In our Glasskube Glossary you will find simple explanations of relevant terms and methods in the field of open source, data protection and cyber security.
CRM systems are an important part of any business strategy because they help companies better understand and serve their customers, leading to better business results.
Data centers are essential for global connectivity. Most enterprise applications and functions generate data that must be stored. Large enterprises in particular collect huge amounts of data, requiring many servers and enormous storage space. Often, a simple server room is not enough to manage the flow of data. That's what data centers are for, where data is stored in a secure location and monitored around the clock.
A data protection officer (DPO) is a person appointed by an organization to oversee its data protection policies and practices. In the European Union (EU), the General Data Protection Regulation requires certain organizations to appoint a DPO to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
Digital sovereignty is an important concept that helps individuals and organizations maintain control over their own digital assets and preserve their privacy, security, and autonomy online. By taking steps to achieve digital sovereignty, individuals and organizations can protect themselves from cyber threats and misuse of their personal data and ensure they have the tools and flexibility they need to succeed in the digital world.
According to the GDPR, everyone has certain rights when their data is collected - not just on the internet. This is especially true for sensitive data such as health, biometric data or origin.
International data transfer is the process of exchanging data between different countries or jurisdictions. In an increasingly globalized world where companies and organizations operate worldwide and digital information plays an important role, international data transfer is of great importance.
The transfer of personal data to a third country or an international organization is regulated in Chapter 5 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
## Kubernetes Operators explained
The Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration platform for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. A Kubernetes operator utilizes the Kubernetes api to extends the functionality of the Kubernetes platform by allowing users to easily deploy and manage custom applications on top of Kubernetes.
With operators, users can simply deploy their applications and the operator will take care of the rest. This includes tasks such as provisioning resources, updating and patching the application, and monitoring its health. Operators can also handle complex tasks such as rolling updates, which allows users to update their applications without any downtime.
## Benefits to using Kubernetes operators:
1. Simplified deployment and management of applications
2. Improved reliability and uptime of applications
3. Ability to automate complex tasks such as rolling updates
4. Enhanced security and compliance through automatic patching and updates
More and more open source applications also develop Kubernetes Operators to increase implementation speed and software adoption. Developing Kubernetes Operatos require a deep knowledge about the Kubernetes internals and application lifecycle management.
Overall, Kubernetes operators are a valuable tool for Kubernetes administrators and DevOps teams looking to deploy and manage applications on the Kubernetes platform. They provide a simple and efficient way to automate the management of complex, stateful applications, improving reliability and uptime while reducing the workload for developers and operations teams.
## Glasskube Kubernetes Operator
Glasskube develops a Kubernetes operator itself to provide maintenance-free open source tools for users and customers. Glasskube supports various databases and well-known open source tools such as Matomo.
The source code can be viewed on GitHub: