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).
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.