Container Sprawl Is the New VM Sprawl

Building the infrastructure to support cloud computing now accounts for more than a third of all IT spending worldwide, according to research from IDC. With spending anticipated to reach nearly $500 billion in 2023, organizations need to be mindful that all this investment doesn’t lead to redundant and disparate efforts that are impossible to govern. Many organizations are now just beginning to experience challenges related to running container orchestration platforms in production. We’re going to walk through these challenges — explaining why they are happening and how developers can simplify the processes to avoid failure in production on Day 2.

The Complexity of Managing Containers in Production

As organizations continue to scale and shift their operations to a hybrid mix of on-prem, cloud, and edge infrastructure, the rapid deployment of Kubernetes clusters and workloads is creating a new challenge. While some teams are building these clusters on a standard distribution, other teams are building their own Kubernetes stack and management tools. This often results in dozens of clusters that are deployed and managed independently throughout the organization with very little uniformity, making for a complex DevOps landscape, increased maintenance costs and lost business opportunities.

Organizations are also facing challenges when scaling their cloud architectures. With multiple bespoke Kubernetes stacks comes the management of the various point-solutions required to handle security, observability, upgrades and other Day-2 operations tasks. This complexity has a tangible cost on organizations, as time, resources and money are being poured into redundant efforts for operations and maintenance. Aside from the initial spending on container platforms, tooling and additional services, the overhead needed to maintain multiple stacks built from loosely coupled open source components increase significantly, as a typical production stack consists of over a dozen components. Each component has its own release schedule, and compatibility issues are common when new versions are released. Because many organizations don’t have the capabilities to automatically upgrade their homegrown solutions without disrupting workloads, they avoid upgrading, which increases their risk from security issues and bugs in outdated versions.

The Need for Central Governance

With no central governance across organizations, DevOps teams are spread thin. Enterprises without centralized governance or visibility across organizationally deployed clusters simply do not have the resources for effective management. Within the stack, compliance, regulatory and IP challenges are governing where application resources are used, already allocating much-needed support and time. As a result, for example, security operations are unable to ensure proper versioning for vulnerability management. Additionally, the lack of a standardized set of observability tools across the organization makes support difficult, as it takes longer to diagnose problems within the clusters. Organizations need to centrally govern these clusters and associated workloads to ensure consistency, security, performance and to enforce proper configuration and policy management across the entire footprint.

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50+ Useful Kubernetes Tools for 2020 - Part 2

Introduction

Last year, we provided a list of Kubernetes tools that proved so popular we have decided to curate another list of some useful additions for working with the platform—among which are many tools that we personally use here at Caylent. Check out the original tools list here in case you missed it.

According to a recent survey done by Stackrox, the dominance Kubernetes enjoys in the market continues to be reinforced, with 86% of respondents using it for container orchestration.

(State of Kubernetes and Container Security, 2020)

And as you can see below, more and more companies are jumping into containerization for their apps. If you’re among them, here are some tools to aid you going forward as Kubernetes continues its rapid growth.

(State of Kubernetes and Container Security, 2020)

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Container Sprawl Is the New VM Sprawl

Building the infrastructure to support cloud computing now accounts for more than a third of all IT spending worldwide, according to research from IDC. With spending anticipated to reach nearly $500 billion in 2023, organizations need to be mindful that all this investment doesn’t lead to redundant and disparate efforts that are impossible to govern. Many organizations are now just beginning to experience challenges related to running container orchestration platforms in production. We’re going to walk through these challenges — explaining why they are happening and how developers can simplify the processes to avoid failure in production on Day 2.

The Complexity of Managing Containers in Production

As organizations continue to scale and shift their operations to a hybrid mix of on-prem, cloud, and edge infrastructure, the rapid deployment of Kubernetes clusters and workloads is creating a new challenge. While some teams are building these clusters on a standard distribution, other teams are building their own Kubernetes stack and management tools. This often results in dozens of clusters that are deployed and managed independently throughout the organization with very little uniformity, making for a complex DevOps landscape, increased maintenance costs and lost business opportunities.

Organizations are also facing challenges when scaling their cloud architectures. With multiple bespoke Kubernetes stacks comes the management of the various point-solutions required to handle security, observability, upgrades and other Day-2 operations tasks. This complexity has a tangible cost on organizations, as time, resources and money are being poured into redundant efforts for operations and maintenance. Aside from the initial spending on container platforms, tooling and additional services, the overhead needed to maintain multiple stacks built from loosely coupled open source components increase significantly, as a typical production stack consists of over a dozen components. Each component has its own release schedule, and compatibility issues are common when new versions are released. Because many organizations don’t have the capabilities to automatically upgrade their homegrown solutions without disrupting workloads, they avoid upgrading, which increases their risk from security issues and bugs in outdated versions.

