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  • Docker 1.9 Brings Improvements on Networking, Storage and Clustering

    Docker Inc. has presented Docker Engine 1.9 at DockerCon EU, which has taken place this month in Barcelona. This new release, which Docker announced at the beginning of the month, includes major changes on networking and volume management. Docker Swarm is ready for production and several improvements were made in Docker Compose, Docker Toolbox and Docker Registry.

  • AWS Simplifies Resource Access with VPC Endpoints, Initially Supporting S3

    Amazon Web Services recently introduced VPC endpoints to enable a "private connection between your VPC and another AWS service without requiring access over the Internet, through a NAT instance, a VPN connection, or AWS Direct Connect". VPC endpoint policies provide granular access control to other service's resources. Initially available are connections to S3, other services will be added later.

  • Project Calico v1.0 'Layer 3' Virtualised Networking Solution Released

    Project Calico have released Calico v1.0, a virtualised layer 3 networking solution for VM and container workloads, which enables flexible, scalable and secure IP-based communication without the need for an overlay network. The release includes integration with the OpenStack 'Neutron' networking stack, and ‘proof of concept level’ integrations with Docker, Kubernetes and other related technology.

  • Weaveworks Release ‘Weave Scope’ for Container and Microservice Monitoring

    Weaveworks, creators of the Weave Docker virtual networking solution, have released a pre-alpha version of 'Weave Scope', an open source developer-focused container monitoring tool. Scope automatically generates a map of containers, enabling developers to visualise, monitor, and control applications by using the information exposed to drive deployment and operational decisions.

  • Azure Gains New Networking Capabilities

    At Ignite Microsoft announced new networking capabilities for Azure described as being ‘for a consistent, connected and hybrid cloud’. The new capabilities include improvements to ExpressRoute, Azure’s Internet bypass offering, availability of ExpressRoute for SaaS such as Office 365 and Skype for Business, additional VPN capabilities and enhancement of virtual networks in Azure’s IaaS.

  • Organizational Transformation to Support Agile Adoption: The BetaCodex Network and Model

    The world has changed - therefore we need to transform command-and-control companies for them to adopt a new organizational model, says Niels Pflaeging. The BetaCodex Network that he co-founded applies research and open innovation to increase understanding of a "Beta" model for organizations that is suited to today's markets.

  • 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.

  • Google Enhances Data and Network Services for its Cloud Platform

    Google announced the general availability of Cloud DNS, expanded locations for load balancing, additional carrier providers for peering, beta availability of Cloud Dataflow and VPN services

  • Zettio Releases Weave for Docker Networking

    Weave is an overlay networking system for Docker containers. Whilst Docker can already link containers on a single host, Weave provides connectivity for containers that are spread across multiple hosts. It has been released under the Apache 2 open source license by Zett.io, a new company targeting 'apps for the zettabyte era' founded by RabbitMQ creators Alexis Richardson and Matthias Radestock.

  • Puppet Labs Releases Puppet Enterprise 3.3 and Starts the Puppet Supported Certification Program

    Puppet Labs has announced the release of Puppet Enterprise 3.3, the commercially supported Puppet release, and the creation of the Puppet Supported certification program, providing fully tested, certified and supported solutions for managing compute, network and storage resources.

  • Docker Release Candidate for 1.0

    Docker version 0.11 has been released, which is the first release candidate for 1.0. The release doesn’t just focus on stability, and includes a number of new networking, security and administration features.

  • What’s New in Azure Networking

    The new version of Azure brings with it enhanced options for private networks, virtual private networks, and multi-region load balancing.

  • Juniper Launches OpenContrail for Software Defined Networking

    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.

  • VMware Details Networking and Storage Improvements in Drive Towards Software Defined Data Center

    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.

  • Enterprise Chef Expands Reach and Depth into Data Centers

    Opscode has just announced Enterprise Chef with new capabilities for automating configuration of Microsoft Windows, networking and storage. Enterprise Chef will be the successor to Private Chef and Hosted Chef as Opscode's new offering to provide the capabilities for configuring entire infrastructures.

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