Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Enterprise was launched with great fanfare on November 15th this year. With GKE Enterprise, businesses can enhance cross-team development and deployment speed, easily and securely run their most critical workloads, and reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) through Google Cloud’s fully integrated and managed solution.


Upgrade to Google Cloud’s Kubernetes

GKE Enterprise, is an evolution that leverages Google Cloud’s prominent standing in the realm of containers and Kubernetes. It combines the robust features of GKE and Anthos, crafting an integrated, user-friendly container platform with a cohesive console interface.

Google Cloud made a groundbreaking move in 2014 by introducing the world’s inaugural hosted Kubernetes service: Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), which stands as the most adaptable Kubernetes service available in the industry today.

Irrespective of where container deployment and operation occur—be it on Google Cloud, other public clouds, data centers, or edge computing—Google Cloud strives to furnish the simplest, most inclusive, secure, and dependable container platform for all kinds of workloads. Google received recent accolades from Gartner as a leader in the “2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Container Management,” securing the top position in execution among all evaluated providers. This recognition solidly affirms Google Cloud’s success in fulfilling its mission.


Advantages: Scalable, Secure, and User-Friendly

According to Gartner’s predictions, by 2027, over 90% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, a significant increase from the less than 40% in 2021. Containers are providing momentum for today’s most innovative applications and businesses and will drive even greater and wider business transformation and innovation in the coming years. However, to rely on containers for handling both new and existing critical workloads, businesses require not just containers but also a built-in, comprehensive container platform with enterprise-grade scalability, security, observability, and reliability.


Fleet team management: simplify and optimize resource allocation

GKE Enterprise includes fleet team management, enabling platform engineers to easily group similar workloads into dedicated clusters. This allows custom configurations and policy guardrails for each fleet application, isolating sensitive workloads and delegating cluster management to specific teams. Teams can run and manage their workloads, view logs, resource utilization, error rates, and other metrics limited to their own set of clusters and namespaces.


Advanced Vulnerability Insights: enhances security

As part of the GKE Enterprise release, Google Cloud also announced the comprehensive rollout of Advanced Vulnerability Insights, providing scanning and vulnerability detection for Java, Go, JavaScript, and Python language packages. Detecting vulnerabilities in open-source software requires a holistic approach, and security best practices recommend scanning early and often throughout the entire development lifecycle to help maintain an effective security posture. These vulnerability findings, operating system issues, misconfigurations, and security advisories can be viewed in the GKE Security Posture dashboard and under the Concerns tab. GKE Enterprise customers can activate Advanced Vulnerability Insights at no additional cost.

Fully Managed: Easy to Use

GKE Enterprise also comes with managed governance and policy controls, along with a managed service mesh – all built on the best functionalities from the Kubernetes open-source ecosystem. As GKE Enterprise is a fully integrated and fully managed platform with simple, intuitive, context-aware dashboards, you can spend less time and effort managing the platform, allowing you to dedicate more time to building excellent applications and experiences for your customers.


The Tangible Results

GKE Enterprise enables dispersed teams to run workloads at a larger scale, faster, and more securely, without the need to increase costs or headcount. In fact, GKE Enterprise has achieved remarkable results; for some clients, work efficiency has improved by 45%, while software deployment times have been reduced by over 70%.

HSBC’s Success

As one of the world’s largest multinational financial institutions, HSBC has embarked on a transformative journey, leveraging Google Cloud technology to translate creativity into impactful projects. Transitioning from infrastructure to data warehousing initiatives and risk advisory tools, HSBC has utilized a suite of Google Cloud products, including GKE, to deliver transformative outcomes. “GKE has assisted us in expanding our business, growing rapidly, and delivering innovative services to our clients. With the surge of containers across the organization, we needed a secure way to accelerate speed as we expanded across multiple teams and workloads. With the new GKE Enterprise, Google Cloud provides a comprehensive managed container platform with enterprise-grade security and governance optimized for business-critical applications.” – Scott Surovich, Chief Engineer and Global Container Engineering Lead at HSBC.


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This translation and adaptation are derived from the official Google Cloud blog.