Kubernetes 1.16: A big step for CRDs, kubectl and Container Storage Interface

This week Kubernetes 1.16 is expected and we want to highlight the technical features that enterprise Kubernetes users should know about. With Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) moving into official general availability, storage improvements, and more, this release hardens the project and celebrates the main extension points for building cloud native applications on Kubernetes. Custom Resource […]

Blog: Kubernetes 1.16: Custom Resources, Overhauled Metrics, and Volume Extensions

We’re pleased to announce the delivery of Kubernetes 1.16, our third release of 2019! Kubernetes 1.16 consists of 31 enhancements: 8 enhancements moving to stable, 8 enhancements in beta, and 15 enhancements in alpha. CRDs are in widespread use as a Kubernetes extensibility mechanism and have been available in beta since the 1.7 release. The […]

What’s new in Kubernetes 1.16?

What’s new in Kubernetes 1.16: Ephemeral containers for easy pod debugging, support for dual-stack network, new options for the scheduler and much more. These are the features that look more exciting to us for this release (ymmv): Ephemeral containers are a great way to debug running pods, as you can’t add regular containers to a […]

Building a Kubernetes platform at Pinterest

Over the years, 300 million Pinners have saved more than 200 billion Pins on Pinterest across more than 4 billion boards. To serve this vast user base and content pool, we’ve developed thousands of services, ranging from microservices of a handful CPUs to huge monolithic services that occupy a whole VM fleet. There are also […]

State of the cloud 2019: Multi-cloud and Kubernetes go hand in hand

Multi-cloud solutions, Kubernetes, AWS, and open source software are all having a banner year according to data from Sumo Logic’s customers. Sumo Logic’s annual report reveals some observations and insights about modern applications and DevSecOps in the cloud. Multi-cloud solutions, Kubernetes, AWS, and open source software are all having a banner year according to data […]

Crossplane v0.3 – accelerating support for more clouds and managed services

New developer guide, CLI tooling and enhanced out-of-tree Infra Stacks (GCP, AWS, Azure) enables the community to add support for more cloud providers, managed Kubernetes offerings, and fully-managed cloud services that can be hosted in your cloud of choice. The momentum keeps rolling forward with Crossplane community engagement around extending Crossplane to add support for […]

A standard way of managing configurations for multiple environments (and clouds)

This article intended to share ideas and solutions to address some challenges related to Configuration Management, especially in the cloud environment. Hope you find this read helpful. The approach described in this article was conceptualized a few years back, then implemented and used across many, many projects to build configuration management components for production-grade systems […]

Announcing etcd 3.4

In particular, etcd experienced performance issues with a large number of concurrent read transactions even when there is no write (e.g. “read-only range request … took too long to execute”). Previously, the storage backend commit operation on pending writes blocks incoming read transactions, even when there was no pending write. Now, the commit does not […]

OPA Gatekeeper: Policy and Governance for Kubernetes

The Open Policy Agent Gatekeeper project can be leveraged to help enforce policies and strengthen governance in your Kubernetes environment. In this post, we will walk through the goals, history, and current state of the project. The following recordings from the Kubecon EU 2019 sessions are a great starting place in working with Gatekeeper: If […]

Verifying Service Mesh TLS in Kubernetes, Using ksniff and Wireshark

Alongside Nic Jackson from HashiCorp, I have recently presented at several conferences and webinars about the need for transport-level encryption that spans end-to-end, or “user to service”, within modern applications. TLS encryption (and termination) for traffic from a user’s browser to the application edge has been a long-standing feature of API gateways, CDNs and edge […]