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Kubernetes 1.20 has been released! Congratulations to the Kubernetes release team on this newest version with a release cycle that returned back to a shorter period of 11 weeks following the extended cycle for 1.19 earlier this year. Amid an extremely challenging year and coming on the heels of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, this latest release highlights the rapid pace of innovation and development by the Kubernetes community with a total of 42 feature enhancements, across various stages of maturity, being advanced in 1.
The last several months have been a busy time for the Kubernetes community, and especially the Kubernetes release team, amid the challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic. The Kubernetes project itself has felt the impact, with the upcoming release of version 1.19 having been postponed and the project’s release schedule adjusted to accommodate the ongoing disruption to people’s lives. Only three new Kubernetes versions, instead of the usual four, will be released this year, and it is unclear whether this will be a permanent change going forward.
The release of Kubernetes version 1.18 comes at an interesting time, to say the least. The Kubernetes release team has done an amazing job of pushing out the new version despite all the turmoil and uncertainty caused by the spread of COVID-19, which impacts the global Kubernetes developer community members like everyone else. The release features a number of new enhancements and changes. New and maturing features include enhanced security options, improved support for Windows, multiple extensions to the Container Storage Interface, and more.
The release of Kubernetes 1.17 introduces several powerful new features and sees others maturing toward or into general availability. This recap provides a rundown of some of the most notable changes, which include: major improvements in cluster network and routing controls and scalability; new capabilities in cluster storage, pod scheduling and runtime options; and better custom resource support. Note that to try out these features, you will need to have access to a cluster running Kubernetes 1.
Another quarter, another Kubernetes release! On June 19, the Kubernetes Release Team announced the delivery of Kubernetes 1.15. The first thing that jumps out about Kubernetes 1.15 is that, in contrast to previous releases, it introduces relatively few new features. This is actually exciting! It is a sign that the project has reached a certain level of stability and maturity. Organizations can now more easily hop on the Kubernetes train, without having to worry about keeping up with the same flurry of feature additions and deprecations (along with rapidly-changing best-practices) that has been the norm until now.
Kubernetes 1.14 is out! As always, we at StackRox are excited to dive in and see what’s new. And this release didn’t disappoint – from major new features and security improvements to small enhancements that simplify the day-to-day life of operators, this update includes a lot to unpack (and a few deprecation warnings to watch out for!). Windows Support is now Stable This feature is the big one: starting with 1.