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Kubernetes 1.7 Debuts With Enhanced Security And Extensibility

Kubernetes 1.7, the latest release of the open source project for managing containers, focuses on security and extensibility. It is optimized for running enterprise workloads including databases.

Kubernetes is one of the fastest growing open source projects. According to Krihelinator, a project that tracks the popular projects on Github, Kubernetes ranks as the top 3 open source project. It is undoubtedly one of the fastest moving projects in the history of open source.

With the latest version, Kubernetes is targeting enterprise workloads by enhancing StatefulSets.

Customers find it challenging to move stateful applications such as databases to container platforms. The inherent design of containers makes it difficult to run these applications in high availability mode. Kubernetes tackles this problem through StatefulSets, which can run database clusters and other high availability workloads that depend on stable network identifiers and persistent storage. They make it possible to gracefully initialize, scale and terminate the instances that belong to a cluster. This feature has been a key differentiator of Kubernetes when compared to other orchestration tools.

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.