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Kata Containers 3.5.0 and Further Release Updates

The Kata Containers community has been making improvements to the project’s release process to be able deliver new versions more frequently, aiming for a monthly minor release cadence. The latest 3.…

By Ildiko Vancsa on 13/06/2024

Kata Containers at the April 2024 Project Teams Gathering (PTG)

The Kata Containers community participated in the recent online PTG event in April, 2024. The community had one 5-hour session booked during the event to discuss topics including release process and…

By Ildiko Vancsa on 21/05/2024

Kata Containers with Cloud Hypervisor

by James O. D. Hunt, Senior software engineer at Intel R&D Labs. Kata Containers developer. Overview This article gives a brief overview of Kata Containers including details of how it is configured…

By James O. D. Hunt on 09/04/2024

Kata Containers 3.2.0-RC0 Official Release Announcement

Kata Containers is a secure container runtime that provides strong enterprise-ready isolation based on hardware virtualization technology. It combines the advantages of strong isolation of virtual…

By Kata Containers on 05/09/2023

Enhancing Kubernetes Security with Kyverno, RuntimeClass, and Kata Containers

Flexibility without Compromise By Pradipta Banerjee As more organizations adopt Kubernetes, security has become a major concern. Kubernetes has many built-in security features, but ensuring security…

By Kata Containers on 21/07/2023

Deploying microVM on Top of Kubernetes

By Mathis Joffre In this tutorial, we will deploy a microVM on top of Kubernetes. We will use the Kata Containers runtime to run the microVM. The microVM will be deployed as a pod in Kubernetes. If…

By Kata Containers on 21/07/2023

OpenStack with Kata Containers and Falco: Building a Highly Secure Setup

By Kevin Copal, CEO at KeepSec Technologies In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, security has become a paramount concern for organizations handling sensitive data. OpenStack, an open-source cloud…

By Kata Containers on 20/07/2023

Demystifying Confidential Containers with a Live Kata Containers Demo

Contributed by Tao Peng | Staff Engineer, Ant Group On Jun 13, 2023, during the Openinfra Summit Vancouver keynote, Xu Wang and Tao Peng, two engineers from Ant Group, co-presented a session on…

By Tao Peng on 13/07/2023

Kata Containers Community Updates | Elections Edition

We’re almost at the halfway point of 2023, & it’s already been a great year for Kata Containers filled with many exciting milestones. Spring 2023 officially marked the expansion of the Architecture…

By Kata Containers on 31/05/2023

Aligning with Kata Confidential Containers to achieve zero trust operator deployments with AKS

Written by Amar Gowda | Microsoft Announcement Confidential containers on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) leveraging Kata confidential containers open-source project are coming soon to Azure. If you…

By Amar Gowda on 21/04/2023

Kata Community Updates | Spring 2023

Greetings fellow Kata Herders! March has been an exciting month for Kata Containers, leading us into an even more exciting summer. In addition to a number of events coming up where Kata will have a…

By Kata Containers on 03/04/2023

Tracing in Kata Containers

Written by James Hunt, Chelsea Mafrica Overview This article will show you how to use Kata Containers tracing to see where time is being spent running your workload. After describing briefly what Kata…

By Kata Containers on 15/03/2023

Inject Workloads with Kata Containers in Istio

Written by Steve(Huailong) Zhang Kata Containers, which is a merger of two existing open source projects - Intel Clear Containers and Hyper runV, is an open source project and community working to…

By Kata Containers on 13/03/2023

Community Updates — December 2022

November & December have been busy months for Kata Containers. Following highly popular sessions at KubeCon North America 2022 led by rockstar Kata Herders Eric Ernst & Feng Wang, the community held…

By Kata Containers on 12/12/2022

Getting Rust-y — Introducing Kata Containers 3.0.0

Greetings everyone, this is your friendly Kata community manager checking in to update you on what’s new with Kata Containers. If you’re here, then you’re probably already at least somewhat familiar…

By Kata Containers on 12/10/2022

Kata Containers 3.0.0 Arrives: Faster, More Secure, Support for New Environments

AUSTIN, Texas, October 10, 2022 — Today, the open source project Kata Containers issued version 3.0.0 of the software. Kata Containers is a secure container runtime with lightweight virtual machines…

By Kata Containers on 11/10/2022

Kata Containers — Inspur Case Study

We got to talk with a Kata Containers community member, Li Xianzhuang from Inspur, and hear how his team got started with Kata Containers and how they are using it. What does Inspur do? Inspur is the…

By Kata Containers on 25/07/2022

OVHcloud, Ant Group Win Superuser Awards for Large-Scale Deployment of OpenStack, Innovative Use of Kata Containers to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Respectively

OVHcloud, Ant Group Win Superuser Awards for Large-Scale Deployment of OpenStack, Innovative Use of Kata Containers to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Respectively OVHcloud and Ant Group have tied for top…

By Kata Containers on 07/06/2022

Kata Containers — Cysec Case Study

We got to talk with a Kata Containers contributor, Matthieu Legré from Cysec, and hear how their team got started with Kata Containers and how they are using it. What does Cysec do? Cysec is a…

By Kata Containers on 06/06/2022

Security Considerations of Confidential Computing in Open Infrastructure

Author: Nicolae Paladi, CEO and Co-founder of CanaryBit Confidential computing enables isolation of sensitive data in a secure domain during processing. It protects data in use by running the…

