Monthly Newsletter – June 2018

Kubernetes 1.11 Released

Kubernetes 1.11 is available today. This new release offers some significant advances in the maturity, scalability, and flexibility of Kubernetes. Here are some of the highlights in this newest version:

  • IPVS-Based In-Cluster Service Load Balancing Graduates to General Availability
  • CoreDNS Promoted to General Availability
  • Dynamic Kubelet Configuration Moves to Beta
  • Custom Resource Definitions Can Now Define Multiple Versions
  • Enhancements to CSI
  • New Storage Features

The features in this release make it increasingly possible to plug any infrastructure, cloud or on-premise, into the Kubernetes system.



CNCF Adds Three New Projects

One new incubating and two sandbox projects have recently joined CNCF:

Helm (incubating)
Helm is a package manager that provides an easy way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.

Telepresence (sandbox)
Telepresence lets developers run a single service locally, while connecting that service to a remote Kubernetes cluster.

CloudEvents (sandbox)
CloudEvents provides a consistent set of metadata to make events easier to work with for publishers, middleware, subscribers, and applications.

Free e-Book: CI/CD With Kubernetes

We’ve partnered with The New Stack to release a free 118-page e-book entitled “CI/CD With Kubernetes.” In this ebook you’ll learn:

  • Kubernetes and the evolution of application infrastructure.
  • The impact of Kubernetes architecture on DevOps patterns.
  • Best practices for building your applications on Kubernetes.
  • How to achieve continuous delivery with Spinnaker.
  • Monitoring in the cloud-native era.
Download the EBook

Relatedly, you can watch executive director Dan Kohn’s Copenhagen keynote, where he argued that continuous integration is the most valuable part of a cloud native architecture.

CNCF and Google Summer of Code 2018

Every year, the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program accepts thousands of college students who spend their summer break working with mentors, writing code and learning about how to participate in open source communities.

This year CNCF is hosting seven interns across six of our projects:

  • Envoy
  • CoreDNS
  • containerd
  • Prometheus (2 slots)
  • Rook
  • Kubernetes

To learn more about each of the projects and the interns that will be working on them, check out our GSoC post on the CNCF blog.

New Kubernetes Case Studies – The New York Times and OpenAI

We’re excited to announce two new case studies. Get the details on how, using Kubernetes, The New York Times was able to improve their speed of delivery and OpenAI cut down deployment times significantly for their researchers.

Please join us for one of our upcoming webinars.

Setting up the Heroku git-push workflow on your Kubernetes cluster in 60 seconds with Gitkube
June 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT

Creating an Effective Developer Experience on Kubernetes
July 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT

CNCF Webinar Series – What’s New in Kubernetes 1.11
July 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT

Attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Shanghai and Seattle

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Shanghai | November 14-15, 2018

Join us in Shanghai on November 14-15, 2018 for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China. Register now and save up to ¥900 off of your All-Access Standard registration.


Want to be a speaker? Submit a proposal before July 6 for your chance to share your ideas and engage with the community.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Seattle | December 11-13, 2018

Don’t miss out on the upcoming KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America in Seattle this December, an event that has sold out the last two years running. Register before September 28 and save $300 off a corporate ticket.


Want to be a speaker? Submit a proposal before August 12 for your chance to share your ideas and engage with the community.