Whats new in Kubernetes 1.15?

Another outstanding Kubernetes release, this time focused on making the CustomResource a first class citizen in your cluster, allowing for better extensibility and maintainability. But wait, there is much more! Here is the full list of what’s new in Kubernetes 1.15. NodeLocal DNSCache improves Cluster DNS performance by running a dns caching agent on cluster […]

Automated High Availability in kubeadm v1.15: Batteries Included But Swappable

The core of the kubeadm interface is quite simple: new control plane nodes are created by you running kubeadm init, worker nodes are joined to the control plane by you running kubeadm join. Also included are common utilities for managing already bootstrapped clusters, such as control plane upgrades, token and certificate renewal. To keep kubeadm […]

Introducing Volume Cloning Alpha for Kubernetes

Kubernetes v1.15 introduces alpha support for volume cloning. This feature allows you to create new volumes using the contents of existing volumes in the user’s namespace using the Kubernetes API. Many storage systems provide the ability to create a “clone” of a volume. A clone is a duplicate of an existing volume that is its […]

Future of CRDs: Structural Schemas

CustomResourceDefinitions were introduced roughly two years ago as the primary way to extend the Kubernetes API with custom resources. From the beginning they stored arbitrary JSON data, with the exception that kind, apiVersion and metadata had to follow the Kubernetes API conventions. In Kubernetes 1.8 CRDs gained the ability to define an optional OpenAPI v3 […]

Kubernetes 1.15: Extensibility and Continuous Improvement

We’re pleased to announce the delivery of Kubernetes 1.15, our second release of 2019! Kubernetes 1.15 consists of 25 enhancements: 2 moving to stable, 13 in beta, and 10 in alpha. The main themes of this release are: Continuous ImprovementProject sustainability is not just about features. Many SIGs have been working on improving test coverage, […]

How to monitor Golden signals in Kubernetes

What are Golden signals metrics? How do you monitor golden signals in Kubernetes applications? Golden signals can help to detect issues of a microservices application. These signals are a reduced set of metrics that offer a wide view of a service from a user or consumer perspective, so you can detect potential problems that might […]

Chaos Engineering Kubernetes with the Litmus Framework

Litmus is an open source chaos engineering framework for Kubernetes environments running stateful applications. Created by MayaData, Litmus enables users to run test suites, capture logs, generate rep The book Mastering Collaboration by Gretchen Anderson provides techniques and exercises that can be used to improve collaboration in teams and between teams and their environment. It […]

KubeCon EU 2019: Top 10 Takeaways

The Datawire team and I have returned home from an awesome time last week where we attended KubeCon and CloudNativeCon in Barcelona. Together, we were part of six talks at KubeCon, staffed a packed booth with amazing T-shirts (if I do say so myself!), spoke to dozens of community members, and attended some fantastic talks. […]

How big companies are using Kubernetes

Kubernetes’ increased adoption is showcased by a number of influential companies which have integrated the technology into their services. Let us take a look at how some of the biggest companies of our time are successfully using Kubernetes. The Docker adoption is still growing exponentially, more and more companies have started using it in Production. […]