Yelp released a minimal init system for Docker containers called dumb-init which acts as a proxy and performs other init functions by registering signal handlers and forwarding signals to the actual process running in the container.
Hazelcast has released version 3.6 of their flagship in-memory grid and caching software, featuring numerous performance improvements and new cloud management and container deployment options.
Docker, Inc., the organisation behind the Docker platform, has acquired Unikernel Systems, a Cambridge, UK-based company focused on unikernel development. Docker Inc. have stated that this acquisition will enable the incorporation of unikernel-based software deployment on a ‘continuum with Linux and Windows containers’, and the company plans to ‘democratise unikernel technology’.
QCon New York returns to the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge June 13-15th. Check out this year's tracks.
AWS Release ‘Scheduled Reserved Instances’, Allowing EC2 Capacity to be Reserved on a Periodic Basis
Amazon Web Services (AWS) have introduced ‘Scheduled Reserved Instances’, which enables EC2 compute capacity to be reserved at a discounted price for use on a periodic basis. For example, a EC2 instance type can be reserved for daily usage between the hours of 01:00 UTC and 05:00 UTC to perform overnight data analysis, or weekly or monthly to perform compute-intensive calculations.
Docker announced several software and cloud platforms as its Ecosystem Technology Partners (ETP) for log management. The ETP program is an endorsement that the software or platform works well with Docker.
Tech startup Afero has launched a new platform that addresses both hardware and software necessities for securely connecting the internet of things (IoT). The platform interfaces IoT devices with a secure Bluetooth smart module, which communicates with a mobile phone that interfaces with the Afero cloud. All communications between the Bluetooth smart module node and the cloud are encrypted.
Some of this year’s confirmed QCon London sessions include: Survival to Ubiquity: Netflix Global Architecture by Josh Evans; Spring Framework 5 - Preview & Roadmap by Juergen Hoeller; The quest for low-latency with concurrent Java by Martin Thompson.
Microsoft is to stop supporting IE 8, 9 and 10, inviting users to switch to IE 11 or Edge.
InfoQ ran a DevOps research question during Q4 of 2015, to find out which practices contribute the most to a healthy DevOps culture. The results show there are no predominant practices as DevOps initiatives are highly contextual.
Clair is an open-source container vulnerability scanner recently released by CoreOs. The tool cross-checks if a Docker image's operating system and any of its installed packages match any known insecure package versions. The vulnerabilities are fetched from OS-specific common vulnerabilities and exposures databases. Currently supported are Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Debian.
The need to retire SHA-1 faces obstacles with the access needs of users who have yet to upgrade. Facebook, Twitter, and CloudFlare have proposed an interim solution for users of these legacy devices.
At the Velocity Conference in Amsterdam, Alex Shoof explained how to manage secrets in a scalable and distributed environment. Shoof proposed a system based on five fundamental principles for secret management.
Hypernetes is a Kubernetes fork that utilizes multiple open source projects to run containers on a minimalist Linux kernel inside a virtual machine, removing the overhead of running a complete guest OS.
A year behind the schedule, JetBrains has made generally available the DBA tool DataGrip 1.0. Formerly known as 0xDBE, DataGrip is a tool for SQL database administrators and developers.
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