The Data Center is Olympus: Operational Approaches to Securing a Kubernetes Deployment

Episode 245 · January 30th, 2018 · 33 mins 40 secs

About this Episode

What is the context for Kubernetes if the data center is Mount Olympus? This is the first question for Alcide co-founder and CTO Gadi Naor in this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, included in our latest ebook, "Kubernetes Deployment & Security Patterns." Naor made an analogy between the mythic Mount Olympus, home of the Gods, and the modern data center.

The comparison brings into play a concept about how the overall organization views infrastructure. The Olympus Naor describes as the data center now has the powers of Kubernetes. With the energy and force of such a power, how today’s organizations value and protect their core assets becomes a matter of first order.

The first value must be defined by how organizations treat security in Kubernetes. Security is not best used as an add-on, Naor says. It must be native to the deployment. A second consideration is zero-trust, which is best embodied in a security-first approach. There must be considerations of clusters and how microservices make transactions across the interconnected Kubernetes architecture.

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