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

Atlassian releases auto-scaling tool for Kubernetes

Atlassian has released an open-source Kubernetes autoscaler that is optimized for batch workloads. The project, Escalator, attempts to solve many of the issues associated with autoscaling. According to the company, it found that clusters either weren’t scaling up or scaling down fast enough. “Initially with our Kubernetes platform, we were pleasantly surprised by how quickly … continue reading

Red Hat announces plans to integrate CoreOS Tectonic, Quay and Container Linux

Red Hat plans to expand its Kubernetes portfolio with new CoreOS integrations. CoreOS is a Kubernetes and container-native solution provider that Red Hat acquired earlier this year. The company announces its first steps for integration CoreOS Tectonic, Quay and Container Linux with Red Hat’s container and Kubernetes-based solutions at the Red Hat Summit in San … continue reading

Confluent Operator brings Apache Kafka to Kubernetes

Confluent has announced the Confluent Operator, a new enterprise solution for provisioning and managing Apache Kafka on Kubernetes. The solution will allow organizations to deploy and manage large-scale streaming platforms using Apache Kafka on Kubernetes and simplifies operations on Kafka clusters, according to the company. Apache Kafka is an open-source stream-processing software platform. The Confluent … continue reading

Oracle brings new Kubernetes features to its container engine

Oracle has announced new support for its open serverless project Fn as well as new features and capabilities in its Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes. Oracle’s Fn project was announced towards the end of last year as a container native, cloud agnostic serverless platform. With this week’s announcement, it now supports standard-based projects CloudEvents and … continue reading

StackPointCloud Enhances Istio and Kubernetes Functionality in Cloud-Native Infrastructure and Workload Management Platform

StackPointCloud, the leading cloud-native infrastructure and workload platform for Istio and Kubernetes management, has added a series of tools to help enterprises deploy and use microservices and containers. The enhancements are being demonstrated this week at KubeCon Europe in booth S-C16. Among the major updates to StackPointCloud’s Stackpoint.io platform is the ability for users to … 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

Rancher Labs announces general availability of Rancher 2.0 to simplify and accelerate enterprise adoption of Kubernetes

Rancher Labs, a provider of container management software, today announced the general availability of Rancher 2.0, an open source Kubernetes management platform that allows organizations to deliver Kubernetes-as-a-Service to their employees and centrally manage all of their Kubernetes clusters, regardless of how the cluster was deployed, or where it is running. Rancher 2.0 is the first … continue reading

Cloud 66 adds new features to its container delivery pipeline

Operations tools provider Cloud 66 is providing a number of new features to its container delivery pipeline, Skycap. The features include Formations, Stencils, and an open-source project named Copper. “With the advance of microservices, containers and the surge of APIs, developers and operations teams appreciate a self-service toolchain that operations curate, and developers can run … continue reading

Kontena Pharos reaches 1.0 with a mix of security, modularity and the power of Kubernetes

Kontena has released version 1.0 of its certified Kubernetes distribution, Kontena Pharos. According to the company, it delivers a robust foundation at scale and provides a perfect mix of simplicity, security, and modularity. “We are heavily focusing on making Kubernetes safe for any environment. For example, we are blocking unauthenticated ports, using TLS authentication wherever … continue reading

DigitalOcean announces new Kubernetes deployment solution

DigitalOcean wants to provide an easier way to run containerized applications in the cloud with the introduction of DigitalOcean Kubernetes. The new solution is designed for developers and businesses looking for an easier way to deploy and manage container workloads. “Over the last year, Kubernetes has emerged as the container orchestration platform of choice, and … continue reading