Month: December 2018

Optimizing a Lift-and-Shift for Security

This is the third and final blog within a three-part series that examines how to optimize lift-and-shift workloads. A lift-and-shift is a common approach for migrating to AWS, whereby you move a workload from on-prem with little or no modification. This third blog examines how lift-and-shift workloads can benefit from an improved security posture with […]

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Exploring container security: Let Google do the patching with new managed base imagesExploring container security: Let Google do the patching with new managed base imagesSoftware Engineer, Container ToolsProduct Manager, Container security

Editor’s note: This is a continuation of a series of blog posts on container security at Google. As a Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) user, you already enjoy the choice of several operating system (OS) images for your nodes, which we maintain and update for you behind the scenes, notably Container-Optimized OS (COS) and Ubuntu. You […]

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Terraform CLI Cheat Sheet

About Terraform CLI Terraform, a tool created by Hashicorp in 2014, written in Go, aims to build, change and version control your infrastructure. This tool has a powerful and very intuitive Command Line Interface. Installation Install Through curl $ curl -O https://releases.hashicorp.com/terraform/0.11.10/terraform_0.11.10_linux_amd64.zip $ sudo unzip terraform_0.11.10_linux_amd64.zip -d /usr/local/bin/ $ rm terraform_0.11.10_linux_amd64.zip …or Install Through tfenv, a […]

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How to Create a Kubernetes Cluster on AWS using KOPS

Any containerized application typically consists of multiple containers. There are containers for the application itself, a database, possibly a web server, and so on. During development, it’s normal to build and test this multi-container application on a single host. This approach works fine during early dev and test cycles but becomes a single point of […]

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Why Is a Pull Versus a Push Pipeline Important?

With GitOps, automated delivery pipelines roll out changes to your infrastructure when changes are made by pull request to Git. But GitOps goes further than that and it also makes use of tools that compares the production state of your application with what’s under source control and alerts you if your running cluster doesn’t match […]

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Nurture what you create: How Google Cloud supports Kubernetes and the cloud-native ecosystemNurture what you create: How Google Cloud supports Kubernetes and the cloud-native ecosystemCloud Native OSS Strategy

At Google Cloud, we talk a lot about our belief in open source and open cloud. But what does that actually mean? Usually, when you’re a leader in an open-source community like Kubernetes and there’s a big event (like this week’s KubeCon North America), that means launching a brand new project. Launches are exciting, but […]

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Readers’ choice: Top Google Cloud Platform stories of 2018Readers’ choice: Top Google Cloud Platform stories of 2018

We’re wrapping up a busy year here at Google Cloud. As you head into a new year, take a minute to catch up on what happened in 2018—and get some ideas about what you might do in 2019. Here’s what was most popular this year on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) blog, based on readership, […]

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Accelerate your app delivery with Kubernetes and Istio on GKEAccelerate your app delivery with Kubernetes and Istio on GKEDirector of Engineering, Google CloudDirector of Product Management, Google Cloud

It’s no wonder so many organizations have moved all or part of their IT to the cloud; it offers a range of powerful benefits. However, making the jump is often easier said than done. Many organizations have a significant on-premises IT footprint, aren’t quite cloud-ready, and constrained by regulations or lack of consistent security and […]

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Exploring container security: This year, it’s all about security. Again.Exploring container security: This year, it’s all about security. Again.Product Manager, Container security

Earlier this year at KubeCon in Copenhagen, the message from the community was resoundingly clear: “this year, it’s about security”. If Kubernetes was to move into the enterprise, there were real security challenges that needed to be addressed. Six months later, at this week’s KubeCon in Seattle, we’re happy to report that the community has […]

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