Rethinking Observability for Kubernetes

Source:-https://containerjournal.com/ Observability is a staple of high-performing software and DevOps teams. Research shows that a comprehensive observability solution, along with a number of other technical practices, positively contributes to continuous delivery and service uptime. Observability is sometimes confused with monitoring, but there is a clear difference between the two; it’s important to understand the distinction. Observability refers to a technical solution that enables teams to actively debug a system. It is based on exploring activities, properties and patterns that are

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Containers and Kubernetes For Continuous Testing

Source:-https://containerjournal.com/ Software services architected as microservices, packaged in containers, and orchestrated with Kubernetes changes the game for continuous testing because of the excellent alignment with the five tenets of continuous testing. The DevOps Institute describes continuous testing as an essential tenet of DevOps. Continuous testing allows for continuous assessment of incremental changes as part of establishing a culture and environment where building, testing and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently, reliably and safely. In my book, Engineering DevOps, I explained

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Kubernetes is a Perfect Fit With DevOps Culture

Source:-https://containerjournal.com/ In my article, 9 Pillars of Engineering DevOps With Kubernetes, I explain that collaborative culture is a core pillar of well-engineered DevOps. DevOps favors cultures that are highly collaborative, continuous learning environments with most work arranged within small cross-functional teams that have short communication paths and shared accountabilities. No technology, not even one as popular as Kubernetes, will achieve success with DevOps without the right culture. I said in my book, “Engineering DevOps,” that culture is a door to

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Puppet Adds DevOps Consulting Practice

Source:-https://devops.com Puppet has launched a DevOps consulting service that promises to help organizations implement best practices that will ultimately make their IT organizations more efficient. Nigel Kersten, field CTO, Puppet, said the Scaling DevOps Service is especially focused on improving workflows among organizations that have already started down the DevOps path. Most IT organizations that embrace DevOps eventually encounter bottlenecks that conspire to limit the rate at which they can build and deploy applications. Puppet will make available DevOps experts

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Kubernetes-Focused Firms Made Big Targets in 2020

Source:-https://www.sdxcentral.com It was good to be a Kubernetes-focused start up in 2020, especially if you were looking to be acquired. And if that focus happened to be in the security space, well then forget about it. Sure, last year’s Kubernetes-focused merger and acquisition show might not have hit the highs of 2019, when IBM spent all the money ($34 billion) to get its hands on Red Hat – and make no mistake that that deal was heavily influenced by Red

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CBA builds container-as-a-service platform on AWS, Kubernetes stack

Source:-https://www.itnews.com.au CBA has provided its first detailed look at a container-as-a-service platform it stood up for development teams, and the guardrails wrapped around it to meet regulatory and security requirements. Lead engineer Dário Nascimento told AWS re:Invent 2020 that the bank built the platform on an AWS stack and is using infrastructure-as-code practices and tools to manage configurations and compliance. The bank – an AWS customer since 2012 – was cited in a recent blog by AWS chief evangelist Jeff

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Red Hat and Github Collaborate To Expand the Developer Experience on Red Hat OpenShift With Github Actions

Source:-https://www.albawaba.com Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, and GitHub, the software collaboration platform home to more than 50 million developers, today announced extended collaboration between the two companies, emphasizing Red Hat OpenShift through GitHub Actions and more. Red Hat is adding Red Hat GitHub Actions to the GitHub Marketplace, bringing GitHub’s DevOps, continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) and developer workflow automation tools to Red Hat OpenShift. This further refines the application development capabilities of the world’s

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Microsoft CAPZ Drives More Kubernetes Control

Source:-https://www.sdxcentral.com Microsoft launched a more complete Kubernetes tool to manage clusters on its Azure infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) that its open source team recommends as a replacement for the existing AKS Engine offering. The Cluster API Provider for Azure (CAPZ) also takes a step back from what has been a more abstracted view for managing container clusters on public cloud infrastructure. Craig Peters, principal program manager for Azure container compute at Microsoft, explained in an email to SDxCentral that CAPZ is a

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New Relic Acquires Pixie Labs for Kubernetes Visibility

Source:-https://containerjournal.com New Relic has announced its intent to acquire Pixie Labs, a startup that has developed an observability platform that runs natively on Kubernetes. Pixie Labs CEO Zain Asgar, who is also adjunct professor of computer science at Stanford University, says the acquisition will result in the melding of an observability platform designed primarily for developers who need to debug applications with New Relic’s observability platform, which is employed primarily by IT operations teams. Observability, a core tenet of any

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Mirantis Melds Kubernetes With OpenStack

Source:-https://containerjournal.com Mirantis this week rolled out Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes, an instance of the open source cloud management framework in which all the components have been encapsulated in containers. Shaun O’Meara, global field CTO at Mirantis, says that approach makes it possible to then employ Kubernetes to orchestrate those containers. Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes is the first in a planned series of enhancements to the Mirantis Cloud Native Platform, a family of offerings based on Kubernetes that includes Mirantis Container

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