Technology VMware expands cloud workload protections for containers and Kubernetes
Canonical announces enterprise support for Kubernetes 1.21 from the cloud to the edge
Latest update includes support for N-2 releases and extended security maintenance and patching for N-4 releases in the stable release channel. Customers now can get new features and product updates for all upstream supported versions as well as access to extended security updates from Canonical for versions no longer supported by the upstream. This aligns with all major cloud providers for enterprise hybrid cloud Kubernetes deployments.
VMware on Wednesday announcedfor containers and Kubernetes environments. The new security capabilities, built into the Carbon Black Cloud, follow . The new features are part of VMware's broader efforts to "intrinsically secure" workloads.
The new capabilities build security into the continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, so InfoSec and DevOps teams can analyze and manage risks before applications are deployed into production.
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The improved security lines up with the rise in containerized applications.Gartner, by 2025, more than 85 percent of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production.
"Containers and Kubernetes are enabling organizations to develop and modernize applications faster than ever, but the innovation is also expanding the attack surface," Patrick Morley, SVP and GM of VMware's Security Business Unit, said in a statement. "Our solution extends security to containers and Kubernetes to deliver one of the industry's most comprehensive cloud workload protection platforms."
The new capabilities provide teams with a Security Posture dashboard giving them visibility into Kubernetes workloads. They also include prioritized risk assessments, letting InfoSec and DevOps teams review images running in production. Infosec teams will also be able to streamline compliance reporting and automate policy creation against industry standards such as NIST.
There's also new container image scanning and hardening capabilities, enabling InfoSec and DevOps teams to identify vulnerabilities and restrict the registries and repositories that are allowed in production. Teams can also set minimum standards for security and compliance, generate compliance reports and follow CIS benchmarks and Kubernetes best practices.
Trifacta goes all in on the cloud .
The last of the independent data prep players still standing is now making a major pivot to the cloud that will take the equivalent of its Google Cloud Dataprep service across AWS and Azure. Beyond data prep, the new Trifacta cloud service will cover data cleansing, validation, profiling, and monitoring of data pipelines. But those pipelines will run in the downstream execution tool of choice. The Trifacta Data Engineering Cloud service won't replace the Databricks or Snowflakes of the world, but instead let users run data prep inside them.