Getting started with Kubernetes and the Secure Kubernetes toolchain

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Kubernetes is popular for a lot of reasons—it’s easy to deploy applications quickly and resources can be scaled on demand, to name only two. The IBM Bluemix Container Service provides a native Kubernetes experience that is secure and easy to use; it’s available publicly today and a Kubernetes-based IBM Cloud private platform is on the way. The service simplifies managing  your clusters and extends the power of your apps.

To help get you started, the IBM Garage Method recently published the introduction “Manage highly available apps in Docker containers and Kubernetes clusters on IBM Cloud“. To complement this introduction, the IBM Garage Method now has a tutorial on how to create and use the Secure Kubernetes toolchain.  The toolchain includes Vulnerability Advisor to provide a secure container. In addition to scanning for security issues, the tutorial covers other DevOps practices like the use of a Git repository and continuous build.


Kubernetes (commonly referred to as “K8s”) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was developed by Google as part of the Borg project and handed off to the open source community in 2014.  The original codename for Kubernetes within Google was Project Seven, a reference to a Star Trek character that is a ‘friendlier’ Borg. The seven spokes on the wheel of the Kubernetes logo is a nod to that codename.

Kubernetes combines more than 15 years of Google research in running a containerized infrastructure with production work loads, open source contributions, and Docker container management tools to provide an isolated and secure app platform that is portable, extensible and self-healing in case of fail-overs.

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via Bluemix Blog

August 22, 2017 at 01:42PM