The Hidden Costs of Kubernetes

The Hidden Costs of Kubernetes

The Hidden Costs of Kubernetes The advantages of cloud-native architecture are well-known by now. You get the scalability of the cloud along with the business rewards of an elastic architecture. One thing that often gets lost in the mix, however, is the productivity costs associated with a cloud-native approach. In the US alone, over 70% of enterprises have adopted or are currently adopting cloud-native architecture, causing a surge in developers who are trying to...
Kubernetes State Of The Union — KubeCon 2019, San Diego

Kubernetes State Of The Union — KubeCon 2019, San Diego

Kubernetes State Of The Union — KubeCon 2019, San Diego I have to confess that I love technical conferences, and KubeCon  is fast becoming my favorite. It is still just the right size — not too small and not too big. I feel inspired to be surrounded by thousands of very smart people, solving some of the most complex technological challenges in the world, all under one roof. I feel privileged to be able to talk to some of the most brilliant minds of our times, who...
Microservices Orchestration With Kubernetes

Microservices Orchestration With Kubernetes

Microservices Orchestration With Kubernetes In our last post, we discussed the recent trend towards microservices, and some of the complications that can arise as part of a microservices-based architecture. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be diving deeper into that problem. We’ll explore the tradeoffs inherent in different design choices, and what emerging technologies can do to alleviate those issues. Before diving in, however, we thought it might make sense to...
Microservices Mesh – Part I

Microservices Mesh – Part I

Microservices Mesh – Part I If you’ve been following the trends in distributed and cloud architectures over the past few years, you’ve likely heard a lot about microservices. Since their introduction a few years ago, they’ve slowly started taking over the conversation around enterprise cloud deployments. More and more companies are announcing their move to microservices, and making blog posts and press releases to celebrate it. But while the move to microservices...
Microservices Mesh – Part II – Istio Basics

Microservices Mesh – Part II – Istio Basics

Microservices Mesh – Part II – Istio Basics Setting up a basic microservice in Kubernetes is deceptively simple. In our last article, we showed how easy it is to get off the ground using containers. We built a simple Docker image, deployed it using Kubernetes, and queried our app. Of course, that was relatively painless! But in the real world, cloud architectures are usually more complicated than that, involving multiple tens or hundreds of services, with...