The latest release of Kubernetes is now available. Kubernetes 1.19 is the second Kubernetes release of the year. According to the team, the gap between Kubernetes 1.18 and 1.19 was the largest of any two Kubernetes releases, at 20 weeks.
Although the release of Kubernetes’ most recent version was a bit delayed, the Kubernetes release team just introduced Kubernetes version 1.19, with several updates that enhance the production readiness of Kubernetes. These improvements include the general availability of Ingress and seccomp features, security improvements, such as TLS 1.3 support, and other enhancements for functionality.
Envoy is an open-source network proxy that runs alongside applications to provide them with common features in a platform-agnostic manner. Envoy contributor and Software Engineer at Tetrate.io, Yaroslav Skopets offered up at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, virtual edition, a new Envoy extension as a single interpretation for these many languages.
The OpenTelemetry project defines a standard set of data collectors that support multiple observability tools, which offers significant advantages for Kubernetes monitoring, early adopters say.
Kubernetes is now in mainstream enterprise use but still must support other audiences, from cloud service providers to high-performance computing, or HPC, shops. Tension among these varied interests surfaced this week in discussions about whether the upstream project should include more security defaults.
UK challenger bank Monzo was an early adopter of Kubernetes, using microservices, Docker containers and version 1.2 of the container orchestration platform to scale its operations rapidly. After five years it has built a customer base of 4 million customers
The shift to online due to COVID-19 has led to an increased need for compute and cloud native, according to Priyanka Sharma, general manager for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). She shared that and other perspectives during a press panel held during this week’s Kubecon + CloudNativeCon, a gathering of open source and cloud native technologists held virtually this year and hosted by the CNCF.
With no significant project update available in time for CloudNativeCon, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation has stretched its incubator to 21 by welcoming monitoring projects Thanos and Cortex in. The new status and the associated determination to invest in their proliferation can be seen as a bow to the importance of CNCF project Prometheus – after all, both come with a strong focus on extending the monitoring platform’s capabilities.
Argo CD is a GitOps tool created at Intuit that moved to incubation within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in April. It generated buzz during the KubeCon/CloudNativeCon EU virtual event this week after Red Hat said it will participate in the open source project and integrate Argo with its OpenShift Kubernetes platform. Large enterprises with complex Kubernetes deployments in production, such as American Express, are also conducting proof-of-concept tests with Argo and other, similar GitOps tools.
The role of open source collaboration was highlighted during a presentation to tie in with the start of the Linux Foundation’s KubeCon and Cloud Native Computing Forum (CNCF) virtual conferences.