Enterprise customers 'are struggling with the implementation of Kubernetes at scale' says virty cloud giant VMware has completed the first phase of its Kubernetes-based Tanzu project by making the Advanced Edition generally available, and has a new (but delayed) tool in the works which promises to simplify application modernization.…
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The Open Application Model isn't a standard, but it could beOn Wednesday, Microsoft and Alibaba Cloud revealed "an open standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms," that isn't yet a standard and looks rather redundant in light of similar projects.The Open Application Model (OAM), released as an open source project under the oversight of the Open Web Foundation, defines how to describe applications in a way that separates the concerns of developers – how the application is made – and operators – how the application is deployed."Separating the application definition from the operational details of the cluster enables application developers to focus on the key elements of their application rather than the operational details of where it deploys," Microsoft explains in a blog post, noting that this separation of concerns allows code to be more modular, reusable, and reliable.The OAM model covers components (discrete, runnable, described units), workload types (that a component can execute), traits (defining operations-specific features like auto-scaling), application scopes (boundaries representing groups of components), and an application configuration (describing component instances, traits, and scopes, in conjunction with configuration data).Microsoft has also created an implementation of its specification, a project called Rudr, which sounds like it ought to be ride sharing app for boats but really is just a name chosen for its thematic association with Kubernetes (Greek for a ship's captain or pilot).
Attention has shifted away from VMs, however, COO tells El RegOpenStack chief operating officer Mark Collier told The Reg that while SUSE's decision to abandon its OpenStack Cloud product is "obviously disappointing", adoption is "strong and growing".SUSE's decision that it will "cease production of new versions of SUSE OpenStack Cloud" and "discontinue sales of SUSE OpenStack Cloud" is significant, given that it had a seat on the OpenStack board as a Platinum member – one of only eight companies which commits to provide major funding and full-time resources to the OpenStack Foundation, the others being AT, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Rackspace, Red Hat and Tencent.SUSE will now "carefully transition our board position and sponsorship level" according to a statement sent to The Reg, though it promises continued involvement at some level.OpenStack, which is a set of projects that enables users to run private clouds, has a huge customer base and its market is growing by about 20 per cent a year, according to recent figures and projections.In 2017, Adobe (despite announcing a love-in with Microsoft Azure the previous year) said that it saved around 30 per cent by migrating an Advertising Cloud service from AWS to OpenStack.
Suse, the newly independent open-source company behind the eponymous Linux distribution and an increasingly large set of managed enterprise services, today announced a bit of a new strategy as it looks to stay on top of the changing trends in the enterprise developer space.Over the course of the last few years, Suse put a strong emphasis on the OpenStack platform, an open-source project that essentially allows big enterprises to build something in their own data centers akin to the core services of a public cloud like AWS or Azure.With this new strategy, Suse is transitioning away from OpenStack .It’s ceasing both production of new versions of its OpenStack Cloud and sales of its existing OpenStack product.“As Suse embarks on the next stage of our growth and evolution as the world’s largest independent open source company, we will grow the business by aligning our strategy to meet the current and future needs of our enterprise customers as they move to increasingly dynamic hybrid and multi-cloud application landscapes and DevOps processes,” the company said in a statement.“We are ideally positioned to execute on this strategy and help our customers embrace the full spectrum of computing environments, from edge to core to cloud.”
More than 50% of the Fortune 500 companies are now using the open-source Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service project — either directly or through vendors like Pivotal — to build, test and deploy their applications.Like so many other projects, including the likes of OpenStack, Cloud Foundry went through a bit of a transition in recent years as more and more developers started looking to containers — and especially the Kubernetes project — as a platform on which to develop.Now, however, the project is ready to focus on what always differentiated it from its closed- and open-source competitors: the developer experience.Long before Docker popularized containers for application deployment, though, Cloud Foundry had already bet on containers and written its own orchestration service, for example.With all of the momentum behind Kubernetes, though, it’s no surprise that many in the Cloud Foundry started to look at this new project to replace the existing container technology.
VMware today announced that it is acquiring Carbon Black, a publicly traded security company that focuses on securing modern cloud-native workloads.“Building on another solid quarter, we are thrilled about announcing our intent to acquire Pivotal and Carbon Black,” said VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger in today’s announcement.“These acquisitions address two critical technology VMware, Inc. priorities of all businesses today — building modern, enterprise-grade applications and protecting enterprise workloads and clients.With these actions we meaningfully accelerate our subscription and SaaS offerings and expand our ability to enable our customers’ digital transformation.”Indeed, these are two very different companies, but both Carbon Black and Pivotal focus on modern workloads.Pivotal focuses on building modern applications, thanks to its Cloud Foundry heritage and recently added support for Kubernetes, while Carbon Black provides the security features necessary to secure modern applications and infrastructures.
