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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Getting started with Knative and Istio

Introduction to Knative and Istio (Click to view this post on GitHub) Serverless functions and service mesh are two popular cloud-native technologies that customers are exploring how to create value from. Knative and Istio respectively are the prominent open source communities surrounding these two spaces. As we dive deeper into each of these solutions with our customers, […]

Alex Ly | September 13, 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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What is Istio?

This 7-minute read is meant to be primer for developers, operators, and anyone curious about Istio service mesh. Istio basics To answer the question “what is Istio?”, we need to establish some context first. Modern applications are often composed of microservices that run in containers distributed on-premises and in the cloud. As they are decomposed […]

Nikki Rouda | September 8, 2021
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Use cases for Amazon EKS Anywhere (EKS-A) with Gloo Mesh, an enhanced Istio service mesh

This blog will cover popular use cases and describe how to set up Amazon EKS Anywhere (EKS-A) and an Istio service mesh with Solo.io’s Gloo Mesh. Hybrid cloud refers to the unification of public cloud and on-premises infrastructure. Leveraging compute environments across both environments allows you take advantage of the cost-effective scalability of public cloud […]

Ram Vennam | September 8, 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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The operational overhead of Istio’s External Control Plane

At Solo.io, we work with customers with the largest deployments of Istio in the world where cross-cluster or multi-cluster mesh solves a lot of problems for them. As Istio continues to mature and expand into multi-cluster architectures, many have looked to how they can more effectively manage their Istio deployments. In this blog, we explore […]

Nick Nellis | September 7, 2021
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How to get Istio traceability with Grafana Tempo and Grafana Loki

(This content was originally published on the Grafana blog.) “How am I supposed to debug this?” Just imagine: Late Friday, you are about to shut down your laptop and an issue comes up. Warnings, alerts, red colors. Everything that we, developers, hate the most. The architect decided to develop that system based on microservices. Hundreds […]

Antonio Berben | September 1, 2021
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Gloo Mesh Gateway demo video

Gloo Mesh Gateway is a full-featured API gateway, built on Istio, for managing North-South traffic to Kubernetes, VMs, and serverless functions. Gloo Mesh Gateway provides a unified, global control plane for both edge and service mesh use cases. It reduces complexity, increases security, increases reliability, and increases observability for consistent applications and microservices connectivity. It […]

Nikki Rouda | August 30, 2021
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How to configure an Istio service mesh with IPv6

Why is IPv6 becoming a standard? Over the last decade the Internet has seen a dramatic growth which has led to the depletion of IPv4 addresses. This is attributed to the increase in adoption of smart devices such as IoT (Internet of Things) and smartphones that communicate over the internet. IPv4 has been the de […]

Kasun Talwatta | August 30, 2021
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Gloo Mesh 1.1 and Gloo Mesh Gateway 1.0 in Detail

Today, the Solo team released Gloo Mesh 1.1, integrated with Gloo Portal for GitOps and CI/CD, and introduced Gloo Mesh Gateway, the first fully-featured enterprise API gateway built on Istio. Solo was first to deliver a full-featured developer portal for Istio with Gloo Portal and now with Gloo Mesh Gateway, Solo is the first to […]

Chris Gaun | August 24, 2021
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How to configure zero trust Authn/Authz with Istio

In this blog, we will configure your workloads to properly verify the requesting source by implementing zero trust Authn/Authz with Istio. While the concept of zero trust networks has been around for over a decade now, the move to cloud computing and service-oriented architectures has pushed the idea to the forefront. Security breaches involving massive […]

Will McKinley | August 16, 2021
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