Introducing the Technologies Set to Redefine Cloud Computing
For many years, enterprise cloud computing has been a careful balance — and sometimes an epic battle — between what is possible and what is practical on the ground. This dichotomy has led to a lot of confusion, which in turn can hold back development. Here is introducing the technologies set to redefine Cloud computing.
Towards the end of the last decade, there was a sharpening of focus from both business owners and cloud service providers alike. Both parties understood that they needed each other, but neither side could determine exactly how that relationship should look.
In 2020, clarity has emerged related to what cloud computing is for the coming decade.
Understanding these patterns will be the key to success for service and product vendors when planning their business strategies .
A New Generation of Containers
Business owners are now beginning to understand the cloud cost reduction and performance benefits of containerization.
Just two years ago, barely half of the owners interviewed in Portworx and Aqua Security’s annual Container Adoption Study were looking at adopting containerized computing. As of 2019 — 87% of respondents in the study are now planning to use containers.
One thing that has been holding back enterprise adoption is the fear around security breaches and the complexity of isolating containers using Linux control groups, mandatory access controls, and the like.
To win the trust of businesses , a new breed of containers has been gaining traction over the last few years. If you haven’t already, you are going to start hearing a lot more about Kata Containers over the next few months and years.
Managed by the OpenStack Foundation, the Kata Containers project began back in 2017. The project’s overarching aim is to blend the benefits of containerization with that of virtualization – particularly workload isolation.
The Kata Containers project brings together the high performance of Intel’s Clear Containers with the adaptability of Hyper’s runV platform (RunV is a platform-agnostic cloud-based runtime based on super lightweight VMs).
With input from Google and Microsoft (among others), Kata Containers is clearly positioning itself as the containerization technology that will drive widespread enterprise adoption.
Kata Containers is designed to be compatible with all major network architectures and hypervisors, enabling workloads to run seamlessly in multi-cloud environments.
Improving Microservices at Scale
Twitter and Netflix have already proven that microservice architectures work well at scale, but there remains a lot of complexity behind the scenes. Communication between modular components can be problematic, leading to a lack of visibility and an ongoing challenge to maintain security and QoS.
To solve for this challenge, IBM, Google, and Lyft put their collective heads together to create a...