Containers

November 29, 2021

In the cloud world, containers are the centerpoint of a growing majority of deployments. By providing compartmentalization of workloads and the ability to run "serverless," containers can speed up and secure deployments and create flexibility unreachable by old style application servers. While a variety of tools have been developed to meet this need, none are as impactful to the industry as Kubernetes. It has emerged as the de facto container orchestration tool for many companies ...

November 23, 2021

Nearly 60% of respondents agree that cloud adoption has improved their organization's agility, but that they could be more agile still, according to The Modernization Minefield, a report from Aptum, a hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider ...

November 03, 2021

I asked top industry experts — DevOps Institute Ambassadors — to share their thoughts on when you may not want to use containers. Here's what landed at the top of the list ...

October 28, 2021

DEVOPSdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they think AIOps can do for DevOps and developers. Part 4 covers cloud and containers ...

October 04, 2021

The growing adoption of Kubernetes frameworks by major infrastructure and cloud players is making it easier to support cloud-native apps for big data. This is an important development, as it enables organizations to unlock additional value from that data ...

September 21, 2021

How does Kubernetes act as an OS for container-based apps? As an OS, Linux manages the resources needed by applications on a single computer. In Kubernetes, the challenge is managing the resources for many applications across many computers ...

August 26, 2021

Most (94%) organizations surveyed deploy services and applications on Kubernetes — but how they deploy varies widely, according to new market research commissioned by Cockroach Labs and Red Hat. The number one challenge around running Kubernetes in production, as named by survey participants? Deployment of data-intensive transactional workloads ...

August 24, 2021

As businesses look to digitally transform and innovate, emerging technologies such as Kubernetes and microservices are helping drive this spend upward, but with increased adoption comes increased operational challenges and growing pains. To gain more insight into the challenges organizations face while using Kubernetes,Traefik Labs conducted a survey of over 1000 software engineers, DevOps practitioners, SREs and more. The results of this survey identified several issues IT teams face with Kubernetes, and help explain what's hindering the emerging technology's implementation ...

June 10, 2021

If security teams cannot prioritize or secure their Kubernetes deployment, the entire cloud application stack and larger organization are at high risk. When not protected, attackers are able to take advantage of cluster settings and escalate privileges to gain full control, which can result in company breaches and the exploitation of private data. Cybersecurity teams should follow these steps to better protect their data stored in the cloud from attack ...

May 20, 2021

For modern organizations, having a highly connected IT environment is essential. 97% of IT leaders believe it would be beneficial to combine the utilization of APIs, microservices and integration, while only 1% say that they do so already, as revealed in a recent survey conducted by Software AG ...

February 01, 2021

Developers today are faced with the hard reality that modernizing systems is more than simply moving technology to a new location. Rather, they are expected to be intimately familiar with a host of new-generation technologies while simultaneously managing existing legacy systems as they migrate to an infrastructure that is more responsive, predictive, and scalable. Looking ahead to 2021, let's review the trends surrounding the most challenging, yet promising, topics in infrastructure and operations: Kubernetes, site reliability engineering, security, and more ...

January 19, 2021

A new study from D2iQ reinforced the importance of Kubernetes, with 77% of organizations claiming that the container automation system is a central part of their digital transformation strategy. However, the same study found that while projects in production on Kubernetes are expected to rise 61% in the next two years, almost all organizations that use cloud native technologies have run into challenges, most commonly during the development phase ...

January 07, 2021

DEVOPSdigest asked DevOps and development experts from across the industry for their 2021 container and microservices predictions ...

January 06, 2021

For the last few years, cloud-native technologies like microservices, serverless, and Kubernetes have been increasingly dominant in the technology stack of modern engineering teams. Why? First of all, they work seamlessly with modern cloud environments, they're scalable, resilient, and enable continuous delivery of software in an agile fashion. But all these benefits don't come without drawbacks ...

December 08, 2020

Kubernetes is here, and its use is growing. Nonetheless, while most (if not all) tech-influenced organizations might be talking about Kubernetes, only about a third are actually doing it. This blog outlines who those organizations are, how they are using Kubernetes, why they are using it, and what challenges they foresee from its application in the next two years ...

December 07, 2020

We're hearing a lot about Kubernetes right now, but just how much of that attention is merited? We wanted to see if Kubernetes was being widely adopted, if so by whom, and how those using it were applying the technology to boost their businesses and systems. So we conducted a survey, to explore and unpack these questions and find out the state of Kubernetes in the enterprise today ...

November 09, 2020

The adoption of Cloud Native Architecture and use of microservices is starting to take off and Kubernetes is at the forefront of the technologies enabling this trend. However, while Kubernetes provides you with many features that make deploying and running microservices easy, there are few additional services that need to be enabled in order for developers/devops to be productive and make applications maintainable. Logging is one such vital service ...

November 05, 2020

For the past couple years, organizations have rapidly adopted Kubernetes for container orchestration. The technology's upshot is clear: Kubernetes makes it much easier to manage or deploy containerized workloads in both on-premises and public cloud settings. But even though Kubernetes has become a red-hot trend among tech media and influencers, few organizations are actually deploying Kubernetes in production and at scale ...

October 29, 2020

Think of the DevSecOps (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery or CI/CD) pipeline as the highway. Think of containers as a Tesla. A logical person would never dream of having a concrete mixer work on their new Tesla. Nor would they ask their Tesla mechanic to lay the foundation for the road in front of their home. So why do some believe that Site Reliability Engineering can solve all the diverse set of challenges for DevSecOps? ...

October 28, 2020

The purpose of this blog series is to debunk some of the current myths created by marketing hype, lack of understanding of containers, and lack of understanding of how businesses function across DevSecOps to enable overcoming some of the common challenges that are causing failure ...

September 02, 2020

As companies look to further harness the power of cloud native, however, they are adopting open source technologies at rapid speed, increasing the number of clusters and workloads. Understanding how to manage cluster sprawl and the challenges this is creating for your organization is critical to keep in mind when scaling a cloud native infrastructure. Here are the 3 ways that cluster sprawl is detrimental to your business ...

August 25, 2020

Microservices have changed software development and promise powerful benefits. For some organizations, microservices enable the agility that modern software development needs. However, it is a big step: some organizations have already struggled with Agile and DevOps adoption: microservices are an even bigger challenge ...

August 18, 2020

There is no such thing as a zero-downtime system. All systems fail and all software systems definitely fail. Sometimes the failure is serious enough that the system or some of its services will be down. Think about zero downtime as a best-effort distributed system design. The plan for zero downtime is as follows ...

August 05, 2020

On May 23, 2020, Java celebrated its 25th anniversary, and continues to rank among the top two programming languages in the world. However, despite its popularity, Java does have some well-agreed upon downsides. With more and more business-critical applications using Kubernetes, it is more important than ever to bring Java into the future, and not let it get left behind. Read on to learn more ...

July 22, 2020

To deliver products that meet customer expectations and keep organizations competitive in today's marketplace, developers are always looking for tools and strategies to give them an edge. One of today's popular platforms for streamlining deployment and upgrades is Kubernetes, the open-source container orchestration system. But what are some of the common challenges developers face when utilizing Kubernetes for the first time? What hurdles might even an experience containers pro run into? And what tools exist to make it easier? ...

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