More and more enterprises leverage Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) to containerize and manage their applications, and deliver new features to their end users. However, application and cluster admins often struggle with authoring, releasing and managing applications on top of Kubernetes. To make this easier, we have published a set of Kubernetes Operators to our marketplace that encapsulate best practices and end-to-end solutions for specific applications. Lifecycle of a Kubernetes application For example, Operators automate the creation of core resources such as pods, containers, persistent volumes, services, etc., as well as workload resources including deployments and statefulsets, and enable application-specific visibility and orchestration. We worked withRead More →

From its first open-source commit five years ago to now, Kubernetes has become the industry standard for modern application architecture. It was built on over a decade of Google’s experience as the world’s largest containerized application user. And it’s from this deep and continued investment that Google Cloud provides industry-leading solutions for running workloads at enterprise scale. One of the most exciting outcomes of this shift toward cloud-native computing is the innovation built on top of Kubernetes. At Google, we love to solve challenging problems, and then share our experiences at scale with the world. This ethos is what brought Kubernetes to life, and it’sRead More →

Since its launch in 2015, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) continues to set the standard for the industry on what it means to provide a managed Kubernetes service that puts security, reliability, and ease of use first. This innovation is  driven by feedback from all Kubernetes users and GKE customers. Thank you for trusting us to provide the platform that powers your  business transformation. Today, on the first day of KubeCon EU, we want to update you on what’s new in GKE. Your Kubernetes your way with GKE Move quickly and reliably with GKE release channelsAs a Google Cloud customer, you have a wide range ofRead More →

Authors: Brian Grant (Google), Jaice Singer DuMars (Google) Kubernetes, Cloud Native, and the Future of Software Five years ago this June, Google Cloud announced a new application management technology called Kubernetes. It began with a simple open source commit, followed the next day by a one-paragraph blog mention around container support. Later in the week, Eric Brewer talked about Kubernetes for the first time at DockerCon. And soon the world was watching. We’re delighted to see Kubernetes become core to the creation and operation of modern software, and thereby a key part of the global economy. To us, the success of Kubernetes represents even more:Read More →

When customers in the UK want to compare prices for things like car insurance, home insurance, credit cards, and loans, they increasingly turn to MoneySuperMarket. With 13 million active users across the UK, MoneySuperMarket has become the country’s go-to price comparison website, saving its customers an estimated £2 billion a year. Its parent company, Moneysupermarket Group, comprises other popular brands like MoneySavingExpert, TravelSupermarket, and Decision Tech, and is an established member of the FTSE 250 index. When customers use price comparison websites, they expect results that are fast and personalized to their unique needs. As a result, these price comparison sites can be complex toRead More →

In an effort to deliver a simpler, smarter, and more unified experience on its website, the UK’s Ministry of Justice and its Lead Technical Architect, James Abley, created a bespoke AWS Landing Zone, a pre-defined template for an AWS account or infrastructure. And they did it in six weeks. Supporting 33 agencies and public bodies, and making sure they all work together, the Ministry of Justice is at the heart of the United Kingdom’s justice system. Its task is to look after all parts of the justice system, including the courts, prisons, probation services, and legal aid, striving to bring the principles of justice toRead More →

One aspect of digital transformation that gets a lot of attention is application modernization via containers. According to a recent Forrester Research study commissioned by Google1, 75% of enterprise app development leaders are containerizing more of their applications, helping to make developers more productive as they build custom apps and try to speed up release cycles. Whether you want to use commercial software or an open-source project, a great way to boost your app modernization efforts is to use Kubernetes applications—enterprise-ready, easy-to-deploy containerized applications that can run in any Kubernetes environment. We announced the general availability of Kubernetes applications on GCP Marketplace at Google CloudRead More →

Editor’s note:This is one of several posts in a series on the unique capabilities you can find in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Advanced. There’s a saying among security experts: containers do not contain. Security researchers have demonstrated vulnerabilities that allow an attacker to compromise a container and gain access to the shared host operating system (OS), also known as “container escape.” For applications that use untrusted code, container escape is a critical part of the threat profile. At Google Cloud Next ‘19 we announced GKE Sandbox in beta, a new feature in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) that increases the security and isolation of your containersRead More →