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"Kubernetes – What Is It and How Can It Help You"

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Caddy Server, Let's Encrypt, & Cattle Migration: Rancher to Adopt Kubernetes Native Orchestration

Written by: , Sep. 4, 2018

Easy HTTPS Server Settings for Caddy Boosts Users - RancherOS to Abandon Cattle

The Caddy web server package is one of the strongest trending new entries into the data center landscape this year with user rates skyrocketing due to the low installation footprint & ease of configuring HTTPS with Let's Encrypt SSL/TLS certificates. Caddy can be automated with a three line configuration file that makes container orchestration at enterprise scale more efficient. Caddy can be optimized as stack software for loading cloud SaaS/PaaS applications from containers. RancherOS announced this week that they would be discontinuing their own proprietary Cattle application for container orchestration and replacing it with a Kubernetes-native approach. This requires some existing applications using Cattle to be ported & re-coded for future upgrades. Cattle was not adopted widely in data centers globally and has been overrun by Kubernetes market share in the cloud orchestration engine sector. RancherOS will seek to continue popularity as a Docker container solution by specializing in Kubernetes integration with the core distribution package. Systems administrators & web/mobile app developers will be recommended to follow developments in the Rancher ecosystem for using their low-footprint Linux OS in containers. Deploying Caddy is a great solution where multiple domain names or sub-domains need free encryption support on a web server or for Software Defined Networking (SDN) between multi-cloud hardware elements in support of dependent microformat installs.

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DockerCon 2018 SF: "Choice, Agility, & Security" is the Docker Promise

Written by: , Aug. 2, 2018

Docker Containers Can Be Used with No Vendor Lock-in, On Any Stack, with Any OS

Steve Singh, CEO of Docker, presented the keynote address at DockerCon 2018, held this June in San Francisco. According to Singh, Docker changes both the way software is built and how it is shared. In the current era of cloud computing, containers are everywhere, running Linux & Windows agnostically, operating in private data centers & the public cloud, even coming soon to edge devices embedded with new chips.

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GoDaddy to Shift Web Hosting Data Centers to AWS Cloud

Written by: , Mar. 29, 2018

Cloud Transition: Majority of GoDaddy Web Hosting Services to Run on AWS with Kubernetes

GoDaddy made a joint announcement with AWS in a press release this week stating that the company, known as the world's largest domain name registrar and most recognized brand in the web hosting industry, would be conducting a multi-year transition from independent private cloud data center management to investing in public cloud hardware and software services from Amazon.com for business operations.

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Cloud Container News: Ubuntu OpenStack, Tata Communications, JFrog, Open BMC, & Kaggle

Written by: , Mar. 22, 2018

Container-as-a-Service (CaaS), SSD Storage, & Open Baseboard Management Controllers

Ubuntu OpenStack released statistics last week which positioned the Linux software distribution as #1 overall in market share for cloud data center management built using OpenStack for network administration. Ubuntu claimed 55% of the total business investment in this sector in 2017 over rival enterprise Linux platform distributions from Red Hat OpenShift and SUSE Cloud 7 with MicroOS. In India, the software development outsourcing firm Tata Communications announced new support for a cloud Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform developed by their programming teams as a solution for:

  • Enterprise companies like telecoms, banking/finance, manufacturing, or ecommerce to adopt quickly in database modernization;
  • The production of custom-coded web/mobile apps with high performance cloud hosting support at the highest levels of user traffic;
  • Managing public/private/hybrid cloud network hardware for web publishing, mobile application, & SaaS product requirements.

Tata Communications continues a trend launched by Infosys and Wipro in building proprietary private cloud software solutions that can be used by outsourcing teams in supporting many enterprise corporations in operations simultaneously. Integrator companies can install Red Hat OpenShift, Ubuntu OpenStack, SUSE Cloud 7, CoreOS, or RancherOS with Docker virtualization to manage complex solutions for enterprise clients using open source software tools. Other major announcements this week included new VMware, IBM, & AWS collaboration in cloud platform solutions; Microsoft establishing new SSD/BMC standards for hardware manufacturers & data centers (Project Denali/Project Cerberus); and continued fall-out from insiders over Google's acquisition of the data science company Kaggle, including their expert programming staff, archives of research data, & millions of AI/ML/DL platform customers. Apache Hadoop adoption is still growing quickly as a solution for "big data" requirements, including IoT, ecommerce, self-driving cars, cloud network analytics, & search technology.

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