Over the past 18 months, containers have taken most organizations by storm. Containers and microservices are key enablers in organisations’ quests for digital transformation. But, they increasingly need to adopt a smart cloud security strategy based around a Container Security Triad.
The OpenStack Foundation’s virtual OpenDev event this summer created a space for engaging conversations on a variety of topics within the open infrastructure community. Packaged into three separate events, each three days in duration, participants discussed open infrastructure software, hardware automation and containers in production. In the first session, Blizzard Entertainment, Verizon, and OpenInfra Labs discussed combatting the challenges behind scaling, testing and integration during their presentations to the open source community.
Cloud computing has long been the way to go for digital-savvy business owners, but the current health crisis has accelerated the need for all businesses to adopt a flexible, cloud-first framework. Adopting the right technology helps keep your business agile while ensuring that employees stay productive. This article outlines how cloud computing and employee productivity are closely linked, with a focus on tighter security protocols, the creation of efficient workflows, and scalability.
The following article describes an example of how a real-world “As A Service”-infrastructure was designed and deployed from scratch. It covers different aspects of running multiple assets in form of service offerings, e.g. virtual machines, containers or microservices. Therefore, EWERK describes their journey from a blank page to production and how they solved challenges like scalability, reliability and performance. This is meant for everyone who wants to understand platform design principles and what to consider before getting started as well as after take-off.
In an era of transformation, speed and agility of application infrastructure is key
Unfortunately, it can take IT weeks to deliver new application stacks when requested because of manual hand-offs across a fragmented set of ‘software-definable’ technologies on-premises. This inefficiency leads teams to bypass IT in favor of public cloud application services which raises cloud costs and opens security holes.
The cloud report conducted five short interviews with five people from the cloud and container technology environment and asked five questions. The fives interview was with Simon Pearce, Product Owner and Team Lead at SysEleven.
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The cloud report conducted five short interviews with five people from the cloud and container technology environment and asked five questions. The fourth interview was with Brent Schroeder, CTO of SUSE
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The cloud report conducted five short interviews with five people from the cloud and container technology environment and asked five questions. The third interview was with Markus Eisele, Developer Adoption Program Lead EMEA, Red Hat
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The cloud report conducted five short interviews with five people from the cloud and container technology environment and asked five questions. The second interview was with Hendrik Land, Solutions Architect at NetApp.
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The Cloud Report conducted five short interviews with five people from the cloud and container technology environment and asked five questions. The first interview was with Julian Hansert, COO at Kubermatic.
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If you are willing to accelerate your cloud business, you will most likely be looking at setting up automated pipelines and on automating at least parts of your operations. What if I told you this already exists – and it frees you from handling it yourself?
Interested? Read on!
Some time ago, I learned an important Kubernetes lesson the hard way. The story begins with Kubernetes Operators, which is a method of packaging, deploying, and managing a Kubernetes application. The thing I tripped up on was garbage collection in the cluster, which cleans up objects that no longer have an owner object (but more on that later)…
G-Core Labs has its own cloud infrastructure spanning 5 continents. Thousands of clients worldwide use G-Core Labs services. Such coverage allows G-Core Labs to both see the global picture and analyze data by region and country. Unlike previous years when we usually see a decrease in web activity at the end of winter, the situation this year was reversed. The highest traffic increase for April was observed in North America and Europe where total traffic consumption grew by 33 % and 18 %, respectively, during the pandemic. In Latin America, the network load increased by 12 % since the beginning of the year.
The topic of security can often be a difficult discussion at many companies. There are many competing demands to satisfy all at the same time. How do we increase developer productivity, satisfy regulatory requirements, ensure production stability, and detect and remediate threats in real time? The answer won’t be simple, but because of advances in cloud-based technology there are some thought processes that are quickly becoming outmoded.
How we could deal with changing situations
The current situation forces a lot of people, companies and other organizations to change their work processes, tools, collaboration models, and the mindset. Home-office and mostly virtual contacts not only affect the work situation, but also the mental conditions. I had the opportunity to talk to a mental and somatic coach who is dealing with all these aspects in her daily professional life:
Today the SUSECONdigital 2020 starts! Upfront the cloud report interviewed Melissa di Donato. Have a spectacular SUSECON.
SUSE prides itself as the largest independent open source company in the world. With the appointment of Melissa di Donato to CEO in August 2019, SUSE started a new chapter and put itself on the path to global growth. In this interview, Melissa explains how her style of leadership matches perfectly with the vision of open source, the role of women in tech leadership and how fierce collaboration inspires SUSE and its customers.
This article gives a short overview of the Gaia-X project as next generation cloud computing: with motivation for the project, what is Gaia-X?, project organization, role of civil society and prospects.
Interview with data journalist Sebastian Vollnhals
The first time I encountered a password was when my four years older sister tried to prevent me from entering her secret play bunk. Upsettingly enough she didn’t give the password to me and I was locked out. As an adult however, I use passwords every day for many purposes: logging into accounts, retrieving my emails, accessing applications, databases, networks, websites, and also my subscriptions. Moreover, this is the case for every typical computer user.
