Etcd – the key-value store for Kubernetes

Etcd in Kubernetes In Kubernetes architecture, etcd is the data store. It stores the desired state of Kubernetes object. API server is the only client that connects to etcd (via gRPC protocol). Cluster builder specifies the endpoint of etcd as a parameter to the kube-api-server process. Other Kubernetes components, whether in the control plane or … Read moreEtcd – the key-value store for Kubernetes

Hosting database on Kubernetes

Background “We want to host Postgres database on Kubernetes. Can you help us?”. The client appears assertive and reluctant to resort to managed services. So I did some homework and went through this tutorial. My thought: it’s doable, but don’t do it unless operating database as a service is your main business. I believed that … Read moreHosting database on Kubernetes

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

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

Service Proxy – from Nginx to Envoy

Envoy proxy is the underlying technology for Istio, as well as a number of other service mesh products, such as AppMesh (AWS), Consul (Hashicorp) and OpenServiceMesh (Azure). Most of the capabilities of Isito is ultimately provided by Envoy proxy. Envoy has a page outlining its differences with similar technologies. I decided to take a look … Read moreService Proxy – from Nginx to Envoy