The Need for Central Governance

With no central governance across organizations, DevOps teams are spread thin. Enterprises without centralized governance or visibility across organizationally deployed clusters simply do not have the resources for effective management. Within the stack, compliance, regulatory and IP challenges are governing where application resources are used, already allocating much-needed support and time. As a result, for example, security operations are unable to ensure proper versioning for vulnerability management. Additionally, the lack of a standardized set of observability tools across the organization makes support difficult, as it takes longer to diagnose problems within the clusters. Organizations need to centrally govern these clusters and associated workloads to ensure consistency, security, performance and to enforce proper configuration and policy management across the entire footprint.

#cloud native #containers #contributed #cloud

Lindsey  Koepp

Lindsey Koepp

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AWS Bottlerocket vs. Google Container-Optimized OS: Which Should You Use and When

What’s the difference between popular Container-Centric OS choices, Google’s Container-Optimized OS, and AWS’s Bottlerocket? The concepts underlying containers have been around for many years. Container technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, and an entire ecosystem of products, as well as best practices, have emerged in the last few years. This has enabled different kinds of applications to be containerized.

Web service providers like Amazon AWS and Google are giving a further boost to container innovation, for enterprises to adopt and use containers at scale. This will help them to reap the benefits containers bring, including increased portability and greater efficiency.

Linux-based OS, AWS Bottlerocket is a new option, designed for running containers on virtual machines (VMs) or bare-metal hosts. In this article, you will learn the core uses and differences between the two open-source OS.

**AWS Bottlerocket **

It is an open-source, stripped-down Linux distribution that’s similar to projects like Google’s Container-Optimized OS. This single-step update process helps reduce management overhead.

_It makes OS updates easy to automate using container orchestration services such as Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). _

**Google Container-Optimized OS **

It’s an OS image for Google Compute Engine VMs that’s optimized for running Docker containers. It allows you to bring up your Docker containers on Google Cloud Platform securely, and quickly. It is based on the open-source Chromium OS project and is maintained by Google.

But before diving into the core differences, let us give you a basic overview of containers, VMs, and container-optimized OS, and its underlying challenges to better understand the differences.

If you are already aware of all the underlying processes of containers, then you can skip to the main differences for AWS Bottlerocket vs Google Container-Optimized OS.

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Stephie John

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App Store Optimization is all about improving the visibility of a particular Android /iOS Mobile App on the App Store. Mobile App to optimize? Then go for Best SEO Company in New Zealand

How does ASO Really Work?
ASO is the process of improving the visibility of a mobile app in an app store. Just like search engine optimization (SEO) is for websites, App Store Optimization (ASO) is for mobile apps. Specifically, app store optimization includes the process of ranking highly in an app store’s search results and top charts rankings. Lia Infraservices the Top SEO Company in New Zealand and ASO marketers agrees that ranking higher in search results and top charts rankings will drive more downloads for an app.

ASO Focus on 2 Areas:
A. Search Optimization
B. Behavioral Approach

  1. Search Optimization:
    This part of App Store Optimization focuses on adjusting the name of the app and its keywords. When it comes to SEO services in New Zealand, each app is described by keywords, packed into a 100 character string. These keywords affect search rankings. The better the keywords, the higher the possibility for the app to appear in App Store search results.

/The more often the app appears in search results = the more installs /

Note: The app name is the strongest key phrase.

5 point method to Choose Keywords:
1.Create a list of general keywords based on the app description.
2.Find the Top 5 apps that target the already selected keywords.
3.Find keywords that work best for each of the 5 apps.
4.Now you should have created quite a large list of keywords. Get rid of those which don’t fit your app.
5.Create 100 characters, a comma separated string that contains the best keywords you chose.

  1. Behavioural Approach:
    App Store Optimization is not only about adjusting towards search algorithms, it’s also about human behavior. There are several areas on the Android/iOS Mobile App Store that trigger human decisions to make an install or to abandon it. These are the most important for us:

a.Application name
b.Rating
c.Screenshots / video preview
d.App description

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When it comes to app downloads and revenue, approach the SEO Company in New Zealand, your app will do much better almost immediately after optimization. If you are interested in learning what the other factors that influence building an organic increase of app popularity are, you should get your mobile app developed by the expert SEO agency in New Zealand. Build your Android & iOS app at Lia Infraservices at cost and time effective.

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