Topic: kubernetes

Kubernetes v1.27 replaces default image registry

The first Kubernetes release of 2023, Kubernetes v1.27 has been announced and it consists of 60 new enhancements, 18 of which are entering alpha and 13 of which are graduating to Stable. With this release, the image registry, k8sgcr.io, has been replaced with registry.k8s.io, which is fully controlled by the community. The old registry will … continue reading

Delivering zero trust security for Kubernetes in 6 steps

It’s no secret that businesses and organizations are embracing cloud services, containers, and other innovations to boost business productivity, scale more efficiently, and better manage infrastructure costs. However, transitioning legacy environments to the cloud introduces new challenges around securing dynamic and ephemeral cloud infrastructure. How can organizations unlock the full potential of the cloud without … continue reading

Virtualization is not a legacy technology, but fits into modern systems

DevOps, the cloud, microservices and Kubernetes have changed the way applications are engineered, deployed and managed. Yet about three-quarters of all applications are still running in an old style – on virtual machines. ITOps Times recently had a chance to speak with Sachin Mullick, senior manager for OpenShift virtualization at Red Hat, about how cloud … continue reading

Report: Container image vulnerabilities are plenty, but there is room to focus efforts

The need for more mature security practices when using cloud-native technology is clear with 87% of container images having high or critical vulnerabilities, up from 75% last year. Most of them at 71% of those vulnerabilities have a fix available that has not been applied.  This data comes from the new 2023 Cloud-Native Security & … continue reading

Red Hat OpenShift 4.12 adds more security capabilities

Open-source solutions provider Red Hat today announced several new security and compliance capabilities for its Kubernetes platform RedHat OpenShift, available with the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift 4.12. According to the company, the new capabilities are intended to assist organizations in scaling workloads across the hybrid cloud without risking security. These enhancements also work … continue reading

Venafi has a new tool for securely managing machine identities in Kubernetes environments

The machine identity management company Venafi is working to make it easier for companies to manage their cloud-native machine identities in Kubernetes environments. Today they released TLS Protect for Kubernetes within the Venafi Control Plane. The new tool provides observability features that enable teams to identify security issues and be proactive in fixing those gaps. … continue reading

ITOps Times open source project of the week: Crossplane

Crossplane is an open-source project that provides infrastructure as code (IaC) for managing cloud native applications and infrastructure.  It is designed to enable users to declaratively manage their cloud resources using a single, unified interface, rather than needing to use the individual APIs and tooling provided by different cloud providers. Crossplane aims to provide a … continue reading

Canonical Kubernetes 1.26 is now available

Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, today announced that Canonical Kubernetes 1.26 is now generally available for both distributions, Charmed Kubernetes and MicroK8s. This release comes following the company’s release of upstream Kubernetes on December 8th. With this release, users gain access to MicroK8s bootstrap and control plane providers for Cluster API. According to the company, … continue reading

Kubernetes 1.26 released with storage improvements

Kubernetes 1.26 includes a total of 37 enhancements. The Kubernetes maintainers also announced that twelve features are being deprecated or removed.  One major change is that this is the first release published in the new registry.k8s.io image registry. The container registry was changed in the previous release.  The new version has many storage improvements including … continue reading

Flux graduates from the CNCF Incubator

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced that the Flux project, which is a set of continuous and progressive delivery solutions for Kubernetes, graduated from the CNCF Incubator.  Graduating from the Incubator is an important milestone for any project, as it signifies that the project is now part of the CNCF-hosted projects and is officially … continue reading

Rafay launches cost management tool for Kubernetes

Rafay launched its Cost Management Service that is integrated into its Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP), enabling cloud cost optimization across clusters located in public clouds and on-premise data centers.  The launch comes as a way to help companies who struggle with Kubernetes resource consumption and reporting how spend is allocated across internal departments. With the … continue reading

Alluxio 2.9 adds scaling for tenant-level isolation and simplified DevOps for Kubernetes

Alluxio announced Data Orchestration Platform 2.9 which adds support for a scale-out, multi-tenant architecture with a new cross-environment synchronization feature and enhanced tooling and guidelines for deploying Alluxio on Kubernetes. The company aims for the platform to be a key layer between compute engines and storage systems with the enhancements.  The new cross-environment synchronization feature … continue reading

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