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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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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Prevent security risks with multi-cluster Istio deployments

Here at Solo.io we treat security very seriously. In order to help ensure good security, when we’re aware of a potential weakness, we aim to address it as quickly and completely as possible. Here’s an example related to istiod, kubeconfig, and multi-cluster Istio service meshes. Istio had a potential CVE report related to the use […]

Nikki Rouda | December 6, 2021
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Deploying Envoy proxies outside Kubernetes with Gloo Edge

Some things should always be separated, shouldn’t they? Like oil and water. Wheat and chaff. Church and state. And how about deploying Envoy proxies and their control planes, like Gloo Edge? By default, you might think of them as living together. In the Gloo Edge documentation, the default scenario deploys an Envoy proxy and its […]

Jim Barton | November 24, 2021
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The 3 best ways to learn Flux and Flagger for GitOps with your Envoy Proxy API gateways

GitOps continues to gain traction as the preferred model for application development and delivery in the age of Kubernetes-orchestrated containers. Here at Solo.io, we are constantly exploring the best ways for you to incorporate Istio and Envoy Proxy for service meshes and API gateways with your GitOps strategy. As you learn about other open source […]

Daniel Wessels | November 16, 2021
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Gloo Mesh vs. other Istio products – what we’ve learned over the past year

At Solo.io, we build application-networking products that enable organizations to expose, secure, and observe their services architectures. Envoy proxy and Istio service mesh are part of how we build our products. In fact, we’ve built our Gloo Mesh Enterprise product on top of Istio, as that is the most mature, scalable, and widely adopted service […]

Solo.io Engineering | November 3, 2021
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Announcing Gloo Mesh v1.2, the industry’s most reliable and easiest way to manage an Istio service mesh

Solo.io is excited to announce the general availability (GA) of Gloo Mesh v1.2 which continues to deliver on our promise of building the industry’s most robust, reliable, and easy to manage Istio-based service mesh. If your idea of excitement in IT is wanting something that just works, we’ve got you covered! For architects and operators, […]

Nikki Rouda | November 2, 2021
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Modernizing SOAP Interfaces with Gloo Portal

If you still have some legacy SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) applications, it is possible to keep running them while modernizing your connectivity, giving you a more robust operating environment so that you can upgrade or replace them when you are ready. The purpose of this post is to show by example how you can […]

Jim Barton | October 21, 2021
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Announcing Gloo Edge 1.9 with FIPS, last good config, canary testing, and UI improvements

Today, the Solo team released Gloo Edge 1.9, our latest version of the popular Kubernetes-native, Envoy Proxy-based API gateway. The raft of new features are focused on further enhancing the reliability, security, and usability for our customers. Solo leads the community in making Envoy Proxy the smart choice to handle connectivity and ingress to distributed […]

Nikki Rouda | October 6, 2021
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Upgrading Istio without Downtime

This blog originally appeared on The New Stack. As of writing this blog, Istio is about to unveil its 1.11 version, so it’s a good time for us to talk about a method for upgrading Istio without downtime. If you have been working with Istio for some time and have it deployed to your environments, […]

Nick Nellis | September 20, 2021
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Configuration as Data, GitOps, and Controllers: it’s not simple for multi-cluster

One big benefit of using a declarative configuration approach, or “configuration as data” as Kelsey Hightower says, is understanding the intent of the desired end state of a system. Declarative configuration becomes a contract between users/tools and makes it easy to understand whether the system is in the desired state or not. Kubernetes is an […]

Christian Posta | September 14, 2021
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