Topic: kubernetes

Why Kubernetes will turn your data center into a smartphone

Installing and managing server software is hard, especially in corporate environments. There’s the inherent complexity of managing disparate platforms and systems, all while dealing with compliance and security policies. What is worse is that a lot of the work is repetitive, undifferentiated heavy lifting. Configuration management tools like Chef and Puppet were supposed to be … continue reading

It took longer than expected, but Istio 1.1 is coming with a boost in performance and scalability

The first major upgrade of Istio, the open-source service mesh for orchestrating, securing and monitoring microservices in Kubernetes, has taken longer to arrive than expected, but is finally now available. Istio 1.1 comes eight months after the original 1.0 release last summer and will bring improved scalability, enhanced multi-clustering and a simplified approach to implementing … continue reading

Rancher Labs launches Submariner for multi-cluster network connectivity

Rancher Labs is announcing a new open-source project designed to enable direct networking between Kubernetes clusters. Submariner is a network connectivity solution designed to overcome the barriers to connectivity when it comes to Kubernetes clusters. The team explained Submariner was created for network connectivity among microservices deployed in multiple Kubernetes clusters. Submariner provides a way … continue reading

Red Hat launches registry for Kubernetes Operators

Red Hat has collaborated with AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft in order to create a public registry to make it easier to find Kubernetes Operators. OperatorHub.io will provide a way for the community to organize around Operators. Operators enable the automation of infrastructure and application management tasks using Kubernetes as the automation engine, Red Hat … continue reading

StackRox introduces compliance features in the latest version of its Kubernetes platform

Container security company StackRox is giving customers the means to meet more compliance standards with its latest release of the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform. Now, the solution offers ways for organizations to verify and provide evidence that they are complying with NIST SP 800-190, PCI DSS 3.2, and HIPAA standards. Organizations will be able to … continue reading

Rancher Labs introduces a lightweight Kubernetes distribution for the edge

Rancher Labs has announced a new project designed for resource-constrained environments and low-touch operations. K3s is an open-source lightweight Kubernetes distribution built for the edge. According to the company, it can be used for ARM, IoT and CI edge solutions. “The work for k3s started as a component of Rio, an experimental project we started … continue reading

NeuVector to offer service mesh protection

Container network security provider NeuVector is giving users a new layer of security for service meshes. The company announced integration for the service meshes Istio and Linkerd, designed to expand security capabilities to production Kubernetes deployments. The new integration was developed in collaboration with IBM Cloud and the Istio open-source development team. According to the … continue reading

SnapRoute delivers cloud-native network operating system

Saying that today’s network operating systems are keeping organizations from fully taking advantage of modern software architectures, SnapRoute today announced it is making available its Cloud Native Network Operating System (CN-NOS). The CN-NOS is containerized and cloud-native, and uses DevOps principles to give organizations the ability to deliver new services more rapidly and reliably as … continue reading

Rancher Labs supports multi-cluster Kubernetes applications

Rancher Labs today announced support in its open-source management platform for multi-cluster global Kubernetes applications, which the company believes will be a big reason for that platform’s uptake going forward. “The number of production clusters is showing that multi-cluster with Kubernetes is becoming a reality,” said Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. “Everything … continue reading

Platform9 launches managed Kubernetes service on VMware

Hybrid cloud provider Platform9 has announced a new managed Kubernetes service on VMware vSphere. According to the company, Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) will reduce the operational complexity of Kubernetes and provide out-of-the-box enterprise-grade capabilities, such as zero-touch upgrades, multi-cluster operations, high availability, and monitoring. PMK will allow organizations to modernize their VMware environments while also … continue reading

CoreDNS graduates from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The modern DNS server for service discovery in cloud-native deployments is graduating from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) today. CoreDNS is the first project to graduate from CNCF this year, and follows last year’s graduates: Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy. In order to reach graduation, projects must demonstrate maturity, thriving adoption, diversity, commitment to community … continue reading

StackRox launches new Kubernetes monitoring and security features

Container security company StackRox launched three new features for its StackRox Container Security Platform today — deployment-centric visibility, multi-factor risk profiling and network policy management — which the company hopes will help address difficulties in intercontainer communication and monitoring in Kubernetes deployments. “Deployed as a set of containers using Kubernetes YAML files or Helm charts, … continue reading

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