The adoption of container-based architecture such as Kubernetes offers companies to speed up time to market (ex. improved app development/deployment efficiencies). Kubernetes enables a “microservices” approach to build apps but as well to cut infrastructure costs significantly through automation by intelligently scheduling and tightly packing containers, taking into account the available resources. As an orchestration system, Kubernetes is a critical management system to scale up and improve app performance. One of the biggest benefits of Kubernetes and containers is that it helps realize the promise of hybrid and multi-cloud. Whether you are rehosting (lift and shift of the app), re-platforming (make some basic changes to the way it runs), or refactoring (the entire app and the services that support it are modified to better suit the new compartmentalized environment), Kubernetes has you covered.
While Kubernetes is an ideal solution to support business expansion, it presents many challenges and obstacles for users that generally fall into security, networking, deployment, scaling, and vendor support categories. They’re at the forefront of setup and management and can make day-to-day tasks difficult if not addressed promptly. Among those challenges, security is one of Kubernetes’ greatest challenges because of its complexity and vulnerability. If not properly monitored, it can obstruct identifying vulnerabilities. When you deploy multiple containers, it’s difficult to detect vulnerabilities. This provides an easy way for hackers to break into your system.
With its Kubernetes Fury Distribution (KFD) CNCF-certified platform, SIGHUP offers a production-grade, battle-tested Kubernetes distribution based purely on upstream Kubernetes. It is developed and maintained by SIGHUP, and it is fully Open Source.
With KFD you can fully leverage the power of cloud native open standards across any provider or infrastructure, without compromising on enterprise security and support, thanks to its maintained components, architecture, and configurations.
“We are excited to announce our partnership with CYSEC, a leader in secure Linux operating systems. Our combined offerings of Kubernetes Fury Distribution and ARCA Trusted OS provide NIST compliance and unparalleled security for our customers, particularly those in the financial services industry. With this partnership, we are able to offer our clients the best of both worlds, cloud-native innovation, and enterprise-grade security.”
Jacopo Nardiello, CEO, SIGHUP
CYSEC’s ARCA Trusted OS core offering is a secure Linux-based container specific operating system combined with a trusted Kubernetes orchestrator. ARCA Trusted OS helps to reinforce all nodes of the software infrastructures where FURY is deployed. CYSEC ARCA Trusted OS is a trusted execution environment (TEE) for sensitive Kubernetes containers and workloads, with a hardware root of trust, that provides a higher level of data security while ensuring that key management is pain-free and performance is not compromised. CYSEC ARCA protects the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive data while it’s being processed. It enhances data security by generating hardware-based, unexportable encryption keys. CYSEC ARCA protects the full stack, from hardware to kernel, to application. It is highly available, redundant, scalable, cost-effective, and DevOps friendly. Today ARCA Trusted OS fully operates on-prem, in public cloud (Google, Azure), and at the edge, and will continue to expand its footprint to fully support companies’ hybrid strategies.