Applications are expanding and evolving security for Kubernetes, says containers interface developer

Applications are expanding and evolving security for Kubernetes, says containers interface developer

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Kubernetes is rapidly shifting toward the edge, believes an executive tasked with providing a management interface for the container solution.

It’s because telcos are now looking to run other applications on top of core radio functions and networks; and also because factories are increasingly requiring lower latency for manufacturing robotics. Other verticals, too, are adopting it.

“The latency they would experience if they tried to run things in the cloud [means] that a robot would’ve moved 10 centimeters by the time the signal got back,” says Greg Muscarella (pictured), senior vice president and general manager of the Rancher Business Unit at the SUSE Group. “If you’re an employee there, a 2,000-pound robot being 10 centimeters closer to you may not be what you want.”

Muscarella spoke with theCUBE industry guest hosts Keith Townsend and Enrico Signoretti in a conversation at last year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe event, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed how management interfaces were adapting to shifts in containers take-up. (* Disclosure below.)

Massive adoption of containers and Kubernetes

It’s not just factories, though, that are discovering advantages to edge and containers. Retail and food is too, he thinks. The flexibility provided by containers-at-edge allows for more targeted selling, for example, such as product sales forecasting based on varying market conditions.

“Predicting how many French fries you need to have going at this time of day, with this sort of weather” is an example he uses.

Deploying a container management interface should be part of evolution, he believes. Security is one of the principal benefactors. Setting polices, deploying and other management can take place “all from your single interface.”

SUSE acquired the NeuVector container security platform. Muscarella says that it, in its 5.0 iteration, integrated along with Rancher 2.6.5 adds extra protection. Zero drift is part of that, he explains.

“We can look at the root level of trust of any process that’s running, and as long as it has an inheritance, we can let that process run without any extra configuration,” he said. “We’re evolving with the security.”

Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe event:

(* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe event. Red Hat Inc., the main sponsor for theCUBE’s event coverage, Suse Group, or other sponsors do not have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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