Showing posts with label K8s. Show all posts
Showing posts with label K8s. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

If you run Kubernetes in the cloud, the first major vulnerability found isn't a huge issue

The first major Kubernetes (aka K8s) vulnerability was found yesterday:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/kubernetes-first-major-security-hole-discovered/

It's a pretty big deal and quite scary, but patches were immediately available upon disclosure. What's even better is that the managed Kubernetes services running onAWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform have all been patched already. If you're managing your own K8s clusters, however, you need to patch it yourself, which just takes time and know-how.

In my eyes, this is another data point that shows how proper use of cloud resources can be extremely beneficial to a company. Specifically, the big cloud players, especially AWS, are very similar to a highly competent and agile outsourced IT department. They have offerings that are years ahead of services that you would want to have onsite, and they've got testing methodologies in place to ensure that they're available 99.9% of the time.

It's true that there can be some issues in moving to the cloud, but many of the problems of the past now have very robust solutions that are included in the offerings. And those offerings are available on a pay-as-you-go basis in many cases. So you can easily keep tabs on exactly how much you're spending even on a per-application basis.

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