GraphQL and gRPC

Big Picture For inter-process communication at a high level, the two styles are asynchronous and synchronous styles: RPCs, built on top of TCP/UDP, are usually complex to implement. SOAP improved it and can operate on HTTP. Many large companies today still used SOAP for message exchange. However, it has a limitation with complex format and … Read moreGraphQL and gRPC

Build and Manage Kubernetes Clusters

There are numerous options to build a Kubernetes cluster. If your company has a multi-cloud strategy, most likely you will have to deal with cluster creation on multiple cloud platform or on virtual machines on premise. Most likely, the chosen cloud platform already make it simple for us. However, it is still important to understand … Read moreBuild and Manage Kubernetes Clusters

MinIO for S3-compatible Object Storage

I reviewed some storage technologies on Kubernetes but they are all for block and file storage. In this post, I will discuss the current available options for container workload to use object storage. I will also touch on MinIO as an object storage solution. Object storage Block and file system are more native to operating … Read moreMinIO for S3-compatible Object Storage

Kubernetes Storage on Azure 3 of 3 – Ceph by Rook

In the last two posts, I covered the native storage options on Azure Kubernetes Service, as well as Portworx as an example of a proprietary Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution. There are also a number of open-source alternative SDS solutions. Ceph has nearly a decade of history from prior to containerization, and is the most … Read moreKubernetes Storage on Azure 3 of 3 – Ceph by Rook

Kubernetes Storage on Azure 2 of 3 – Portworx

In the previous post, we have discussed built-in storage classes on Azure Kubernetes. Further to that, we will examine some third-party software defined storage (SDS) options that are compatible with Azure Kubernetes Service in this post. Then we take Portworx on Azure as an example. Although, these options are specific to Azure, most of the … Read moreKubernetes Storage on Azure 2 of 3 – Portworx

Kubernetes Storage on Azure 1 of 3 – built-in storage and NFS

In the previous post, we understand that to host stateful workload, we need to manage persistent storage to the Kubernetes platform. In this post, I will explore the different storage options. These options are specific to Azure Kubernetes service. However, the principals apply to any Kubernetes platform regardless of cloud vendor. In another old post, … Read moreKubernetes Storage on Azure 1 of 3 – built-in storage and NFS