Jan 15, 2020 · 11 min read
Knative is an excellent platform for building, deploying and managing serverless workloads on Kubernetes. The Serving resources of Knative extend Istio to support serverless applications. Another class of resources of Knative called Eventing extend Istio to support the production and consumption of Cloud Events. Knative offloads the responsibility of scaling the workloads from the users by only activating pods when they receive a request. It scales out the workload pods based on the number of requests and scales pods down to zero when they are idle.
Nov 11, 2019 · 15 min read
The concept of access control can be boiled down to two factors: authentication (AuthN) and authorization (AuthZ). While authentication determines the identity of a client based on the data presented to the identity provider (e.g., Google and Microsoft AD), authorization determines whether an authenticated principal may interact with the resource. I am not going to delve deep into the security architecture of Istio since I have covered this topic in detail in my upcoming FREE quick start guide on Istio.
Oct 31, 2019 · 11 min read
A crucial feature of the Istio Service Mesh is that it grants you absolute control over how you want to route traffic to a service. Each service on the Istio service mesh has a unique network identity that it receives from the underlying host, i.e., Kubernetes. For example, a service named foo provisioned in a namespace named bar will have the FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) foo.bar.svc.cluster.local, which also serves as its network identity.
Sep 08, 2018 · 4 min read
You have deployed your DNC (Dot Net Core) application on your Kubernetes cluster and to make it efficient, you have initialized resources, kept a database channel open, and did a ton of other things during the initialization of your application. Did you miss something? One of the critical tasks that you must do is cleaning up the resources, shutting down the open channels, and gracefully shutting off what you turned on and so on from your application when Kubernetes instructs your container to shut down.