Containers

Cumulus Networks Arms Customers for Networking in the Container Era With Host Pack and Cumulus in the Cloud

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Cumulus Networks, the leading provider bringing web-scale networking to enterprise cloud, today announced the availability of Cumulus Host Pack, a full suite of technologies that brings the host to the network for visibility and connectivity, enabling organizations to deploy and operate production-ready, web-scale networks for containers and microservices. The Host Pack suite will also be made available for trial through Cumulus in the Cloud, a low effort, zero cost way to explore these technologies before committing to a full deployment.

Because containers are constantly created and destroyed, and workloads are often moved to different physical machines or migrated to completely different data centers, a new way of thinking about the underlying network is essential to success. The new Host Pack offering is the first of its kind to address the challenges network operators face in achieving end-to-end network visibility and connectivity of containerized applications.

Red Hat and Microsoft Simplify Containers to Help Enterprises Accelerate to the Hybrid Cloud

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Microsoft Corp. and Red Hat, Inc. today announced an expansion of the two companies' alliance with plans for new initiatives aimed at enabling enterprises to more easily adopt containers. This includes native support for Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift. These additions to the companies' joint roadmap will focus on simplifying container technologies to help enterprise customers increase the agility and drive digital transformation using hybrid cloud.

Continuing their commitment to deliver choice and flexibility to enterprise customers, Microsoft and Red Hat will extend the integrated, co-located Microsoft and Red Hat support to enable these new offerings across platforms. This helps to assure IT organizations that whatever challenges they face on their path to digital transformation, Microsoft and Red Hat will stand by them together.

Red Hat Introduces Next Generation of OpenShift Online Public Cloud Offering

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Red Hat introduced the next generation of Red Hat OpenShift Online, the industry's first open source, container-native, multi-tenant cloud platform. Based on the same Linux container- and Kubernetes-based foundation as the award-winning Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Online gives developers the ability to more quickly and easily build, deploy and scale cloud-native applications in a public cloud environment.  

Since OpenShift Online's launch in 2011 it has hosted more than three million applications built by hundreds of thousands of individual developers, startups, educational institutions, ISVs and enterprise organizations around the world, making it one of the industry's most popular developer platforms to build any app, anywhere, at any scale on the public cloud.

OpenShift Online enables developers to build cloud-native apps on a cloud-based container platform without having to worry about the inherent complexity of provisioning, managing and scaling applications as demands change. With operations and management provided by Red Hat in the public cloud, developers can focus on writing the code for their business, prototyping new features, or working on their next big idea--all in a self-service environment.

Red Hat Pairs Enterprise-Grade Kubernetes with Massively-Scalable Cloud Infrastructure in Latest Version of Red Hat Cloud Suite

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Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of the latest version of Red Hat Cloud Suite. As cloud-native, containerized applications grow in importance to CIOs focused on enterprise digital transformation, IT infrastructure and management technologies need to adapt to the unique needs posed by modern applications, while still maintaining existing systems. Red Hat Cloud Suite enables organizations to more easily build cloud-native applications, deploy them and manage these workloads through a single offering, helping businesses to modernize without sacrificing existing IT infrastructure investments.

Launched in April 2016, Red Hat's broadest hybrid cloud offering, Red Hat Cloud Suite provides an end-to-end, deployment-ready solution for enterprise digital transformation. Key to digital transformation are Linux containers, which can help enterprises across industries become more nimble and better respond to evolving customer and competitive needs.

Built on the backbone of the world's leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Cloud Suite addresses the drive towards digital transformation and adoption of Linux containers by bringing together Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the company's enterprise-grade container application platform, with massively scalable infrastructure provided by Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Virtualization. Along with Red Hat CloudForms for hybrid and multi-cloud management, Red Hat Cloud Suite offers a unified, pre-integrated solution for enterprises seeking to advance Linux containers from the developer workstation to mission-critical deployments at cloud-scale for a more digitally-transformed enterprise.

Skytap Simplifies Application Modernization with New Container Management Solution

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Skytap, Inc., the enterprise cloud, today launched Skytap Container Management, which accelerates application modernization by enabling IT organizations to develop, deploy, and run traditional enterprise and containerized applications together in Skytap's Cloud. Skytap Container Management combines the power of cloud and containers to modernize enterprise applications frequently confined in on-premises data centers. This new solution delivers full visibility across environments, improving collaboration between development and operations to accelerate software delivery. 

Application modernization is critical to success in today's digital economy. This transformation requires enterprises to evolve IT infrastructure, processes, and architecture. Organizations in every industry need to replace legacy hardware with cloud resources, implement agile and DevOps processes, and adopt new application architectures, including containers. Executing this transition enables faster, safer, and more efficient software delivery, which is the cornerstone of on-demand digital services that customers expect. Skytap Container Management equips enterprises with a single application modernization solution that takes core business applications trapped in data centers to containers in the cloud. 

