Continental Innovates with Rancher and Kubernetes
Each time a new software technology arrives on the scene, InfoSec teams can get a little anxious. And why shouldn’t they? Their job is to assess and mitigate risk – and new software introduces unknown variables that equate to additional risk for the enterprise. It’s a tough job to make judgments about new, evolving, and complex technologies; that these teams approach unknown, new technologies with skepticism should be appreciated. This article is an appeal to the InfoSec people of the world to be optimistic when it comes to containers, as containers come with some inherent security advantages: Immutability In a typical production environment, you have a number of things managing state on your servers.
Today we announced Series A funding and officially launched our company Rancher Labs. We started Rancher Labs because we saw the benefits of running Docker containers in production and wanted to build tools to help make it happen. We are building two open source software products: Rancher and RancherOS. Rancher is a container infrastructure platform designed to make it simple to operate Docker in production. RancherOS is a minimal Linux distribution designed specifically for running Docker.
We’re in the process of building a feature for Rancherthat makes use of the Docker event stream. The stream is a useful feature of the Docker API that allows us to augment and enhance the Docker experience without wrapping or obfuscating Docker itself. Michael Crosby (@crosbymichael) gives a good overview of the Docker Events API here. If you’re looking for an introduction to Docker events, I recommend starting there. The code I’m working on in Rancher lives here: https://github.