Fairwinds Releases Polaris 4.0, Provides Support for All Kubernetes Resources

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:
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.
About Fairwinds
Fairwinds provides software and managed services to help companies ship cloud native applications faster, more cost effectively and with less risk. With years of experience and thousands of customer production deployments, Fairwinds enables companies to confidently run containerized applications on production-grade Kubernetes infrastructure at scale. Offerings include: Fairwinds Insights — security, policy and governance software for automating, monitoring and enforcing Kubernetes best practices; and ClusterOps — a managed service which deploys and manages Kubernetes infrastructure 24×7 for customers. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and provides a fully remote and distributed work environment. For more information, visit, read our blog or follow @FairwindsOps on Twitter.
Source: Fairwinds