Cloud computing startup Mesosphere made its mark early with large companies like Twitter and Netflix, and on Thursday the company got a fresh boost from two more tech giants: Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Built on the open-source Apache Mesos project credited with helping Twitter kill its "Fail Whale," the company has closed US 73.5 million in a Series C funding round led by HPE, with participation from Microsoft as a new strategic investor. Designed to help enterprises build microservices-based applications, run big-data systems and operate massive production container environments, Mesosphere's Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) is "the most exciting new enterprise operating system since Linux," said Lak Ananth, managing director at Hewlett Packard Ventures, in a statement. HPE and Microsoft provided "the lion's share" of the funds in this latest round, said Matt Trifiro, Mesosphere's senior vice president, in an interview on Wednesday. The new infusion brings Mesosphere's total funding to date to nearly 126 million.
Application development and delivery methods have undergone radical changes in recent years to improve scalability and resiliency. Container images are the new build and deployment artifacts that are used to ship and run software. While startups have long been comfortable experimenting with and embracing new technologies, even large enterprises are now re-architecting their software systems so that they can benefit from container-enabled micro services architectures. With the launch of DC/OS, we see adopting these container strategies being made an order of magnitude easier. When it comes to running and managing microservices environments the real challenge isn't the container technology.
To get the most from today's technologies -- from servers to virtual machines (VM)s and containers on to the clouds they empower -- you must get your system administrators working together with your developers. You can download all of the articles in this special report in one PDF (free registration required). How can DevOps help help you? Patrick Debois, an IT consultant, created DevOps to bridge the gap between projects and operations by using Agile programming techniques. With Waterfall, development teams go through several distinct steps: Analysis, design, specification, coding, and testing.
What is Docker and why is it so darn popular? Docker is hotter than hot because it makes it possible to get far more apps running on the same old servers and it also makes it very easy to package and ship programs. Here's what you need to know about it. And, for most of us, containers means Docker. As RightScale observed in its RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud report, Docker's adoption by the industry has increased to 49 percent from 35 percent in 2017.
Ever been in a Tesla and hit the accelerator in Ludicrous Mode? If you have, you know you'll speed up like the proverbial bat out of hell. The development of Kubernetes, the leading container orchestration program, has been like that. It's been one improvement after another at a frantic pace. With its newest release, Kubernetes 1.10, it keeps charging forward but it's also been stabilizing features in four key areas: API aggregation, storage, security, and networking.