Kubernetes

MapR Academy Offers New Course on Application Containers and Kubernetes - Free, On-Demand

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry's leading data platform for AI and Analytics, today announced a new, free on-demand course from MapR Academy on application containers and Kubernetes.  Application Containers and Kubernetes explains how Kubernetes enhances application containers and makes them a viable solution for deployment on an enterprise level. This course is ideal for business decision-makers and administrators who want to more fully understand how to use application containers in a production environment.

"Application containers and Kubernetes are two relatively new technologies used to improve efficiency of creating and deploying applications in an enterprise environment. Even users who are comfortable with application containers may not understand how Kubernetes can ease their transition into using application containers on a production environment," said Suzanne Ferry, vice president, global training and enablement, MapR Technologies.  "This course explains how Kubernetes enhances application containers and makes them a viable solution for deployment on an enterprise level."

Dynatrace announces Software Intelligence support for Google Cloud Platform

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Software intelligence company, Dynatrace, today announced at Google Cloud Next 2018, automated support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) environments. With this announcement, operations teams can extend the scope of the Dynatrace platform to workloads in Google Cloud, eliminating manual and siloed monitoring of independent Kubernetes clusters, and enabling automatic AI-assisted answers to performance problems across GCP workloads.

"Historically, due to the complexity of enterprise cloud environments, monitoring solutions for GCP have operated in siloes, focusing only on Kubernetes clusters or workloads independently. This has rendered organizations unable to understand how performance problems within one application or container may be impacting the performance of others. As a result, enterprises can easily overlook performance issues that put the software performance at risk," said Alois Reitbauer, VP, Chief Technology Strategist, Dynatrace.

DataStax Launches Commercial Kubernetes Application to Google Cloud Platform Marketplace Users

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DataStax today announced it will offer approved Docker DataStax Enterprise (DSE) containers on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) for Google Cloud Platform Marketplace (GCP Marketplace) users. The new offering will give customers the ability to easily integrate DSE with native Google Cloud services like Compute Engine or Cloud Storage, with no manual configuration required.

GCP Marketplace is based on a multi-cloud and hybrid-first philosophy, focused on giving Google Cloud partners and enterprise customers flexibility without lock-in. It also helps customers innovate by easily adopting new technologies from ISV partners, such as commercial Kubernetes applications, and allows companies to oversee the full lifecycle of a solution, from discovery through management.

CloudBees Launches Kubernetes Application on Google Cloud Platform Marketplace

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CloudBees, the enterprise DevOps leader powering the continuous economy, today announced it is introducing a commercial Kubernetes-native application available immediately in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace. The new offering will provide users with end-to-end coverage of all software delivery pipelines. With the launch of the GCP Marketplace, for the first time ever, commercial Kubernetes applications are available to deploy with one click to Google Kubernetes Engine. CloudBees, a Google Technical Partner, is also a sponsor of Google Next, July 24-26, Booth 3017, Moscone West.

GCP Marketplace is based on a multi-cloud and hybrid-first philosophy, focused on giving Google Cloud partners and enterprise customers flexibility without lock-in. It also helps customers innovate by easily adopting new technologies from ISV partners, such as commercial Kubernetes-native applications, and allows companies to oversee the full lifecycle of a solution from discovery through management.

Elastifile Enables Automated Kubernetes Storage Provisioning via Elastifile Storage Provisioner on Google Cloud Platform

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Elastifile, a pioneer of enterprise-grade, scalable file storage for the public cloud, today announced it is introducing a commercial Kubernetes application to all users of the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace (GCP Marketplace). The new offering will provide customers with automated provisioning of shared file storage, thus enabling the containerization of stateful workflows, with no application refactoring required. For the first time ever, commercial Kubernetes applications are available to deploy with one click to Google Kubernetes Engine with a usage-based pricing model. Commercial Kubernetes applications can be deployed on-premise or even on other public clouds through the GCP Marketplace.

GCP Marketplace is based on a multi-cloud and hybrid-first philosophy, focused on giving Google Cloud partners and enterprise customers flexibility without lock-in. It also helps customers innovate by easily adopting new technologies from ISV partners, such as commercial Kubernetes applications, and allows companies to oversee the full lifecycle of a solution, from discovery through management.

