Containers

March 12, 2020

There's a curious irony about two powerful and closely related developer tools in use today. On the one hand, enterprises of all sorts have moved quickly to embrace the use of containers and Kubernetes as part of their digital transformation, usually with a view to speeding the pace of new application development. Yet, according to a new survey from StackRox, almost half of those same users have applied the brakes, delaying the rollout of applications that make use of those technologies. The reasons for both their enthusiasm and their caution are understandable ...

February 24, 2020

The 2020 Java Developer Productivity Report, carried out by Perforce Software, received detailed responses from nearly 400 Java development professionals (with 74% identifying themselves as developers) worldwide. If there was one message that stood out loud and clear it was this: microservices are growing fast, but bring considerable new challenges for developers ...

January 21, 2020

A lot of companies have gone down the path of DevOps, building and using containers and microservices. As a result, workloads are getting more complex. The Kubernetes ecosystem is very rich, and as more companies find value in using Kubernetes as a container orchestrator, they will adopt more solutions in the ecosystem. These advances mean we'll see increasingly complex workloads running in Kubernetes ...

January 07, 2020

Industry experts offer predictions on how containers and related technologies will evolve and impact DevOps and business in 2020. Part 2 offers some additional container predictions ...

January 06, 2020

Industry experts offer predictions on how containers and related technologies will evolve and impact DevOps and business in 2020 ...

November 07, 2019

DevOps has eased the software delivery process by bridging gaps between the different teams in the process chain. While this has turned as a major advantage for IT firms, there is another important solution that can empower your DevOps cycle and help you realize the DevOps potential. That is "Containerization," the technology solution that emerged out of dire need for fast-paced application delivery. But applying containerization in a DevOps environment successfully requires understanding of some key priorities ...

September 26, 2019

Developers have significant autonomy with respect to the selection of developer tools and technologies, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) special report.vIn addition, developers exercise influence over enterprise purchasing decisions and should be viewed as key stakeholders in IT purchasing and procurement within any organization undergoing a movement to cloud accompanied by an internal digital transformation ...

September 09, 2019

So you think your K8s cluster is configured correctly? Well … think again. How do we know? Alcide just completed an analysis of Kubernetes multi-cluster vulnerabilities, and the results are not good ...

June 13, 2019

Responses to our annual Container Adoption Survey — conducted jointly by Portworx and Aqua Security — have shown a clear uptick in how complex containerized applications have become, demonstrating that IT organizations are increasingly confident that container infrastructure can manage business-critical applications. However, this year's responses also suggest a continuing lack of clarity when it comes to who's responsible for container security ...

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 ...

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