Minimum viable Kubernetes

The appeal of Kubernetes is universal. Application development, operations and infrastructure teams recognise diverse reasons for its immediate utility and growing potential — a testament of Kubernetes’ empathetic design. Web apps, galvanised by the 12 factor pattern as well as microservice-structured applications find a native habitat in Kubernetes. Moreover, there is a growing list of […]

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Running Android in the Cloud with Amazon EC2 A1 instances

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the availability of their new Amazon EC2 A1 instances powered by custom AWS Graviton processors based on the Arm architecture, which brings Arm to the public cloud as a first class citizen. Arm based processors provide a number of benefits in terms of density and power-consumption which ultimately result in […]

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Ubuntu available in new AWS Marketplace for Containers

The new AWS Marketplace for Containers, launched this week at AWS Re:Invent, provides another fantastic opportunity for developers across public, private and multi-cloud environments to use Ubuntu. The AWS Marketplace provides customers with a trusted selection of container software options to discover and deploy to Amazon ECS (Amazon Elastic Container Services) and Amazon EKS (Amazon […]

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The Road to Kubernetes & vSphere Integration

This article on Kubernetes & vSphere integration originally appeared at Kevin Monroe’s blog Background Recently, Juju began supporting cloud-native features via “integrator” charms (e.g.: aws-integrator, gcp-integrator, openstack-integrator). These allow charms to request things like persistent storage from a cloud provider without having to shuffle your super-secret credentials around to all the applications in your deployment. […]

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Cloud Native, Docker, K8s Summit

Cloud Native, Docker, K8s Summit Date: September 12-13 Location: 411 West Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080 More Info: https://container-days.com About Cloud-Native, Docker & K8s Summit is a 2-day conference for all things related to cloud computing and virtualization technologies. That includes Docker, K8s, serverless, microservices, etc. Day 1 will be devoted to training, while conferences […]

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Kata Containers – now available in the Snap Store

Guest blog by Julio Montes, Linux Software Engineer at Intel Kata Containers is now available as a Snap and to install from the Snap Store. Kata Containers is a lightweight, fast to boot, virtual machine (VM) designed to provide the speed of containers and the isolation of VMs. Inside the VMs, the processes run on […]

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Minimal Ubuntu, on public clouds and Docker Hub

Today we are delighted to introduce the new Minimal Ubuntu, optimized for automated use at scale, with a tiny package set and minimal security cross-section. Speed, performance and stability are primary concerns for cloud developers and ops. “The small footprint of Minimal Ubuntu, when deployed with fast VM provisioning from GCE, helps deliver drastically improved […]

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