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Data Essential 2019 Predictions: The Era of the Far West is Over

Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2019.  Read them in this 11th annual VMblog.com series exclusive.

Contributed by Stéphane Beuret, Developer Advocate and Community Manager, Data Essential

The Era of the Far West is Over

While 2018 saw the explosion of cloud native projects related to Kubernetes, Data Essential predicts that in 2019 the open source community will take a stand on the projects it will adopt, so as not to disperse in its development efforts. This was the case at the end of the year for Prometheus and Envoy (who have reached the stage of graduate), and it should continue with projects like Rook or Knative.

In 2019, we should also see an increasing focus on security:
  • How to put a sensitive container in sandbox will be clarified: at the runtime or by using nano virtual machines?
  • The systematic use of SSL between tiers of an application stack (mutual TLS), Envoy and Istio helping.
  • Strengthening the protection of secrets: isolation of etcd, use of a vault.
  • The systematic use of authentication plugin for operators to access clusters.

This security enhancement will inevitably be accompanied by a need for increased audit and automated response to anomaly detection.

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About the Author

Stephane Beuret 

Stéphane Beuret, Developer Advocate and Community Manager

First and foremost, Stéphane is a key to everything: from infrastructure to code, from K8s to gRPC, he is passionate about it. And his curiosity, he puts it at the service of all, by sharing, evangelizing, teaching others good practices and tools that allow them to move forward. If he had to have a motto, it would definitely be: "So much to do, and so little time!"
Published Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:19 AM by David Marshall
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