- July 01, 2020
The Cloud Foundry community has begun to port its developer interface onto Kubernetes infrastructure, but there are multiple approaches to sort out amid the transition.
- June 24, 2020
HashiCorp Consul users are mulling how to extend service discovery into service mesh. The vendor has added gateway support to ease this transition.
- June 22, 2020
Multi-cloud hosted services planned for HashiCorp products, including Consul, Vault and Nomad, would reduce IT ops overhead, users say, but prices must be affordable.
- May 21, 2020
Linux kernel utility eBPF gets new life as a more effective means to scale Kubernetes networking than native Kubernetes tools, and in some cases, service mesh.
- May 20, 2020
Security automation tools proved useful for two highly regulated fintech firms, that use them to protect cloud-native infrastructure and demonstrate their security to auditors.
- May 07, 2020
VMware Tanzu Application Service for Kubernetes, now in public beta, intrigues PKS users by combining Kubernetes infrastructure components behind a Cloud Foundry developer interface.
- April 27, 2020
Open Policy Agent has turned heads among IT shops for Kubernetes compliance as code, and its commercial backer looks to capitalize on that momentum with new enterprise features.
- April 24, 2020
HashiCorp CEO David McJannet discusses the company's future, including a Consul managed service headed for public beta this week, overlap with Kubernetes and building a sustainable open source business.
- April 09, 2020
HashiCorp Vault 1.4 sweetens the deal for users of the paid Enterprise version, which had been subject to questions about differentiation from the free version in the past.
- April 08, 2020
New Cloud Foundry Foundation Executive Director Chip Childers plans to steer the community into the next phase of cooperation with Kubernetes, Knative, Istio and more.
- March 31, 2020
Flush with funding, Rancher hopes to win deals away from major IT software vendors such as VMware as enterprises seek help with Kubernetes management.
- March 12, 2020
AWS Bottlerocket puts the cloud giant's spin on the container OS, and container host security, but the company will have to overcome a generally poor reputation in the open source world.
- March 06, 2020
Istio 1.5 reworks a microservices-based control plane into a monolith as the service mesh project seeks to simplify management and improve performance.
- March 05, 2020
Log analytics tools have become more popular as enterprise IT pros contend with complex, continuous microservices application deployments at scale.
- February 27, 2020
Kubernetes at the edge has emerged as an early stage trend among enterprises that want to push the boundaries of software automation.
- February 26, 2020
JFrog hops aboard a crowded CI/CD bandwagon, but its expertise in artifact and package management could appeal to security-conscious DevOps shops.
- February 12, 2020
Grafana Loki won't replace advanced log analytics tools, but it may be a boon for shops that want to collect massive amounts of log data for troubleshooting applications.
- February 07, 2020
Kubernetes platform security has supplanted container-level security for enterprises such as retail software vendor Aptos as they deploy microservices in production.
- November 21, 2019
Service mesh has gone from a relatively unknown entity to a mainstream topic in 2019, but it's too early to declare a TKO in the Linkerd vs. Istio prizefight.
- November 21, 2019
The latest version of the Kubernetes Helm package manager promises better security and stability in version 3, which removes the Tiller server component from Helm's architecture.
- November 20, 2019
Enterprises have grown used to managing Kubernetes in production for some of their workloads, but broadening those deployments can bring multi-tenant security challenges.
- November 15, 2019
D2iQ's CTO says it will use its enterprise experience with Apache Mesos container orchestration and big data apps such as Kafka to compete in a crowded market for Kubernetes management.
- November 13, 2019
In an unexpected move, Docker sells off its Docker Enterprise business -- including customer support -- to Mirantis and refocuses on Docker Hub and Docker Desktop.
- November 12, 2019
Amid consolidation and chaos in the cloud security market, Aqua snaps up CloudSploit and sets the stage for increased competition with traditional IT security vendors.
- November 08, 2019
Sanity in a zero-trust world for microservices security calls for IT teams to prioritize the assets they must protect, and that starts with data classification.
- November 04, 2019
Sumo Logic has acquired JASK, an automated SOC that will be most useful for security analytics and alert reduction features within Sumo Logic's SIEM.
- October 28, 2019
DevSecOps has gone mainstream as companies bake security automation into app development, but experts say the toughest cybersecurity challenges remain unsolved.
- October 25, 2019
IT ops pros are getting used to multi-cloud management, especially for disaster recovery, but moving from cloud to cloud via container portability is still rare.
- October 18, 2019
OpenShift and its competitors now offer enterprises soup-to-nuts DevOps platforms, rather than simple Kubernetes management tools, that are based on different points of strategic lock-in.
- October 11, 2019
Ticketmaster troubleshoots and secures distributed applications using Kafka stream processing as a central hub for data collection.
- October 10, 2019
Windows host support in Kubernetes reached a milestone with general availability from container management vendors, which makes containers more accessible for legacy apps.
- October 08, 2019
Google is keeping its Knative and Istio projects close to the vest, which could limit their reach long term, early adopters say.
