The latest Kubernetes releases, 1.21.3 and 1.20.9, are now available on SKS.
Additionally, we released several new features on our Kubernetes offering:
Dedicated hypervisor support for nodepools: Users can run SKS nodepools on dedicated hypervisors by specifying the hypervisor group in a new "deploy-target" parameter on nodepools. This feature is also available for regular instance pools (not managed by SKS).
Instance prefix: By default, virtual machines (workers) for SKS are named "pool-<first 5 chars of the underlying instance pool id>-<5 random char>". Users can now control the prefix and replace "pool" by something else. This feature enables users to organize machines by name, which makes it easier to work with. It is also available in both nodepools and instance pools.