Episode 03 - GitOps and Multicluster
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by Tariq Islam, John Osborne, Jamie Duncan
1y ago
When GitOps is done well (or poorly?) it can feel like you're crossing the streams in Ghostbusters. In this episode, we dig into what GitOps means, how we can get there as a community, and how it affects implementing a multi-cluster Kubernetes deployment. Links and notes from this episode - Full show notes are available at https://episodes.k8sfiles.com * People used to tie off their networking wires with waxed string.  * Google's 4 golden signals are useful for anyone building large (or even small) systems. * KubeCon Europe 2019 Panel on GitOps best practices - https://www.youtube.com/wat ..read more
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Episode 02 - Getting into multi-tenancy
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by Tariq Islam, John Osborne, Jamie Duncan
1y ago
In episode 02 we dig into what it means to define tenants inside your Kubernetes cluster. This is still something of a "choose your own adventure" process, so the answers are hard to come by and almost always start with "well, it depends". We do our best to put up some guard rails so you can find success with this challenge more easily than the people who've done it before you ..read more
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Episode 01 - Getting started grab bag
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by Tariq Islam, John Osborne, Jamie Duncan
1y ago
We get our legs underneath us by going through some interesting news items we found that morning.  Topics include highlights from kubecon and re:invent, namespaces inside namespaces, and how VMs can be faster than bare metal ..read more
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Episode 06 - Istio
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by Tariq Islam, John Osborne, Jamie Duncan
1y ago
In our second episode on service meshes, we start to peel back the layers of complexity and myth around Istio. We talk about how the latest Istio release returns to its monolith heritage, how it all glues together, where to start, and we toss in a real-world example of an application whose screams for Istio go unheard by its creators ..read more
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Episode 05 - Services Meshes part 1
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by Tariq Islam, John Osborne, Jamie Duncan
1y ago
Service meshes on top of Kubernetes. Do you need one, and what are they good for if you already have one? In this first of a multi-part series around service meshes we ignore the hype machine and begin to dissect where service meshes should actually live in your world.  After some discussion, we settle them pretty comfortably into the continuum of automation and modernization where every application lives ..read more
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Episode 12 - Take a breath
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by Tariq Islam, John Osborne, Jamie Duncan
1y ago
We take a short diversion from our planned CI/CD series to try and identify a few of the countless stresses that bombarded all of us in 2020. We try to figure out what, if anything, we can do about it and what's worked from our attempts to stay sane and productive during this generational turmoil. Not much tech, but we hope you'll still get something from it ..read more
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Episode 11 - CI/CD Backbones
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by Tariq Islam, John Osborne, Jamie Duncan
1y ago
Episode 11 is the beginning of a 5-6 episode series about CI/CD in the modern Kubernetes ecosystem. In the first episode, we lay out our ground rules and begin the discussions by focusing on the CI/CD backbone tools available in 2020. We break them into different categories and compare capabilities and experiences ..read more
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Episode 10- Helm and Kustomize Compared
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by Tariq Islam, John Osborne, Jamie Duncan
1y ago
In episode 10 we discuss the Helm and Kustomize automation tools. We start the conversation thinking that one is an evolution of the other, but we don't end up that way. We were all a little surprised at where we ended up for Episode 10. We hope you are, too ..read more
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Episode 09 - Certifications
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by Tariq Islam, John Osborne, Jamie Duncan
1y ago
We dig down into how the CKA Kubernetes certification looks and feels, and what value certifications bring our industry (hint: it's a lot on balance). To prepare for this episode John took 4 exams in 17 days while Jamie took 2 and has another scheduled for early November 2020. So this isn't abstract, this is real life that we've recently lived ..read more
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Episode 08 - SMI, OSM, Consul, and Service Mesh Wrap-Up
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by Tariq Islam, John Osborne, Jamie Duncan
1y ago
Episode 8 has the folks from The K Files looking at the Service Mesh Interface, Microsoft's Open Service Mesh, and Hashicorp's Consul Service Mesh ..read more
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