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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

Google introduces Stackdriver IRM for Site Reliability Engineering

Google announced a new Site Reliability Engineering-inspired tool for investigating, understanding, mitigating and recovering from incidents quickly and efficiently. Stackdriver Incident Response and Management (IRM) on Google Cloud Platform is available as an alpha version and features new monitoring tools for SRE journeys. After facing availability and reliability challenges, Google created SRE and SRE principles … continue reading

O’Reilly Velocity: SRE is an opinionated implementation of DevOps

When Google first came up with the term Site Reliability Engineering, it stemmed from its own production growth and challenges. “SRE is what you get when you treat operations as if it’s a software problem. Our mission is to protect, provide for, and progress the software and systems behind all of Google’s public services — … continue reading

DeepMind and Google are using AI to cool data centers

DeepMind and Google are utilizing their AI-powered recommendation system to provide data center cooling. The recommendation system was first developed in 2016 as a way to improve the energy efficiency of Google’s data centers. “Now we’re taking this system to the next level: instead of human-implemented recommendations, our AI system is directly controlling data centre … continue reading

Istio open-source service mesh launches

Istio, an open-source project formed last year by Google, IBM and the ride-sharing service Lyft to create a consistent way to connect, manage, secure and monitor Kubernetes-based clusters of microservices, is now ready for production. The creators of the spec today announced the official release of Istio 1.0, which defines a common way to manage … continue reading

Google introduces commercial Kubernetes applications in the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace

Google is introducing the availability of commercial Kubernetes applications today in the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace. “Building, deploying and managing applications with Kubernetes comes with its own set of unique challenges. Today, we are excited to be the first major cloud provider to offer production-ready commercial Kubernetes apps right from our marketplace, bringing you simplified … continue reading

Cloud Filestore brings high-performance file storage to Google Cloud Platform

Google has added file storage capabilities to Google Cloud Platform with the addition of Cloud Filestore. Cloud Filestore is a file storage system for applications that need a file system interface and a shared file system. It enables high performance for applications that require high throughput, low latency, and high IOPS, such as content management … continue reading

Google Compute Engine gets sole-tenant nodes

Google has announced the beta release of sole-tenant nodes on Google Compute Engine. Sole-tenant nodes are physical Compute Engine servers designed to host VM instances for users’ specific projects. “Normally, VM instances run on physical hosts that may be shared by many customers.  With sole-tenant nodes, you have the host all to yourself, Google’s product … continue reading

Kubernetes containerd integration now available

Google has announced integration with containerd is now generally available for Kubernetes. Containerd is a container runtime developed by Docker and donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Containerd is an OCI compliant core container runtime designed to be embedded into larger systems. It provides the minimum set of functionality to execute containers and manages … continue reading

Google Kubernetes Engine 1.10 now generally available

Google has announced the general availability of Kubernetes Engine 1.10. According to the company, this release lays down the foundation for new features that will allows for greater enterprise usage. “Here on the Kubernetes Engine team, we’ve been thinking about challenges such as security, networking, logging, and monitoring that are critical to the enterprise for … continue reading

Google announces Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring for more comprehensive observability of Kubernetes

Google has announced a beta release for Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring, designed to enable users to observe Kubernetes in a more comprehensive way. According to the company, in order to observe complex Kubernetes environments users need to use multiple tools and deal with data coming from a variety of different sources. This results in a siloed … continue reading

Google open sources sandboxed container runtime

Google has announced a new approach to sandboxed containers designed to secure container isolation. gVisor is an open source, user-space kernel written in Go. It is built to be more lightweight than a virtual machine, and integrates with Docker and Kubernetes. “Containers are not a sandbox. While containers have revolutionized how we develop, package, and … continue reading

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