Controller support for centralized, multi-cloud management, rich per-app analytics and DevOps tool integration. Numerous new enhancements also enable integration with Kubernetes, enhanced Ansible Playbooks and simplified ADC policy configuration with expanded Application Centric Template (ACT) support.

Organizations are striving to become more agile as the role of IT and software becomes paramount. Fast roll-out, control and optimization of applications drive revenue, competitive advantage and customer satisfaction. Apps must be secured and quickly delivered regardless of where they reside.

A10's ADCs with their tight coupling to the Harmony Controller lead the industry in enabling administrators to intelligently manage, control and automate the deployment of application delivery services to maximize agility, provide actionable insights and ensure app availability and security while simplifying operations with lower TCO. Augmentations to A10's Thunder ADC with Harmony Controller intelligent automation capabilities include:

Cloud Foundry Focus on Interoperability Continues with Two New Projects Integrating Kubernetes

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Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of a family of open source projects including Cloud Foundry Application Runtime, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, and Cloud Foundry BOSH, announced two new projects have been accepted by the Project Management Committees in order to further integrate Kubernetes with Cloud Foundry technologies. The news was announced at the Cloud Foundry EU Summit in Basel, Switzerland, taking place today through October 11. 

The projects, Eirini and CF Containerization, have been accepted by two of the Cloud Foundry Project Management Committees (PMCs), which oversee platform engineering of the open source projects. CF Containerization has been accepted to incubate within the BOSH PMC while Eirini is an incubating effort within the Application Runtime PMC. Announced at last year's European Summit, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR) is housed in the Extensions PMC and also takes advantage of Kubernetes.