PaaS provider dotCloud has changed its company name in order to align with the red-hot open source technology it sponsors. Docker, Inc will continue to offer a standalone PaaS product, but is shifting its primary focus to growing and commercializing its namesake software. To get additional insight into the explosive growth of Docker and where the product is going, InfoQ spoke to CEO Ben Golub.
CodeCube is a new service and open source project that aims to improve collaboration by allowing developers to both share and run code samples in a secure manner via the browser.
Everything Sysadmin proposes five milestones, each with a set of detailed checklists, to help an organization adopt a DevOps culture. The site places these milestones within the context of The Three Ways, a set of principles popularized by “The Phoenix Project”.
DevOps on Windows has for the last few months been running a series on how a developer can create an operations-friendly Windows Service. The series explains how to overcome the most important hurdles from an operations viewpoint: installation of the Windows Service and its start-up phase. The series finishes with a simple framework that tries to overcome those hurdles in a standard way.
Jelastic, the cloud based Java and PHP hosting platform has recently launched a mobile app which enables you to connect to cloud management system remotely to monitor the environment in addition to the ability to view account information.
Juniper Networks have launched their software defined networking (SDN) solution OpenContrail using the permissive Apache v2 open source software license. This means that there is now an open source alternative to VMware’s NSX solution for SDN, which was launched last month at VMworld.
Jérôme Petazzoni, senior engineer at dotCloud, examined the progress of security concerning Docker compared with other virtualization and container like technology in his recent blog post "CONTAINERS & DOCKER: HOW SECURE ARE THEY?". Jérôme makes a case for the techniques that secure Docker, in spite of the acknowledgement that improvements are needed.
Glenn O'Donnell and Kurt Bittner, Forrester Research analysts, have published a report that describes how developers and operations see each other when working in isolation and offers seven habits of collaboration between the two.
SQL Server 2014 will offer Clustered Columnstore Indexes. These will offer the performance and compression benefits of column-oriented storage without the need to restrict the underlying table to read-only access.
Jake Benilov will give a talk on September 27 at Agile Tour Brussels about feedback techniques used for making gov.uk. InfoQ did an interview with Jake about using the feedback techniques and how the team applies lean startup with minimum viable products to do user research.
A new Apache incubator project, Tez, generalizes the MapReduce paradigm to execute a complex DAG (directed acyclic graph) of tasks.
Running an DevOps expert panel, James Governor, analyst at RedMonk, asked whether it is necessary to simplify your infrastructure in order to be able to introduce DevOps. The panelists agreed that you need to change your systems and your organization to decrease your time-to-market. Even though existing infrastructure will stay, you’ll need to automate what you can to be able to innovate faster.
Simple founder and former Twitter engineer Alex Payne has released sovereign - a set of open source Ansible playbooks to create a personal cloud. This allows users and IT departments to move away from large cloud companies and onto services that are under their own control.
New Relic has recently updated their iPhone App with improved chart history and includes several bug fixes. It enables you to monitor plugins and get alerts as and when they are generated by the monitoring engine.
VMware launched new networking and storage capabilities for its Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) at the opening keynote of VMworld 2013, delivering products it promised a year ago.