How Google's Kubernetes-based Software Containers in the Cloud assure a secure experience



Google's Kubernetes-based Software Containers (GKE) is a software architecture that's extremely important for companies with modern software development principles, given the growing emphasis on security. While forward-thinking software engineers nowadays have a soft spot for Kubernetes, though it involves a bit complicated processes.

As more and more companies adopt GKE, a lot of emphasis is placed on security, which Google maintains that its Container Engine offers a more secure experience as it's based on Chromium.

The company is harping on both the new security features in Kubernetes itself (like API for enforcing rules on how pods interact), the security features in its data centers, and the fact that it runs in the cloud which presents a minimal system in terms of an attack surface given that it’s managed and proactively patched by Google itself.

Google on Wednesday announced new updates to its Container Engine, bringing the service up to date with the latest updates from the Kubernetes project. With the Kubernetes project now running version 1.7, establishing itself as the de facto standard for software containers in both private and public clouds.

Additionally, there's now support for GPU-based machines that run Nvidia’s K80 GPUs, which feature is now available in alpha, and targeted at users with machine learning workloads.

Google Container Engine now offers a more secure container-orchestration experience, with the several new features that ensure different nodes in a Kubernetes cluster operate independently and encrypt traffic flowing between the nodes.
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