Increasing Security of Istio Deployments by Removing the Need for Privileged Containers

Increasing Security of Istio Deployments by Removing the Need for Privileged Containers

With the 1.0 release, Istio is preparing itself for prime time by companies developing container-native applications with a desire for adopting a service mesh solution. However, there is a potential issue that may slow down the adoption rate: Pods that belong to the Istio mesh require elevated privileges in order to function properly. In this […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #49 – Security & Service Meshes

[Podcast] PodCTL #49 - Security & Service Meshes

As we use PodCTL to help educate the market on Containers, Kubernetes and associated technologies, we’ve found that Service Meshes (and Istio) are one of the most popular topics. While it’s still a newer technology, just recently achieving v1.0 GA, we find that many people want to learn more. So this week we went deeper […]

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OpenShift Commons Briefing: Istio 1.0 Release Update and Introduction with Brian “redbeard” Harrington (Red Hat)

OpenShift Commons Briefing Summary In this briefing, Red Hat’s Brian ‘redbeard’ Harrington gives an awesome introduction to Istio andt walk us thru what’s new in Istio 1.0 Release. Istio, an open source tool to connect and manage microservices, has become a category leading service mesh (essentially a configurable infrastructure layer for microservices) for Kubernetes. This […]

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Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.10 is now available for download

Today, we’re pleased to announce the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.10 (read the release notes; download the new version). Every release of OpenShift contains hundreds of fixes for enhanced security and performance, tested integrations throughout the stack, and access to hundreds of validated ISV solutions. For a full walkthrough of the […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #43 – Istio, Knative, and GoogleNEXT announcements

[Podcast] PodCTL #43 - Istio, Knative, and GoogleNEXT announcements

There are four main events each year where Kubernetes is front and center – KubeCon, OpenShift Commons Gathering, Red Hat Summit and GoogleNEXT. This past week Google and the open source communities made a number of Kubernetes-related announcements, which we reviewed and discussed on this week’s show. Those announcements included the GA of Istio 1.0, […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #35 – Kubernetes News & Events

[Podcast] PodCTL #35 - Kubernetes News & Events

The end of April and early May is the heart of the Spring tradeshow season, and this year it was packed with Kubernetes events and news. We look back at the Kubernetes-related news and trends coming out of Cloud Foundry Summit, KubeCon/CloudNativeCon and Red Hat Summit. The show will always be available on this blog […]

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Getting Started with Istio and Jaeger on Your Laptop

Getting Started with Istio and Jaeger on Your Laptop

About a year ago Red Hat announced its participation as a launch partner of the Istio project, a service mesh technology that creates an application focused network that transparently protects the applications from abnormalities in environments. The main goals of Istio are enhancing overall application security and availability through many different capabilities such as intelligent […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #30 – 2018 Kubernetes Trends

[Podcast] PodCTL #30 - 2018 Kubernetes Trends

We all love the latest technologies. it’s as if our DNA is wired to constantly chase the next shiny thing. So this week we look ahead at what the trends will be in Kubernetes for CY2018. Some of these are the new shiny things – like Service Mesh (e.g. Istio) or Serverless. Others topics look […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #23 – Microservices with Istio

[Podcast] PodCTL #23 - Microservices with Istio

One of the hottest topics coming out of KubeCon 2017 Austin was “service meshes”, with a focus on the Istio and Envoy projects. We’ve covered the basics of service meshes on a Basics show a few weeks ago, but given the interest in the topic, we wanted to go into more details. This week we […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL Basics – Understanding Service Meshes

As we get back into 2018, we decided to get back to basic, “PodCTL Basics”. These are our shorter, 10-15 minute shows which cover introductory-level knowledge about various topics related to Containers, Kubernetes or Cloud-native applications. We’re done some “Basics” shows in the past: What is Kubernetes Linux Containers How to Containerize an Application We […]

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