In light of the collaboration that marks the cloud native community’s approach to today’s distributed workplaces and environments, the title hashtag of KubeConEU 2021 was #TeamCloudNative. This year’s virtual conference brought together this massive community and included hundreds of sessions and 11 distinct Zero Day co-located events.
Tetrate and NIST co-hosted our second annual conference last week focusing on foundational approaches to security in the era of microservices: DevSecOps and Zero Trust Architecture in Multi-Cloud Environments. The one-day event took place virtually on Jan. 27, 2021. Here are some highlights!
What is Apache Skywalking
The observability problem for modern DevOps is familiar: As enterprises move to microservices, containerization, multi-language RPC frameworks, and service meshes, there’s an increasing need for users to understand a highly complex, distributed architecture and the dependencies between applications. Apache SkyWalking, an application performance monitor (APM) and observability platform, is an open source project that addresses this need — with or without a service mesh.
To give you the latest on the Istio service mesh, Tetrate hosted a live Ask Me Anything about Istio webinar on Dec. 16, 2021, with Istio engineers Zack Butcher, Weston Carlson, and Vikas Choudhary; Zack Butcher is an Istio contributor and member of its steering committee. These were our top takeaways.
Join us for a day to dive into the foundational security approaches for multi-cloud environments!
The latest Istio releases have been widely anticipated by users who want to extend the service mesh to their legacy workloads. Istio 1.7 laid some of the groundwork to make VMs first-class citizens in the mesh by making VMs look more like a pod in Istio. With its latest 1.8 release, Istio has resolved a key problem with DNS in the service mesh that has stood in the way of expanding the mesh to VMs and enabling seamless multicluster access and has continued to build on the groundwork laid in 1.7 to make VMs easier to enroll in the mesh.
KubeCon North America will be held virtually this Nov. 17-20 along with the CNCF’s co-located ServiceMeshCon North America running Nov. 17 from 7 to 3 PST. Tetrate is excited to sponsor KubeCon this year & while we miss the chance to hang out IRL, we’re really looking forward to chatting with you at our booth, and our sponsor Slack channel!
The 3rd annual Envoy-Con, a practitioner-driven community conference organized by the Linux Foundation, was held virtually today and attended by a few hundred developers and end users who have adopted Envoy, the edge and service proxy. Envoy is a widely adopted open source project that can be used in various deployment scenarios, including as a load balancer and as a service mesh data plane.
Security remains one of the primary drivers behind service mesh adoption today. In this virtual webinar to be held Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. (PDT), U.S. Air Force CSO Nicolas M. Chaillan will join Tetrate’s Zack Butcher to discuss “DevSecOps and IT Innovation with the Department of Defense.”
New tooling is now available to make it easier for developers to create custom extensions for the Envoy proxy.
In this interview (also available as a Make it Mesh podcast), Tetrate Engineer Yaroslav Skopets, an Envoy contributor and GetEnvoy maintainer, explains how WebAssembly (Wasm) makes Envoy extensibility more accessible, and how developers can quickly get started with Tetrate’s open source GetEnvoy extensibility toolkit.