Security Implementation Techniques for Kubernetes and Containers with Red Hat OpenShift

An IBM Redbooks residency (PW-C402-R01)

Description

The goal of the residency is to develop a reference guide for implementing security in a containerize multicloud environment with Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Power Systems. Note: Many of the topics and scenarios to be researched, tested, and documented are brainstormed prior to the start of the residency and during the first few days of the residency with the residency team, technical focal points, and solutions teams. This book addresses topics for IT architects, IT specialists, sellers and anyone looking to implement and manage containerize application security on-premises and in the Cloud. Moreover, this publication provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the technical teams, and solution guidance to the sales team. This book compliments the documentation available at IBM Documentation and aligns with the educational materials provided by IBM Systems Technical Training.

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Starts 12 Sep 2022, ends 14 Oct 2022 (5 weeks) and requires 6 residents

Residency Leader: Dino Quintero

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Must be received by July 24, 2022
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    Benefits to Resident

    This is a unique opportunity to participate in the IBM Redbooks Residency Program and use available resources to collaborate and develop content for security implementation techniques for Kubernetes and Containers in Red Hat OpenShift on hybrid cloud environments with IBM Power Systems. The residency team collaborates with the technical focal points, product managers, and peers to gather ideas, get hands-on experiences while implementing use case scenarios for security implementation in Red Hat OpenShift for Kubernetes and Containers on hybrid multicloud environments with IBM Power Systems.

    After these 5 weeks experience (refer to the residency timetable), the residents will refresh skills, gain new skills, make connections, and provide a leading role in pre-sales, implementation, and support.

    ===>>>>> Residency Program Timetable <<<<======

    This residency begins on September 12, 2022, and ends October 14, 2022 (5 weeks, please see schedule below). The residency is running remotely (best effort) with the following format:

    For 5 weeks (September 17, 2022, through October 14, 2022) - The residents will work from their respective countries.

    Note: Best effort. Business priorities can take precedence.

    Additional Notes:

    + Dialogue with your management team to gain approval before applying for this residency. Refer to the residency timetable for specific project dates.

    + You must be flexible in your start and end dates as these may change.

    IBM Redbooks want technical practitioners to be recognized for their newly gained knowledge, experience, and accomplishments. Therefore, upon successful delivery of the publication produced by this IBM Redbooks residency, you will become eligible to earn an IBM Redbooks Digital Badge issued through Credly.

    Objectives

    This book addresses topics for IT architects, IT specialists, sellers and anyone looking to implement and manage containerize application security on-premises and in the Cloud. Moreover, this publication provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the technical teams, and solution guidance to the sales team. This book compliments the documentation available at IBM Documentation and aligns with the educational materials provided by IBM Systems Technical Training.

    The residents will utilize available resources to:

    + Discuss and document security features and capabilities for multicloud environments with containerized applications on IBM Power Systems.

    + Design, test, and document security implementation techniques case scenarios with containerized workloads running on Red Hat OpenShift in hybrid multicloud environments with IBM Power Systems.

    + Provide feedback to the development teams on current features, behaviors and wish list features that can be developed in upcoming releases.

    + Host a webinar to educate the teams on the lessons learned during the residency.

    Note: The document highlights the current available security offerings for containerized workloads supported on Red Hat OpenShift for IBM Power Systems including best practices.

    Resident Prerequistes

    A basic requirement for all residents is the ability to read and clearly express concepts and procedures in common English.

    NOTE: You won't match one-to-one all the necessary technical prerequisites, but the combined residency team will collectively bring the skills required for the project. Please provide as much detail of your technical expertise and experiences with the solution.

    The selected residents will bring the following (combined) technical skills to the residency:

    + IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

    + IBM Power Systems (POWER9) installation and management including PowerVM virtualization features

    + IBM PowerSC comprehensive knowledge and experiences

    + IBM Power Systems Security experiences

    + Infrastructure Security experiences

    + Linux distros installation and management (SUSE and Red Hat)

    + IBM System Storage Solutions and disk replication experiences

    + Networking and I/O protocols configurations experiences

    + Technical documentation skills

    + Willing to learn, read, ask questions, and have fun while at it

    + Experiences with applications running in containers managed by Red Hat OpenShift in multicloud environments.

    Other technical skills relevant to IBM Power Systems servers experiences

    + Include any relevant information to the residency topic including IBM Power Systems solutions deployment expertise, monitoring, troubleshooting, security, and performance tuning.

    In addition to authoring a Redbooks deliverable, participants will be expected to create at least one technical blog post and to appear in one video to complement the main deliverable. The blog posts can be done during the residency, or immediately after the residency ends and the participant has returned home. Participants will also be asked to help promote all deliverables created during the residency through social media.

    Skills

    Skill
    Requested level 
    English.3
    IBM Power Systems Virtual Server.4
    IBM Power Systems (POWER9) installation and management including PowerVM virtualization features.4
    IBM PowerSC comprehensive knowledge and experiences.4
    IBM Power Systems Security experiences.4
    Infrastructure Security experiences4
    Linux distros installation and management (SUSE and Red Hat).4
    IBM System Storage Solutions and disk replication experiences.4
    Networking and I/O protocols configurations experiences.4
    Experiences with applications running in containers managed by Red Hat OpenShift in multicloud environments.4
    Technical documentation skills.4
    Willing to learn, read, ask questions, and have fun while at it.4

    Documentation Skills

    Skill
    Requested level 
    FrameMaker.3
    Microsoft Word.4
    PowerPoint.4
    Snagit or image capturing tool.4

    Social Media Skills

    Skill
    Requested level 
    Blogging experience2
    YouTube (Speaking in videos)2