VMware today confirmed that it is in talks to acquire software development platform Pivotal Software, the service best known for commercializing the open-source Cloud Foundry platform.The proposed transaction would see VMware acquire all outstanding Pivotal Class A stock for $15 per share, a significant markup over Pivotal’s current share price (which unsurprisingly shot up right after the announcement).Pivotal’s shares have struggled since the company’s IPO in April 2018.The company was originally spun out of EMC Corporation (now DellEMC) and VMware in 2012 to focus on Cloud Foundry, an open-source software development platform that is currently in use by the majority of Fortune 500 companies.Dell itself continues to own the majority of VMware and Pivotal, and VMware also owns an interest in Pivotal already and sells Pivotal’s services to its customers, as well.It’s a bit of an ouroboros of a transaction.
Henrik Nilsson, VP EMEA at Apptio told explained to Silicon: “Hybrid isn’t a one-size fits all operating model as the level of investment in the private cloud vs public cloud vs datacentres will vary in each organization, and often, vary between different departments in the same business.”Nilsson continued: “The right mix of deployments is a balancing act, and CIOs are responsible for finding what can be a very tricky line.Data storage (71%), backup and disaster recovery (69%) and cloud analytics (65%) are the main reasons businesses are building hybrid cloud environments.How enterprises are approaching the design, choice of vendors, and hosting service providers include several components which influence the buying decisions that need to be made.Says Lee James, CTO, EMEA at Rackspace: “The key hurdles CIOs face when it comes to deploying hybrid cloud arise from the pressure to deliver both changes and results straight away.It’s easier to ensure a successful deployment if the transformation is being presented as something key stakeholders will be actively involved in, rather than a process they will be subjected to.”
Kubernetes is becoming the 'standard API for infrastructure', says Rob MeeInterview Pivotal CEO Rob Mee is in a talkative mood, waxing lyrical about the transition of its key products to run on Kubernetes – something which has long-term benefits but also costly pain points.And general availability couldn't come soon enough: Pivotal is right now fending off shareholder lawsuits alleging PAS's lack of compatibility with industry-standard Kubernetes has cost it sales.Early last month, the San Francisco biz revealed it had just weathered a difficult quarter in which it closed fewer deals than expected.Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a suite of products including BOSH (provisioning and deployment), Ops Manager (a GUI application for BOSH), Pivotal Application Service (a runtime that supports building and running applications with the cf-push command) and PKS (a container service for running and managing Kubernetes clusters).As a container orchestration platform, Kubernetes will replace Diego, a container management system which is one of the projects of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
Ford says it took a big hit on its $182m investment in cloudy developer house Pivotal Software.In its financial filings for the second quarter of this year, published Wednesday this week, the automaker noted it had to write down $181m of what it termed a "mark-to-market valuation loss" on its 2016 Pivotal investment.That meant the market value of the car maker's Pivotal stock dropped $181m; it still retains shares it bought in 2016, today worth $170m.Or in other words, Ford's Pivotal investment was worth a lot up until recently, when it wasn't quite as much, and it's had to write down that initial increase.Ford's earnings report did not specifically cite what had gone so wrong at Pivotal, whose stock peaked at $28.91 apiece in mid-2018 shortly after it IPO'd at $15 in May 2018, and crashed to about $10 last month.In June this year, the software house was sued by a pair of shareholders [PDFs] after revealing it had just weathered a disastrous second quarter.
Eirini, an open source project that integrates the Cloud Foundry cloud application platform with the Kubernetes container management platform, is now available in a “tech preview” from IBM.With Eirini, Cloud Foundry users can choose between Diego and Kubernetes to orchestrate application container instances.Choose Kubernetes, and Cloud Foundry applications are deployed to a Kubernetes back-end using OCI images and Kubernetes Deployments.Diego has served as the default scheduler for the Cloud Foundry Application Runtime.The goal behind Eirini is to ensure that users have the same experience regardless of which scheduler is used.| Get started: Azure cloud migration guide.
Cloud Native Buildpacks, an open source technology inspired by Heroku and Cloud Foundry buildpacks and intended to unify the buildpack ecosystem, has moved to a public beta release stage.Buildpacks provide a higher level of abstraction for building container images than a Dockerfile, Docker’s native method.Cloud Native Buildpacks were designed to provide a platform-to-buildpack API contract that takes source code and outputs Docker images to run on cloud platforms supporting OCI (Open Container Initiative) images.Cloud Native Buildpacks take advantage of standard container capabilities such as cross-repository blob mounting and image layer rebasing on Docker v2 API registries.| Dig into the the red-hot open source framework in InfoWorld's beginner's guide to Docker.| Check out our Docker tutorials: Get started with Docker.
