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What's New in Docker 17.09?

Latest releases of Docker provide new features, and looking forward, Kubernetes support is coming.

Red Hat Releases CRI-O 1.0 for Kubernetes Container Runtime

The new container runtime means Kubernetes doesn't necessarily need to depend on Docker anymore.

CoreOS Controls Multi-Cloud Container Environments via Tectonic 1.7

Tectonic 1.7 adds support for Azure to go along with new alert monitoring capabilities and a preview of network policy control mechanisms.

Nginx 1.13.6 Patches Web Server for the Year 2038 Flaw

Though it's still twenty years away, the new release of open source nginx web server is now ready for the year 2038 - and beyond.

Rancher 2 Rebases on Kubernetes for Container Orchestration

After initially taking an agnostic approach to orchestration, Rancher Labs is now hopping on the Kubernetes bandwagon.

Open Source Summit: Linux Kernel Developers Discuss Challenges, Opportunities

What's wrong, what's right and what's missing from Linux kernel development today?

Jim Zemlin Declares 2017 the Year of the Linux Desktop

At the Open Source Summit in LA, the Linux Foundation chief details the continued progress of Linux and open source.

Mirantis Aims to Build, Operate and Transfer OpenStack Clouds

VIDEO: Mirantis co-founder Boris Renski explains his firm's model for OpenStack.

OpenStack Pike Cloud Platform Still Provides AWS Compatibility Layer

After 16 releases, a core component of the open source OpenStack cloud platform remains in place.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6 Previews New Technology

Latest release of OpenShift is based on the Kubernetes 1.6 milestone and provides a sneak peak of new capabilities yet to come.

Bitnami's Cabin Mobile Kubernetes Dashboard Goes Open Source

Run a full Kubernetes cluster from the palm of your hand with the newly open-sourced Cabin.

GoDaddy Terminates Its OpenStack Cloud Server Business

While most technology vendors are moving toward the cloud, GoDaddy is headed in the opposite direction.

Open Container Initiative Specifications Near 1.0 Completion

A vote on the OCI image specification is approved unanimously, while a vote on the runtime specification is still ongoing.

Linux 4.12 Kernel Debuts New Schedulers in Big Release

Third major Linux kernel release of 2017 debuts.

Docker 17.06 CE Debuts with Multi-Stage Container Builds

The first release of Docker's community edition since the move to the Moby Project is now available.

Containers Are the Security With Polyverse

You don't hear much about companies using containers as the foundation of a security system, but that's exactly what Polyverse is doing.

Red Hat Grows Linux Business as Telcos Adopt OpenStack

Red Hat reports first quarter fiscal 2018 revenue of $677 million as the company's core Linux platform continues to score large deals.

Docker Getting Certified and Set to Grow in China

June has been a busy month for Docker Inc as the container vendor advances its commercial aspirations.

OpenStack Cloud Evolves Beyond Its Python 2.6 Roots

VIDEO: Jonathan Bryce of the OpenStack Foundation explains how the open-source cloud platform has moved from Python 2 to Python 3 and now also has projects in typesafe programming languages.

CoreOS Fleet Fades Away in Favor of Kubernetes and Tectonic

VIDEO: Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, explains what has become of its Fleet container cluster technology.

Heptio Helps Launch Ksonnet To Make Kubernetes Simpler

After publicly stating that 'Kubernetes Sucks,' co-founder of Heptio is helping to lead a new effort that aims to simplify configuring Kubernetes.

Security Shortcomings Remain Strong in the World of Virtualization

Virtual machines may be more secure than containers, but only by degree. And even wrapping containers in VMs won't guarantee security in today's world.

New Features Coming in the OpenStack Pike Cloud Platform

At the OpenStack Summit in Boston, members of the project roadmap group provide insight into 8 new OpenStack capabilities set to debut in September.

SUSE Debuts OpenStack Cloud Monitoring

New commercial product is based on the OpenStack Monasca project.

Rackspace Partners with Dell EMC for OpenStack Cloud

VIDEO: Bryan Thompson, General Manager, OpenStack Private Cloud at Rackspace, explains what the new partnership with Dell EMC is all about.

