Kubernetes 11.0 stabilises storage and security

Kubernetes 1.10 was recently released, following Kubernetes graduation from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) incubation.

The new open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerised applications extends the flexible nature of Kubernetes, providing security, storage, and networking within IT systems.

The press release stated: “The Kubernetes implementation of the Container Storage Interface (CSI) moves to beta in this release: installing new volume plugins is now as easy as deploying a pod.

‘Creating a safer environment’

“This, in turn, enables third-party storage providers to develop their solutions independently outside of the core Kubernetes codebase. This continues the thread of extensibility within the Kubernetes ecosystem.”

“Cloud providers, vendors, and other platform developers can now release binary plugins to handle authentication for specific cloud-provider IAM services, or that integrate with in-house authentication systems that aren’t supported in-tree, such as Active Directory.”

Kubernetes 1.10 also adds more credential providers used for creating a safer environment.

Written from press release by Leah Alger