SDDC 2.0 with Kubernetes, Apigee, and Istio – Cisco’s Collaboration with Google Follows a Grander Vision


On October 25, Cisco and Google announced their hybrid cloud partnership, where Google brings the container runtime (Kubernetes), the platform to provide, manage, and consume APIs (Apigee), and of course a wide range of consumable cloud services (visual recogngition, machine learning, text to voice, etc.). Cisco contributes the hyperconverged infrastructure (Hyperflex) with Kubernetes management (Harmony), [...]



The Scheduler Race is Over – Why Kubernetes Won and What it Means to the Market


What Happened? Within a timeframe of only 6 weeks, both Docker and Mesosphere both announced Kubernetes support for their container management platforms (Mesosphere and Docker Enterprise Edition). This ‘officially’ concludes the container scheduling contest and rings in the critical phase of the much more important and lucrative container management bake off. https://youtu.be/x4Jx8-uOAwQ In [...]



By | October 19th, 2017|Containers, DevOps, Scale Out Architecture|0 Comments

EMA Enterprise Decision Guide: Container Management in Production and at Scale


I’m excited to kick off this project, as no other topic in IT seems to have so many different aspects to consider and so many points to attack it. As, hopefully, in all our EMA research projects, we will look at this topic from all angles without any predetermined outcomes. The project will be exclusively [...]



By | October 9th, 2017|Containers, DevOps, Megatrends, Monitoring|0 Comments

VMworld 2017 – The Container Story Will be Key for VMware’s Future


VMware’s container management strategy should be seen as the key to success for this year’s VMworld. VMware needs to conclusively convince its customers that instead of doing their own thing the company is able to offer a strong value proposition based  on the fact that Kubernetes and Amazon ECS are the key container technologies to embrace. [...]



Full Stack Container Monitoring – A Whole New Animal


Traditional IT infrastructure monitoring focuses on hypervisor hosts, storage and VMs. Application impact is tracked through vSphere resource tagging. This simple and mostly static drilldown approach to full-stack monitoring no longer works for modern microservices based computing. A New Set of Requirements for Monitoring Container Infrastructure Short lifespan of containers: If used to host microservices, [...]



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