Twistlock introduces hybrid cloud, Kubernetes and serverless capabilities in 18.11

Twistlock announced the latest release of its container and cloud-native security platform with new support and features for hybrid cloud, Kubernetes and serverless. This is the company’s 15th major release in the last three years. “Since we shipped the first version of Twistlock in 2015 we’ve worked on 11,100 issues, pushed 5,800 commits, built Twistlock … continue reading

Pivotal introduces Pivotal Function Service for serverless

Pivotal is the latest company to jump onboard with serverless technology with the alpha release of Pivotal Function Service (PFS). PFS is a function as a service platform built on Kubernetes and based on the open-source functions project riff. According to the company, PFS is the next step in the its cloud vision. “Today, each … continue reading

Veritas brings NetBackup to containerized workloads

Enterprise data protection company Veritas has announced it’s bringing its enterprise data backup and recovery solution to Docker-certified containers. With a new containerized NetBackup client, users using version 8.1 or later can start using the solution to protect persistent application data, the company explained. “Years ago, most containers were designed to be transient or short-lived … continue reading

HashiCorp Vault reaches 1.0

After years of development, HashiCorp is finally ready to release HashiCorp Vault 1.0 to the public. According to the company, Vault was developed as a tool for managing secrets and protecting sensitive data within an application and/or infrastructure. The 1.0 release includes batch tokens, open-source cloud auto unseal, OpenAPI support, and an updated UI. “Vault … continue reading

Kubernetes suffers from security flaw

Yesterday, a critical security flaw impacting Kubernetes 1.10 and higher was discovered. The flaw, CVE-2018-1002105, was publicly disclosed by the Kubernetes community and reported through the Kubernetes vulnerability reporting process. According to Red Hat, the flaw could allow malicious actors or unapproved users to escalate privileges on Kubernetes installations, including the company’s own container solution … continue reading

Kubernetes 1.13 focuses on simplifying cluster management

The latest release of the container orchestration solution Kubernetes is now available. Kubernetes 1.13 is the fourth and final release of this year. The release focuses on simplified cluster management and makes CoreDNS the default DNS. “Kubernetes 1.13 has been one of the shortest releases to date at 10 weeks. This release continues to focus … continue reading

Envoy graduates from CNCF

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced Envoy is the third project to graduate from its foundation. Envoy is an open-source edge and service proxy for cloud-native apps. The only other two projects to currently have graduated from CNCF are Kubernetes and Prometheus. According to CNCF, graduation makes a maturity level for projects that … continue reading

IBM and ServiceNow team up on multi-cloud management

IBM is extending its partnership with ServiceNow to help enterprises easily manage IT resources in multi-cloud environments. As part of the announcement, IBM’s Multicloud Management Platform be extended with ServiceNow’s IT Service Management and IT Operations Management solutions. The company’s IBM Multicloud Manager will also be provided to address Kubernetes apps for multi-cloud environments. This … continue reading

Aqua Security 3.5 comes with serverless functions and container encryption protection

Aqua Security has announced version 3.5 of its cloud-native security platform with new risk assessment controls for a range of cloud-native technologies. According to the company, this release addresses the need for runtime visibility and multi-application, multi-team policy management. A key feature of 3.5 is the ability to deploy end-to-end security for containers, serverless containers … continue reading

Twistlock provides insight into cloud-native environments with Cloud Discovery

Twistlock is open sourcing its Cloud Discovery tool to help infrastructure, operations and security teams discover the “unknown unknowns” in their cloud environments. Cloud Discovery provides insight into what cloud native services are running and where. According to the company, it can discover services like container registries, managed Kubernetes platforms, and serverless services through the … continue reading

VMware to acquire Kubernetes solution provider Heptio

VMware is joining forces with Heptio on a shared vision to simplify Kubernetes and accelerate IT in a multi-cloud world. The company announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Kubernetes solution provider. “Kubernetes is emerging as an open framework for multi-cloud infrastructure that enables enterprise organizations to run modern applications,” said Paul Fazzone, … continue reading

Google Kubernetes Engine gets enterprise-level security features

Google Cloud has announced new networking features to enhance security and privacy within container infrastructures. The new Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) features are focused specifically on private clusters, master authorized networks, and shared Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). “These new features enable you to limit access to your Kubernetes clusters from the public internet, confining them … continue reading

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