Topic: kubernetes

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Istio

Istio is an open source service mesh that simplifies observability, traffic management, security, and policy. It extends Kubernetes to establish a programmable, application-aware network using the Envoy service proxy.  Istio 1.12 was recently launched with an improved experience with WebAssembly that allows users to dynamically load custom-built extensions at runtime through an API. The latest … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Goldpinger

Goldpinger is a networking monitoring tool for Kubernetes that works by making calls between its instances. It runs as a DaemonSet on Kubernetes, which is used to manage groups of replicated pods on Kubernetes. It produces Prometheus metrics that can be scraped, visualised and alerted on. “We built Goldpinger to troubleshoot, visualise and alert on … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Checkov

Checkov is a static code analysis tool for infrastructure-as-code that scans cloud infrastructure provisioned using Terraform, Terraform plan, Cloudformation, Kubernetes, Dockerfile, Serverless, or ARM Templates. It detects security and compliance misconfigurations using graph-based scanning.  The open-source project also powers Bridgecrew, which is platform for codifying and streamlining cloud security throughout the development life cycle. Checkov … continue reading

3 big things to consider with Kubernetes, Kafka, and Elasticsearch on 1,000 nodes

Kubernetes has become the de facto approach to container microservices. It offers extensibility, stability, and insight that doesn’t exist in other open source solutions. It has become a staple in the DevOps toolchain and it shows no signs of slowing down. When companies wish to run Kafka or Elasticsearch, Kubernetes has become the go-to option. … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kubecost

Kubecost provides real-time cost visibility and insights for teams using Kubernetes and helps them continuously reduce their cloud costs. Users can breakdown costs by any Kubernetes concept, including deployment, service, namespace label, and more. Users can join Kubernetes costs with any external cloud services or infrastructure spend to have a complete picture. Kubecost also offers … continue reading

Nirmata releases policy management solution to ensure compliance of Kubernetes workloads

Policy-based security and automation company Nirmata has announced the release of its Cloud Native Policy Management solution, which helps teams ensure security, compliance, and readiness of Kubernetes workloads. According to Nirmata, automating the creation, deployment, and management of policy-based guardrails allows customers to get insights, alerts, and reports. It also allows for better collaboration across … continue reading

A People’s History of Kubernetes

The 30th anniversary of Linux gives us a chance to reflect on the evolution of open source and how it has transformed the corporate landscape of technology-makers.  While open-source software was originally seen as a democratization of technology and a threat to traditional corporations, disruptive startups and tech giants who have adapted successfully have found … continue reading

Rookout introduces new Kubernetes debugging capabilities

Observability platform Rookout has announced the release of new debugging capabilities for Kubernetes.  According to Rookout, debugging complex, cloud-native applications can be difficult even for experienced engineers due to their distributed nature.  Rookout has attempted to solve this by creating a new UI that groups cloud resources by namespace, pod, and cluster, and highlighting components … continue reading

Crossplane accepted as Incubating project at CNCF

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced that the Kubernetes control plane Crossplane has been accepted as an Incubating project. “Kubernetes and cloud native projects have demonstrated that multi cloud innovation is possible and truly a reality in manproduction environments,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of CNCF. “The industry is ready for cross-cloud managed services … continue reading

The Kubernete$ blindfold: New CNCF survey illuminates overspending

If more of your budget has been going to Kubernetes-related cloud costs, well, at least you’re not alone. A newly released survey and the first of its kind from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is shedding new light on just how fast – and just how much – Kubernetes-related spend is increasing for the … continue reading

Three ways to protect Kubernetes data from ransomware

Ransomware attacks were up 150% from 2019 to 2020 with the amount paid by victims increasing by more than 300%. There is no question that ransomware can be devastating to businesses of all sizes – the very recent and very prominent ransomware attack on the Colonial Oil Pipeline underscores the potential for  disaster as attackers increasingly target … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: MicroK8s

MicroK8s allows for low-ops, minimal production Kubernetes for devs, cloud, clusters, workstations, edge and IoT.  It is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) certified upstream Kubernetes deployment that runs entirely on your workstation or edge device. The project automatically chooses the best nodes for the Kubernetes datastore, and when a cluster database is lost, another … continue reading

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