Too many caveats to make this a slick option in most casesAWS has confirmed the arrival of Windows Containers on its Elastic Container Service (ECS) – but with caveats that show limitations versus the more commonly used Linux-based containers.Windows Server containers were introduced in Windows Server 2016 and enhanced in Windows Server 2019.Amazon's new service provides AMIs (Amazon Machine Instances) of both types in order to run your Windows containers.Amazon's documentation seems less than enthusiastic about this container type, noting a number of caveats.A major issue is that there is no Windows version of AWS Fargate, a serverless container launch type.
At KubeCon last week in Barcelona, container security was a hot topic, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Palo Alto Networks announced today that it was buying container security startup, Twistlock for $410 million.The company has raised a little over $63 million, according to Crunchbase data, so that price tag presumably gives its investors quite a nice rate of return, but Palo Alto probably sees what everyone else is seeing, and having a container security piece in its toolkit is going to be a highly valuable asset.With a company like Twistlock in the fold, it not only gives them a container security platform, it’s also giving them the 120 employees with a lot of container security knowledge and 400 customers using that toolset, and that in itself may in some ways be even more valuable.Developers have been moving to containers quickly over the last several years, and as with so many rapidly growing technologies, the security hasn’t necessarily kept up with the development of containerization in general.Companies like Twistlock and Aqua Security have been trying to build tools to change that.Both companies had a big presence at KubeCon last week.
Tricky to exploit in the real world, which is good because no official fix is available yetA vulnerability in all versions of Docker can be potentially exploited by miscreants to escape containers' security protections, and read and write data on host machines, possibly leading to code execution.And the most likeliest attack scenario requires a miscreant to be active within a container when a host administrator runs docker cp to copy data in or out of the container, at which point the attacker strikes to potentially alter the underlying host file system.What Sarai found was that, in the case of docker cp, the paths could be modified using a symlink within the container to instead alter data on the host file system.Though Sarai's disclosure focuses on docker cp, he noted that the root cause of the issue goes much deeper."The core flaw here is that there is an assumption that a path inside a container can be safely cleaned up to be as-is by a privileged process," he explained, "and any Docker endpoint which touches FollowSymlinkInScope might be vulnerable."
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When it comes to building distributed applications at scale, containers have become the logical deployment tool.They let you wrap up code at a service level, keeping your application separate from its data.Once deployed, orchestration tools such as Kubernetes manage scaling, monitoring CPU and memory usage, and deploying new container instances as necessary.In practice, however, there’s a lot of configuration work to be done: understanding how code is partitioned, defining the correct logical groupings of containers and services, building the links between your container deployment and external storage, and making sure it’s all handled correctly.Much of that is, of course, controlled by Kubernetes, but that means getting deep into its configuration and creating the appropriate YAML configuration files.[ Are you ready for the container invasion?
It’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon this week and in the slew of announcements, one name stood out: Atlassian .The company is best known as the maker of tools that allow developers to work more efficiently and now as a cloud infrastructure provider.In this age of containerization, though, even Atlassian can bask in the glory that is Kubernetes because the company today announced that it is launching Atlassian Software in Kubernetes (AKS), a new solution that allows enterprises to run and manage its on-premise applications like Jira Data Center as containers and with the help of Kubernetes.To build this solution, Atlassian partnered with Praqma, a Continuous Delivery and DevOps consultancy.It’s also making AKS available as open source.As the company admits in today’s announcement, running a Data Center application and ensuring high availability can be a lot of work using today’s methods.
From the department of "and about time too" comes news that Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports Windows Server containers, in preview form at least.It has been a while coming, with Windows Server fans casting envious glances at the Linux love-in underway within the house of Windows, but as of now it is possible to manage Windows Server and Linux containers side by side in the same Kubernetes cluster using AKS.The Kubernetes gang shunted support for Windows nodes out of beta and into production in March, with the 1.14 release.The change opens up a number of scenarios, from a simple-ish lift-and-shift of Windows Server applications to the container-happy world of AKS, through managing the Linux and Windows Azure world via a single unified API to mixing things up in the same Kubernetes cluster while enjoying the same monitoring and deployment tools.Windows Server container users can also use the Container Registry service to replicate images to an Azure data centre near to their users, for compliance reasons or just to cut down on latency, and Azure DevOps integration with AKS should mean validation and shunting to production works the same on any OS.At least, that's the theory.
