We are excited to announce that version 4.6 of Cloud Pak for Data is released as of November 30th! This is our second feature release in 2022, only 5 months after the release of 4.5. Cloud Pak for Data enables organizations to get the most out of their data - encompassing the capabilities of 40+ IBM and partner services that are continually expanding. Release Highlights
Base Service and Cartridge Updates
In order to keep providing its services to government customers and expand further into federal markets, Cloud Pak for Data has taken the effort to improve its CIS (Center of Internet Security) security compliance. CIS provides benchmark and guideline for set of vendor-agnostic, internationally recognized secure configuration guidelines for various platforms such as Operating systems, Cloud infrastructure, Servers software etc. CIS Kubernetes & OpenShift hardening guidelines are quickly becoming industry standards for containerized workloads. A CIS hardened OpenShift provides minimal plane of attack and enables top class security and numerous restrictions on workloads. Cloud Pak for Data now is certified to be deploy on CIS hardened OpenShift.
4.6 introduces Day 0/1 operation improvements for both initial deployments and day to day operations, including Single Architecture (chipset) container images for air gapped deployments. Fat multi-arch images were bulky and not required in most cases. This will help reduce overall download and install time drastically. Furthermore, we’ve made various cpd-cli enhancements to ease deployment and configurations.
Pod Specification Overrides
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