Portworx Demonstrates Significant Momentum Powered by Increasing Demand For Kubernetes and Stateful Containers

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Portworx announced record company momentum, with more than 73 percent customer growth since Q4 2017 including individual purchases of over a $1M and production clusters over 100 nodes in size. New customers have selected PX-Enterprise cloud native storage to accelerate their strategic container initiatives. In addition to net new customers, Portworx has reported confidence from existing Fortune 1000 customers including GE Digital who have significantly expanded their usage of PX-Enterprise. Of the company's existing customers, 66 percent are already running Portworx in production, and 30 percent have purchased additional licenses after experiencing production success with stateful containers.

"Portworx's momentum underscores the demand we are experiencing from organizations looking to expand their container investments to include mission critical stateful services like databases, big & fast data applications and machine learning workloads," said Murli Thirumale, CEO and co-founder, Portworx. "Our growth and success is a testament to the combined efforts of our team, customers and partners alike. We look forward to continuing to help enterprises expand their strategic use of containers and have our sights set high on a record-breaking 2018."

SUSE Helps Customers Capitalize on Kubernetes with Enhanced CaaS Platform

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SUSE today unveiled SUSE CaaS Platform 3, the next advancement of the solution that accelerates delivery of modern applications for the digital economy. SUSE CaaS Platform delivers Kubernetes innovations in a complete enterprise-class container management solution that lets application development and DevOps teams more easily deploy, manage and scale container-based applications and services.

SUSE is focused on delivering an exceptional operator experience with SUSE CaaS Platform. With deep competencies in infrastructure, systems, process integration, platform security, lifecycle management and enterprise-grade support, SUSE ensures IT operations teams can deliver the power of Kubernetes to their users quickly, securely and efficiently.

 

Sysdig Collaborates with IBM Cloud to Expand Cloud Intelligence Solutions for Developers

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Sysdig, Inc., the cloud-native intelligence company, announced today it will work with IBM to support the Sysdig Cloud-Native Intelligence Platform in IBM Cloud. Sysdig offers unified security, monitoring, and forensics for containers and microservices, giving users a robust view of the health of their cloud apps. By delivering its platform with the IBM Cloud, Sysdig plans to enable developer teams with tools to easily develop, deploy, and secure cloud-native apps, existing workloads moving to the cloud, and hybrid cloud architectures. These capabilities include easily managing container lifecycles, gaining real-time visibility into the health and performance of microservices, and the ability to better catch potential security risks.

This collaboration stems from many developers organically realizing the benefits of tapping Sysdig technologies on top of IBM Cloud, and will expand this integration for a more seamless experience, higher efficiency, and to help teams rapidly achieve a broad range of operational requirements. The announcement of the addition of Sysdig into IBM Cloud's growing ecosystem of partners was made this week at DockerCon North America, and folds into other advancements IBM is making to deliver a cloud best designed for new workloads in AI, machine learning, and IoT. For more information, visit the IBM Cloud blog, "Building a Cloud for AI with Kubernetes, DevOps and Scale."

Bitnami Stacksmith Automates Migration of Traditional Applications to Microsoft Azure and Azure Kubernetes Service

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Bitnami announced the addition of Azure support to Bitnami Stacksmith, an enterprise tool that automates the migration of traditional applications to cloud platforms.

Launched in February of 2018, Bitnami Stacksmith is an enterprise tool that simplifies the migration of traditional enterprise applications from the datacenter to the cloud. Stacksmith takes a running application in the datacenter, repackages and optimizes it for cloud deployment, and delivers everything needed to successfully deploy it to a container or cloud platform. Stacksmith then continuously monitors the replatformed application for updates and patches, providing an easy way for companies to keep applications up-to- date and secure.

StorageOS Announces General Availability of Persistent Container Storage Solution

StorageOS, Inc. has announced the general availability of its software-defined persistent storage platform for running containerized applications in production.

Container adoption has been explosive as enterprises embrace DevOps and refactor applications to run in containers instead of directly on virtual machines. The company also announced an $8 million Series A funding round, led by existing investor Bain Capital Ventures with participation from new investors: MMC Ventures in the UK, where StorageOS R&D is located, and 645 Ventures in New York, StorageOS' new U.S. headquarters. StorageOS will use the investment to expand product development and drive global sales.