Mirantis has announced Mirantis Container Cloud with hundreds of updates, including support for the IaaS solution VMware, that enables businesses to build and operate container and virtual machine (VM) clouds anywhere they want, all consistent with one another.

Updates in Mirantis Container Cloud include:

  • VMWare Provider
  • Kubernetes-centric Grafana Dashboards in StackLight
  • StackLight support for VMware Provider
  • Multi-Cloud support for bare metal
  • Multiple NIC support for bare metal provider

In addition, new features in Mirantis Kubernetes Engine deliver enhanced security for Kubernetes with critical secure administrative access to clusters.

Now, Mirantis Kubernetes Engine can be configured with Two Factor Authentication (2FA), using a generic Time-based One Time Password (TOTP) 2FA authenticator, like YubiKey or Google Authenticator, providing the second factor. Adding 2FA provides a trusted-and-tested method for improving login security to help prevent many kinds of attacks.

Mirantis Kubernetes Engine now ships with Kubernetes 1.20, which includes many enhancements.

Mirantis Secure registry now includes support for Helm charts. In the latest version, users can store and browse Helm charts, optionally store provenance files, and lint charts for conformance to best practices. The Helm repository and linting functionality is fully accessible via the Mirantis Secure Registry API, and it is even possible to use popular Helm plugins such as ChartMuseum’s helm-push.

In order to enable dynamic security policies, this Mirantis Secure Registry release also includes a new feature known as Running Image Enforcement. With this feature, users can create policies that prevent images from being pulled from the registry when new vulnerabilities are discovered. This ensures that organizational security policies are enforced according to the most up-to-date vulnerability information.

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