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One of the core feature of Banzai Cloud's container management platform, Pipeline, is the capability of building hybrid clouds with ease. The most important reason behind the introduction of our own CNCF certified Kubernetes distribution, Pipeline Kubernetes Engine (PKE) was to provide our customers a Kubernetes environment that behaves consistently across public cloud providers, on-premise, and the combination of those. A single approach does not cover all use-cases, so the Banzai Cloud Pipeline platform provides four different ways to build and use hybrid clouds.
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When something goes wrong in your mesh, the first thing you'll probably notice is an alert about your services: error rate or latency is increasing. But it's only a symptom and the real root cause can be a whole bunch of different things, like underlying Kubernetes problems, application bugs or node failures. This blog post shows you how to track such an issue and find the root cause: in this example, a misconfiguration in a Kubernetes cluster.
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Generally speaking, code generation is the process of producing code from some sort of abstract description. Although this is not a very expressive description, almost everyone has some sort of understanding of code generation. For example, in the cloud native ecosystem generating code from Protobuf or OpenAPI descriptors is quite common. Code generation, however, is much more than that. Besides specific, (very) high-level definition languages, program code is also such abstract description.
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It’s no news that for quite a while our Kafka on Kubernetes take, Supertubes has been happily running inside an Istio-based service mesh, in both single or multi-cluster setups across hybrid clouds. While we have touched on several aspects of the advantages Istio gave us, this post’s aim is to collect some of the issues, cornerstones and benefits. We see the service mesh as a key component of every modern Cloud Native stack.
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In a perfect world, resources are infinite and readily available. But as we all know, things in the real world are never quite so simple. The struggle for resources is much the same in the world of computer programs, where CPU cycles, memory and storage space, or network bandwidth can easily become scarcities even when using the latest generation of devices and technology. Time-sharing, virtual memory and paging, logical volumes… These techniques are used by most operating systems today without the average user or software developer having to think about them, working hard to make the limitations of hardware disappear.
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Today we are happy to announce the 1.2 release of Backyards, Banzai Cloud's automated and operationalized service mesh product built on Istio. This is an announcement post describing the new features of Backyards 1.2. If you're not familiar with Backyards yet, and want to know why we decided to build this product, we suggest reading the blog post about the first major release. Check out Backyards in action on your own clusters:
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It's been some time since we open sourced our Kafka Operator, an operator designed from square one to take advantage of the full potential of Kafka on Kubernetes, and have built Supertubes on top to manage Kafka for our customers. One of the most requested enterprise feature has been the implementation of rolling upgrades. Built on the Banzai Cloud's Kafka operator, Supertubes adds support and orchestrates these upgrades. Accordingly, in today's blog we're going to take a deep dive into the technical details of how the operator handles an update and how you can use Supertubes to seamlessly upgrade to the newest 2.
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From the beginning, Bank-Vaults has been one of the core building blocks of Pipeline - Banzai Cloud's container management platform for hybrid clouds. Today we are happy to announce the release of Bank-Vaults 1.0, and the official launch of Bank-Vaults as a product with commercial support. Additionally, we have taken the step of adding Bank-Vaults support for hardware security modules, usually abbreviated as HSMs. Bank-Vaults 1.0 Bank-Vaults was first released two years ago as a Vault operator for Kubernetes, a CLI tool and a Go library.
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As the recent CNCF survey suggests (page 7), Istio is one of the most popular service mesh technologies on the market today. The biggest obstacle in Istio's production adoption so far has probably been that the complexity and domain knowledge required to operate a mesh was too high. The Istio community has realized this and has taken multiple steps to improve the usability and reduce the complexity of Istio. In Istio 1.
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In one of the earlier Kafka disaster recovery on Kubernetes with CSI post we discussed how brokers of an Apache Kafka clusters can be backed up and restored leveraging Kubernetes volume snapshots. While this solution provides a good enough disaster recovery option (and a super quick recovery), it doesn't help when the entire Kubernetes cluster hosting the Kafka cluster is lost. In this post, we show you how to: back up a Kafka cluster to a remote Kafka cluster running on a separate Kubernetes cluster, and also how to recover the lost Kafka cluster with Supertubes.
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