Microservices

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."

WhiteHat Application Security Report Released Today

WhiteHat Security released its 2018 Application Security Statistics Report, "The Evolution of the Secure Software Lifecycle," today.  The report identifies the security vulnerabilities and challenges introduced into the enterprise through traditional applications, and through agile development frameworks, microservices, application programming interfaces (APIs), and cloud architectures. 

WhiteHat's annual study was published in partnership with NowSecure, providers of automated mobile app security testing; and Coalfire, providers of cyber risk management and compliance services for public and private enterprises.

One of the greatest concerns discovered by these methods, alongside WhiteHat's application security testing, is that with few exceptions, the number of serious vulnerabilities per site has increased across all major industries, despite some improvements in finance, healthcare and retail. Unfortunately, these verticals are still struggling with long windows of exposure combined with very high times to fix, which has driven up security risk levels compared with last year's report

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."

commercetools Announces Integration of Its Microservices Commerce Platform into Adobe Experience Cloud

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commercetools, the leader in next-generation commerce software, today announced it is one of the first commerce platform vendors to integrate with Adobe's new commerce microservices capabilities for Adobe Experience Cloud. This represents the next step in the companies' collaboration launched less than a year ago. With its cloud-native, microservices architecture, the commercetools platform provides an optimal pairing for Adobe's new commerce microservices capabilities.

The combination of Adobe's commerce microservices capabilities plus commercetools' commerce platform gives retailers and brands new degrees of flexibility and agility. Every customer touchpoint in-store or online - be it mobile, social, IoT, virtual/mixed reality - can be interactions of deeper engagement and enabled for commerce.

Red Hat Releases Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes to Empower Simple, Flexible Cloud-Native Development

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Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes, enabling organizations to accelerate cloud-native app development with a curated set of frameworks and runtimes for prescriptively building and running microservices-based applications.

At the heart of digital transformation is the opportunity for organizations to reinvent themselves to better compete in a market marked by new competitors, communities, technologies and business strategies. Under these conditions, adaptability is key for survival, and cloud-native development solutions that harness the convergence of Linux containers, API management, service-based architectures, and DevOps automation are ideal for helping organizations respond to unpredictable change and outmaneuver competitors.

By providing a tightly integrated and fully supported offering for developing microservices in multiple languages and frameworks, Red Hat aims to balance developers' need for choice with the operational requirement for standardization and support - both for creating new applications and re-architecting existing ones. According to a September 2017 survey of Red Hat customers, a large majority of respondents (87 percent) indicated that they are using or considering multiple runtimes and frameworks for developing microservices, with 44 percent citing the preference for using the right tool for the right task.

Electric Cloud Brings Native Pipeline Automation to Mainframe, Microservices Environments

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Electric Cloud, the leader in Adaptive Release Automation, today announced a new version of its flagship ElectricFlow DevOps Automation platform, which includes enhanced capabilities to better manage, deliver and report on applications in both microservices and zOS mainframe environments.

"Today's applications are complex - from mobile, distributed, cloud, microservices, to mainframe - often all at the same time," said Carmine Napolitano, CEO of Electric Cloud. "Delivering these applications smoothly and ensuring everything works together can cause a lot of anxiety and friction. The new functionality in ElectricFlow helps eliminate toolchain and process silos among these various groups. This means that mainframe teams can now fully participate in a company's digital transformation efforts. It also means it's both safe -- and easy -- for developers and downstream operations teams to adapt to and adopt modern technologies, like microservices."

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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.

ForgeRock Drives Persistent Identity Across All Clouds with More Robust Cloud Foundry Offering

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ForgeRock, the leading platform provider of digital identity management solutions, announced general availability of the ForgeRock Service Broker 2.0 for Cloud Foundry and the launch of its Identity Microservices Early Access Program. The new service broker and identity microservices will be demonstrated at Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley on June 13, 2017. The combined offering makes it easier than ever for enterprises to protect microservices across any cloud using a distributed, identity microservices architecture for local processing.

The ForgeRock Service Broker now supports Cloud Foundry's Route Services feature, which makes it easy to intercept application requests and redirect them to the ForgeRock Identity Platform for authentication and authorization checks. This enables enterprise customers using ForgeRock to easily protect Cloud Foundry applications and extend their reach by building digital identity relationships across all clouds. Additionally, the offering promotes DevOps by removing barriers for developers and enabling them to focus their resources on deploying new features and capabilities more quickly than before.

Microservices Architecture-Force Multiplier for Cloud Applications

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Instantly after Martin Fowler and James Lewis in March 2014 released an article on microservices, a wave of murmurs sluggishly highlighted the similarities between microservices and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). While advocates of microservices or microservices architecture (commonly abbreviated as MSA) outright reject its connection with SOA, others believe it is just a revamped version of SOA architecture, which had stirred the application development landscape for first few years of this century.

Although there are striking similarities between the MSA and SOA, both of these architectures vary distinctively. Typically, SOA focuses on imperative programming while MSA concentrates on a responsive actor programming style. SOA models tend to use outsized conventional database, whereas MSA, most often, optimizes NoSQL or micro-SQL databases...

Flux7 Announces Custom AWS Microservices Architecture Service

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Flux7, an IT consultancy providing cloud architecture and migration services and solutions to help businesses modernize their IT practices, today announced its new Microservices SmartStart architecture offering. Built on its award winning Assess, Attune, Engage methodology, the new Microservices SmartStart helps organizations increase developer efficiency and efficacy, speed time to market, and grow customer satisfaction with applications that provide a better customer experience.

“Microservices are a natural next step for many organizations as they look to further evolve IT efficiencies for business advantage,” said Flux7 co-founder and CEO, Aater Suleman. “With years of experience and deep expertise assessing, architecting and building AWS solutions that directly address business needs, we are excited to bring a custom microservices offering to our clients, enabling them to quickly achieve the benefits of microservices infrastructure and compete more effectively in the marketplace.”