How containers and Kubernetes change deployment and DevOps

Source – techtarget.com Containers, a technology that easily packages multicomponent applications for deployment, are well-suited for enterprises. Those same organizations likely find Kubernetes even more exciting. Kubernetes is an orchestration tool that extends — and at the same time simplifies — management of containers to support large, distributed resource pools and application component redeployments. The proliferation of containers and Kubernetes has some enterprises wondering if these technologies will change DevOps, in particular the tools organizations use to standardize and automate configurations. Kubernetes

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Kubernetes Jenkins Master-Slave: Scaling the Scalability Issue

Source – devops.com Dell and many other companies use Jenkins as a CI/CD tool and builds happen with substantial code bases that run 365 days in parallel. Generally, you may not have as much code to build, but the slave that’s created during the build process is in an upstate even after the build is completed. That can result in higher cost, higher unnecessary resource utilization and a more complex delivery pipeline. Is there the process to overcome this situation? Yes.

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Kubernetes as the new application server, and more

Source – zdnet.com Kubernetes already has a good reputation as an orchestration platform for containers and microservices, but one developer advocate is taking things a step further, observing that it make take the place of many application servers. Kubernetes and related projects, such as OpenShift and Istio, “provide the non-functional requirements that used to be part of an application server,” states Rafael Benevides, director of developer experience at Red Hat. He notes in a recent DZone post that the combination of Kubernetes, OpenShift and Istio, which are

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The Importance of Cloud Automation and How to Get There

Source – solutionsreview.com Automation is driving today’s enterprise technology advancements. Some forms of automation can be relatively easy to manage on your own, but for most situations, getting a tool or service is the right choice. With how fast technologies and processes are changing, automating repetitive tasks allows teams to learn new methods and practices. Automation frees up teams throughout the IT space to work on more pressing projects. The importance of cloud automation is due to the increasingly agile IT

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How Important Is Open Source for DevOps, Really?

Source – devops.com Depending on your perspective, you might believe that DevOps and open source go hand in hand. Or you may think that, quite to the contrary, the two have little to do with each other. There are good arguments to be made for both interpretations. Let’s explore these two ways of thinking about the relationship between DevOps and open source. Match Made in Heaven? In certain respects, the two share a great deal of core philosophical overlap. Both movements

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GitLab Pushes Kubernetes-Based Update for Auto DevOps

Source – sdxcentral.com GitLab released the latest version of its namesake platform that leverages Kubernetes to automate the handling of code on its journey to being a running application. The move comes as the online Git repository manager is riding an attention bump following Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub. GitLab CEO and cofounder Sid Sijbrandij said the 11.0 update basically allows developers to push code and the platform does the rest. That includes building, testing, code quality scanning, security scanning, license scanning, packaging, performance

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GitLab 11.0 released with Auto DevOps

Source – sdtimes.com GitLab’s complete DevOps vision is becoming a reality in its latest 11.0 release. The company announced the general availability of Auto DevOps. GitLab first announced Auto DevOps last year, with the hope that the concept would help developers deliver their ideas to production faster. Today’s release of Auto DevOps focuses on accelerating enterprise DevOps adoption. “GitLab is widely known for being a fully capable source code and lifecycle-management tool, but we’re now proving that GitLab is much more than that,”

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How Kubernetes allows developers to deploy without worrying about DevOps

Source – siliconangle.com As an active distributor of the Kubernetes container orchestration management system, Canonical Ltd is giving developers a way to step up their game. The company is taking away the developer operations component to the developer job so they are free to focus on other important aspects of development that they have more expertise in, according to Stephan Fabel (pictured), director of product management at Canonical. “… We’ve been very active in this space fairly early on and have been an active distributor of Kubernetes and a

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Google Security Updates Target DevOps, Containers

Source – darkreading.com Data visibility is a chief concern for companies moving to the cloud. In an effort to help organizations control their information, Google recently announced security updates intended to protect containers and application development. Sam Ramji, vice president of Google Cloud product development, emphasized the importance of DevOps security in his keynote last week at InteropITX. “This explosion of connectivity has led to a golden age of software development,” he said, pointing to the opportunities and challenges that come

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Kubernetes And The Open Service Broker Make Multi-Cloud A Reality

Source – forbes.com The rise of open source software has changed the industry dynamics. One example of this phenomenon is the evolution of containers and container management platforms. Kubernetes, the popular open source container orchestration project has active contributors from Google, Red Hat, IBM and Microsoft among others. The industry immensely benefits when these large platform companies keep their ego aside and start working towards making an open source project successful. Kubernetes has become an excellent example of such efforts. Today,

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