Jaeger and OpenTelemetry

Recently, OpenTelemetry has been announced as a new CNCF sandbox project resulting from a merger of OpenTracing and OpenCensus [1], [2], [3], [4]. Several people have already asked me what OpenTelemetry means for the Jaeger project (incubating at CNCF), and whether it is going to replace Jaeger. I will attempt to answer these questions in […]

Layer 7 Observability with Consul Service Mesh

Observability comes from the world of engineering and control theory. Control theory states that observability is itself a measure that describes “how well internal states of a system can be inferred from knowledge of external outputs”. In contrast to monitoring which is something you do, observability, is a property of a system. A system is […]

Velero is an Open Source Tool to Back up and Migrate Kubernetes Clusters

Backups can capture subsets of the cluster’s resources, filtering by namespace, resource type, and/or label selector, providing a high degree of flexibility around what’s backed up and restored. Users of managed Kubernetes offerings often do not have access to the underlying etcd database, so direct backups/restores of it are not possible. Resources exposed through aggregated […]

GCP outage postmortem

On Sunday 2 June, 2019, Google Cloud projects running services in multiple US regions experienced elevated packet loss as a result of network congestion for a duration of between 3 hours 19 minutes, and 4 hours 25 minutes. The duration and degree of packet loss varied considerably from region to region and is explained in […]

Uber’s Path of Destruction

Since it began operations in 2010, Uber has grown to the point where it now collects over $45 billion in gross passenger revenue, and it has seized a major share of the urban car service market. But the widespread belief that it is a highly innovative and successful company has no basis in economic reality. […]

Kyma – extend and build on Kubernetes with ease

According to this recently completed CNCF Survey, the adoption rate of Cloud Native technologies in production is growing rapidly. Kubernetes is at the heart of this technological revolution. Naturally, the growth of cloud native technologies has been accompanied by the growth of the ecosystem that surrounds it. Of course, the complexity of cloud native technologies […]

Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes: Automating Elasticsearch and Kibana on Kubernetes

Elasticsearch, following the emergence of Kubernetes as the de facto standard for orchestrating containers, launches Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes (ECK). Let’s have a look at what ECK brings to the Kubernetes ecosystem. The Elasticsearch team takes the next steptowards their commitment to make it easier for users to deploy and operate Elastic products and solutions […]

The Calculator That Helped Land Men on the Moon

Introduced at a Business Equipment Manufacturers Association show in New York in October 1965, this programmable desktop calculator provedan immediate success. Also known as the P101 or the Perottina (after the chief engineer who designed it, Pier Giorgio Perotto), it eventually sold more than 40,000 units, primarily in the United States but also in Europe. […]

Announcing Service Mesh Interface (SMI) Support and Collaboration

Today we announced that Solo.io is a launch partner of the Service Mesh Interface (SMI) specification in collaboration with Microsoft, Bouyant and Hashicorp with support across the cloud-native ecosystem. As part of today’s announcement, the SuperGloo project and The Service Mesh Hub are the first reference implementations of SMI available today. The Service Mesh Interface […]

Atom Power Is Launching the Era of Digital Circuit Breakers

Circuit breakers have been mechanical switches for 140 years. Now Atom Power is launching the first UL safety-certified digital circuit breaker panel combined with smart software and connectivity that could help monitor and control energy use of buildings remotely. In the dark, dank depths of your home basement hangs a drab gray box that guards […]