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An essential aspect of operating any application is the ability to observe the health and performance of that application and of the underlying infrastructure to quickly resolve issues as they arise. Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) already provides audit logs, operational logs, and metrics along with out-of-the-box dashboards and automatic error reporting to facilitate running reliable …

Current users will know that KubeFed was an early answer to the issue of centralized management of multiple Kubernetes clusters– but as community engagement has slowed with the project since 2020, it’s now reached its EOL, leaving many searching for alternatives. Today we have two CNCF projects providing modern answers to the issue KubeFed accounted for. With …

Integrating your ArgoCD deployment with Connect Gateway and Workload Identity provides a seamless path to deploy to Kubernetes on many platforms. ArgoCD can easily be configured to centrally manage various cluster platforms including GKE clusters, Anthos clusters, and many more. This promotes consistency across your fleet, saves time in onboarding a new cluster, and simplifies …

To best protect cloud-native apps, you need to deploy flexible, Kubernetes‑friendly WAF and DoS protections at the right places in your infrastructure. For any team deploying applications, web application firewalls (WAFs) and denial-of-service (DoS) protection are table stakes. That said, Kubernetes does make it more complicated to deploy these crucial tools in the right way. …

Polaris is an open source policy engine that runs dozens of checks to ensure that your Kubernetes pods and controllers are configured using best practices in cluster security, efficiency, and reliability. Polaris is a powerful tool that validates and remediates Kubernetes resources. It includes 30+ built in configuration policies and the ability to write custom policies using an intuitive …

Kubernetes is both revolutionary and “diffusionary.” It is a complete restructuring demanding a whole new slew of companion and support tools to cover and prop up the entire ecosystem. There are literally hundreds of tools – both open-source and proprietary – designed specifically with k8s in mind. Choosing your Kubernetes tech stack seems arduous – …

Organizations on a journey to containerize applications and run them on Kubernetes often reach a point where running a single cluster doesn’t meet their needs. One example, you want to bring your app closer to the users in a new regional market. Add a cluster to the new region and get the added benefit of …

As the default Kubernetes scheduler is highly configurable, in many cases we don’t have to write any code to customize the scheduling behavior. However, people who want to learn how the scheduler works and interact with other components may try to develop their own scheduler. In this article, I describe how to build a scheduler …

When Dassana co-founders Gaurav Kumar and Parth Shah, formerly founder and founding engineer at RedLock (now Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks), set out on a new startup journey in 2020, they knew exactly where to start: sign up for Google Workspace. “Every startup I’ve been at, we used Google Workspace,” said Kumar. “We’ve been …

Cloud native and microservice architectures bring many advantages in terms of performance, scalability, and reliability, but one thing they can also bring is complexity. Having requests move between services can make debugging much more challenging and many of the past rules for monitoring applications don’t work well. This is made even more difficult by the fact …