Containers and Cybersecurity: Ansible, Kubernetes, More to Consider

Source:- channelfutures.com Containers are a very big deal in enterprise computing right now. If your organization isn’t already using them, then trends indicate it probably will soon. This application virtualization technology has had profound implications for some companies that have embraced DevOps, and there is plenty of potential for it to have a similar impact on security operations. To understand why, it’s good to start with an understanding of just what containers are. A modern application is a collection of

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How to successfully use containers

Source:- techhq.com In traditional software development, code developed in one environment doesn’t necessarily run the same when deployed in another; there often are bugs and errors. Running software in containers in the cloud can help developers overcome many of these issues, and adoption of containerization ecosystems like Docker and Kubernetes continues to grow. In fact, 451 Research predicts that application container technology will grow by 40 percent before 2020. And Gartner predicts that by 2022, more than 75 percent of global organizations will be running containerized

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How to improve DevOps value with containers and microservices

Source:- techradar.com DevOps is not simply a set of tools or systems, but rather a methodology requiring stakeholder buy-in for successful execution. DevOps is based on collaboration—using operations, best practices, and organizational culture to streamline and connect development teams and IT operations. The better the system design, the better the DevOps implementation. Deriving the best value from DevOps requires agility many legacy systems can’t deliver. To maximize efficiency, DevOps must operate on a flexible system, such as one running microservices and containers

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DevOps at Trainline has been a ‘great adventure’

Source- computing.co.uk In 2015, Trainline adopted DevOps in a bid to speed delivery. It started by virtualising services and containerising them, and the new platforms demanded a new way of working. Sana Essid is a platform operations engineer at Trainline. With the infrastructure hosted on AWS, this mostly entails monitoring the cloud services, building new containerised microservices and helping to standardise the architecture. An operations engineer for 15 years at a number of different organisations, she has seen some big changes in

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How Jenkins X updates this CI/CD tool for the cloud, Kubernetes

Source- searchmicroservices.techtarget.com Jenkins was one of the first essential technologies of the DevOps revolution. As such, development and operations teams around the world constructed expansions, build packs and plugins for this CI/CD tool. Unfortunately, Jenkins wasn’t built for the cloud or designed for containers. In fact, most Jenkins environments differ substantially from a Docker or Kubernetes ecosystem. This left many developers struggling to figure out how they could continue to use this tried-and-true open source automation server. This is the problem that Jenkins X was designed to

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Devops predictions for 2019

Source- computerworlduk.com Devops thinking is arguably mainstream today, and there were plenty of developments afoot in 2018 that suggest 2019 will be an intriguing year to follow the space. Loosely defined, devops is the combination of developer and operations teams through an organisational culture change, assisted by automation tooling with the goal of releasing software as quickly as possible. Naturally this makes it an enticing proposition to enterprises, especially those who may be at the start of their “digital transformation”, even

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Kubernetes cloud computing bug could rain data for attackers

Source- nakedsecurity.sophos.com Kubernetes, a tool that powers much modern native cloud infrastructure, just got its first big security bug – and it’s a mammoth one. The flaw could give an attacker unfettered access to the software applications that rely on the tool to operate. Kubernetes is a software tool that manages large numbers of containers. These are similar to the virtual machines that run multiple operating systems on the same physical computer, but they have a key difference. Instead of

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Docker And Kubernetes: Furthering The Goals Of DevOps Automation

Source- forbes.com Containers are a hot topic, yet production usage remains low, according to Gartner, with most enterprise container adoptions in an early phase. A recent survey by Diamanti backs this up, finding that while almost half (47%) of the IT leaders it surveyed plan to deploy containers in a production environment, only 12% have already done so.   Despite this low adoption, the hype is for good reason, as containers can make a significant impact on development and production environments, infrastructure cost and time

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Container-Based Database Platforms: Fueling DevOps

Source- containerjournal.com Database systems traditionally have relied on rather complex, OS-specific clustering technology to provide high availability. Depending on vendor and configuration, these technologies included shared storage devices, transaction-based replication, storage replication or some combination thereof. In many cases, these configurations required complex storage and network configuration supported by multiple teams at significant cost. As the use of virtualization became more widespread, virtual machines offered a degree of high availability, and many hypervisors offered some form of disaster recovery provided

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How to become a ‘dynamic’ cloud user to reap cost and agility benefits

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net As organisations move towards more sophisticated multi-cloud environments, leveraging DevOps, containers and more, they will see greater agility, lower cost, and faster time to market. This is the verdict of digital performance monitoring and management provider New Relic, who gathered more than 500 responses from organisations across the US, UK, Germany, and France. As first reportedby ZDNet, the company put its findings in an eBook, ‘Achieving Serverless Success with Dynamic Cloud and DevOps’. New Relic put organisations into three categories

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