CI/CD stands for Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery and depicts an approach where software is built and deployed whenever a check-in into a source code repository is executed. This allows for a central build process, central storage of generated artifacts and centrally executed tests. The idea sounds simple, understandable and obvious. But it isn’t, at least not from an executional point of view, since there is more to it in modern application- and cloud-native environments.
SUSE Cloud Application Platform Developer Sandbox
The SUSE Developer Program is an open and welcoming community for developers who want to leverage the power of open source to change the world! Connected, we are stronger. And stronger, we can meet any challenge.
Kubernetes is an opensource platform for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. According to the data from GitHub, Kubernetes represents one of the largest opensource projects worldwide, and the development and deployment of tools around Kubernetes is rapidly and continuously growing. This rapid and continuous evolution makes Kubernetes an unsteady, fastmoving target, in particular regarding security.
An Interview with Chip Childers
Chip Childers is the cofounder of the Cloud Foundry Foundation and has been its Chief Technology Officer since 2016, now he is the Executive Director of the Foundation. During his visit in Berlin, we had the opportunity to meet up with him and get insight into the organization. What are they up to and what is to come?
The need of more efficient and secure processes is growing steadily, both in present times and for the future. no kind of digitization, or even digitalization, can successfully be performed if processes are not defined. But why is the optimization of processes so critical, and why are we in need of secure processes for information security?
Nowadays, project managers are almost used to the fact that the colleagues implementing the project are not always on site, but work at home, at an external customer or even in different countries. Nevertheless, it is always a great challenge to really create an environment in which each person is perceived as part of the team, to introduce transparent communication and to establish good cooperation
For teams that are only just switching to home and digital project work, this is a major challenge that needs to be carefully monitored by the project manager.
An Interview with SUSE CEO Melissa di Donato
In this interview, Melissa explains how her style of leadership matches perfectly with the vision of open source, the role of women in tech leadership and how fierce collaboration inspires SUSE and its customers.
Microservices are the next big thing. they are understood as one of the foundations of a cloud-native solution, since they allow for faster development, technology abstraction and ease of deployment. In this article, we will look into how to write a microservice, package it and deploy it onto a Kubernetes cluster – but before doing this, we should make ourselves understand, what microservices are and in which way they differ from traditional approaches to software development.
Marco Görgmaier gives insights into the BMW Group’s cloud approach
The Cloud Report had the opportunity to talk with Marco Görgmaier, Head of DevOps Plat- form and Cloud Technologies at BMW Group, about cloud strategy, technology, implementation, and the future.
The trend away from the traditional data center towards the Hyperscale cloud Data center, which has started to gain momentum in the last decade, has also had an impact on the annual power consumption of ICT. The following article describes how the power consumption of data centers has changed since then, how it will change and how the cloud contributes to it. Furthermore, current research on energy efficiency in the cloud is presented and possible problem solutions are discussed.
Taking a look at corporate communication holistically
The continuous shift towards agile work environments confronts enterprises with new challenges. Classically formed sections lose touch with more agile units within the organization.
Implementing Cloud-native processes for cloud governance
When server instances are provisioned in the cloud, they are rarely set up manually, but automated using provisioning scripts. the provisioning scripts describe how the server should be set up. this is normal code, as we know it from normal software development, except that this code is specialized on the domain infrastructure. In software development, static code analysis (“linting”) and automated tests have established themselves as means for good maintainability of the production code. Why not apply this good practice to “Infrastructure as code” as well? this article uses the provisioning tool Ansible to describe how automated quality assurance for provisioning scripts can look like.
In a world full of security threats and in a fully automated, fully scalable environment, security has to be one of the biggest concerns for developers. If it would not be, one would not only scale their applications, but their security issues as well…
Modern organizations and companies are increasingly working in partnership with other companies. This article examines what forms of corporate partnerships or strategic alliances there are and why this form of collaboration is becoming increasingly important, especially in the cloud environment.
The cloud is the entrance ticket for the club of agile companies, as the cloud-native applications can be flexibly combined, transformed, extended and customized. However, not every company has in-house appropriate competencies. Thus, T-Systems supports the companies to develop and to operate cloud-native applications in the DevOps-model
Rook is a storage orchestrator for Kubernetes using the operator pattern.
That means that Rook can run, e.g., Ceph, EdgeFS, Yugabyte and other persistence providers in a Kubernetes cluster.
This allows applications to create, e.g., a
YBCluster object to get a YugabyteDB cluster to provide persistence for your applications in Kubernetes.
Digital transformation is generally understood as the digitization of a company’s business processes. In this context, agile transformation is the adaptation of the work methods and tools needed for running the digitized company and leveraging the potential of the digital transformation…
Enterprises are increasingly using hybrid environments, but this move can present risks and challenges, especially for organizations adopting DevOps. How can hybrid environment security fit naturally into develop- ment processes?
By enabling a long-held dream of computing as utility, Cloud Computing has become one of the major technology trends in the last decade. Due to its’ flexible and agile nature, Cloud Computing is continuously and significantly transforming a large part of the IT industry.