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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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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Getting started with Amazon EKS Anywhere and Istio service mesh

How long does it take to getting started with Amazon EKS Anywhere, Istio, and Gloo Mesh?  Assuming you already have the Kubernetes clusters, it will take you 15 minutes to configure secure and seamless global failover of your services from EKS Anywhere (EKS-A) to traditional EKS in the AWS cloud. Pre-requisites 1. An EKS-A cluster, […]

Lin Sun | September 9, 2021
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Connect Your Services Seamlessly with Amazon EKS Anywhere and Istio

Amazon EKS Anywhere provides a new deployment option that enables users to easily create and operate Kubernetes clusters on-premises, while also connecting VMs and bare metal. Amazon EKS Anywhere opens up possibilities for a bunch of hybrid cloud use cases such as workload migration from on-premises to public cloud, application modernization, bursting, and data sovereignty. […]

Lin Sun | September 8, 2021
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Sail farther with Istio discovery selectors and long term support

A few months ago, while working with some of our large-scale customers at, we discovered that the Istio control plane watches all Services, Pods, and Endpoints in a cluster even if only a few of these services were running in the service mesh. Our customers shared their concerns that the Istio control plane processes […]

Lin Sun | May 26, 2021
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Happy Birthday Istio!

Istio turns 4 today! This month, I’ve also reached 20 years working in the software industry, time flies!  Out of these years, I have seldom worked on a project for over 3 years. The Istio project is one of the exceptions that I worked on for over 3 years. I still remember in the very […]

Lin Sun | May 24, 2021
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