By Kata Containers on 18/05/2022

Meet the Kata Containers community in Berlin, June 7–9, 2022

OpenInfra Summit Berlin is around the corner, and in less than a month, the Kata Containers community will join 30+ open source projects attending the Summit to collaborate in the open. The community…

By Kata Containers on 12/05/2022

Kata Containers — Northflank Case Study

Northflank enables developers to deploy, scale, monitor, and backup services in minutes with the ease of use of Heroku and the pricing and comprehensiveness of AWS. Northflank’s comprehensive PaaS can…

By Kata Containers on 12/05/2022

2021 OpenInfra Annual Report: Kata Containers

Kata Containers continues to deliver the speed of containers with the security of virtual machines. Kata Containers became a pilot project in December 2017, in conjunction with the Open Infrastructure…

By Kata Containers on 26/01/2022

Kata Containers — Exotanium Case Study

Exotanium, Inc. is a cloud resource optimization and management platform that uses cutting-edge distributed container infrastructure as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML…

By Kata Containers on 18/01/2022

Kata Containers User Survey Report

The Kata Containers User Survey opened in April 2020 and has recently undergone an update by the Architecture Committee. Since April 2020, 26 organizations have completed the survey, spanning…

By Kata Containers on 06/12/2021

Kata Containers vPTG: Community Gathering, New Features, and A Glimpse of Kata 3.0

On October 19, the Kata Containers community got together at the virtual PTG and had quite a few interesting discussions. The vPTG time slots overlapped with Kata’s weekly architecture meeting. So the…

By Kata Containers on 26/10/2021

Welcome our returning Architecture Committee members!

The Architecture Committee (AC) is composed of five members, who are elected by contributors. The AC elections take place every six months, in February (two seats available) and in September (three…

By Kata Containers on 28/09/2021

Kata Containers — IBM Cloud Case Study

Teams from IBM Cloud have been involved in the Kata Containers community for a while. They recently participated in an OpenInfra Live episode where community members from IBM and AMD talked about how…

By Kata Containers on 27/09/2021

Kata Containers - Nubificus Case Study

Nubificus Ltd is a software consultancy tackling complex virtualization problems. It targets ultra-fast application spawning and execution at the edge and in the cloud. Teams at Nubificus are day-to…

By Kata Containers on 22/09/2021

Kata Containers Project Teams Gathering Recap

For people who are not familiar with Project Teams Gathering (PTG), it is an event organized by the Open Infrastructure Foundation. PTG provides meeting facilities allowing various technical community…

By Kata Containers on 10/05/2021

Kata Containers 2020 Annual Report

Kata Containers seamlessly delivers the speed of containers with the security of virtual machines. Kata Containers became a pilot project in December 2017, in conjunction with the Open Infrastructure…

By Kata Containers on 28/01/2021

Kata Containers Version 2.0 Ships with Rust Agent for Improved Security, Performance With 10x Footprint Reduction

Kata Containers 2.0 delivers significant improvements in observability and manageability for building secure container infrastructure. On Monday, October 19, the Kata Containers community has issued…

By Kata Containers on 21/10/2020

Congratulations to the newly elected Kata Architecture Committee!

Welcome our new and returning Architecture Committee members! The Architecture Committee (AC) is composed of five members, who are elected by contributors. The AC elections take place every six…

By Kata Containers on 07/10/2020

Up for a challenge? Unit testing y’all!

Want to learn more about the internals of Kata but don’t know where to start? Are you keen to contribute to Kata? Can you code in golang or rust? If you answer yes to those questions, read on…

By Kata Containers on 09/06/2020

Kata Containers Architecture Committee September Elections

Kata Containers Architecture Committee elections for September 2019 are now… OPEN!! The Architecture Committee (AC) is comprised of 5 members, who are elected by contributors. The AC elections take…

By Kata Containers on 04/09/2019

4/26, Kata Containers Weekly Tech Update

April 26, 2019. This update is authored by Kata community member, Graham Whaley. # Overview Some of the world were on holiday early in the week, but plenty of stuff still happened in the world of Kata…

By Kata Containers on 26/04/2019

4/18, Kata Containers Weekly Tech Update

April 18, 2019. This update is authored by Kata community member, James Hunt. # Intro The Rota Team [1] are going to start summarising what’s been happening weekly, so folk can get a regular update on…

By Kata Containers on 22/04/2019

Kata Containers Community Hits the Road to Spread the Word

More than 30 members of the Kata Containers community are speaking at several upcoming events, including Container World, the Open Infrastructure Summit, AWS Summit, China Open Source Hackathon and…

By Kata Containers on 10/04/2019

Kata Containers Confirmed as First New Top-Level Open Infrastructure Project by OpenStack Foundation

Today marks a major milestone for the Kata Containers project! The OpenStack Foundation (OSF) Board of Directors voted and approved Kata Containers as the first new top-level Open Infrastructure…

By Kata Containers on 08/04/2019

Kata Containers featured at Open Infrastructure Summit Denver, April 2019

Kata Containers featured at Open Infrastructure Summit Denver, April 2019 Kata Containers is going big with a significant presence planned at the upcoming Open Infrastructure Summit in Denver, April…

By Kata Containers on 20/02/2019