Harness integrates its continuous software delivery platform with Amazon ECS

Source:-https://siliconangle.com Continuous software delivery startup Harness Inc. said today it’s integrating its platform with Amazon Web Services Inc.’s Elastic Container Service in a move that will enable users to run applications in Docker containers with less scripting and redundancy. Amazon ECS is a fully managed container orchestration service that rivals the better known open-source Kubernetes service. They’re both used to manage software containers that host the components of modern apps distributed across many computer servers. Harness sells a “continuous delivery-as-a-service”

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A hot mesh? Istio team hopes so as it bets on user experience to lure devs with v 1.8

Source:-https://devclass.com The team behind service mesh Istio has released version 1.8 of its project. The last major update of the year showcases further advances of the Istio User Experience working group and improves on some security aspects. For example, the mesh has stopped reading certificates directly from Kubernetes and now sends them from Istiod to gateways instead. The approach supposedly makes the often publicly exposed gateways less of a risk factor while also upping performance. Version 1.8 also looks to

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Using Machine Learning and Kubernetes Logs to Automate Security Threat Detection

Source:-https://containerjournal.com Kubernetes is quickly consolidating its place as the leading container orchestration platform for cloud-native applications, with adoption at 59% among enterprise IT professionals as of March. But while Kubernetes delivers agility, flexibility and scalability for DevOps teams, it also creates complexity that can be an enigma for SecOps teams—especially when something goes wrong. When it comes to detecting threats and tracking down breaches in Kubernetes, security teams’ key asset is the Kubernetes API server audit log. The audit log

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Linbit builds Kubernetes on-ramp for WD OpenFlex

Source:-https://blocksandfiles.com Western Digital’s composable OpenFlex flash storage system now supports Kubernetes storage, courtesy of Linbit’s LINSTOR software. OpenFlex is a physical chassis, containing SSDs or disk drives, which is addressed as an NVMe target device. It’s basically an NVMe-oF JBOD (Just a bunch of drives) and needs additional software to link it to containerised environments. Manfred Berger, WD’s senior manager for business development, platforms, said in a statement: “With Linbit’s LINSTOR software added to our OpenFlex offering, the software-defined-storage solution

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Armory Achieves AWS DevOps Competency Status

Source:-https://www.einnews.com SAN MATEO, CA, UNITED STATES, November 2, 2020 The enterprise software company commercializing Spinnaker, the open source continuous delivery platform from Netflix and Google, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency status. This designation recognizes that Armory provides proven technology and deep expertise to help customers implement continuous integration and continuous delivery practices on AWS. Achieving the AWS DevOps Competency differentiates Armory as an AWS Partner that provides specialized demonstrated technical proficiency and proven

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Accelerating Kubernetes Development

Source:-https://containerjournal.com Building a tool for Kubernetes developers means solving a bunch of problems (e.g., multiple clusters, kubeconfigs, secrets, kubectl functionality, how to represent the hierarchy of abstractions inside a cluster, etc.) and creating a user experience that promotes speed. A good dashboard lets you select from among multiple clusters and: See the states of everything and work with whatever you’re permissioned to access (this translates into zero need for IT operators to centrally administer dashboard-specific permissions). Drill into abstractions—see what’s

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StackRox Tool Prevents Kubernetes Misconfigurations

Source:-https://containerjournal.com StackRox today unveiled an open source static analysis tool dubbed Kubelinter that analyzes YAML files and Helm Charts to identify misconfigurations in Kubernetes deployments prior to deployment. Viswa Venugopal, staff software engineer at StackRox, says given the prevalence of misconfigured Kubernetes clusters it’s apparent there is a need for a security tool that IT teams can employ before a Kubernetes cluster is deployed. Written on the Go programming language, Kubelintr accomplishes that goal in a single binary file that

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Aqua Security Simplifies Kubernetes Security

Source:-https://containerjournal.com Aqua Security today unveiled a Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM) offering that provides IT teams with a set of policies and controls to automate configuration and compliance of Kubernetes clusters. In addition, Aqua Security has added a Kubernetes Runtime Protection module that provides an option for using Kubernetes Admission Controllers to deploy security controls as a set of sidecar containers directly on to a Kubernetes pod. KSPM comes with more than 20 predefined rules available out of the box

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NetApp Uses Kubernetes for Storageless Infrastructure

Source:-https://containerjournal.com NetApp today at its online NetApp Insights 2020 conference announced it has added a storageless computing service that extends an existing Spot Ocean serverless computing framework for containers to make storage resources available on-demand in Kubernetes environments. Ronen Schwartz, senior vice president and general manager for cloud volumes at NetApp, said as Spot Storage by NetApp continues to evolve, IT organizations will be able to leverage a storageless computing framework across hybrid cloud computing environments without having to administer

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Managing Multi-Cloud, Multi-Distro Kubernetes Cluster Deployments

Source:-https://containerjournal.com As enterprises ramp up their adoption of modern architectures that embrace microservices, containers and Kubernetes, application deployment strategies are being re-evaluated. Organizations operating and serving customers globally or regionally need to think about how best to make their applications available, responsive and high-performing no matter where the end user (or end device) lives. But in an environment where enterprises operate both on-premises and in the cloud (and perhaps multiple clouds), operating Kubernetes clusters across multiple environments brings about a

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