Kubernetes 1.6

In this release the community’s focus is on scale and automation, to help you deploy multiple workloads to multiple users on a cluster. We are announcing that 5,000 node clusters are supported. We moved dynamic storage provisioning to stable. Role-based access control (RBAC), kubefed, kubeadm, and several scheduling features are moving to beta. We have also added intelligent defaults throughout to enable greater automation out of the box. Continue reading

News: Kubernetes 1.2 released

Yesterday Kubernetes 1.2 has been released.

With this release represents significant improvements for large organizations building distributed systems. Now with over 680 unique contributors to the project, this release represents our largest yet.m7S2-kubernetes

From the beginning, our mission has been to make building distributed systems easy and accessible for all. With the Kubernetes 1.2 release we’ve made strides towards our goal by increasing scale, decreasing latency and overall simplifying the way applications are deployed and managed. Now, developers at organizations of all sizes can build production scale apps more easily than ever before.

What’s new:

  • Significant scale improvements. Increased cluster scale by 400% to 30,000 pods per cluster
  • Simplified application deployment and management.
    • Dynamic Configuration (via the ConfigMap API) enables applications to pull their configuration when they run rather than packaging it in at build time.
    • Turnkey Deployments (via the Beta Deployment API) let you declare your application and Kubernetes will do the rest. It handles versioning, multiple simultaneous rollouts, aggregating status across all pods, maintaining application availability and rollback.
  • Automated cluster management:
    • Improved reliability through cross-zone failover and multi-zone scheduling
    • Simplified One-Pod-Per-Node Applications (via the Beta DaemonSet API) allows you to schedule a service (such as a logging agent) that runs one, and only one, pod per node.
    • TLS and L7 support (via the Beta Ingress API) provides a straightforward way to integrate into custom networking environments by supporting TLS for secure communication and L7 for http-based traffic routing.
    • Graceful Node Shutdown (aka Node Drain) takes care of transitioning pods off a node and allowing it to be shut down cleanly.
    • Custom Metrics for Autoscaling now supports custom metrics, allowing you to specify a set of signals to indicate autoscaling pods.
  • New GUI allows you to get started quickly and enables the same functionality found in the CLI for a more approachable and discoverable interface.k8-1.2-release
  • And many more. For a complete list of updates, see the release notes on github.

For more information please check out the kubernetes website or check out the GitHub repo.