OpenStack Aims to Enable a Composable and Cloud Native World

At the OpenStack Summit in Boston, interoperability across multiple open-source efforts is publicly demonstrated.

OpenStack Summit Highlights Cloud Use Cases

OpenStack Summit emphasizes community needs beyond just the cloud.

How Docker Has Changed in the Last Four Years

Docker isn't a hobbyist project anymore as the CEO and CTO of Docker detail its success at Dockercon 17.

Docker Enterprise Edition Arrives to Help Monetize Open-Source Docker

While making money from open-source software is not exactly a straightforward proposition, Docker is bringing several open-source business models to play with the debut of its Docker Enterprise Edition.

Microsoft Acquires Deis, Boosting Kubernetes and Container Portfolio

Leading open-source Kubernetes vendor gets scooped up by Microsoft.

Why Kubernetes Sucks and How to Fix It

Joe Beda helped to create Kubernetes and now he's on a mission to make it more accessible to a wider audience.

Container Self-Driving Technology Gets Turbo-Charged in Tectonic

CoreOS has never been short of chutzpah, and it's a trait that suits the company rather well, particularly as its products continue to evolve at a rapid rate.

Containerd and rkt Now Official CNCF Projects

Busy day at Kubecon CloudNativeCon Europe as cloud native technology moves forward.

CoreOS Tectonic Now Installs Kubernetes on OpenStack

Though CoreOS has had its Tectonic Kubernetes distribution for years, until today its installer didn't directly target OpenStack.

Docker Seeking to Help Users Keep Their Secrets Secure

Docker is upping its security game with the introduction in Docker 1.13.1 of its own container-native secrets management system to manage -- not surprisingly -- secrets.

Canonical Goes Long for Ubuntu Server Support

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS will now be supported for longer than five years, but it's going to cost some extra money.

Docker Donating ContainerD to Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Docker's core container runtime project could soon be getting a new home.

NGINX Plus Release 12 Boosts Application Delivery Platform

New commercially supported release of popular open-source NGINX web server adds new scalability and management features.

Facebook Boosts Open Compute Server Platforms with New Designs

New Big Basin GPU server, Yosemite compute platform and Bryce Canyon storage chassis designs announced.

CoreOS Drives Container Management Forward with Tectonic 1.5

New release of the commercially supported Kubernetes distribution delivers updates with improved storage and network configuration options.

Docker 1.13 Prunes Containers, Improves Security

The Docker 1.13 release introduces multiple new commands including prune and squash, which can help containers to use disk space more efficiently.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4 Improves Storage

New release of Red Hat's enterprise-grade container platform is based on the recent Kubernetes 1.4 milestone, adding new dynamic storage capabilities and an enhanced dashboard.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Hits Beta

RHEL 6.9 introduces a new base image and extends TLS 1.2 security support for all system components.

Docker Opens Up with Containerd Container Runtime

After months of conversation and debate, Docker is making a dramatic move by extracting the core container runtime from the Docker Engine and spinning it off into a separate independent project.

Fedora 25 Adds Some Rust to Linux

New release of Red Hat's community Linux distribution debuts with desktop, server and developer tools.

SUSE Updates Enterprise Linux as Business Grows

At SUSEcon event, CEO Nils Brauckmann reflects on the last six years and the road ahead.

CoreOS Debuts Tectonic 1.4 for Enterprise Kubernetes

CoreOS updates its flagship commercial Kubernetes server platform and introduces new Operators concept.

OpenStack Puts Interoperability to the Challenge at OpenStack Summit

[VIDEO] The Executive Director and COO of OpenStack Foundation provides a behind-the-scenes look at how a 16-vendor interoperability challenge at last week's OpenStack Summit worked.

OpenStack Security Project Aims to Protect the Open-Source Cloud

The OpenStack Security project adds new tools and processes to help secure OpenStack technologies. The project technical leader offers insight on the program. 

The World Runs on OpenStack

From banks to the largest science project on Earth, OpenStack is making its mark.

