Kubernetes will rule the hyperscale data center in 2018

ZDNet

Half of the story of hyperscale is about the construction of vast, new infrastructure where there was none before. The other half is about the elimination of walls and barriers that would make one think the world was smaller than it actually was. Kubernetes is a series of open source projects for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Find out why the ecosystem matters, how to use it, and more. "[If] a workload goes to Amazon, you lose," VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger was quoted as telling his company's Partner Exchange Conference in 2013.


Kubernetes is now generally available on Azure Container Service

PCWorld

Microsoft and Google don't get along all that often, but they do agree on using Kubernetes for cloud container orchestration. Kubernetes is generally available for use with Azure Container Service, Microsoft's managed cloud container hosting offering, as of Tuesday. ACS support for Kubernetes comes along with the service's existing support for the Apache Mesos-based DC/OS and Docker Swarm. Containers provide an isolated, portable and consistent runtime for applications that's particularly well-suited to deployment in a cloud environment. Orchestrators like Kubernetes help manage groups of containers.


10 Emerging Cloud Computing Trends To Watch In 2020

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Developments in the cloud computing industry move at a pace that can be maddening to follow and impossible to predict. But some big-picture trends that will characterize the market for the next year are coming into focus, even if the technologies that ultimately enable them and vendors that drive them seem constantly in flux and vulnerable to disruption. Many of those emerging cloud computing trends stem from the industry entering a phase of standardization and increased compatibility--a sign of maturity in any tech sector. Cloud infrastructure--public, hosted private and on-premises--is increasingly less siloed, allowing workloads to be more portable and data streams more mobile. That standardization, largely thanks to the open-source movement, is allowing a shift in focus up the stack, with new channel roles emerging to support application-level processes, from enabling artificial intelligence and high-performance computing, to delivering novel SaaSOps and application development services.


10 Emerging Cloud Computing Trends To Watch In 2020

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Developments in the cloud computing industry move at a pace that can be maddening to follow and impossible to predict. But some big-picture trends that will characterize the market for the next year are coming into focus, even if the technologies that ultimately enable them and vendors that drive them seem constantly in flux and vulnerable to disruption. Many of those emerging cloud computing trends stem from the industry entering a phase of standardization and increased compatibility--a sign of maturity in any tech sector. Cloud infrastructure--public, hosted private and on-premises--is increasingly less siloed, allowing workloads to be more portable and data streams more mobile. That standardization, largely thanks to the open-source movement, is allowing a shift in focus up the stack, with new channel roles emerging to support application-level processes, from enabling artificial intelligence and high-performance computing, to delivering novel SaaSOps and application development services.


New HPE Container Platform: Enterprise-Grade Kubernetes, from AI and Analytics to App Modernization

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Introducing the HPE Container PlatformOn behalf of our team, I'm excited to introduce the HPE Container Platform. This next-generation solution is the new incarnation of the container-based BlueData software platform –integrated with MapR for persistent container storage and native upstream open source Kubernetes for container orchestration. The HPE Container Platform is a key component of HPE's hybrid cloud solutions – and the company's overall as-a-service strategy – to help customers accelerate their digital transformation initiatives with edge-centric, cloud-enabled, and data-driven applications. Containers have transformed how modern applications are developed, packaged, and deployed. Benefits include speed, efficiency, consistency, and perhaps most importantly, the portability to write once and run anywhere.