Persistent storage is still a developing story with containers. It’s still a bit of the Wild West, there’s no consensus on how the problem will be solved. Docker took some steps to address this down the road with the acquisition of Infinit in 2016. But StorageOS has been at this for a little while, and have put together a solution that’s cloud-native and well thought out.
I’m a reformed Linux hippy. Back in my college days, I flirted with the open source life. This was spurred by a combination principal and economics. “Free as in speech” is an evocative message to an impressionable twenty-something. And “free as in beer” is a sentiment that definitely resonated with me, as I was mostly […]
This week in Gestalt News!
– We look at Ixia’s monitoring solution for containers: CloudLens
– An interview with podcaster Allison Sheridan for IT Origins
– The Gestalt IT Rundown discusses the Intel Meltdown and Spectre flaws
So you know you want to learn about container orchestration, but which platform do you hitch your IT horse to? Docker Swarm and Kubernetes are popular choices (especially the latter), but what criteria do you use to choose between the two?
In this iteration of Gestalt Cloud News:
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses why cloud lock-in might not be that bad
– The Gestalt IT Rundown discusses recent announcements from AWS
– Tom Hollingsworth brreaks down why Mr. Scott isn’t DevOps
I like my functions like I like my Chinese takeout: in containers. OpenFaaS provides an open-source framework to make this an easy process. Creator Alex Ellis recently showed how to run it on a Raspberry Pi cluster with Kubernetes, as well as showed off some interesting demos at DockerCon EU 17.
Ray Lucchesi considers the implications of Mesosphere now supporting Kubernetes. He also points out why Mesosphere’s own Marathon orchestrator will probably stay relevant in the enterprise for the foreseeable future.
Orchestrated containerized database workloads for OS and infrastructure independence. That’s what DH2i is able to offer enterprises with the release of DxEnterprise 17. Previously limited to Windows-only, this new version of DxEnterprise may cause you to give DH2i another look.
In this iteration of Gestalt Server News:
– A look at AMD and Intel’s surprisingly competitive server platforms
– HyperGrid’s on-demand on-site solution
– How VMs are still more portable than Docker containers
If you’re looking for a weekly dose of the latest containers and Kubernetes news, Red Hat just launched a new podcast just for you. Hosted by Brian Gracely and Tyler Britten, the first episode does a good job of introducing the show. They unsurprisingly spend a decent amount of time talking about OpenShift 3.6, although the show claims to try to be company agnostic, which I think most listeners would prefer.