- October 07, 2019
Docker has tried to differentiate itself as a Kubernetes competitor, but amid reports of financial headwinds, it should return to its roots in the developer desktop, analysts say.
- September 13, 2019
Google Cloud Dataproc is the first major cloud provider to integrate Apache Spark with Kubernetes as a managed service, but work remains to better link the two projects upstream.
- September 11, 2019
HashiCorp's Consul service mesh will be offered as a hosted service on Microsoft Azure, where it can link container clusters along with VMs in multiple regions.
- September 11, 2019
HashiCorp Terraform Cloud's new pricing tier reflects a shift in how software vendors market to large enterprises.
- August 28, 2019
Knative's emerging claim to fame is that it can turn Kubernetes into a next-gen platform as a service with both a Heroku-like developer experience and deep infrastructure control.
- August 22, 2019
Istio service mesh, Kiali and Jaeger are generally available for Red Hat OpenShift 4, but it will be some time before users are ready for the latest version of the platform.
- August 22, 2019
Splunk wants to collect more data via SignalFx, but some users wonder how much it will cost to keep up with the proliferation of logs and metrics in the age of cloud monitoring.
- July 25, 2019
GKE users like the Workload Identity feature for Kubernetes authentication with GCP services, but similar improvements to core cluster security present a potential market-wide migration headache.
- July 24, 2019
There are almost as many tools to assist with DevSecOps as there are definitions for the term – how one managed service provider that serves federal agencies chose a compliance-as-code vendor.
- July 19, 2019
A Kubernetes-friendly compliance as code project hosted by the CNCF has caught on among large enterprises in the first half of 2019, largely through word of mouth.
- July 17, 2019
Enterprise IT pros worried about security when containers were first introduced, but as containers are put into production, they can actually present ways to tighten security practices.
- July 02, 2019
An emerging real estate firm tasked with DevSecOps sought an assist from startup Alcide, which bakes Kubernetes security best practices into its software.
- June 20, 2019
Microservices and DevOps have made IT security a shared responsibility among enterprise stakeholders, and experts expect this shift to prompt mass consolidation among vendors.
- June 20, 2019
As Alaska Airlines plots a flight path to a hybrid cloud infrastructure, it will navigate with an automated DevOps security tool that spans multiple IT environments.
- June 13, 2019
AIOps tools present a way to cope with IT infrastructure sprawl and complexity, but how far they can go with hands-off automation features is still a topic for debate.
- June 12, 2019
AIOps is new in many ways, but early adopters must also heed a time-honored IT maxim: garbage in, garbage out.
- May 22, 2019
A DevSecOps shift and a move to public cloud have precipitated a sea change in what's expected of IT ops pros at a mobile video on-demand company.
- May 14, 2019
DevOps monitoring vendors rev their engines as enterprises take on more sophisticated IT monitoring practices to reach the next major phase of app modernization.
- May 10, 2019
IT teams tackled containerization, developer self-service platforms and infrastructure provisioning automation in 2018. So, what's next?
- May 08, 2019
OpenShift 4.1 promises easier container management for IT ops pros, but getting there from OpenShift 3 could be tricky for enterprises with large deployments.
- May 08, 2019
Enterprises will consider an OpenShift managed service on Azure as part of a multi-cloud strategy, but Kubernetes won't necessarily make workloads cloud-agnostic.
- April 23, 2019
Enterprise IT pros expect changes to Rancher's Kubernetes management tools to bolster security configuration and UI performance.
- April 18, 2019
CloudBees folds in Electric Cloud and pledges to broaden its focus beyond Jenkins, while customers wait and see how that might impact long-term roadmap plans.
- April 10, 2019
Cloud Foundry undergoes drastic changes as infrastructure automation technology develops, to the point where some industry experts see more erosion than evolution.
- April 08, 2019
Complementary roles for Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes are clear to IT pros, and the community plans to knit the two more closely together with the Eirini project.
- March 25, 2019
Kubernetes support for Windows nodes was declared stable in Kubernetes 1.14, but extensive fine print remains.
- March 22, 2019
What do 'Minecraft' servers and enterprise databases have in common? In the realm of Kubernetes management, more than you might think.
- March 13, 2019
F5 snaps up Nginx for cloud-native app support, and analysts predict a microservices gold rush as modern application architectures catch on in enterprise IT shops.
- February 28, 2019
The U.K.'s largest online automotive marketplace put Istio security features in place before it adopted containers and GKE, rather than the other way around.
- February 14, 2019
Container defense in depth is a hot topic, and some IT pros approach it with a combination of third-party container security tools and service mesh security features.
- February 14, 2019
Linkerd's maintainers admit it has a narrower range of features than buzz machine Istio. But after failed attempts to set up Istio, some early adopters believe less is more.
- February 08, 2019
To federate or not to federate cloud-native apps? As Kubernetes becomes ubiquitous, that is the question that more IT shops must answer.
- January 22, 2019
IT monitoring through SignalFx's Prometheus and AWS CloudWatch integrations helps AthenaHealth manage multiple public cloud environments from a central interface.
