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Kubernetes 1.11 Improves Cloud-Native Application Deployment Options

June 27, 2018 / Sean Michael Kerner

The second major release of Kubernetes in 2018 brings new dynamic kubelet management capabilities, as well as general availability for the IPVS load balancing feature. The Kubernetes 1.11 release is set to become generally available on June 27, providing users of the container orchestration system with networking, configuration and operations improvements. Among the highlights of Kubernetes 1.11 is the CoreDNS domain name service reaching general availability. The IPVS load balancing feature has now also reached general availability status in Kubernetes 1.11, enabling scalability improvements. Plus, Custom Resource Definition gets a boost with new versioning capabilities that aim to ease operations. Finally, Kubernetes nodes, known as "kubelets" in 1.11, now benefit from a new dynamic configuration capability. "Kubernetes has a configuration facility for services called ConfigMaps," Josh Berkus, Kubernetes community manager at Red Hat and Kubernetes 1.11 release lea...