Enterprise Tech News: Google Rolled Out Kubernetes 1.3, Red Hat Announced Ansible Container Project, NPM Released Third-Party Add-Ons

08 Jul. 2016 Enterprise Tech News

This week’s tech news roundup features: Google releases Kubernetes 1.3 to tackle critical container behaviours, Red Hat’s new project to facilitate building & shipping Docker containers within Ansible, and NPM releases Enterprise add-ons.

Google Makes Kubernetes More Robust & Scalable

Kubernetes 1.3 Launched to Advance Container in Production

Google released a new version of Kubernetes, it’s open-source orchestration service to deploy, scale and manage software containers. Its latest version 1.3 aims to provide Kubernetes users with a more robust and scalable system to manage their containers in production.

Kubernetes adds support for more emerging standards like CoreOS’s rkt, and those imposed by the Container Network Interface (CNI) initiatives and the Open Container Initiative (OCI). The update will enable users to set up services that measure various clusters that can ever be hosted across various clouds. It also features a new set of features for developers who want to utilize containers to run stateful applications.

Moreover, the project also includes enhanced autoscaling support. So, the users will no longer have to worry about cluster size, and can enable the underlying cluster to respond to demand. Kuberneter 1.3 is now available on GitHub for download as well as in Container Engine service of Google Cloud Platform.

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Ansible Container To Enable Building Docker Containers Within Ansible

Ansible Container Enables New Kinds Of Development Automation

Ansible, Red Hat’s system automation framework, has come up with a new module that makes it possible to build Docker images and perform container orchestration within Ansible. The new project is called Ansible Container and is in its early stage of development.

Ansible Containers enable developers to utilize Ansible playbook (a language to describe Ansible jobs) to outline how the containers should be built, and uses Ansible’s stack for deploying those applications. “With Ansible Container, you can compile the static assets in your Django container and then collect them into your static file serving container,” Ansible says.

The new toolset is available on GitHub.

New Third-Party Add-Ons Come To NPM Enterprise Users

NPM Enterprise Users Get Third Party Add-ons

NPM Inc. has introduced new Enterprise add-ons that will allow developers to integrate third-party tools directly. An API is exposed to enable third-party developers to build on the top of NPM Enterprise product.

The NPM Enterprise expansion will include third-party security, licensing, and code analysis solutions. The company is said to partner with third parties to manage the auditing of modules through NPM Enterprise add-ons service.

Fossa, being the initial partner, will provide license compliance assistance, bitHound to offer code quality analysis, and Lift Security will help with the Node Security Platform by providing a database of familiar vulnerabilities in code. Additionally, NPM will seek more partners to cover the additional capabilities.

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