Kubernetes

Codefresh Removes Barriers to Helm Ecosystem by Launching Integration with Microsoft Azure

Codefresh today announced integration with Microsoft Azure hosted Helm Repositories, an important step in making it incredibly efficient for teams to adopt Helm by removing the barriers to the Helm ecosystem.

As the Helm ecosystem grows, Codefresh is leading the way with Microsoft making it easier to build, test, and deploy Helm Charts with an easy-to-use Codefresh GUI, and store them in the Azure Container Registry. This is valuable for teams using Kubernetes as users can package Kubernetes applications with the charts and the images they reference together.

The Codefresh integration with Azure offers:

  • Login with Azure to add repositories to Codefresh; no additional authentication configuration required
  • Consume and push Charts from Codefresh
  • Manage Chart deployments in all connected Kubernetes clusters
  • Geo-replicate charts across multiple regions, using the Azure Container Registry Geo-replication capabilities.

Zenoss Announces Capabilities for Kubernetes Clouds

Zenoss Inc., a leader in software-defined IT operations, announced the release of the Kubernetes ZenPack, which expands capabilities for IT operations management to enterprise hybrid cloud environments that leverage Kubernetes containers. This offering enhances Zenoss to more effectively support Kubernetes clusters running in public clouds and on-premises data centers.

With the new ZenPack for Kubernetes containers, Zenoss adds tremendous value to clients by integrating the monitoring of multicloud environments leveraging Kubernetes technology with any IT infrastructure an organization may use - no matter where that infrastructure is located or how it is hosted. Alongside Zenoss' existing ZenPack for Docker environments, Zenoss now offers the most complete portfolio of extensions available to enable IT organizations to gain complete visibility into every technology their constituents depend on.

"Enterprise IT organizations are transforming to meet the dynamic needs of their businesses, and one technology that has seen sustained growth is containers," said Mike Lunt, vice president of engineering at Zenoss. "With the release of the Kubernetes ZenPack, Zenoss enables IT organizations to monitor hybrid cloud environments leveraging containers within the full context of an organization's IT stack."

Cloud Veterans Launch TriggerMesh Serverless Management Platform

TriggerMesh, a company developing serverless and FaaS management solutions, announced their official company and product launch. TriggerMesh is offered as software-as-a-service and enables the deployment and management of functions on Kubernetes clusters enabled with Knative as well the management of event triggers across Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Azure.

TriggerMesh Serverless Management Platform allows developers to automate the deployment and of functions from their favorite version control system on the TriggerMesh cloud powered by Knative. The developers benefit from:

StackRox Delivers Kubernetes Security and Compliance for Mux

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StackRox, a leader in security for containerized, cloud-native applications, today announced that Mux, a leading provider of streaming video infrastructure and monitoring technology for developers and publishers of online video, has deployed the StackRox Container Security Platform to protect its microservices and container environments in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). StackRox enables Mux to meet its compliance requirements, harden its Docker and Kubernetes infrastructure to reduce the attack surface, and detect and stop threats at runtime. StackRox secures containers and microservices across the entire life cycle - build, deploy and run - and supports multiple platforms across the ecosystem, including Kubernetes and Docker as well as Amazon EKS, Microsoft AKS, Google Kubernetes Engine and Red Hat OpenShift. 

"Mux's goal is to make high-quality video streaming accessible to every developer. Our SaaS model lends itself to that level of accessibility, but we needed an agile and powerful infrastructure to match," said Adam Brown, Mux Co-founder and Head of Infrastructure. "With that DevOps mindset, we started building our platform entirely in containers from the outset. As our platform matured, so did our container security and compliance needs, which is why we turned to StackRox."

A10 Networks Delivers Major Automation, Analytics and Multi-Cloud Management Advancements to Its Application Delivery Solution

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A10 Networks announced availability of major advancements to its Thunder Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) with Harmony Controller support for centralized, multi-cloud management, rich per-app analytics and DevOps tool integration. Numerous new enhancements also enable integration with Kubernetes, enhanced Ansible Playbooks and simplified ADC policy configuration with expanded Application Centric Template (ACT) support.

