Lately in Cloud Development

Docker has announced the launch of their newest endeavor, the Moby Project. While you could technically call Moby a stack, The New Stack describes it best: think of Moby “as providing for container systems builders what OpenStack provides for cloud platform builders: an assembly of open source components from various creators, but for containers.”

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Mirantis has officially launched a cloud platform that combines OpenStack with the Kubernetes container platform — a sign of the rapidly growing popularity of Kubernetes and containers among developers. This growth has been well documented– our market map last year found that 35 additional products had joined the container ecosystem between 2015 and 2016, with a total of $1.7 billion in VC funding, and a recent survey from CNCF also identified a rapid shift towards containers like Kubernetes. The new Mirantis cloud platform will take the place of Mirantis OpenStack starting in September 2019.

ServerWatch discusses Docker Enterprise Edition and its use of the “RedHat model” to charge for a subscription version of Docker in return for support and certification. There’s a larger trend here of open source companies finding resourceful ways to cover costs and free themselves from complete reliance on donations, grants, and foundations. This isn’t always easy, but it’s a smart move on Docker’s part to make the transition from an “open source project” to an “open source business” like Red Hat.

Network World put together a comprehensive analysis on the shifting priorities in software development that’s leading to the emergence and importance of DevOps, and boldly comparing it to Henry Ford’s innovation of the assembly line.

Just last week, Microsoft announced that they acquired Deis from EngineYard. Along with Microsoft’s strategic investment in Mesosphere last year, the acquisition is evidence of Microsoft’s deepening investment in Kubernetes and their commitment to remaining on top of the container trend.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s European conference in Berlin saw the latest release of Kubernetes 1.6, as well as CNCF’s Technical Oversight Committee’s acceptance of Docker’s core container runtime.

ZDNet reports on the newest updates found in Kubernetes 1.6, including a 150 percent increase in total cluster size.

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