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Kubernetes 1.8 Release Aims Stability and Security

Kubernetes 1.8, the latest version of the most popular open source orchestration engine is available for developers and users.

In its third release of the year, the latest version comes with enhanced security, simplified installation process and stability. The community has been focusing on adding depth to existing features than new features.

The security improvements include rotating the certificate deployed in the cluster, stable role-based access control (RBAC) mechanism, and enhanced networking policies.

RBAC enables administrators to define fine-grained security policies. This feature, which was available in beta since version 1.3, now becomes generally available.

Network policy in Kubernetes enforces rules on how pods – components of applications – communicate with each other. In a scenario in which heterogeneous applications are deployed in the same Kubernetes cluster, network policies provide the required level of security and isolation. This feature becomes one of the key security aspects of running Kubernetes in production.

In its third release of the year, the latest version of Kubernetes comes with enhanced security, simplicity and stability.

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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.