Cloud and infrastructure
This is unfortunate, but has been patched. And if there's one thing the container community has been pretty good about (at least from what I can tell), it's pushing image security with projects like Harbor, TUF, Notary, etc.
Chalk up another win for microservices and the cloud (and AWS). It's kind of crazy that we've been talking about scaling to meet demand for a decade, and we're just finally getting to a place where it's really possible for a lot of companies. Applications have as much, or more, to do with this as infrastructure does.
This article presents a conundrum I hadn't really thought about before, although it was right in front of my face just a couple years ago, when I was inside a Facebook data center talking about how video is driving network bandwidth into the 400 GbE range. Data centers are of course going to use more energy with each passing year, but how much are web companies responsible for efficiency and how much should people try to limit their consumption?
Mesosphere is looking for a new CEO to replace co-founder Florian Leibert. I have a lot of thoughts about this because of my stint here in 2015-2016, but basically I think it's really hard to turn infrastructure-level software into enterprise products, and raising boatloads of VC money can make parts of that harder.
Some videos from Facebook's latest @Scale conference, which features talks on scaling infrastructure at Facebook, as well as at Uber, Pinterest, AWS and more.
Perhaps the microserver is the data center's version of the netbook? An idea rooted in thoughts of efficiency and cost savings, but practically unworkable for many applications. But, here's a profile (kind of) on a new company, Arnouse Digital Device, trying to make a go of it by jamming dozens of Intel Core processors into small server footprints.