Google Updates Containers Technology for Better Performance in High-Scale Environments

Google recently announced improvements to its Google Container Engine and Google Container Registry, which is designed to help automate Docker containers to make development and deployment of applications easier.

Container technology is quickly rising in popularity among DevOps teams thanks to the technology’s ability to make testing easier. If you’re unfamiliar with the technology, then you might want to take a look at what we have on Petri to get up to speed on the benefits that containers offer.

Updates to the Google Container Engine includes performance improvements so teams can run the technology in high-scale environments. Additionally, a HTTP load balancer now enables routing traffic to different Kubernetes services based on HTTP traffic, and a re-architected networking system now allows native iptables and reduces latency by up to 80 percent.

There’s also been several performance enhancements made to Google Container Registry, where the company states that the update now pulls images 40 percent faster based on internal performance testing. There’s now Docker Registry V2 API support that lets admins push and pull Docker images and have content addressable references. Advanced authentication in this update now makes it easier to use a continuous delivery system with Container Registry, and new TwistLock integration now provides rule violation detection and policy enforcement for your containers in the registry or at runtime.

To learn more about these updates, see Google’s blog post detailing the news. What are you thoughts on container technology? Is this something that you’re using in your own environments? Feel free to leave a comment below or reach out to us on social media.