Service Mesh All the Things! - Istio, Kubernetes and AWS EKS - Part 1

Microservices, service mesh, service discovery, networking, security all inside containers and Kubernetes? What do all these things have in common? Just because something’s abstracted does not mean it isn’t complex. It just means the complexity is hidden (abstracted) from the user. When troubleshooting these things as operators need to do. It is essential to understand the concepts, just as one would with the basics of networking and security principles. [Read More]

Using F5 Load Balancer as a Kubernetes Ingress

The F5 BigIP can be setup as a native Kubernetes Ingress Controller to integrate exposed services with the flexibility and agility of the F5 platform. This allows for the security integration as well depending on licensing, such as the ASM - Application Security Module otherwise known as a WAF - Web Application Firewall. Using the F5 controller allows integration into on-premises and cloud environments. Though realistically, this will probably be used for on-premises deployments 95% of the time, either on bare metal or virtualized workloads. [Read More]

Terraform, Kubernetes and Public Clouds - Part 1 (AWS)

On July 8th I published an article testing some deployment times to get Kubernetes up and running on different public cloud providers. I used Terraform and a bash script to automate these deployments and test accurately. I received some requests to publish the code and a walkthrough. Here it is! Ask and you shall receive.. sometimes 😜 In the first part (this one) we’ll cover deploying to AWS. If you don’t know what AWS stands for today, well, it’s Awesome Webbing Spiders! [Read More]