News Category: DevOps

Dialing Up Security for Docker Containers

Container systems like Docker are a powerful tool for system administrators, but Docker poses some security issues you won't face with a conventional virtual machine (VM) environment. For example, containers have direct access to directories such as /proc, /dev, or /sys, which increases the risk of...
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Kubernetes and the Challenge of Adding Persistent Storage

Kubernetes adoption is exploding, but hype aside, Kubernetes remains very new — and has a long way to go before it ever might become an integral part of most IT infrastructures. In the meantime, many, if not most, enterprises and IT shops are just looking to get their feet wet as they enter this...
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How Security Can Bridge the Chasm with Development

Enhancing the relationships between security and engineering is crucial for improving software security. These six steps will bring your teams together. There's always been a troublesome rift between enterprise security teams and software developers. While the friction is understandable, it's also...
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OpenStack Spins Out Its Zuul Open Source CI/CD Platform

There are few open-source projects as complex as OpenStack, which essentially provides large companies with all the tools to run the equivalent of the core AWS services in their own data centers. To build OpenStack’s  various systems the team also had to develop some of its own DevOps tools, and,...
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Introducing Git Protocol Version 2

Today we announce Git protocol version 2, a major update of Git's wire protocol (how clones, fetches and pushes are communicated between clients and servers). This update removes one of the most inefficient parts of the Git protocol and fixes an extensibility bottleneck, unblocking the path to more...
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Want to Debug Latency?

Measuring latency and being able to react to latency issues are getting equally complex as our systems got more complex. This article will help you how to navigate yourself at a latency problem and what you need to put in place to effectively do so. Latency So, what is latency? Latency is how long...
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What is CI/CD? Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery Explained

Continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) embody a culture, set of operating principles, and collection of practices that enable application development teams to deliver code changes more frequently and reliably. The implementation is also known as the CI/CD pipeline and is one of...
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Containers and Microservices and Serverless, Oh My!

A new round of buzzword-heavy technologies are becoming relevant to—or at least discussed among—developers, operations professionals, and the tech staff who lead them. Need to come up to speed on the changing cloud and container trends and technologies? If you feel out of the loop, this tech-...
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How to Maximize the Scalability of Your Containerized Environment

One main reason to use containers is that they help make apps, services and environments highly scalable. But that doesn’t happen magically. In order to take full advantage of the benefits of containers, you have to build your stack and configure your environment in ways that maximize scalability....
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GitOps: ‘Git Push’ All the Things

While the idea of cloud-native computing promises to change how modern IT operations work, the idea remains vague for many who work in the profession. “GitOps,” an idea that generated some buzz at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU conference in Copenhagen last week, could bring some much-needed focus...
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