Containers

March 21, 2019

Containers and Kubernetes have become the most talked about way for services and applications to be deployed and managed. Already loved by development teams, there are an increasing number of businesses using Kubernetes and containers in production. There's a strong benefit to having DevOps and containers grow simultaneously because they have a symbiotic relationship. Containers have several qualities that make them well suited to DevOps-oriented teams ...

March 11, 2019

Companies are struggling to address the gap that exists between how they're using containers and their level of confidence about security and misconfigurations. The more containers dominate application development, the more imperative it is to integrate container security measures throughout the process, bringing it earlier in the app dev process and integrating it with the orchestration layer. Portability and integration are critical as companies are trying to simultaneously operationalize and secure containers and microservices across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. The lag between container security and container adoption represents significant risks to individual businesses as well as the broader ecosystem. It's time to close this security gap before it widens, and DevOps has a central role to play ...

February 28, 2019

Given the risks, container security presents unique challenges. But the right tools, practices, and strategies can overcome them. As is the case with any security initiative, there is no silver bullet that will guarantee security of containerized applications, so organizations should use a combination of techniques and solutions suited to their IT governance requirements. Here are some common approaches, including their pros and cons ...

February 27, 2019

To design an effective container security strategy, organizations first need to understand the risks that attackers could exploit to make them leak. If you don't know the risks, how can you avoid them? Here are a few ...

February 07, 2019

Containers have reshaped the technology landscape in the past year. Picking up where virtualization left off, they have brought new levels of portability to cloud deployments and ushered in the move to microservices, making it easier to break applications into smaller parts that can be updated more frequently and with less disruption. But what does container deployment really look like in the enterprise and what does it mean for 2019? ...

January 09, 2019

DEVOPSdigest asked DevOps experts for their predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2019. Part 9, the final installment, covers microservices, containers and APIs ...

January 08, 2019

DEVOPSdigest asked DevOps experts for their predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2019. Part 8, covers microservices and containers ...

September 27, 2018

Imagine that you are tasked with architecting a mission-critical cloud application. Or migrating an on-premise app to the cloud. You may ask yourself, "how do the cloud savvy companies like Airbnb, Adobe, SalesForce, etc. build and manage their modern applications?" ...

August 29, 2018

While everyone is convinced about the benefits of containers, to really know if you're making progress, you need to measure container performance using KPIs.These KPIs should shed light on how a DevOps team is faring in terms of important parameters like speed, quality, availability, and efficiency. Let's look at the specific KPIs to track for each of these broad categories ...

June 14, 2018

Despite the vast majority of cloud management decision-makers believing that DevOps and microservice enablement are important, very few believe that their organizations are capable of delivering them today — a gap that is costing the average enterprise $34 million per year, according to new report from the Ponemon Institute ...

May 22, 2018

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the IT industry for their opinions on the top tools to support DevSecOps. Part 2 covers DevOps and development ...

March 06, 2018

There are six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments, and there are also some best practices companies can use to address those pain points ...

March 05, 2018

With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it's tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale. Far from it. There are six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments, and there are also some best practices companies can use to address those pain points ...

January 03, 2018

DevOps experts offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2018. Part 5 covers APIs and containers ...

October 12, 2017

Today, organizations must digitally evolve or they risk becoming irrelevant. One area that’s been growing in adoption is a shift to developing and deploying modern applications in the cloud, which requires software and IT architects to rethink how to architect and manage these apps ...

September 21, 2017

There are many options when it comes to container orchestration platforms and services. Figuring out which one is best for a particular organization’s needs and applications can be a challenge. Which platform for containerization you choose can significantly influence your business success, so the selection process should be carefully considered ...

September 20, 2017

A powerful tool for simplifying DevOps is containerization, which delivers a convenient form of application packaging, combined with the opportunity to automate certain IT provisioning processes. With containerization, DevOps teams can focus on their priorities — the Ops team preparing containers with all needed dependencies and configurations; and the Dev team focusing on efficient coding of an application that can be easily deployed ...

February 01, 2017

The concept of intent-based security is a new way of looking at applications, specifically those in a containerized environment, down to the application level and adding in extra security. It uses the power of the developer in order to produce a more predictable and secure environment that can be enforced. When it comes to DevOps and containers, the unique nature of the process and technology allows the intent-based security model to capitalize on three pillars ...

January 04, 2017

The rapid expansion of production container deployment in enterprises worldwide has led to a movement toward containers-as-a-service (CaaS) over traditional Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions. Advances in container management tooling are leading operations to embrace CaaS as a solution to enable developers to containerize their legacy applications and then build microservices around them. This trend will rise rapidly in 2017, driven by increased collaboration across IT disciplines and enthusiasm surrounding containerization even at the board level ...

December 15, 2016

DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, often controversial and sometimes contradictory predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 4 covers containers and microservices ...

May 16, 2016

DevOps adoption is growing, increasing from 66 percent in 2015 to 74 percent in 2016 ...

April 08, 2016

Sandboxes (aka Uber Containers) are self contained infrastructure environments that can be configured to look exactly like the final target deployment environment, but can be created and run anywhere. Sandboxes address the real question of "where" do I develop my application so that the environment and infrastructure that it runs on look the same from the development lab to the test lab to the production datacenter or cloud ...

February 16, 2016

The proliferation of data and the pace of innovation within the open source software ecosystem are driving the convergence of Big Data, Cloud Computing, and DevOps/Automation. Proficiency across these functional areas is essential in this rapidly evolving, converging IT environment. At the moment, however, there's a lack of qualified talent with these cross-disciplinary skills. To an extent, the emergence of DevOps itself has led to a skills imbalance across disciplines ...

January 04, 2016

The following are 5 more DevOps predictions for 2016 from Docker: 1. Container use will continue its rapid rise ...

December 07, 2015

As a result of virtualization and the shift to software-defined networking (SDN), a DevOps culture has begun to emerge in the telecom industry that requires network operators to look beyond technology and the network, and embrace a holistic view of product development, business development, operations and planning ...

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