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CoreOS Tectonic is Certified Kubernetes

 

Today CoreOS is pleased to announce that CoreOS Tectonic, our enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform, has passed the software conformance tests administered by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) to become one of the first fully Certified Kubernetes offerings on the market.

At CoreOS, we recognized early on that Kubernetes would become the go-to technology for managing containerized infrastructure in production. The project's openness has allowed it to be embraced by a veritable who's-who of technology vendors, integrators, and consumers. In fact, Kubernetes is now one of the fastest-growing projects in the history of open source. Yet while it may be tempting to assume that getting up and running with Kubernetes is as simple as downloading the code and deploying a cluster, the truth is that going this route can be easier said than done.

Tectonic 1.7.5 has arrived, and this release is all about monitoring. Container-based infrastructure is highly dynamic, which is great for agility, but enterprise-ready Kubernetes means having the right tools in place to monitor your clusters and respond quickly when problems arise. That's what Tectonic delivers.

With the release of Kubernetes 1.8, role-based access control (RBAC) has been promoted from beta to general availability. CoreOS, through our participation in the Kubernetes SIG Auth group, played a significant role in getting RBAC implemented in upstream Kubernetes. With its graduation to general availability, the feature and its core APIs can be considered stable.

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.

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.

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Today's fast-moving enterprises have an urgent need to modernize their IT operations, and increasingly they are choosing Kubernetes as a tool to help them meet that challenge.

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.

CoreOS delivered the latest version 1.7.1 of the Tectonic enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform last week, adding a host of new features and improvements. One of the biggest stories in the release is stable support for deploying Tectonic clusters on Microsoft Azure.

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