- December 18, 2018
IT ops pros should be on the lookout for enterprise-wide production container deployments, real-world AIOps usage and new approaches to CI/CD in 2019.
- December 14, 2018
Istio can boost the security and observability of Kubernetes environments, but some IT pros question whether the perks are worth a steep learning curve.
- December 14, 2018
The Knative project is nascent, but Kubernetes users said they believe it could facilitate the next generation of IT infrastructure management.
- December 13, 2018
Behind most enterprise developers that own and operate the services they create stands a platform engineering team that's teed up Kubernetes in its most manageable form.
- December 13, 2018
IT pros with Kubernetes in production welcomed stable releases of cluster install and container storage utilities in version 1.13, but they'll have to wait for some key features.
- December 11, 2018
As Kubernetes enters the enterprise mainstream, it has early adopters abuzz about security issues in the platform and the containers it orchestrates.
- December 04, 2018
Microsoft and Docker want to push container-like abstraction up the stack with the CNAB open source spec, which has piqued enterprise interest in its early stages.
- November 30, 2018
Istio's integration into Google Cloud will give it momentum, but service mesh competition remains fierce, as HashiCorp Consul makes strong inroads with early adopters.
- November 16, 2018
New Relic users and prospects will investigate AWS Lambda monitoring features released in private beta, as serverless usage filters in to enterprise IT shops.
- November 15, 2018
Container security tools, such as StackRox and Aqua Security, offer DevOps shops that want multi-cloud portability a centralized way to reduce the risk of complex infrastructures.
- November 09, 2018
Terraform offers cloud-agnostic infrastructure as code to highly skilled DevOps pros, and its latest release looks to extend its appeal beyond early adopters.
- November 07, 2018
VMware's Heptio buy brings it Kubernetes chops that will help it make a multi-cloud bid, but it will struggle to raise its profile in open source container management, industry watchers predict.
- November 02, 2018
HashiCorp is valued at $1.9 billion for its IT management software, such as Vault 1.0, and the IBM-Red Hat merger has set off speculation about the firm's future.
- October 18, 2018
The Netflix- and Google-led Spinnaker continuous deployment software project has added enterprise appeal with revamped Kubernetes integration.
- October 12, 2018
Kubernetes monitoring is all the rage, and New Relic's CoScale buy gives it an edge in an increasingly noisy market for container monitoring tools.
- August 30, 2018
Kubernetes tools look to carve out a market niche in database containerization with performance monitoring and quality-of-service management features.
- July 19, 2018
Google is the first major public cloud provider to sell prepackaged apps for container orchestration clusters, but expect AWS and Azure to follow quickly with Kubernetes marketplaces of their own.
- March 30, 2018
IT ops must replenish its toolkit to standardize infrastructure management and let developers experiment with the latest programming languages and application designs.
- March 30, 2018
As enterprises seek speed and efficiency with microservices, IT ops pros must learn skills and consolidate tools to deal with increased infrastructure and application complexity.
- December 07, 2017
The unending debate about the best place for abstraction in IT infrastructures begins a new chapter, as serverless hype starts to drown out container mania.
- October 09, 2017
Build automation presents a steep learning curve for enterprise DevOps shops, but Chef Habitat Builder is based on accessible scripting tools and offered as SaaS.
- September 20, 2017
As CI/CD pipelines go mainstream in the DevOps boat, Puppet shops will have a new option from a familiar vendor.
- June 12, 2017
Multiple efforts are afoot in Kubernetes open source projects to make the container orchestration platform more user-friendly.
- May 18, 2017
IT shops cling to the devil they know, but one organization proved that legacy app modernization onto containers and public cloud eased the burden of operations support.
- April 21, 2017
Enterprises with legacy apps can get containerization benefits, and those who've been down the path with Docker have left breadcrumbs for those who follow.
- April 20, 2017
Many enterprises are embracing containers not just to play nice with cloud-native apps, but because container-based deployment offers a way to modernize legacy applications.
- April 06, 2017
Customers of AppDynamics say the Spring '17 release aligns with the trend to share tools and improve coordination between developers and IT operations.
- February 14, 2017
IT ops pros may not think serverless computing is relevant to them, but there's a role for ops even when no servers are directly managed.
- November 11, 2016
One popular new technology will allow the DevOps pipelines of the future to keep up with new innovations, as large enterprises have shown.
- November 07, 2016
Breaking up monolithic applications has its downsides, especially as microservices management grows more complex at scale.
- September 23, 2016
Even relatively young web companies have found their IT infrastructure needed an overhaul to better support continuous integration and deployment.
- September 22, 2016
Uber execs reveal the tradeoffs they've made in building their business upon hundreds of microservices, balancing the advantages of speed with challenges of system reliability.
- August 02, 2016
Microservices monitoring technology is only part of what enterprise IT shops say they need, as pricing changes are also necessary to accommodate the new architecture.
- July 06, 2016
Enterprise IT pros have multiple options for microservices among Microsoft products that function at both the platform and infrastructure level.
- June 30, 2016
Ansible configuration management's roadmap points to more automation in more areas of the enterprise IT infrastructure.