[ANNOUNCE] [RELEASE] Strimzi Kafka Operators 0.31.0

Jakub Scholz

Strimzi Kafka Operators 0.31.0 has been released. The main changes in this release include:
* Support for Kafka 3.2.1
* New Kafka Exporter version (1.6.0)
* Pluggable Pod Security Profiles with built-in support for restricted Kubernetes Security Profile
* Support for leader election and running multiple operator replicas (1 active leader replicas and one or more stand-by replicas)
* New version Strimzi Kafka Bridge (0.22.0)
* Support for IPv6 addresses being used in Strimzi issued certificates
* StrimziPodSet reconciliation metrics

Strimzi 0.31 is the last Strimzi version supporting Kubernetes 1.16, 1.17 and 1.18!

For more details and installation files, go to https://github.com/strimzi/strimzi-kafka-operator/releases/tag/0.31.0

You can also check a video about the main new features on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/01dy70VlAgM

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!

Thanks & Regards
Strimzi team