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A Kernel? In a Container?!

A Kernel? In a Container?!

Recently I was blessed with the opportunity to attend KubeCon2017 in Austin, TX, where I had opportunity to get the inside scoop on Kubernetes, OpenShift (❤❤❤). Heptio, and a few other projects that I've come to enjoy since starting my career at Linux Academy. By a stroke of sheer luck, I happened to be present when the OpenStack Foundation announced a totally new project combining elements from Hyper RunV and Intel Clear Containers, named Kata Containers. A basic diagram of Kata Containers infrastructure - from katacontainers.io According to their website, Kata Containers offers "...the speed of containers, [with] the security of VMs" by including a light-weight custom kernel in each container.

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Kubernetes 1.9 Release Enhances Support for Cloud Native Infrastructure (and Windows!)

Kubernetes 1.9 Release Enhances Support for Cloud Native Infrastructure (and Windows!)

Kubernetes latest upcoming release, 1.9, has a release scheduled for December 13, 2017, and contains a number of improvements and expanded functionalities. Changes to the Workloads API aim to address stability concerns as it gets added to General Availability, the Kubernetes Windows beta moves forward, and the Storage Special Interest Group (SIG-Storage) works with the Container Storage Interface (CSI) Community to create a single interface for Kubernetes storage solutions all in this update.

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