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  • Rancher 2.4 Adds Scalability, Management and Security Capabilities

    Kubernetes management platform creator, Rancher Labs, has released Rancher 2.4 in line with their ‘Run Kubernetes Everywhere’ strategy. Rancher is a heterogeneous, multi-cluster, multi-cloud Kubernetes management platform. The new release is focused on providing the scalability, management and security capabilities required to support Kubernetes at edge scale.

  • New Relic Introduces Real-Time Java Profiling

    Concurrent with the formal release of Java 14, New Relic announced the release of their real-time Java profiling and JVM cluster timeline view utilities to more effectively troubleshoot performance bottlenecks in Java applications. Ben Evans, principal software engineer and JVM technologies architect at New Relic, spoke to InfoQ about these new tools.

  • Rancher Labs Release Submariner to Enable Network Connectivity between Kubernetes Clusters

    Rancher Labs have released Submariner, a new open-source project to “enable network connectivity between Kubernetes clusters”. This project aims to connect overlay networks of individuals Kubernetes clusters to form a “multicluster”, which in turn facilitates inter-cluster communication and synchronisation between applications and distributed data stores.

  • Create a ‘Microscaling’ Framework for Apache Mesos have released a prototype ‘microscaling’ container demonstration running on the Apache Mesos cluster manager, which they claim starts and stops ‘priority 1’ and ‘priority 2’ containers more rapidly than traditional autoscaling approaches when given a simulated demand for the differing workloads. InfoQ discussed the goals and methodology of this approach with’s Ross Fairbanks.

  • Kubernetes Codebase Tagged v1.0.0. in Preparation for Public Release

    The codebase for Google’s Kubernetes open source orchestration system for Docker containers has been tagged v1.0.0 ready for the initial ‘general availability’ public release of the platform at OSCON next week on 21st July.

  • Flocker v1.0 Provides Docker Volume Migration and Storage Abstraction

    At the London Microservice User Group July meetup, Kai Davenport presented a live demonstration of ClusterHQ’s Flocker v1.0 container data volume manager tool migrating a Docker storage volume between multiple containers running within a Docker Swarm.

  • Apple Rebuilds Siri Backend Services Using Apache Mesos

    Apple have announced that the company’s popular Siri iOS-based intelligent personal assistant is powered on the backend by Apache Mesos, the open source cluster manager. The Mesosphere blog states that Apple have created a proprietary PaaS-like scheduler framework named J.A.R.V.I.S., which allows developers to deploy Siri services in a scalable and fault-tolerant manner.

  • CoreOS Launches Monitored Google-Style Infrastructure

    CoreOS has released Tectonic, a new product created from the aggregation of the CoreOS stack and the Google Kubernetes platform. Tectonic packages up different container technology and puts an UI on top of containers which includes a management console, an integrated registry and other tools to automate deployment.

  • Microsoft Makes Available Their Platform for Building Microservices

    Microsoft has announced and made available the preview of Azure Service Fabric (ASF), a cloud platform including a runtime and lifecycle management tools for creating, deploying, running and managing microservices. ASF microservices can be deployed on Azure or on-premises on Windows Server private or hosted clouds. Support for Linux is to come in the future.

  • Project Myriad: Mesos and YARN Working Together

    An article by Jin Scott - A tale of two clusters: Mesos and YARN – describes hardware silos created by using different resource managers on different hardware clusters, most popular being Mesos and Yarn and introduces Myriad – a solution allowing to run a YARN cluster on Mesos.

  • CoreOS Shipped the First Stable Version of etcd

    CoreOS announced the availability of etcd 2.0, the first stable version of the open source distributed key-value store.

  • FoundationDB SQL Layer: Storing SQL Data in a NoSQL Database

    FoundationDB has announced the general availability of SQL Layer, and ANSI SQL engine that runs on top of their key-value store. The result is a relational database backed up by a scalable, fault-tolerant, shared-nothing, distributed NoSQL store with support for multi-key ACID transactions.

  • CoreOS First Stable Release

    CoreOS has announced the first CoreOS stable release, CoreOS 367.1.0, including Linux 3.15.2 and Docker 1.0.1, and supported across several platforms through the CoreOS Managed Linux product.

  • Elasticsearch 1.0.0 released

    Elasticsearch released version 1.0.0 of its self-titled, open-source analytics tool. Elasticsearch is a distributed search engine which allows for real-time data analysis in big-data environments. The new version comes with various functional enhancements and changes to the API to make Elasticsearch more intuitive and powerful to use.

  • How Heroku Manages High Availability - QCon London Talk summary

    Mark McGranaghan gave his talk about "High Availability at Heroku" at QCon London 2012. His most important points and take-aways are summarized in this report.


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