The growth of Kubernetes as a foundation for cloud native applications means developers need to identify a storage service for persistent data. When using Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) there are multiple options for persistent storage. Natively within Azure both Azure Managed Disks and Azure Files are available. Ned Bellavance dives deep into both to provide thorough analysis of their performance. This is actually a follow up to a previous test Ned performed based on feedback he received from Microsoft.
Kubernetes has become the default container orchestrator in modern IT. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to configure or manage for the average enterprise. We’ve already come a long way in moving away from the byzantine days of Kubernetes past. It is a much more enterprise-friendly platform today, with a number of PaaS solutions making it increasingly viable. But challenges remain.
Deploying an application on multiple clouds presents some unique challenges. While each cloud has similar constructs in terms of compute, networking, and storage, the implementation of those constructs differs to a lesser or greater degree in each public cloud. Dealing with the vagaries of a particular cloud’s implementation requires a certain level of sophistication and expertise, making a multi-cloud deployment an administrative nightmare. What an organization needs is a consistent deployment model across multiple clouds without requiring in-depth knowledge of each cloud’s implementation. In this piece, Ned Bellavance looks at how Pure Storage provides storage predictability and consistency in multi-cloud using Kubernetes and the Pure Service Orchestrator.
Need to know where to start with containers? Dr. Peter Welcher has a great overview that you definitely want to read through! Even if you’re already familiar with containers you want to make sure you catch up on his great perspective.
SnapRoute is building a cloud-native NOS by building it from cloud-native software: Kubernetes. Read on for Tom Hollingsworth’s take on why that’s going to be important for the future of the cloud network.
Kubernetes is increasingly important in IT, but that doesn’t make it any less opaque. Luckily Eric Shanks put together an excellent series of posts to get you started. This first goes over the theory behind different elements, then jumps into specific practical examples.
Managing infrastructure is hard enough. But in today’s world of cloud computing it can be tough to manage constructs that live for seconds instead of persisting. How can you keep a handle on it all. Confidentially, the best way is with Aporeto. Tom Hollingsworth discusses the power of identity management for workloads in this post.
The first major security flaw for Kubernetes has been found. It’s a nasty privilege escalation that’s tough to detect. Let the patching begin!
Kubernetes 1.12 was made Generally Available yesterday. We run down the major new release and testing features.
Orchestration and integration may be what people think of most when in comes to DevOps. But in this post, Ned Bellavance looks at how to close the DevOps feedback loop with measuring and optimizing application performance.