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For Dave Whyte, operations lead at UK automotive marketplace Auto Trader, a combination of Google Kubernetes Engine and an Istio service mesh has made the company’s DevOps dish taste even sweeter. At this year’s DevOps Live in London, Dave will explain why the centralised platform the company has built using the two tools is “the DevOps dream.”
The combination is a powerful weapon. But what are Kubernetes and Istio’s respective roles in the new environment?
IBM’s latest financials reveal the tech giant’s $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat is already positively impacting its bottom line.
IBM closed Q4 with solid growth in its cloud and software businesses, helping to end a five-quarter streak where the company posted consecutive falls in revenue.
When we published our selection of cloud predictions last year, most predicted container orchestrator Kubernetes to consolidate its stranglehold over the container space and, correspondingly, modern cloud infrastructure.
Last November, one of the most extensive customer surveys bore this prediction out. In its study of thousands of companies, cloud and infrastructure monitoring company Datadog found 45 percent of its customers were using Kubernetes. And if that wasn’t evidence enough, just reflect on VMware’s announcement in March that it plans to transition its enterprise virtualisation platform to a system that runs and runs on Kubernetes. In reality, Kubernetes’ centrality to cloud was put beyond doubt just four weeks after we published last year’s roundup. In January, IBM steamrollered into 2019 with a $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat that saw the company’s popular Kubernetes implementation OpenShift integrated into IBM’s new multi-cloud strategy.
It is in this context that most of this year’s experts consulted their cloud crystal balls. Rackspace’s Lee James predicts 2020 to be a year of stiff competition between enterprise IT giants jostling to deliver a Kubernetes solution that dovetails with customers’ multi-cloud goals. On the other hand, Stephan Fabel of Canonical says end-users will start to understand the limitations of Kubernetes, and accordingly, utilise it more strategically. Lastly, Pivotal’s Michael Cote expects companies to use this experience to establish a singular, overall Kubernetes strategy.
IBM today took the wraps off a new project that aims to bring Cloud Foundry to Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform.
The company showcased the experimental project at the Cloud Foundry Summit in The Hague, with TechCrunch reporting that IBM plans to turn the concept into a fully-fledged project that will allow Cloud Foundry users to deploy applications to OpenShift, while providing OpenShift customers with the Cloud Foundry experience.
With the acquisition of SignalFx, Splunk is seeking to cater to enterprise operations increasingly defined by cloud-native applications and modern infrastructures such as containers and orchestrated environments.