FSx ONTAP – Enterprise storage on AWS

Even though object storage has gained a lot of popularity, file storage is still prevalent. AWS has Elastic File System but the performance is insufficient for enterprise workload. The FSx product line has enterprise storage options and on Sept 2, 2021, AWS launched FSx ONTAP. This post is my impression about FSx ONTAP. Before getting … Read moreFSx ONTAP – Enterprise storage on AWS

Knative Eventing Introduction

In the previous post, I mentioned that Knative Serving and Knative Eventing should be seen as two different projects. The former is supposed to be widely used as a serving layer for microservices, whereas the latter has a narrower customer base. There are a dozen companies who need to build Platform as a Service, and … Read moreKnative Eventing Introduction

Knative Serving Introduction

Background As per IBM‘s definition, Knative enables serverless workloads to run on Kubernetes clusters, and makes building and orchestrating containers with Kubernetes faster and easier. It has drawn a lot of attention recently. It released version 1.0 in November 2021, and was accepted as a CNCF incubating project in March 2022. Glories aside, the value … Read moreKnative Serving Introduction

Kubernetes Operator

Kubernetes has a number of tools to automate the deployment of a single workload. In previous posts, we had covered Helm and Kustomize. What are left unresolved is how to maintain the status of workload after deployment is completed. In this post, I will give an introduction to Kubernetes Operator. Compared with Helm (templating approach) … Read moreKubernetes Operator

Autoscaling on Kubernetes Platform

Introduction The concept of autoscaling on Kubernetes platform dates from the era where virtualization first became widespread and the overhead of provisioning a new server became lightweight through the use of cloud-init. With public cloud, customers operate on usage-based billing. Autoscaling allows workload to scale down during idle times to reduce cost, and scale up … Read moreAutoscaling on Kubernetes Platform

Istio Operation Gotchas

In this post I discuss a few aspects when putting istio in operation. Installation Istio installation can be confusing, due to architectural and guideline changes as well as renaming of operator CRDs since its release, and especially since 2020. This left lots of information outdated on the web, adding to Istio’s perceived complexity. Currently, the … Read moreIstio Operation Gotchas