Boston, MA – (May 26, 2021) – Fairwinds, the leading provider of Kubernetes security, policy and governance software backed by a suite of services and open source tooling, today announced Polaris 4.0, the latest release of its highly popular open source project for validating and enforcing Kubernetes deployments.
With 4.0, Polaris users can support any kind of Kubernetes resource, making the project more valuable across their Kubernetes lifecycle. For example, this will allow users to ensure a Kubernetes horizontal pod autoscaler (HPA) and pod distribution budget (PDB) are attached to a given resource - the two checks most frequently requested by the open source community.
“Fairwinds has a long-standing commitment to open source software and we actively listen to the community that has been so supportive of Polaris. This passionate group has given Polaris high marks on GitHub and continually provides strong feedback about how to further advance the tool,” said Robert Brennan, director of open source at Fairwinds. “We have designed Polaris 4.0 so that anyone who is using Kubernetes can do so consistently, and we will continue to innovate in a way that helps this community.”
Specific updates to Polaris 4.0 include:
Support for all Kubernetes resource types, including Ingress, Service, and ClusterRole
The ability to reference object metadata inside custom checks
The ability to cross-check related resources, e.g. to make sure every deployment has an HPA
Polaris has more than 10,000 users spanning all industries. Users interested in managing Polaris across a fleet of clusters, collaborating across teams, or tracking findings over time, can look to Fairwinds Insights, the company’s platform for continuous Kubernetes security monitoring and governance.
Polaris users are invited to join the Fairwinds OSS User Group.