Couchbase have released version 2.0 of their Couchbase Autonomous Operator that helps run the NoSQL document database on Kubernetes. It includes new features such as automated security management, resource management, centralized monitoring through Prometheus, auto-configuration of cross datacenter...more
After several versions and iterations Docker have published a draft specification of the Docker Compose orchestration configuration files syntax. Compose enables developers and operators to specify complex container applications including storage and networking in a single YAML file.
Docker is wo...more
Amazon Web Services have published a public preview of Bottlerocket a new Linux based distribution that is targeted to running containers on virtual machines or bare metal machines. Bottlerocket includes only the essential software to run containers, which improves resource utilization and reduces t...more
Canonical has announced high-availability clustering for MicroK8s, its workstation and appliance version of Kubernetes. Multi-cloud Charmed Kubernetes has also got an update to support SQL databases as a replacement of the etcd key value store.
The small footprint of Canonical’s MicroK8s makes it...more
Cloud company Mirantis announced that they have acquired the Docker Enterprise platform business from Docker, Inc. including the software and its 750 customers. Mirantis is committed to support Docker Enterprise platform customers and currently expects to support Swarm for at least two years, depend...more
Following their own tradition Red Hat has release the Quay container registry under an open source license. Project Quay is the upstream project behind the container image registries of Red Hat Quay and Quay.io. The Quay team also created and integrated the Clair open source container security scan...more
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced at the PromCon conference that Prometheus is the second project to "graduate", following Kubernetes. To move from the maturity level of incubation to graduation, projects must demonstrate thriving adoption, a documented, structured governance pr...more
Google hands over ownership and control of the Kubernetes container orchestration project to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). In the future, the CNCF and its community members will be be responsible for Kubernetes.
Google published Kubernetes 2014 and formally submitted it as a projec...more
The Kubic project from SUSE now uses the container runtime CRI-O by default. This is the software component that creates a container environment from an image. Since the specification of the corresponding interface by the Open Container Initiative, other runtime environments implementing the Conta...more
Pulumi, who released a new cloud application management framework in June, have published a small tool called Kubespy which monitors Kubernetes resources in real time.
It can monitor the status of resources such as pods and services as well as output the changes to such resources as diffs of JSON...more
Inspired by kubeadm, etcdadm provides a simple command-line experience to configure, deploy and operate secure etcd clusters that can run anywhere (on-premises, in the cloud, as well as in air-gapped environments) – with built-in support for recovery and scalability.
IBM and Red Hat announced today that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $34 billion.
With this acquisition, I...more
Version 11 of the PostgreSQL database management system is now available. The PostgreSQL developers focused on scaling up for large volumes of data in this release. This concerns, for example, the partitioning of databases, which is now faster and more robust, according to the release notes.
Wireguard developer Jason A. Donenfeld has submitted patches of his original VPN implementation to the Linux kernel. That and the fact that Linux kernel maintainer Linus Torvalds praises the quality of the design and the code means that Wireguard will soon be available in the mainline kernel.
Skycfg is an extension library for the Starlark language (of Google's Bezel build tool) that adds support for constructing protobuf messages. Starlark is a dialect of Python. Like Python, it is a dynamically typed language with high-level data types, first-class functions with lexical scope, and ga...more
At the VMworld Europe in-house show VMware announced that it will acquire startup Heptio. Heptio deals exclusively with the container orchestration software Kubernetes and was founded by the Kubernetes inventors Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie who were employed at Google at the time. Later,Kubernetes wa...more
T-Mobile has released the new open source project PacBoot to help make computer systems safer through automated audits and compliance checks. The first PacBot release focuses on the security audit of Amazon AWS cloud setups. The tool can obtain data from Qualys Vulnerability Assessment Platform, Bit...more
At their Cloud Next conference Google unveiled its new "GKE On-Prem" product, which makes their Kubernetes cloud service available for on-premises operation. This will enable the seamless integration of container applications in the cloud and in the enterprise. For example, the on-prem service also...more
SAP has released an open source project called "Gardener", which allows Kubernetes clusters to be managed on multiple platforms. SAP has been working on the project since mid-2017 and hopes that more developers will attracted through the release of the software.
Gardener itself is a service runn...more
Kata containers are available as a version 1.0. Kata containers are a project of the OpenStack Foundation which combines container technology with VMs for more security, using the existing Intel Clear container and Hyper.sh projects. The project was presented at the end of 2017, and now, in time for...more
According to Daniel Stenberg, the author of the commandline tool curl, the next version of HTTP will be based on the QUIC protocol. Originally, QUIC had been developed as a UDP-based alternative to TCP by Google. Based on this, the IETF experts are working on a different protocol under this name (...more
After announcing Kubeflow in the beginning of December, Google has now released the machine learning framework for the Kubernetes orchestrator. The Kubeflow project can be found in a new open source Github repo that contains:
Google has released a new container runtime called gVisor which promises more security than conventional Linux containers, but requires less resources than a combination of container and VM (as in runV or Kata containers). To reach this goal the Google developers have re-implemented most of the Linu...more
Google has introduced Kaniko, an open-source tool for building container images from a Dockerfile even without privileged access. With Kaniko, it is possible build an image from a Dockerfile and push it to a registry. Users can run Kaniko in a standard Kubernetes cluster or the Google Kubernetes Eng...more
For Heroku style deployments to Kubernetes: Gitkube is a tool for building and deploying docker images on Kubernetes using git push. Features according to the gitkube.sh project page:
ACID-compliant distributed database CockroachDB is available as a 2.0 release. A new feature is the support for "semi-structured" data in the form of a JSON datatype. CockroachDB follows the PostgreSQL design by using the JSONB datatype introduced in recent versions of the relational database.
German security firm Cure53 has completed a security audit of the service mesh / proxy Envoy. A severe security hole was found in the Lyft web admin interface but no critical problems were found in the Envoy core. It's the first completed security audit that the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CN...more
Kubernetes 1.10 is the first release of the container orchestration framework in 2018. This version stabilizes storage features and includes new features in security and networking. The Kubernetes implementation of the Container Storage Interface (CSI) moves to beta in this release: installing new v...more
Rook Storage is now an Inception Level Project of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Rook provides file, block, and object storage in a Kubernetes cluster. This makes Kubernetes clusters independent of the underlying storage infrastructure and easier to migrate.
As a backend Rook uses t...more
Red Hat today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CoreOS, Inc. for a purchase price of $250 million. By combining CoreOS’s container and orchestration offerings such as Rocket, Quay or Tectonic with Red Hat’s Kubernetes and container-based portfolio, including OpenShift,...more