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When someone first hears about Istio's sidecar concept, the first two questions are usually about its effect on resource consumption and request latency or throughput. In this post we'll discuss the first of those questions: resource consumption of Istio proxies and how it can be reduced with the new Sidecar custom resource. Previously we had a Kafka on Istio benchmark post that was about throughput, and we'll take a deeper look at the most important HTTP request metrics in a forthcoming article (stay tuned).
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Frequent readers of our blog and users of our hybrid cloud container management platform, Pipeline, will be familiar with the integrated cluster services that come with it. These services are automated end-to-end solutions for centralized logging, federated monitoring, security scans, advanced credential management, autoscaling, registries and lots more (see, for example, automated DNS management for Kubernetes). Providing an automated logging solution, and making sure it works seamlessly across multiple clusters, has always been part of Pipeline.
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Check out Backyards in action on your own clusters: Register for an evaluation version and run a simple install command! Want to know more? Get in touch with us, or delve into the details of the latest release. Or just take a look at some of the Istio features that Backyards automates and simplifies for you, and which we've already blogged about. Istio has been rightfully praised for ushering in free observability and secure service to service communication.
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Two weeks ago we announced, the tech preview for Banzai Cloud Pipeline 2.0, the hybrid any-cloud platform. That new platform allows customers to build hybrid Kubernetes clusters in four different ways, across 5 cloud providers and on-premise datacenters and introduces a new acronym: BYOK, Bring your own Kubernetes! Day 2 operations Kubernetes has changed how workloads are run by providing a convenient abstraction layer over infrastructure. While many of our customers use Pipeline to create all their clusters, and want to kickstart their Day 0 and Day 1 experiences, others want to reuse the clusters that they have already deployed.
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One of the exciting new features of Istio 1.4 is automatic mutual TLS support, which brings some long awaited convenience to Istio users configuring mTLS for their applications. In this post, we'll be introducing the concept of Istio's auto mTLS feature and demonstrating how it works using a demo application. Today, we'll be using our open-source Banzai Cloud Istio Operator and our multi and hybrid-cloud enabled service mesh platform, Backyards, to install Istio 1.
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With KubeCon North America 2019 drawing near, we are excited to share the latest developments from Banzai Cloud. Stop by our booth SE74 to see what exciting new products Banzai Cloud brings into the fold. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with our team, register for 1:1 sessions, and experience the magic of Hungarian pálinka (it will be under the table, code word: pah-lyn-kah). Join us for a taste! BOOK A MEETING
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Check out Backyards in action on your own clusters: Register for an evaluation version and run a simple install command! Want to know more? Get in touch with us, or delve into the details of the latest release. Or just take a look at some of the Istio features that Backyards automates and simplifies for you, and which we've already blogged about. Since releasing our open-source Istio operator, we've been doing our best to add support for the latest versions of Istio as rapidly as possible.
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Over the last few months we've been working on implementing a new internal Pipeline framework for managing integrated cluster services. While most of those services had already been supported as part of our cluster create flow, now they have been separated from that flow and have been componentized in Banzai Cloud Platform 2.0. This was done for two reasons: we wanted to give users the flexibility to install and uninstall these services at any time during a cluster's lifecycle, and we wanted them to be able to do so on any Kubernetes cluster, even ones that were not created by Pipeline (note, with 2.
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We are delighted to announce our tech preview of Banzai Cloud Pipeline 2.0, the hybrid any-cloud platform. A little under a year ago we released the first commercial version of Banzai Cloud Pipeline and made it available for development and PoCs by launching our Try Pipeline initiative. Banzai Cloud Pipeline 1.0 was the first incarnation of our vision for a productive and flexible multi-cloud container management platform (now supporting five public clouds and on-prem datacenters).
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One of the earliest features of our hybrid cloud container management platform, Pipeline, was to standardize the running of applications on Kubernetes with a framework we called Spotguides. Spotguides allowed us to build domain specific knowledge into apps, avoid writing boilerplate code, and go from commit to a production ready deployment in minutes. All of this while meeting enterprise-grade requirements such as federated monitoring, centralized log collection, security scans, cluster lifecycle management and lots more.
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