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Enhancing Microservices Development with Telepresence: New IDE JetBrains Enhancements and Istio Support
November 21, 2023

Straight Outta KubeCon: Emerging 2024 Trends

The Ambassador Labs team had a blast at KubeCon 2023 in Chicago this past week, and we were busy spotting the top trends that developers and tech professionals can expect more of in the new year. Here’s our list inspired by conference speakers, attendees, sponsors, and industry experts: The Buzziest: Platform Engineering, DevEx, Cloud Infrastructure, & AI We can’t have a KubeCon conference without mentioning some of the biggest and buzziest themes of the year. Countless attendees brought up the increasing interest in platform engineering, improving Kubernetes developer experience specifically, and of course–the role that AI will play in the Kubernetes world moving forward.

November 17, 2023 | 14 min read
Edge Stack API Gateway, Kubernetes

Cutting Costs and Boosting Efficiency with Kubernetes Native Edge Stack API Gateway

Kubernetes has become a cornerstone of enterprise computing, with DZone’s 2023 report revealing that 80% of enterprises have adopted it. But every one of those 80% knows that Kubernetes management becomes critical as you scale using containerization. Kubernetes isn’t set-and-forget. Instead, you must constantly look for optimizations and efficiencies in your Kubernetes use.

November 17, 2023 | 10 min read
Service Mesh

Livin’ On the Edge S3 Ep3: Unlocking the Power of Istio and Coraza

On Season Three, Episode Three of the Livin’ on the Edge podcast, I spoke with Jose Carlos Chavez, who is a software engineer at Tetrate and heavily involved with Istio, an open-source service mesh, that has been making waves in the world of microservices and cloud-native applications. Istio offers a range of features for traffic management, security, and observability, making it a valuable tool for developers and DevOps teams. In this episode, Jose Carlos dove into his background in software and observability, including his experience with open tracing and open telemetry.

November 16, 2023 | 7 min read
kubernetes secrets, Kubernetes

Managing Configurations and Secrets in Kubernetes: ConfigMaps and Secrets

Configurations and secrets play vital roles in the successful operation of any application. Kubernetes provides dedicated resources, namely ConfigMaps and Secrets, to effectively manage these elements within a containerized environment. Understanding how to leverage ConfigMaps and Secrets is essential for efficient application deployment and maintenance in Kubernetes. In this article, we will discuss the concepts of ConfigMap and Secrets in Kubernetes, explore how to work with ConfigMaps, learn about managing secrets, and understand how to use ConfigMap and secrets in deployments. Then, we will delve into best practices for ConfigMaps and Secrets.

November 15, 2023 | 11 min read
Kubernetes, Local Kubernetes

How to Run a Virtual Machine (VM) on a Local Kubernetes Cluster

Kubernetes has emerged as the de facto standard for container orchestration because it revolutionized the way applications are deployed and managed at scale. But sometimes, it is a good choice to run a GPU-intensive workload, tokenization, or LDAP/Active Directory applications on virtual machines (VMs) instead of containers for security, compatibility, or performance reasons. Virtual machines have long been the go-to technology for running diverse workloads, offering greater isolation, compatibility with legacy applications, and the ability to run operating systems of different types. However, managing VMs in a traditional infrastructure along with containerized applications on Kubernetes can be challenging and time-consuming. This is where Kubevirt steps in, offering a solution that allows you to run versatile and isolated virtual machines (VMs) inside your local Kubernetes cluster.

November 13, 2023 | 8 min read