Every enterprise IT organization and network provider has some kind of automation ambition—and has for years—yet the vast majority of network and security operations continue to be largely manual in spite of decades of progress in automation technology such as APIs and tools, software-defined everything and DevOps engineering transformations that flank NetOps teams. By itself, this is an interesting dynamic. But when you consider that virtually every major technology advancement in the IT space has been focused on transforming operations, it’s absolutely alarming how little adoption has actually taken place. With so many dependencies on more efficient operations, automation has moved from nice-to-have to a critical foundational building block.
Containers are a resource-efficient way to isolate workloads from one another while still providing them with the execution environment they require to operate. Unfortunately, containers are designed for non-persistent workloads and, as a result, often don't come with all the bells and whistles that virtual machines come with.
Kubernetes has garnered the confidence of developersworldwide and now it’s in the process of revolutionizing how companies apply IT infrastructure to the compute problems they need to solve. Kubernetes transforms traditional IT operations into “infrastructure as code,” making deployments repeatable, agile and secure. Overall, Kubernetes makes distributed computing within clusters easier.
In December 2018, Juniper Networks acquired HTBASE and its multicloud container product, Juke. Over the last six months, the team has been busy enhancing the innovative multicloud container platform. Today, we’re announcing Juke version 2.2 with integration with Kubernetes and its container storage interface (CSI), as well as new snapshot and scheduler capabilities.