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Kubernetes has announced their first release of 2018: Kubernetes 1.10. This release majorly focuses on stabilizing 3 key areas which include storage, security, and networking.

Kubernetes is an open-source system, initially designed by Google and at present is maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which helps in automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

Storage – CSI and Local Storage move to beta:

In this version, you will find:

  1. The Container Storage Interface (CSI) moves to beta. One can install new volume plugins similar to deploying a pod. This helps third-party storage providers to develop independent solutions outside the core Kubernetes codebase.
  2. Local storage management has also progressed to beta, enabling locally attached storage available as a persistent volume source. This assures lower-cost and higher performance for distributed file systems and databases.

Security – External credential providers (alpha):

Complementing the Cloud Controller Manager feature added in 1.9 Kubernetes has extended its feature with the addition of External credential providers in 1.10. This enables Cloud providers and other platform developers to release binary plugins to handle authentication for specific cloud-provider Identity Access Management services.

Networking – CoreDNS as a DNS provider (beta):

Kubernetes now provides the ability to switch the DNS service to CoreDNS during installation. CoreDNS is a single process that can now supports more use cases.

To get a complete list of additional features of this release visit the Changelog.

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