What’s new in Kubernetes 1.7

Posted on 05-07-2017 , by: admin , in , 0 Comments

In Kubernetes version 1.7, the container orchestration and management system is gaining slew of new security, stateful application, and extensibility features

Kubernetes 1.6 was mainly about stabilizing and bringing to term long-planned changes, such as using version 3 of the ETCD distributed key-value store. But many of Kubernetes 1.7’s new features are only in the alpha stage, more signals of how Kubernetes is trying to be more useful in a broader range of scenarios. Other new capabilities bring in features previously relegated to other parts of the container ecosystem.

Kubernetes 1.7 storage and state: Keep it local, keep it updated

Several updated features in Kubernetes 1.7 ,revolve around managing persistent state. The most common way to do that is to associate running groups of containers (“pods” in Kubernetes parlance) with different kinds of storage volumes: NFS shares, iSCSI targets, or storage at cloud services such as Amazon Web Services or Azure.

Kubernetes 1.7 adds the ability to map a local storage device as well, a convenient way to let a pod workload access data on the same system where running Kubernetes’s native APIs.