AKS Cluster Performance: How to Better Operate Kubernetes in Azure

AKS is the managed service from Azure for Kubernetes. When you create an AKS cluster, Azure creates and operates the Kubernetes control plane for you at no cost. The only thing you do as a user is to say how many worker nodes you’d like, plus other configurations we’ll see in this post. So, with that in mind, how can you improve the AKS cluster performance of a service in which Azure pretty much manages almost everything?


K8s: Why it’s time to ditch legacy debugging

Kubernetes is a highly distributed, microservices oriented technology that allows devs to run code at scale. K8S revolutionized cloud infrastructure and made our lives a whole lot easier in many aspects. Developers don’t have to do anything but write code and wrap it in the docker container for K8S to handle. But even its greatest enthusiasts will admit debugging Kubernetes pods is still a pain.


Alcide Advisor: Continuous Kubernetes Security

Alcide Advisor is released to our Early Access program members. The Alcide Advisor Early Access Program provides an exclusive free access to our new Kubernetes and Istio hygiene advisor tool, before it's being released. The Alcide Advisor scans your Kubernetes deployments to look for any misconfigurations or secrets left behind.


Strangler Pattern: How to Deal With Legacy Code During the Container Revolution

When we say “technical debt”, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it the accumulation of code in an outdated system that’s seen changes from tens, or even hundreds, of developers over the years? Is it a codebase with poorly-written methods following convoluted logic and hard-to-follow patches for production issues? It’s both, really.

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Monitoring Amazon EKS with Stackdriver

Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) is a managed service that allows you to easily run Kubernetes on Amazon Web Services (AWS) without the pain point of having to stand up or maintain your own Kubernetes control plane. This service is the AWS equivalent of Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).


Tigera Secure Enterprise Edition 2.4 Enables Firewalls to Secure Dynamic Kubernetes Workloads

We are excited to announce the new security capabilities of Tigera Secure Enterprise Edition 2.4. This release enables enterprise security teams to extend their existing zone-based architectures and easily connect to external resources. The highlights include DNS Policies, Threat Defense, Compliance Dashboard and Reporting, and easier installation options.


Announcing Preview Support for Windows Server Containers

Today we are announcing the support for Windows containers with Kubernetes 1.14 in Preview mode. As many users may know, Rancher 2.1.0 supported Windows containers in experimental mode. Now that SIG Windows and Microsoft have announced the general availability of containers in Windows Server 2019 with Kubernetes 1.14, we have upgraded Rancher to both support the latest version of Windows containers (and Kubernetes) and after the preview is over, make it generally available.