Find Out How to Use Docker APIs to Secure Virtual Networks
Chicago, September 3, 2014 – Docker containers are the latest hot technology, promising simplicity by grouping resources into an open platform of “containers” to quickly build applications in any environment. But are they safe?
In a three-part blog series that launched today CohesiveFT Director of Engineering, Nicholas Clements, articulates why security will be a primary concern for any enterprises looking to leverage the new technology.
Clements will share how CohesiveFT uses their API with new Docker containerization to help secure network environments and control applications. He provides Java code samples to explain how Docker fits inside the virtual networking software product.
Because Docker containers can run in almost any location, the series will present ways VNS3 customers can implement cloud networking security strategies using secure Docker containers. The first post explores setting-up the cloud environment and how CohesiveFT chose the language for the project. The next two posts, coming a week apart, will lay out the base code CohesiveFT uses, and add more details to get a Docker setup working effectively. With Docker as a part of VNS3, networks can now be both secure and easily managed.
Nicholas Clements’s blogs are available HERE.
ABOUT NICHOLAS CLEMENTS:
Nicholas is has been working in “The Cloud” before the term was popular, focusing in on cross platform software development and integration, virtualization, cloud infrastructure.
At CohesiveFT, Nicholas is the Director of Engineering and responsible for development on the VNS3 network virtualization software product and image management services. He also oversees high-level systems analysis through low-level implementation for all development work. Before CohesiveFT Nicholas owned and founder Option-C, Ltd., a strategic computer consulting and software development firm. His work was primarily in the area of virtualization and emerging cloud computing technologies. He was also a Managing and Technical Consultant at InterSoft Corp where he managed a variety of consulting projects with companies ranging from small startups to Fortune 500s. Nicholas earned a Masters in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis and his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from Bradley University.
VNS3 is CohesiveFT’s network routing and security software product. VNS3 acts like a hybrid combination of a router, a switch, a firewall, and security devices. With VNS3 cloud networking, companies can control access and network topology.
With over 1,000 connected customers in more than 20 countries, VNS3 has provided more than 200 million devices hours of application networking for the cloud. VNS3 offers customers enhanced network services on top of the cloud platform network including VLAN peering, encryption of data in motion, firewall, multicast support and region peering.
VNS3 provides layer 4-7 services using the Docker container system allowing customers to create their own “in mesh” application plugins. CohesiveFT’s VNS3 is available in Amazon Web Services EC2, Amazon Web Services VPC, Google Compute Engine (GCE), HP Helion Public Cloud, IBM SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure, Verizon Terremark vCloud Express, ElasticHosts, CloudSigma, Flexiant, Rackspace, InterRoute, Abiquo.
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By: Margaret Valtierra