[Podcast] PodCTL #55 – Kubernetes as the new Application Server

[Podcast] PodCTL #55 - Kubernetes as the new Application Server

We mentioned last week that we’re moving into the 3rd Era of Kubernetes (automated ops, automated apps), with the 2nd Era being about getting a broader set of applications on Kubernetes. Today we thought we’d talk about some design patterns, especially for anyone that’s transitioning from existing applications, and how some of those concepts map […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #54 – Have We Reached Kubernetes-Native Yet

[Podcast] PodCTL #54 - Have We Reached Kubernetes-Native Yet

As we close in on another KubeCon, it’s useful to examine how the industry has evolved to provide platforms and services that are optimized for the applications that drive business. The Kubernetes community has evolved from a 1st era (Google open sourced Kubernetes, CNCF was formed, early-early adopters) to 2nd era (adding many types of […]

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Istio on OpenShift: Technology Preview of Service Mesh Now Available

Istio on OpenShift: Technology Preview of Service Mesh Now Available

  We’re happy to announce the availability of our first technology preview of the Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh, based on the Istio Project. The advancement of application/software development practices combined with technology/practice improvements in software delivery have resulted in a proliferation of application instances within many organizations. Whether these are macro/monoliths, “mini” services, or […]

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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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