Category: Kubernetes

Rafay Systems Looks To Ease Kubernetes Adoption With SaaS

Fresh off an $8 million Series A round, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based startup has introduced a platform for quickly deploying Kubernetes orchestrated apps onto any environment.

Fresh off an $8 million Series A round, Rafay Systems has released a platform that aims to ease deployment of Kubernetes clusters and lifecycle management of containerized apps across any cloud.

The startup based in Sunnyvale, Calif. sees complexity as the biggest roadblock to Kubernetes adoption, and a Software-as-a-Service delivery model as the key to simplification, Rafay co-founder and CEO Haseeb Budhani told CRN.

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Google brings Cloud Dataproc to Kubernetes

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Cloud Dataproc is probably one of the lesser-known products in Google Cloud’s portfolio, but it’s a powerful tool for data wranglers who are looking for a fully managed cloud service that lets them run Apache Spark and Hadoop clusters without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure. Today. Google  announced that it is launching the alpha of Cloud Dataproc to Kubernetes — and while that, too, may not sound all that interesting at first, it’s an important step for Google Cloud as it works to adapt more of its products to a hybrid cloud model.

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CNCF released Kubernetes Project Journey Report

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation released their first Project Journey Report for Kubernetes. This is the first of several such reports they’ll be issuing for CNCF graduated projects. Here’s the backstory.

The largest CNCF-hosted project is Kubernetes. It is the most widely used container orchestration platform today, often described as the “Linux of the cloud”. CNCF’s efforts to nurture the growth of Kubernetes span a wide range of activities from organizing and running the enormously successful Kubecon + CloudNativeCon events to creating educational MOOCs and end user communities to certifying that different versions of Kubernetes are conformant. We even underwrite security audits. All of this is funded by CNCF’s membership dues and revenues from sponsorship and registration at our conferences.

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Open Sourcing the Kubernetes Security Audit

Last year, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) began the process of performing and open sourcing third-party security audits for its projects in order to improve the overall security of our ecosystem. The idea was to start with a handful of projects and gather feedback from the CNCF community as to whether or not this pilot program was useful. The first projects to undergo this process were CoreDNS, Envoy and Prometheus. These first public audits identified security issues from general weaknesses to critical vulnerabilities. With these results, project maintainers for CoreDNS, Envoy and Prometheus have been able to address the identified vulnerabilities and add documentation to help users.

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Mindtree Named a Preferred Partner for Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service

Recognition bolsters ability to deliver application modernization for enterprises customers

Mindtree, a global technology services and digital transformation company, announced today that the company has achieved preferred partner status within Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) program. Mindtree offers its enterprise customers specialized expertise and experience with large-scale client work within the open source modernization ecosystem. The AKS Program is part of the new Azure Advanced Specialization Partner umbrella announced at Inspire.

Kubernetes is an open source platform to manage containerized workloads and services. AKS makes it simple to deploy a managed Kubernetes cluster in Azure, handling critical tasks like monitoring and maintenance. Enterprises are increasingly exploring containers and Kubernetes for cloud-native applications and application modernization. However, navigating these products is challenging for many enterprises, especially deploying and scaling the solution across an organization.

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Forbes: “5 Exciting Facts About Kubernetes On The Eve Of Its 5th Anniversary”

On June 10, 2014, the official Google Cloud Platform blog had a post from Eric Brewer, VP Infrastructure and Google Fellow. This unassuming post talked about Google’s investment in containers such as support for Docker in Compute Engine VMs and the release of a container resource monitoring tool called cVisor.

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GitLab 11.11 Brings Multiple Assignees for Merge Requests, Windows Container Executor, and More

GitLab 11.11, recently released, brings Multiple Assignees for Merge Requests, Windows Container Executor for GitLab Runners, Guest Access to Releases, instance-level Kubernetes cluster, and more.

Multiple Assignees for Merge Requests helps engineers in a common scenario where two or more engineers are working in a shared branch, such as a collaboration of backend and frontend engineers, or even in teams where engineers work in pairs, like XP. To assign multiple assignees to a merge request, expand the right sidebar and locate the Assignees section, click on Edit and then select as many users you want to assign the merge request.

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Alibaba Cloud Launches New Products and Features at APAC Summit

Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is focused on providing the Asia Pacific region with a cloud service to drive a highly integrated technology ecosystem. In line with its goal, Alibaba Cloud today launched more than 10 new products and features at the Alibaba Cloud APAC Summit. The company also announced a new accelerator program connecting technology partners with the Alibaba ecosystem.

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CircleCI Adds Additional Partner Integrations to Support Kubernetes Workloads

CircleCI has announced new partner integrations as part of their Technology Partner program. CircleCI previously introduced a package management solution called Orbs. Orbs bundle common CI/CD tasks into reusable, shareable packages. With this announcement, CircleCI has added partner-supported orbs for AWS, Azure, VMware, Red Hat, Kublr and Helm.

Orbs are shareable components that combine commands, executors, and jobs into a single, reusable block. This allows for organizations to share their preferred CI/CD across teams and projects. It also simplifies the integration of third-party solutions into the CI/CD pipeline with a minimal amount of code.

CircleCI provides an orbs registry allowing for sharing of both official orbs, partner-provided orbs, and orbs contributed by the community. Tom Trahan, head of business development at CircleCI, indicated in a conversation with InfoQ that since the launch of Orbs back in November there are now over 700 orbs available in the registry. Within the registry orbs are marked as Certified if they are provided by CircleCI or Partner if supplied by a partner integration.

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SUSE rolls out Enterprise Storage 6

The latest release reflects SUSE’s ongoing commitment to making Ceph ‘enterprise consumable’.

SUSE has announced the latest version of its software-defined storage solution powered by Ceph technology. With SUSE Enterprise Storage 6, IT organizations can adapt to changing business demands. They may also reduce IT operational expense with new features focused on containerized and cloud workload support, improved integration with public cloud, and enhanced data protection capabilities, SUSE said.

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