Link: Using VMware’s Harbor with PKS (and Why Kubernetes Needs a Container Registry)

“A container registry is the repository for all your container images. Since your core business applications are packaged into containers (built out of container images), you must protect these images just as you would any other important enterprise IT system. That’s where the image registry comes into play.”
Original source: Using VMware’s Harbor with PKS (and Why Kubernetes Needs a Container Registry)

Link: Aqua Extends Container Security Platform to Kubernetes, Cloud Services

“With Aqua 3.0, users can create fine-grained user access control roles and policies. Access to kubectl commands can be specified to particular users, and governed by Aqua’s scalable labeling format. The Kubernetes controls also provides the ability to block unapproved images from running across entire cluster, as well as the ability to control network traffic based on Kubernetes namespaces, clusters or deployments.”

Plus, some policy drift report making. Done with a sidecar.
Original source: Aqua Extends Container Security Platform to Kubernetes, Cloud Services

Link: IBM Brings Kubernetes Service To Bare Metal

‘By extending its managed service to dedicated servers, IBM can deliver Kubernetes in a form that fits any organization’s cloud strategy, he said, such as building a cloud-native machine learning app, processing large workloads or migrating apps that ingest large amounts of data. “This gives developers greater control over where their workloads reside and enables them to isolate workloads to specific servers,” McGee said.’
Original source: IBM Brings Kubernetes Service To Bare Metal

Link: Container orchestration top trumps: Let’s just pretend you don’t use Kubernetes already

Overview of container orchestration and platform options, brief.
Original source: Container orchestration top trumps: Let’s just pretend you don’t use Kubernetes already

Link: Why should Kubernetes be scared of AWS?

The scenario of AWS out-kubernetes kubernetes by layering another abstraction layer on-top of it to hide kubernetes from end-users “caring” about it: “In a not so distant future, users of container clusters will not care if they are using Kubernetes or under some AWS abstraction because it is the efficient way to do containers.”

Also, clever invocation or Xen as a historic analog.
Original source: Why should Kubernetes be scared of AWS?

Link: The Kubernetes Lesson

“In modern software development organizations, however, what gets used in development and testing environments has a habit of showing up in production. This was the opportunity that Kubernetes was built to take advantage of. It provided developers with a means – an open source means, naturally – of taking the containers they were so enamored of and running them in production environments, but without having to make determinations such as which containers run on which hardware. In its initial incarnation, this was the simple, basic job that Kubernetes was hired for.”
Original source: The Kubernetes Lesson

Link: VMware might just have cracked the container market with NSX

“But perhaps the most significant news was that VMware has started to see customers buy its NSX network virtualization software just to put it to work with the Pivotal Container Service.”
Original source: VMware might just have cracked the container market with NSX

Link: VMware might just have cracked the container market with NSX

“But perhaps the most significant news was that VMware has started to see customers buy its NSX network virtualization software just to put it to work with the Pivotal Container Service.”
Original source: VMware might just have cracked the container market with NSX

Link: PKS: The answer for “everything else” in your data center

“PKS will provide a comfortable environment to run freshly containerized legacy workloads and packaged software in an on-premise model to start, if desired, on top of VMWare vSphere.”
Original source: PKS: The answer for “everything else” in your data center

Link: Heptio readies its customers and community for Kubernetes critical mass

Includes some packaging/pricing:

“HKS is offered in four tiers including Starter, with one supported configuration, unlimited tickets and up to 25 nodes; Professional, intended for organizations that are growing their deployments, with up to three supported configurations, unlimited tickets and up to 250 nodes; Enterprise, for large, mission-critical environments that covers up to five supported configurations, unlimited tickets and up to 750 nodes; and a Custom version, intended for the largest web-scale environments of more than 750 nodes. Pricing starts at $24,000 per year for the Starter tier.”
Original source: Heptio readies its customers and community for Kubernetes critical mass

Link: Look at stupid, sexy Kubernetes with all the cloud firms hanging off its musclebound arms

“I think that a lot of companies find themselves using Kubernetes because it’s going to be built into the AWS’s and the Azures and so on,” Longbottom said. “So if you’re going to be looking at a hybrid cloud then you might as well be putting Kubernetes in place in your private cloud environment, because you’ll be able to plug far more easily into the public cloud component of the hybrid.”
Original source: Look at stupid, sexy Kubernetes with all the cloud firms hanging off its musclebound arms

Link: Docker Who? By Acquiring CoreOS, Red Hat Aims to Be the Kubernetes Company

“So while this deal clearly changes the playing field for Kubernetes in the developer space, and probably further marginalizes Docker, it may actually not be the kind of “market consolidation” that used to characterize the maturity of a software platform. More likely, it’s the latest step by a major player in the server marketplace to find a way to capitalize on the success of a product that, had it been commercial and proprietary from the start, might have been a gold mine… except that, had it been commercial and proprietary, no one would have ever heard of it.”
Original source: Docker Who? By Acquiring CoreOS, Red Hat Aims to Be the Kubernetes Company

Link: Red Hat tries CoreOS on for size – and buys

‘The elder open source software biz sees the younger firm’s technology helping it automate and simplify its OpenShift container app platform, as well as improving its security and application portability in hybrid cloud environments. Red Hat says it will provide more details about how CoreOS products will be handled in the months ahead. It characterizes them as complementary to its own wares, althugh its plans may involve “integrating products and migrating customers to any combined offerings” at some later date.’
Original source: Red Hat tries CoreOS on for size – and buys

Link: 5 Ways Red Hat’s Acquisition Of CoreOS Will Shake Up The Container Tech Landscape | CRN Mobile

Love those CRN 500 word stories spread over six pages.
Original source: 5 Ways Red Hat’s Acquisition Of CoreOS Will Shake Up The Container Tech Landscape | CRN Mobile

Link: Cisco jumps on the Kubernetes bandwagon with its new Container Platform

“The company said the Container Platform takes care of the “setup, orchestration, authentication, monitoring, networking, load balancing and optimization” of containers. Deployment of containers is also simplified through automation, as the platform takes care of the most repetitive tasks in this process. It can also be extended to other important aspects of IT, such as networking, security and more, officials said.”
Original source: Cisco jumps on the Kubernetes bandwagon with its new Container Platform

Link: Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

Price of $250m – “an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions.”
Original source: Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

Link: Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

Price of $250m – “an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions.”
Original source: Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

Link: Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

Price of $250m – “an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions.”
Original source: Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

Link: VMware and Pivotal’s PKS Distribution Marries Kubernetes with BOSH

“When we look at differentiators, I would say that there are a few and NSX-T, which provides east-west micro-segmentation of traffic between two VMs within the same network, is one of the strongest differentiators. BOSH is also a strong differentiator as well, in terms of offering self-healing capabilities. But being able to integrate with VMware tools is one of the key differentiators,” said Dul.
Original source: VMware and Pivotal’s PKS Distribution Marries Kubernetes with BOSH