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, […]

World’s First “Quantum Drone” for Impenetrable Air-to-Ground Data Links Takes Off

Quantum drones under development in China could lead to nigh unhackable airborne quantum communication networks, a new study finds. Quantum mechanics makes possible a strange phenomenon known as entanglement. Essentially, two or more particles such as photons that get linked or “entangled” can, in theory, influence each other no matter the distance between them. Entanglement […]

Announcing Envoy Mobile

Today we are thrilled to announce the initial OSS preview release of Envoy Mobile, an iOS and Android client network library that brings the power of Envoy Proxy to mobile platforms. This is the beginning of a journey that we hope mobile developers around the industry will join us on. When Lyft originally announced Envoy […]

Learning AWS App Mesh

At re:Invent 2018, AWS announced AWS App Mesh, a service mesh that provides application-level networking. App Mesh makes it easy for your services to communicate with each other across multiple types of compute infrastructure, including: App Mesh standardizes how your services communicate, giving you end-to-end visibility and ensuring high availability for your applications. Service meshes […]

How to run evolution strategies on Google Kubernetes Engine

Reinforcement learning (RL) has become popular in the machine learning community as more and more people have seen its amazing performance in games, chess and robotics. In previous blog posts we’ve shown you how to run RL algorithms on AI Platform utilizing both Google’s powerful computing infrastructure and intelligently managed training service such as Bayesian […]

Kubernetes Operators Best Practices

Kubernetes Operators are processes connecting to the master API and watching for events, typically on a limited number of resource types. When a relevant event occurs, the operator reacts and performs a specific action. This may be limited to interacting with the master API only, but will often involve performing some action on some other […]

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 […]