This week: Announcing our new eBook on Kubernetes 101!

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We've been hard at work summing up all of our knowledge on how to get started with Kubernetes. We've compiled it all into a series of a ebooks, which are ready for your viewing pleasure!

Download the Kubernetes 101 eBook

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Magalix Kubernetes Patterns Series

Kubernetes is the core building block of cloud-native infrastructure, and over the last year we have covered Patterns in depth. We recently took a step back and aggregated all of our Patterns content so you could find it all in one place.

Get a simplified overview of what Kubernetes can do for you from the perspective of quick and easy-to-use patterns, by looking at our entire list of Patterns articles.


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Kubernetes Patterns : The Service Discovery Pattern

Kubernetes deploys applications through Pods. Pods can be placed on different hosts (nodes), scaled up by increasing their number, scaled down by killing the excess ones, and moved from one node to another. All those dynamic actions must occur while ensuring that the application remains reachable at all times. To address this critical requirement, we use the Service Discovery pattern. To understand service discovery, let’s briefly visit the Service Discovery Architecture (SOA).


From the K8s Community

Which container platforms are right for your cloud-native strategy?

When executed effectively, a cloud-native app development strategy can provide a significant competitive advantage for organisations. A cloud-native strategy can increase the speed of application development, make applications more flexible to the needs of an organisation, and allow apps to be scaled up to match any demand profile without significant infrastructure changes.

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How Auto Trader achieved the DevOps dream

Magalix Editor's note: Another decent case study to check out if you are interested in leveling up how your team works together using Cloud-native technologies

How can organisations achieve the DevOps dream? Kubernetes, an Istio Service Mesh and a dash of innovation, says Auto Trader’s Dave Whyte.

Kubernetes, the container orchestrator developed by Google and made open source by the tech giant in 2015, has become the lynchpin to DevOps success for a huge number of businesses. With Kubernetes running on cloud servers, developers and engineers have the tool and infrastructure to handle large containerised applications at the required scale for business.


Service Mesh Ultimate Guide: Managing Service-to-Service Communications in the Era of Microservices

Around 2016, the term "service mesh" appeared to spring from nowhere in the arenas of microservices, cloud computing, and DevOps in. However, as with many concepts within computing, there is actually a long history of the associated pattern and technology.

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Nutanix to run Karbon 2.0 Kubernetes clusters in no-network isolation zone

V.2 of Nutanix’s Karbon front end wrapper for Kubernetes will enable Kubernetes clusters to run in a network-free isolation zone.

At time of writing, Nutanix had not officially announced Karbon 2.0, but Alexander Ervik Johnsen, Nutanix senior system engineer, discussed some features of the upgrade last week in a blog – currently 404ing: “Nutanix Karbon 2.0 introduces the availability of the Karbon Air Gap and Kubernetes upgrades. You can upgrade the Kubernetes version of your cluster using … karbonctl and use the Karbon Air Gap to manage your Kubernetes clusters off-line.”

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