New Version of Univa Grid Engine 2x Faster Than Sun Grid Engine 6.2u5

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Univa, a leading innovator of workload management products, today announced the general availably of its Grid Engine 8.5.0 product. Univa’s enterprise customers continue to push the boundaries of scalability and performance and Univa has responded. With Univa Grid Engine 8.5.0 benchmarks show an impressive 2x performance improvement in scheduling and processing of all types of workload versus previous versions of Grid Engine. Enterprises will now see immediate results with less wait time and more work completed.

In addition to scalability and performance improvements, this release includes resource map enhancements for selecting host-based resources such as GPUs and improvements to Docker device selection, allowing GPUs to be mapped into Docker containers. Users can now place GPU applications into Docker containers and run them on any Docker-enabled host in the cluster.
 

Interoute launches Managed Container Platform at Cloud Expo Europe

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Interoute, owner-operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe's largest and most advanced networks, will announce the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher, at Cloud Expo 2017. This new innovative approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments.
 
The advent of containers has revolutionised the way enterprises can build, and deploy software applications, bringing greater agility, quicker deployment times and lower operational costs. In the past, Enterprise Operations and Infrastructure teams building new applications and software services had to manage all cloud infrastructure building blocks (the virtual server, OS, and application libraries) necessary to create their application development environment. Using a container based approach enterprise developers can now focus on writing applications and deploying the code straight into a container. The container is then deployed across the underling Interoute cloud infrastructure dramatically improving the time to develop and launch new applications and software.
 

Arista Introduces Containerized Software for Cloud Networking

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Arista Networks today announced Containerized EOS (containerized Extensible Operating System) to support alternate models of procuring, packaging and deploying Arista's EOS across cloud, enterprises and service providers. Utilizing the industry standard container development/operations (DevOps) model, Arista extends the architectural choices beyond its own hardware to support EOS on virtual machines, containers and third-party merchant silicon-based switches.

Containerized EOS

Arista cEOS introduces the containerized packaging of EOS software and its agents for deployment in cloud infrastructure with the same proven EOS software image that runs on all Arista products. These flexible deployment options empower cloud network operators that are customizing their operating environments to provide a uniform workflow for development, testing and deployment of differentiated services. It enables the provisioning of a robust and proven network operating system across production and development platforms with a uniform EOS distribution and single-image consistency.

HyperGrid Announces a Docker Certified Plug-in for HyperCloud Block Storage Service

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HyperGrid, the Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service leader, today announced that its HyperCloud Block Storage Volume Plugin has been "Docker Certified" and is available in the Docker Store. This plugin enables an automated storage service for containerized applications. The Docker Certification Program is a framework for partners to integrate and certify their technology to the Docker Enterprise Edition commercial platform. With HyperCloud, deploying stateful applications on containers can be done in a single click while adhering to IT-defined entitlements, approvals, quotas, and quality of service (QoS) policies.

The complexity of a piece-part approach and the absence of a utility consumption model in most private cloud initiatives has prevented many organizations from delivering mission-critical applications to their customers quickly. Many IT organizations find themselves stuck with manual processes that result in long waits experienced by end users, rising operational expenses, inconsistent infrastructure, and overall dissatisfaction by business users.

HyperCloud Block Storage Service meets the diverse needs of enterprises by providing reliable block storage to run mission-critical applications such as Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint. Leveraging storage volumes that provide consistent and low-latency performance, HyperCloud delivers database as a service for Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Mongo, and many others. The database services in HyperCloud deliver scalable and highly available databases supporting multi-host clustering, backup, replication, and automatic database recovery.

 

Docker Launches New Enterprise Edition to Accelerate Business-Critical Application Deployments Across Hybrid Cloud

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Docker today announced Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), a new commercial platform for enterprise development and IT ops teams that build, run, and operate business-critical applications in production at scale across the software supply chain. Comprised of a container runtime, with integrated and multi-tenant orchestration, security and management in addition to an ecosystem of certified technologies, Docker EE gives enterprises an open container platform that ensures a simplified yet rich user experience. This new modular platform makes it easy to install, configure and upgrade Docker on certified infrastructure (operating systems and cloud providers). Docker EE is available in three tiers: Basic comes with the Docker platform, support and certification and Standard and Advanced tiers add advanced container management (Docker Datacenter) and Docker Security Scanning.

Docker is also launching its Docker Certification Program, a framework for partners to integrate and certify their technology to Docker EE and make their solutions available on Docker Store. The Docker Certification Program is designed for both technology partners and enterprise customers to recognize Containers and Plugins that excel in quality, collaborative support and compliance. Docker Certification is aligned to the available Docker EE infrastructure, which provides enterprises with a trusted way to run more technology in containers with support from both Docker and the publisher. With certified containers and certified infrastructure, organizations now have the reassurance that the entire portable stack is supported and compatible with technologies from other ecosystem partners.