Container deployments are an integral part of application development these days. Containers provide a fast and efficient solution to developers because of their separation from the environment they're deployed in. Recently, there have been discussions about the various security aspects of these container deployments and the challenges they face from the side of enterprises. The primary reasons behind these challenges were found to be human errors and misconfigurations. In this context, here is a look at why security strategies are integral for container deployments.
New Security Strategies in Container Deployments
Previously, businesses had less emphasis on the security aspect, leading to lower capital expenditure. This situation has changed. Enterprises have now realized the need for security integration and, as mentioned earlier, are reevaluating their container deployment strategies due to security vulnerabilities. Since container technology has a wide range of use cases in the digital transformation process, the primary goal is to harden the workloads. Choosing containers/Kubernetes security platforms or managed solutions are ways to achieve this goal as they will help automate container management in terms of security and updates.
The Need for Skills
Even though containers and Kubernetes are relatively new in the marketplace, there is a lot of acceptance from the tech community towards these open source technologies. The wider use also means that there is a need for skilled professionals capable of solving security-related issues, establish best practices, and training existing professionals to tackle challenges head-on. Enterprises are eager to hire personnel with knowledge of Kubernetes and skills to ensure secure container deployments.
DevOps and Zero Trust Policies
Security integration must be a priority in application/software delivery cycles for enterprises adopting DevOps. If proper security practices are followed in the delivery cycles, container deployments also face fewer challenges or breaches in security. Automation is a contributing factor here as well. Another strategy that can help secure container deployments is Zero Trust, where enterprises have verification and authorization processes enabled for anything and everything happening within the perimeter.
Ensuring Secure Container Deployments
Container deployments are getting better in terms of security by adopting safe practices, strategies, and managed solutions. For example, VEXXHOST is Kubernetes certified and offers fully managed deployments with seamless integration, constant monitoring, and security. Additionally, our cloud services are based on OpenStack, making the environments free from licensing fees or vendor lock-ins. For many of our clients, private clouds are the preferred choice because of their highly scalable and secure nature.
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