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CLL doors open in two weeksEvents We'll be opening the doors to Continuous Lifecycle London in just two weeks' time, so if you want to join us for the best in DevOps, CI/CD, Containers and Serverless, the clock is ticking.Whether you're looking for a solid grounding in modern software development and deployment, or want to get deep into the nuts and bolts of containers, testing and monitoring, and key technologies such as Prometheus or Kubernetes, our 40 strong lineup of expert speakers will get you up to speed.And with contributions from tech leaders at organisations such as Fidelity, the Financial Times, Conde Nast, Starling Bank and Lufthansa, you can be sure the focus is squarely on the practical.They'll be joined by two outstanding keynote speakers, in the shape of Kubernetes and Google Compute Engine co-founder, and Heptio CTO, Joe Beda, and Squarespace's Tanya Reilly.To get even more hands on, you could grab one of the remaining slots at our Advanced Kubernetes or Serverless on AWS workshops.
To score the confirmation, a project needs to be aligned with the aims of the OpenStack Foundation (OSF), have actual governance procedures, follow the "Four Opens*" of the OSF and keep up an engaged and interested community.Tick all the boxes, and the OSF will commit to carrying on supporting the project, now freshly shorn of the "pilot" sobriquet.The technology supports a variety of hypervisors including QEMU, NEMU and Firecracker, which took a bow in Kata 1.5 and was originally developed by the AWS gang.The latter is particularly interesting since its minimalist design means a titchy footprint and a faster start-up time.For example, direct device assignment, bashing a GPU or dynamically adding CPU and RAM are not in Firecracker's utility belt.For that, the team teased rust-vmm, a container-specific hypervisor written in, you guessed it, Rust.
More containers at the edge will reduce pressure on central networksContainer platform specialist Docker has teamed up with chipmaker Arm to make containerised apps run better on Arm architecture, saying they want to deliver a “common software pipeline” for the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT).The new partnership includes a promise that users running containerised applications on Arm cores in AWS – backed by commercial support from Docker – could save up to 45 percent on their existing outlay.(The joint project comes as Docker has struggled to monetise its popular open source offering).The initial plan is to create a development environment, starting with the integration of Arm capabilities into Docker’s Desktop developer community.(Docker Desktop is a free desktop app that lets developers build, ship, and run containers).
Events It's one thing using the latest tools and methodologies to build from the ground up - quite another to use them alongside your legacy software setup.That's why at our Continuous Lifecycle London conference next month, we'll be discussing what DevOps, Containers, and Continuous Delivery can do for the systems you have, not just the one you’d like.For example Sense Health's Umar Nizamani will be talking about Revamping a Legacy Backend using Terraform and Ansible, while Piksel's Dave Clark will discuss how to apply the principles that have made DevOps successful to a broader set of problems.Other recent additions to our speaker lineup include Phill Barber on Using Acceptance Tests as Monitors, while Lufthansa’s Tobias Matern joins us to reveal how he combined Git, a CI server and OpenShift to set up a reliable, monitorable and speedy workflow.These are just four out of 36 conference sessions which will be covering topics ranging from DevOps culture to the practical use of containers, and key tools from Prometheus to Terraform.And of course, we have two superb keynote speakers in the shape of Kubernetes and Google Compute Engine co-founder, and Heptio CTO Joe Beda, and Squarespace's Tanya Reilly.
Researchers at Tokyo Tech's Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science have developed a micelle-type nano-container that can be switched between its assembled and disassembled state via simple light irradiation.The light stimulus induces a structural change in the amphiphilic subunits, which closes their integrated binding pocket and simultaneously results in disassembly (see Figure 2).In a recent publication in Nature Communications, Lorenzo Catti (JSPS/Humboldt postdoctoral fellow), Natsuki Kishida, Michito Yoshizawa and co-workers successfully demonstrates how to combine the use of water and light, both essential ingredients for life, in an environmentally benign delivery system."Water and light are abundant and clean resources on earth," Dr. Yoshizawa says."Active use of both of them in synthetic and materials chemistry has seldom been accomplished so far but is and urgent necessity for the development of sustainable modern technologies".The achievement is grounded on a small design change in the subunit of the nanosized container.
Docker and Arm today announced a major new partnership that will see the two companies collaborate in bringing improved support for the Arm platform to Docker’s tools.The main idea here is to make it easy for Docker developers to build their applications for the Arm platform right from their x86 desktops and then deploy them to the cloud (including the Arm-based AWS EC2 A1 instances), edge and IoT devices.Developers will be able to build their containers for Arm just like they do today, without the need for any cross-compliation.This new capability, which will work for applications written in Javascript/Node.js, Python, Java, C++, Ruby, .NET core, Go, Rust and PHP, will become available as a tech preview next week, when Docker hosts its annual North American developer conference in San Francisco.Typically, developers would have to build the containers they want to run on the Arm platform on an Arm-based server.“Docker, just like we’ve done many times over, has simplified and streamlined processes and made them simpler and accessible to developers.
