gRPC in the Real World: The Kubernetes Container Runtime Interface

In this article we’re going to look at how gRPC is used by Kubernetes in its Container Runtime Interface (CRI) technology. Bit first, why aren’t we seeing that much gRPC on the front-end? It’s a question that’s been asked many times now and it is one that is well worth answering. In previous installments of […]

Nokia wins NASA contract to put a 4G network on the moon

NASA has awarded Nokia of America $14.1 million to deploy a cellular network on the moon. The freaking moon. The grant is part of $370 million worth of contracts signed under NASA’s ‘Tipping Point’ selections, meant to advance research and development for space exploration. Nokia’s plan is to build a 4G/LTE network, and eventually transition […]

Kubernetes Ingress goes GA

After a long time in beta, Kubernetes Ingress has gone GA in 1.19. Read more about how it impacts you, and your Ingress Controllers here Source: googleblog

Cost Engineering at Spotify

Like many of those in tech, we invest heavily in our cloud and data infrastructure. While seemingly routine, the ability to manage and scale our infrastructure to support our 299+ million listeners worldwide, 24/7, without missing a beat (or syllable) is crucial for the business and our brand. On top of that, our infrastructure teams […]

How Waze predicts carpools with Google Cloud’s AI Platform

Waze’s mission is to eliminate traffic and we believe our carpool feature is a cornerstone that will help us achieve it. In our carpool apps, a rider (or a driver) is presented with a list of users that are relevant for their commute (see below). From there, the rider or the driver can initiate an […]

Yes, you can run VMs on Kubernetes with KubeVirt

Containers and Kubernetes are awesome technologies that enable applications to run without a heavy operating system (OS), as using a virtual machine (VM) would require. Container-first, cloud-native applications are the future, but not every application is suitable to be cloud-native. KubeVirt allows you to run your virtual machines alongside your containers on a Kubernetes platform. […]

Telltale: Netflix Application Monitoring Simplified

Our Netflix teams need to quickly detect, diagnose, and remediate problems. Telltale is intelligent monitoring and intelligent alerting. The Telltale application health model yields intelligent monitoring and intelligent alerting. Netflix service owners get alerts they can trust with little configuration and no need for constant tuning. When health problems strike, Telltale presents only the most […]

Introducing visx from Airbnb

After 3 years of development, 2.5 years of production use at Airbnb, and a rewrite in TypeScript we are excited to announce the official 1.0 release of visx (formerly vx). You can find the project on GitHub and browse documentation and examples on airbnb.io. At Airbnb, we made it a goal to unify our visualization […]

How Alibaba Cloud uses Cilium for High-Performance Cloud

A couple of weeks ago, the Alibaba team presented details on the new datapath for the Alibaba Cloud during the SIG Cloud-Provider-Alibaba meeting and also published a blog post with the technical architecture. Guess what, it is all Cilium & eBPF based. Alibaba Cloud is not the first cloud provider to directly embed Cilium. Recently, […]

How to perform a CNI Live Migration from Flannel+Calico to Cilium

Container Network Interface (CNI) is a big topic, but in short, CNI is a set of specifications that define an interface used by container orchestrators to set up networking between containers. In the Kubernetes space, the Kubelet is responsible for calling the CNI installed on the cluster so Pods are attached to the Kubernetes cluster […]