Introducing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.14

Product June 17, 2020

Today, we are happy to announce the release of Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.14.

Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.14 is the first open source release of our core cloud native platform. Significant work went into making Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform available as a community project under the Apache 2.0 Licence. This step empowers IT teams everywhere to automate the management of hundreds or thousands of Kubernetes clusters regardless of the underlying infrastructure. Enjoy:) Beyond that, here are other noteworthy highlights of Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.14.

Run Containers and VMs Side by Side with Kubermatic Virtualization

With Kubermatic Virtualization powered by KubeVirt, you can now centrally deploy and manage virtual machines and containers on the same infrastructure all run by Kubernetes. Modernize your infrastructure and accelerate cloud native adoption without the need to refactor every application first.

Extend Policies With Open Policy Agent (preview)

Every organization has a defined set of policies which needs to be applied to their Kubernetes clusters. Some of these policies are mandatory to ensure your clusters meet the technical, security, and legal requirements. Other make sure your clusters follow best practices inside the organization.

With the 2.14 release, Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform’s existing capability to manage policies like Network Policies or Pod Security Policies is extended with Open Policy Agent Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper is a validating webhook that enforces CRD-based policies executed by Open Policy Agent, a policy engine for cloud native environments hosted by the CNCF as an incubation-level project.

Benefit from automated policy enforcement to ensure consistency across all your Kubernetes clusters.

Extended OS Support With Flatcar

Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.14 introduces the support of Flatcar Container Linux as a replacement of CoreOS and SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLES). Choose your preferred Operating System without investing in time-consuming upfront modifications of your standards and stack.

More Freedom of Choice With Native Support of Alibaba Cloud

Expanding the capability on which cloud infrastructure clusters can be created, Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.14 adds the major hyperscale cloud provider Alibaba Cloud to its repertoire. Provision and manage your clusters on Alibaba Cloud infrastructure around the world and particularly in the Asia region.

Run Kubernetes As You Like

Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform now supports Kubernetes 1.18.To meet the highest security and reliability standards, we always run Kubermatic master components with the Kubernetes version that addresses recently discovered vulnerabilities.

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Kristin Wittig

Kristin Wittig

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