October is a big month to celebrate open source! Meet us at Grace Hopper Celebration, All Systems Go, All Things Open, and Open Source Summit EU to learn about container orchestration with Kubernetes, monitoring with Prometheus, and more.
Security researchers have recently discovered multiple remotely exploitable vulnerabilities affecting all users of Kubernetes 1.5.0 through 1.7.6. While the risk of an attacker successfully exploiting these flaws is relatively low, the vulnerabilities could potentially allow arbitrary code execution or DoS attacks and thus demand immediate attention. CoreOS Tectonic users can be assured, however, that patches are now available and can be applied with a single click or automatically, if configured.
Today, along with the rest of the Kubernetes community, we’re cheering the release of Kubernetes 1.8. The momentum within the community continues to grow as organizations embrace Kubernetes as the leading platform for container orchestration, and this release continues the Kubernetes community's commitment to security and extensibility with work on stabilizing existing features, even as new ones are added.
A reliable key-value store gives distributed systems a common substrate for consistent configuration and coordination. One such system is the etcd project, an open source key-value store created by CoreOS. It is the heart of many production distributed systems and is the data store for Kubernetes, among other projects.
Trying CoreOS Tectonic is now as easy as downloading and installing it to your laptop. Today we are introducing the Tectonic Sandbox, a new way to see for yourself what CoreOS's enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform can do for your business. This new Sandbox joins our existing Tectonic trial experience designed for production use on multiple clouds and environments including AWS, Azure, bare metal, and more.
I'm often asked why we started CoreOS. I've written before about our mission to secure the internet. Recently, I was challenged further: Why do you care about securing the internet? This question gets at the heart of CoreOS, and deserves a well articulated answer. Securing the internet is key to preserving our privacy, and ultimately our freedoms.
We have a busy events and webinar schedule for September; don’t miss our upcoming content about running CoreOS Tectonic on Azure, which we recently announced as stable. Meet us at X17, Open Source Summit North America, MesosCon, and more!
Our mission at CoreOS is to secure the next generation of the internet by automating essential operational tasks for IT infrastructure. One important way we're delivering automated operations in Tectonic 1.7.1, which shipped in mid-August, is by enabling fully automated, one-click updates of the entire Kubernetes cluster with zero downtime, across patch and minor versions alike.