From Zero to Gloo Edge in 15 Minutes: ArgoCD GitOps Edition

My first real exposure to GitOps was while working on a project for an Amazon subsidiary where we used AWS technologies like CloudFormation. That was nice, but I yearned for something more general that wouldn’t lock me in to a single cloud provider. My real GitOps “conversion” happened some time later when I was working […]

Jim Barton | January 20, 2022
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GitOps with Argo CD and Gloo Mesh (Part 1)

GitOps is becoming increasingly popular approach to manage Kubernetes components. It works by using Git as a single source of truth for declarative infrastructure and applications, allowing your application definitions, configurations, and environments to be declarative and version controlled. This helps to make these workflows automated, auditable, and easy to understand. Setting up GitOps with […]

Alex Ly | January 19, 2022
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How to get VMs to talk to Kubernetes

A very common scenario in an everyday cloud-native developer’s life is to make disparate systems and services to talk to each other. A classic example is how to call a Kubernetes service from a Virtual Machine (VM) without using LoadBalancer-type Kubernetes services, i.e. using Cluster-IP or Pod-IP. These types of communication needs are common in typical production […]

Kamesh Sampath | January 14, 2022
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Announcing Gloo Edge 1.10 with enhanced AWS Lambda integrations, plus many security, reliability, and ease-of-use improvements

Today, the Solo team released Gloo Edge 1.10, our latest version of the popular Kubernetes-native, Envoy Proxy-based API gateway. The raft of new features are focused on tighter integration with AWS Lambda serverless functions, more observability metrics, security capabilities, and over 100 enhancements altogether. Solo leads the community in making Envoy Proxy the smart choice […]

Nikki Rouda | January 13, 2022
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Blocking the Log4Shell Vulnerability with Gloo Mesh

Zero-trust Security Series Recently, the world of Java development and operations reeled as the Log4J zero-day vulnerability was exposed in CVE-2021-4428. Jim Barton, a Field Engineer at Solo.io, showed us how to thwart this vulnerability through Gloo Edge and WAF (Web Application Firewall) rules using Gloo Edge’s embedded modsecurity rules. Jim’s blog provides a fast […]

Will McKinley | January 10, 2022
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​​BumbleBee: Build, Ship, Run eBPF tools

Today we are thrilled to announce BumbleBee, an open-source project focused on simplifying the user experience around building eBPF tools. BumbleBee helps to build, run and distribute eBPF programs using OCI images. It allows you to focus on writing eBPF code, while taking care of the user space components – automatically exposing your data as […]

Idit Levine | January 5, 2022
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Get started with eBPF using BumbleBee

What is eBPF? eBPF stands for extended Berkeley Packet Filter. The Linux kernel has been around for a long time, however, it is not easy to modify or extend the kernel unless you know how to patch it. If you are familiar with Kubernetes’s custom resources or Envoy filters, you understand how important it is […]

Lin Sun | January 5, 2022
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The year-in-review: Solo.io’s big moves in 2021

The year 2021 was a game-changer for Solo.io, with our biggest leap forward since the company was first founded by Idit Levine in 2017. In fact, so much has happened that we decided to put together this quick recap in case you missed any of our news! Gloo Mesh Enterprise had its 1.0 GA in […]

Nikki Rouda | December 20, 2021
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eBPF for Service Mesh? Yes, but Envoy Proxy is here to stay

  Our goal here at Solo.io is to bring valuable solutions to our customers around application networking and service connectivity. Back in October, we announced our plans to enhance our enterprise service-mesh product (Gloo Mesh Enterprise) with eBPF to optimize the functionality around networking, observability, and security. To what extent can eBPF play a role […]

Idit Levine | December 16, 2021
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Navigating Istio Config: a look into Istio’s toolkit

Let’s talk about debugging Istio by looking directly at the generated Envoy configuration…. An Istio service mesh gives you dynamic traffic control capabilities by deploying an Envoy Proxy next to each of your containers and then programming it with a configuration to drive your desired behavior. Typically, this configuration can be hundreds or thousands of […]

Ram Vennam | December 15, 2021
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Block Log4Shell attacks with Gloo Edge

Headlines have screamed “The Internet’s on fire” since the Log4Shell zero-day vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 emerged. It has been rated with a Critical CVSS score of 10 (out of 10). TechCrunch reports that numerous Big Tech systems are vulnerable. The root cause is an issue in the commonly used open-source Java library Log4j. Many enterprise developers (including yours […]

Jim Barton | December 14, 2021
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A tour of the WasmPlugin resource in Istio 1.12

WebAssembly (Wasm) is a fast, efficient, and portable binary instruction format for programming languages that helps users to extend their web applications as well as their server side applications. It provides an embeddable and safe execution environment for platform extensions and has been gaining momentum with popular cloud-native technologies including Kubernetes, Envoy Proxy, and Istio […]

Lin Sun | December 7, 2021
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