IBM POWER9 Server Zaius Announced by Google and Rackspace

Latest IBM Power server benefits from multiple sets of new technologies.

ZeroStack Serving Up Killer Enterprise Features for OpenStack Customers

ZeroStack has come a long way since its launch just over a year ago. But are its plans to make an OpenStack-based hybrid cloud product that's accessible to everyone working?

FreeBSD 11 Updates Open-Source Server Operating System

FreeBSD expands architecture support and improves features throughout the system.

Fedora 25 Linux Enters Beta Release

New server, security and desktop capabilities land in Red Hat's community Linux distribution.

Docker Debuts Swarm Mode and More at DockerCon

Docker Swarm Mode highlights an impressive set of announcements as Docker strives to make its container platform more convenient to set up, more secure and easier to use.

NGINX Is the Most Popular Docker Container App [VIDEO]

NGINX Inc CEO Gus Robertson details the success his company is having in the container world and where it's going next.

Container Security Stepping Up to the Plate

The recent launch of Docker Security Scanning is just the latest sign that the security ecosystem around containers is getting stronger by the week.

IBM Opens Up OpenWhisk for More Serverless Computing

Jason McGee, VP and CTO for IBM cloud platform, discusses the promise of IBM's open-source serverless computing platform.

Docker Turns Three, Celebrates with Mac and Windows Launches

A key part of Docker's strategy for world domination is to woo developers, and the new Docker for Windows and Mac beta releases are its latest and biggest tactic for doing just that.

HPE Boosts OpenStack with New Helion Release

VIDEO: Mark Interrante, senior vice president, Engineering for HPE, discusses what's new in HPE's latest Helion OpenStack milestone release.

Rancher's Container Management Solution Comes to Market

Rancher offers a pretty cool container management system that is completely open source, which certainly makes it worthy of consideration, especially if you don't exactly have money to burn.

IBM Bids to Improve OpenStack Cloud Interoperability [VIDEO]

Angel Diaz, Vice President of Cloud Architecture and Technology at IBM, explains where cloud interoperability needs to make progress.

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux Gets Snappy

The latest Long Term Support release of Ubuntu provides enhanced package management options as well as the new LXD virtualization technology.

Mirantis Unlocks OpenStack Appliances with Quanta and Supermicro

The company's Unlocked Appliances effort expands with two partners who are bringing new OpenStack-optimized hardware to market.

TripleO Evolves for OpenStack Deployments

Red Hat is now relying on OpenStack-on-OpenStack to enable the cloud.

OpenPOWER Foundation Details New Server Designs

Once solely the domain of IBM, multiple vendors are now building servers based on the POWER architecture.

Unikernels Highlight How Docker Is Much More than Just Containers

If all goes according to plan you'll soon be able to use the Docker platform to easily manage and run unikernel applications just as if they were apps running in Docker containers.

OpenStack Public Cloud Options Expand with Mirantis Saudi Telecom Partnership

Though Rackspace appears to be retreating from the public OpenStack cloud market, there is still opportunity for telcos.

Rackspace Partners with Red Hat for Private OpenStack Cloud Deployment

Darrin Hanson of Rackspace talks about his company's new offering with Red Hat and the current state of the Private (OpenStack) cloud.

CoreOS Launches Docker Rival Rkt 1.0

After more than a year of development, the container runtime gets a stable, production-ready 1.0 release.

Docker 1.10 Designed to Bolster Container Security

The upcoming Docker 1.10 open-source container engine will include a default seccomp profile, providing improved security controls.

Application Containers Gain Traction Among IT Pros

The Robin Systems survey indicated 81 percent of respondents expect their companies to increase the investment in container-based technology.

OpenStack Cloud in 2016: Looking Back, Looking Forward

The year 2015 was a landmark year for open source cloud technology efforts, but the best is still yet to come in 2016.

What's Missing from the Open Container Initiative? [VIDEO]

Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, discusses what's wrong and what's right with the Open Container Initiative.

CoreOS Plots a Course Forward for Containers

CoreOS CTO details the roadmap for containers and why his company is still adamant about creating a standard for container application images.

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