With the introduction of Elastic Kubernetes service at re: Invent last year, AWS finally threw their hat in the ever booming space of managed Kubernetes services. In this blog post, we will learn the basic concepts of EKS, launch an EKS cluster and also deploy a multi-tier application on it.
Internet of things (IoT) is maturing rapidly and it is finding application across various industries. Every common device that we use is turning into the category of smart devices. Smart devices are basically IoT devices. These devices captures various parameters in and around their environment leading to generation of a huge amount of data. This data needs to be collected, processed, stored and analyzed in order to get actionable insights from them. To do so, we need to build data pipeline.
In this blog we will be building a similar pipeline using Mosquitto, Kinesis, InfluxDB and Grafana. We will discuss all these individual components of the pipeline and the steps to build it.
Custom resources definition (CRD) is a powerful feature introduced in Kubernetes 1.7 which enables users to add their own/custom objects to the Kubernetes cluster and use it like any other native Kubernetes objects. In this blog post, we will see how we can add a custom resource to a Kubernetes cluster using the command line as well as using the Golang client library thus also learning how to programmatically interact with a Kubernetes cluster.
As per this article, Custom Resource Definitions are part of a wider effort to refine and enhance Kubernetes as an extensible application platform, factoring everything but the bare essentials out of “core” Kubernetes in favour of modular and maintainable extensibility mechanisms.
In this blog we understand how one can go about writing their own CRDs with a hand-on demonstration.
Jenkins X is a project which rethinks how developers should interact with CI/CD in the cloud with a focus on making development teams productive through automation, tooling and DevOps best practices.
In this blog, we explore Jenkins X, understand how it differs from Jenkins and how to go about building and deploying our first application using it.
Kubernetes allows deployment and management container-based applications at scale. One of the main advantages of Kubernetes is how it brings greater reliability and stability to the container-based distributed application, through the use of dynamic scheduling of containers. But, how do you make sure Kubernetes itself stays up when a component or its master node goes down?
In this blog we look at the steps to ensure that your kubernetes cluster is always highly available and fault tolerant.
In the age of continuous delivery and agility where the software is being deployed 10s of times per day and sometimes per hour as well using container orchestration platforms, a seamless upgrade mechanism becomes a critical aspect of any technology adoption. In this blog we explore the various upgrade strategies available for Statefulsets in Kubernetes with Cassandra as the database.
This blog talks about Azure's Kubernetes as a Service offering - AKS. I came across various issues while setting up AKS and its container registry so wanted to share some gotchas.
Finally, this blog provides the steps to setup continuous deployment pipeline with Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Container Registry & Jenkins.
Containerized applications and Kubernetes adoption in cloud environments is on the rise. One of the challenges while deploying applications in Kubernetes though is exposing these containerised applications to the outside world. This blog explores different options via which applications can be externally accessed with focus on Ingress - a new feature in Kubernetes that provides an external load balancer. This blog also provides a simple hand-on tutorial on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Containerized applications are becoming more popular with each passing year. A reason for this rise in popularity could be the pivotal role that they play in Continuous Delivery by enabling fast and automated deployment of software services. Security still remains the major concern mainly because of the way container images are being used. This blog provides an answer to the below concerns:
- There are so many docker images readily available on dockerhub, but are you sure the one that you are using is not injecting any vulnerability into your environment?
- Do you know where your containers come from?
- Are your developers downloading container images and libraries from unknown and potentially harmful sources?
- Do the containers use third party library code that is obsolete or vulnerable?
Containers are a disruptive technology and is being adopted by startups and enterprises alike. Whenever a new infrastructure technology comes along, two areas require a lot of innovation - storage & networking. Anyone who is adopting containers would have faced challenges in these two areas.
Flannel is an overlay network that helps to connect containers across multiple hosts. This blog provides an overview of container networking followed by details of Flannel.