While containers as a concept have been around for some time, Docker, an open source project launched in 2013, helped popularize the technology, and has helped drive the trend towards containerization and microservices in software development that has come to be known as cloud-native development.Learn how to get started with Kubernetes.One solution to this problem has been virtual machines, which keep applications on the same hardware entirely separate, and reduce conflicts among software components and competition for hardware resources to a minimum.Containers provide a highly efficient and highly granular mechanism for combining software components into the kinds of application and service stacks needed in a modern enterprise, and for keeping those software components updated and maintained.A Dockerfile is a text file written in an easy-to-understand syntax that includes the instructions to build a Docker image (more on that in a moment).Codefresh offers a look at how to build an image in more detail.
Events We’ll be opening the doors at Continuous Lifecycle in less than one month, and we really want you to join us to discuss containers, DevOps, Continuous Delivery and much, much more.Our 40-strong speaker lineup will enlighten, educate, and even entertain you as they discuss core concepts such DevOps and Continuous Delivery, dive deep into key topics such as containers and security, monitoring or compliance, and take you through the nuts and bolts of key tools such as Prometheus and Istio.We know real world experiences are always important, which is why the lineup includes practitioners from sectors such as media, banking, health and nuclear power.And that’s all on top of two great keynotes from Kubernetes and Google Compute Engine co-founder, and Heptio CTO, Joe Beda, and Squarespace’s Tanya Reilly.If you want to get even deeper, there are spaces remaining in our Advanced Kubernetes workshop, led by Giant Swarm’s Tobias Bradkte and our Serverless workshop, led by serverless pioneer Mike Roberts.This all happens at the QEII Centre in Westminster on 14-16 May, and you’ll be supplied with excellent food and drink, and the space to enjoy it with the speakers and your fellow attendees.
“It is a huge investment to rewrite all the applications you have acquired over the last 10 to 15 years”IBM’s Sebastian Krause oversees a team of some 3,000 as General Manager of IBM Cloud in Europe.A smartly dressed, 24-year veteran of the company working out of IBM’s Madrid offices, he’s keen to refute Computer Business Review’s opener as we sit down to talk in London: that IBM Cloud seems to be a perennial “also-ran” amid ferocious competition between AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.As he sees it, the easy public cloud migrations have already happened and the remaining opportunity – one of sensitive workloads, complex existing legacy infrastructures and hybrid on-premises and cloud environments (public or private) – is in IBM’s sweet spot; something that would explain a high profile flurry of deals for the company this year: from Santander to Juniper Networks, or BNP Paribas.“I would say that over the past couple of years the easy things have been done for companies; i.e.Now the focus is on mission critical applications, which are being put onto a hybrid cloud architecture.”
With its Kuberntes Engine (GKE), Google Cloud Google has long offered a managed service for running containers on its platform.Kubernetes users tend to have a variety of needs, but so far, Google only offered a single tier of GKE that wasn’t necessarily geared toward the high-end enterprise users the company is trying to woo.Today, however, the company announced a new advanced edition of GKE that introduces a number of new features and an enhanced financially backed SLA, additional security tools and new automation features.You can think of GKE Advanced as the enterprise version of GKE.Google says the service builds upon the company’s own learnings from running a complex container infrastructure internally for years.For enterprise customers, the financially backed SLA is surely a nice bonus.
Events It’s all very well hearing the theories behind DevOps, Containers, Continuous Delivery and more, but nothing beats talking to someone who’s actually put them to work in a real organisation.That’s why at the Continuous Lifecycle conference next month – 14-16 May – we’ve got speakers who’ve done just that.If you’ve ever wondered what the reality is of running continuous integration for simulation software for nuclear power plants, GTS's Joachim Herb can explain just that.When it comes to the financial sector, we have Jason Maude discussing Continuous Delivery in one of the UK’s newest, cloud-based banks, while Fidelity Investments Nick Penston and Juan Flores will be discussing creating a delivery pipeline for 10,000 colleagues.And if mixing chaos engineering and a platform supporting 220 million users is your idea of a challenge, you’ll want to catch Crystal Hirschorn’s talk.These are just a few speakers from our 40-strong lineup, who will also cover industries like video gaming and health, as well as explaining the core concepts behind DevOps, Containers and Continuous Delivery, and diving into key tools such as Prometheus and Istio.
Kubernetes has many core abstractions, sometimes called primitives, that make the experience of deploying and managing applications so much better than what came before.Understanding these abstractions helps you take full advantage of Kubernetes and also avoid complexity—especially when running stateful applications like databases, data analytics, big data applications, streaming engines, machine learning, and AI apps.In this article, I’ll review some of the fundamental abstractions in Kubernetes storage, and walk through how Portworx PX-Enterprise helps solve important challenges that arise with the need for persistent storage in Kubernetes.It’s actually the first example—the starting point.[ Are you ready for the container invasion?Learn how to get started with Kubernetes.