The user experience means everything today in our increasingly digital world. Many retailers, therefore, implement cloud strategies that connect every aspect of their businesses together to streamline performance and accessibility. As the demand to process and transmit data rises, companies are looking for innovative new ways to reduce the completion time of these tasks. Edge computing is one solution that improves the way data is sent and received. It offloads the workload to data centers on the edge of the cloud rather than near the center.
Kubernetes is one approach that many companies use to simplify their IT security and development for every facet of building and maintaining an application. Businesses that capitalize on edge computing can reduce network bandwidth requirements and overall consumption by using this decentralized approach.
While edge computing does result in significant performance increases, there are serious security implications to consider. Deploying containerized K8s clusters on the edge can expose your company to potential risks. In order to leverage Kubernetes at the edge to support how innovation is accelerated across all business fronts – from edge to the cloud and back, you need to maintain security and compliance among each deployment. This requires a dedicated Kubernetes security solution like Alcide to help you monitor, automate, and simplify the way your organization approaches K8s security at scale.
Runtime Security for workloads running at the Edge Kubernetes cluster
Compliance & Hygiene scan of edge cluster
Edge Kubernetes audit log compliance and anomaly detection
Centralized security policy management – network policy, hygiene & compliance policy – for Edge Kubernetes
Centralized Security monitoring from Cloud Core – All Edge events are collected to the Cloud Core for SecOps
Visibility into the entire Edge Core Kubernetes fleet – Network, hygiene, compliance, runtime, Kubernetes audit events
Security automation across the entire Kubernetes fleet deployed at Retail locations
Alcide Kubernetes Security solution allows companies using Kubernetes to run containers at the edge while maximizing resources in a secured manner. Such a benefit is becoming more necessary as these organizations look to scale and process more data than ever before.