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  • Faster Container Startup in AWS Fargate with Seekable OCI

    AWS recently announced support for Seekable Open Container Initiative (SOCI) with AWS Fargate. SOCI enables lazy-loading of images which reduces container start-up times on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS). In addition, AWS released two tools, SOCI Index Builder and SOCI Snapshotter, to help its customers take advantage of this new functionality.

  • Microsoft Announces Support for Azure Container Registry across Availability Zones in Public Preview

    Microsoft recently announced the public preview for support of Azure Container Registry across Availability Zones. The Zone redundancy provides resiliency and high availability to a registry or replication resource (replica) in a specific region.

  • Open Source Registry Harbor's Graduation: Q&A with VMware's Michael Michael

    InfoQ caught up with Harbor maintainer Michael Michael, also director of product management at VMware, regarding the graduation of Harbor as a CNCF project.

  • Cloud Native Computing Foundation Accepts Harbor into CNCF Sandbox

    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced that they have accepted Harbor, a cloud-native registry that stores, signs, and scans container images, into their sandbox. Harbor extends Docker Distribution, the Docker toolset used to work with Docker content, by adding functionalities such as security, identity, and management.

  • Nomulus: Google’s Open-Source TLD Registry Platform

    Google announces newly open-sourced cloud platform for creating and managing generic TLDs. Dubbed Nomulus, the AppEngine-powered platform helps domain registries by reducing the technological barriers to entering the market — from scaling their product to just getting started.

  • Clair Helps Secure Docker Images

    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.

  • Best Practices for SOA Governance: a User Survey

    One of the key takeaways from this survey is that SOA is real and happening on a large scale. Governance was critical or moderately important for 91% of the respondents. The survey also sampled the most popular SOA standards. InfoQ spoke with Miko Matsumura, Deputy CTO of Software AG, who commented the results.

  • Is Technology Important for SOA Governance?

    Michael Stamback, who just started a new blog on SOA Governance, asked this question a couple of weeks ago. Can the introduction technology help your SOA Governance effort? or are the cultural and organizational issues simply too overwhelming?

  • Microsoft Releases Managed Services Engine (Repository)

    The topic of virtualization has been heating up in the SOA space as more and more enterprises look for ways to harvest their existing IT assets towards new service infrastructure. Microsoft's recent silence on the issue has now made way for a community focused release of a meta-data driven service repository.

  • Article: Establishing a Service Governance Organization

    Service Governance is an essential aspect of a successful Service Oriented Architecture. Its establishment has to be planned and tested out early in the initial phases of a SOA initiative. In this article, Jean-Jacques Dubray shows what it takes to create such a structure efficiently.

  • Role of Service Registries in SOA Increasing in Importance

    Since the days of UDDIv1, the concept of service registry has evolved under the momentum of innovators and market leaders. The latest vendor to enter this market is SAP. The new SAP registry aims at supporting the alignment of business architecture, enterprise architecture and solution architecture from design time to runtime.

  • CentraSite: Registry/Repository and Free Community Edition

    Software AG and Fujitsu have released CentraSite Registry/Respository 3.1. InfoQ talks to Software AG's Gerd Schneider about the role of a registry/repository in SOA and the CentraSite product in particular.

  • Opinion: Steve Jones's SOA Vendor Ratings

    Steve Jones has written a blog entry where assesses the main SOA vendors' offerings, including IBM, BEA, Oracle, SAP, Sun, and Microsoft, using a wide range of categories.

  • What's Become of UDDI and the Service Registry?

    Two years ago UDDI v3.0 became an OASIS Standard. There are only a few vendors offering Service Registries and the main players have kept quiet. Many have blogged over the death of UDDI and the community seems to have lost interest in the Service Registry vision. Today as SOA Governance has become a major topic of interest, Service Registries are about to enter the scene, again.

  • TIBCO Licenses Systinet Registry

    EAI vendor TIBCO has announced an agreement to resell Systinet's UDDI registry, making it the third major vendor to do so after BEA and Oracle.