Introducing GKE image streaming for fast application startup and autoscaling

Google announced the general availability of a new feature in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE): image streaming. This revolutionary GKE feature has the potential to drastically improve your application scale-up time, allowing you to respond to increased user demand more rapidly, and save money by provisioning less spare capacity. Google achieved this by reducing the image pull-time for container from several minutes (in the case of large images) to a couple of seconds (irrespective of container size), and allowing an application to start booting immediately while GKE streams the container data in parallel.

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