SUSECON '19 At its Nashville SUSECON gathering, the German open-source software maker told more than a 1,000 attendees that version 1.4 of its Cloud Application Platform (replete with Kubernetes goodness) and its take on OpenStack Rocky will be inbound before the month is out.With the Cloud Application Platform 1.4, SUSE has set its sights on a multi-cloud world laying claim to being the first software distribution to go 100 per cent Kubernetes for Cloud Foundry.SUSE CEO Nils Brauckmann is very keen on the whole multi-cloud thing, and told us that he aimed to "advance my capabilities faster in the area of multi-cloud management.With that ethos in mind, the newly Kubernetes-native platform now includes support for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) extending the options available to customers, including Amazon EKS or Azure AKS.Equally, users could run it on-premises with something like the SUSE Container as a Service (CaaS) platform – or a multi-cloud combo.The juice comes from Cloud Foundry's Project Eirini, which allows devs to seamlessly switch between Kubernetes or Cloud Foundry Diego as their container scheduler.
Cloud Foundry, the open source platform-as-a-service project that more than half of the Fortune 500 companies use to help them build, test and deploy their applications, launched well before Kubernetes existed.Because of this, the team ended up building Diego, its own container management service.Unsurprisingly, given the popularity of Kubernetes, which has become somewhat of the de facto standard for container orchestration, a number of companies in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem starting looking into how they could use Kubernetes to replace Diego.The result of this is Project Eirini, which was first proposed by IBM.As the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced today, Project Eirini now passes the core functional tests the team runs to validate the software releases of its application runtime, the core Cloud Foundry service that deploys and manages applications (if that’s a bit confusing, don’t even think about the fact that there’s also a Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, which already uses Kubernetes, but which is mostly meant to give enterprise a single platform for running their own applications and pre-built containers from third-party vendors).“That’s a pretty big milestone,” Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO Chip Childers told me.
Open-source infrastructure and application delivery vendor Suse — the company behind one of the oldest Linux distributions — today announced that it is once again an independent company.The company today finalized its $2.5 billion acquisition by growth investor EQT from Micro Focus, which itself had acquired it back in 2014.Few companies have changed hands as often as Suse and yet remained strong players in their business.Novell was then acquired by Attachmate in 2010, which Micro Focus acquired in 2014.The company then turned Suse into an independent division, only to then announce its sale to EQT in the middle of 2018.It took a while for Micro Focus and EQT to finalize the acquisition, though, but now, for the first time since 2004, Suse stands on its own.
The (CNCF), the open-source home of projects like Kubernetes and Vitess, today announced that its technical committee has voted to bring a new project on board.That project is etcd, the distributed key-value store that was first developed by CoreOS (now owned by Red Hat, which in turn will soon be owned by IBM).Etcd, which is written in Go, is already a major component of many Kubernetes deployments, where it functions as a source of truth for coordinating clusters and managing the state of the system.Other open-source projects that use etcd include Cloud Foundry, and companies that use it in production include Alibaba, ING, Pinterest, Uber, The New York Times and Nordstrom.“Kubernetes and many other projects like Cloud Foundry depend on etcd for reliable data storage.We’re excited to have etcd join CNCF as an incubation project and look forward to cultivating its community by improving its technical documentation, governance and more,” said Chris Aniszczyk, COO of CNCF, in today’s announcement.
No doubt about it, Kubernetes is hot.By all indications, the open-source project created by Google, and now shepherded by the CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation), has won the war for container orchestration dominance.Would-be competitors such as Mesosphere and Docker Inc. have adopted Kubernetes, the leading PaaS stacks such as OpenShift and Cloud Foundry now include it, and all of the major cloud vendors now support it.But that doesn’t mean that all of the Kubernetes offerings are the same—or equal.In this article, we’ll break down the key components of managed Kubernetes, and explore how each of the three major cloud providers—Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes, Azure Kubernetes Service, and Google Kubernetes Engine—differs in its support of the platform.[ InfoWorld explains: What is cloud-native?
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The blockchain is in the middle of a major hype cycle at the moment, and that makes it hard for many people to take it seriously, but if you look at the core digital ledger technology, there is tremendous potential to change the way we think about trust in business.Suffice it to say that it has caught the fancy of major enterprise vendors with the likes of SAP, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon all looking at providing some level of Blockchain as a service for customers.While the level of interest in blockchain remains fluid, a July 2017 survey of 400 large companies by UK firm Juniper Research found 6 in 10 respondents were “either actively considering, or are in the process of, deploying blockchain technology.”In spite of the growing interest we have seen over the last 12-18 months, blockchain lacks some basic underlying system plumbing, the kind any platform needs to thrive in an enterprise setting.Even though the blockchain clearly has many possible use cases, some people still have trouble separating it from its digital currency roots, and Joshua McKenty, who helped develop Open Stack while working at NASA and now is head of Cloud Foundry at Pivotal, sees this as a real problem, one that could hold back the progress of blockchain as an enterprise technology.When Napster made it easy to share MP3 files illegally on a P2P network, McKenty believes, it set back business usage of P2P for a decade because of the bad connotations associated with the popular use case.
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