Organizations are striving to become more agile as the role of IT and software becomes paramount. Fast roll-out, control and optimization of applications drive revenue, competitive advantage and customer satisfaction. Apps must be secured and quickly delivered regardless of where they reside.

A10's ADCs with their tight coupling to the Harmony Controller lead the industry in enabling administrators to intelligently manage, control and automate the deployment of application delivery services to maximize agility, provide actionable insights and ensure app availability and security while simplifying operations with lower TCO. Augmentations to A10's Thunder ADC with Harmony Controller intelligent automation capabilities include:

Cloud Foundry Focus on Interoperability Continues with Two New Projects Integrating Kubernetes

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Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of a family of open source projects including Cloud Foundry Application Runtime, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, and Cloud Foundry BOSH, announced two new projects have been accepted by the Project Management Committees in order to further integrate Kubernetes with Cloud Foundry technologies. The news was announced at the Cloud Foundry EU Summit in Basel, Switzerland, taking place today through October 11. 

The projects, Eirini and CF Containerization, have been accepted by two of the Cloud Foundry Project Management Committees (PMCs), which oversee platform engineering of the open source projects. CF Containerization has been accepted to incubate within the BOSH PMC while Eirini is an incubating effort within the Application Runtime PMC. Announced at last year's European Summit, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR) is housed in the Extensions PMC and also takes advantage of Kubernetes.

 

NeuVector and Alibaba Cloud Announce Partnership to Secure Kubernetes Containers

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NeuVector, the leader in Kubernetes security delivering the first and only multi-vector container firewall, and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today announced a new partnership to strengthen Kubernetes security for enterprise customers. Alibaba Cloud has recently launched its Container Service for Kubernetes to help users deploy containers more easily and securely, and the service is now utilizing NeuVector's technology to provide specialized security for Kubernetes containers.

Alibaba Cloud's Container Service for Kubernetes is a fully-managed solution that enables organizations to focus on building their applications rather than constantly managing and optimizing container infrastructure. Importantly, the service provides high-performance, flexible, and enterprise-grade management of Kubernetes containerized applications throughout the entire application lifecycle. Container Service for Kubernetes simplifies cluster creation and expansion, and integrates Alibaba Cloud capabilities in virtualization, storage, network, and security to provide a markedly improved running environment for Kubernetes-containerized applications.

 

NetApp Acquires StackPointCloud

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NetApp announced it acquired StackPointCloud, a leader in multi-cloud Kubernetes as-a-service and a contributor to the Kubernetes project. The combination of StackPointCloud with NetApp creates NetApp Kubernetes Service, the industry's first complete Kubernetes platform for multi-cloud deployments and a complete cloud-based stack for Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, and NetApp HCI. NetApp will also benefit from the knowledge and experience of StackPointCloud's CEO Matt Baldwin and other members of the team.

NetApp Kubernetes Service is immediately available at cloud.netapp.com for customers to deploy and manage clusters and applications across the clouds. NetApp customers will be able to more easily manage data and applications in the cloud and across clouds, they can put the data where it needs to be.

Pulumi's Cloud Native SDK Lets Teams Easily Define and Deliver Cloud Native Infrastructure as Code for Kubernetes in Any Cloud

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Pulumi Corporation today announced the availability of its Cloud Native SDK for Kubernetes enabling a code-based approach to creating, deploying and managing applications across clouds including Microsoft AKS, Amazon EKS, and Google GKE, in addition to on-premises and hybrid environments. Pulumi also announced it has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to accelerate development and delivery of its cloud native programming tools and framework.

The Pulumi SDK provides full access to Kubernetes APIs and enables execution of all Kubernetes operations through ‘configuration as code,' the use of real programming languages for configuration of cloud native resources. This provides clear productivity benefits by enabling code reuse and abstraction, in addition to easing previously difficult operations such as complex multi-stage cloud application deployments, or combining Kubernetes deployments with other cloud resources such as datastores. Pulumi also supports existing Helm and YAML-based configuration of Kubernetes.

Pulumi stacks can be coded using a variety of common languages including JavaScript, TypeScript, Python and Go and work consistently across all Kubernetes, serverless, data and infrastructure services from cloud platforms, eliminating the need for developers and DevOps teams to support multiple DSLs and configuration dialects.

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