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.
Is Kubernetes simply benefiting from the first mover advantage, or does it have the force to stay the dominant container orchestrator in the enterprise for years to come? The roundtable discusses.
For those that want a lean Linux subsystem to provide container functionality to be part of a greater container platform, LinuxKit is for you. If you’re not sure where to get started with it, check out this piece by Docker Captain Ajeet Singh Raina.
An old dog is learning some new tricks. QNX has been around since the 80s, and the OS is getting a big update from BlackBerry. The venerable OS now supports containers.
Want on-demand pricing, but need your infrastructure to stay on-site? HyperGrid now offers just such a solution.
Robin Systems does not mess around when it comes to the scope of their mission. Some companies set out to be iterative. They want to create something a little faster, a little more efficient, or a little easier to use. Robin Systems aims to reinvent infrastructure for modern distributed applications. It’s a company mission that certainly doesn’t lack for ambition.