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eBPF, sidecars, and the future of the service mesh

William Morgan

June 7, 2022

eBPF is cool technology with a lot to offer the cloud native world. It’s been a popular choice for the CNI layer of Kubernetes clusters thanks to projects like Cilium. Service meshes like Linkerd are often deployed with CNI layers like Cilium, combining Linkerd’s powerful L7 processing with Cilium’s …

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How to secure cloud native communication: ingress, service mesh, and beyond

Daniel Bryant

January 26, 2022

Securing data in transit and at rest is essential — developers and operators are equally aware of that. Yet, breaches within high-profile companies seem to occur almost daily. Why is that? For once, securing data is a really hard process and the question of who’s responsible for what is not always ...

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This Is the Way (to run Linkerd on OpenShift 4)

Charles Pretzer

January 20, 2022

One of the core goals for Linkerd is to “just work”. This includes running on any modern distribution of Kubernetes. For most Kubernetes environments, that means you don’t have to do anything special to run Linkerd. But OpenShift is a lot more than just vanilla Kubernetes, so we have to make a few

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Announcing Buoyant's Service Mesh Academy

Catherine Paganini

January 11, 2022

Hands-on, Engineer-focused Training from the Creators of Linkerd Today, we are very excited to announce the launch of Buoyant’s Service Mesh Academy, a hands-on training series designed to provide free education for software engineers around the world on the critical topic of the service mesh. The ...

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Go directly to namespace jail: Locking down network traffic between Kubernetes namespaces

Alejandro Pedraza

December 14, 2021

How do you restrict network traffic between namespaces in a Kubernetes cluster? Whether you’re running a multi-tenant cluster with strict isolation guarantees or simply want to introduce a layer of control, locking down namespaces within a cluster is a common desire for Kubernetes operators. In this...

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Installing the Emissary ingress with the Linkerd service mesh

Jason Morgan

May 24, 2021

Getting the best of both worlds Today we’re going to learn about how to combine Emissary ingress (formerly known as the Ambassador API Gateway) with Linkerd to build a scalable system that combines the context-aware routing of Emissary with the observability and security of Linkerd. Emissary is a …

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Does Linkerd mesh with GitOps? Flux around and find out

Jason Morgan

April 8, 2021

Hello folks and welcome! Today we’re going to talk about GitOps and how it relates to the Linkerd service mesh. GitOps is a buzzy topic, and that’s in no small part because it can have a really positive impact on teams working with Kubernetes. Teams that have established effective GitOps pipelines...

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Kubernetes observability with a service mesh

Risha Mars

January 11, 2021

In this article we’re going to show you how to accomplish a basic Kubernetes observability task: getting “golden metrics” (or “golden signals”) from the applications running on your Kubernetes cluster. We’ll do this without changing any code or doing any configuration by installing Linkerd, an open...

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Kubernetes network policies with Cilium and Linkerd

Zahari Dichev

December 23, 2020

Applying L4 network policies with a service mesh. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to run Linkerd and Cilium together and how to use Cilium to apply L3 and L4 network policies to a cluster running Linkerd. Linkerd is an ultralight, open source service mesh. Cilium is an open source CNI layer for...

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A guide to setting up Kubernetes Service Level Objectives (SLOs) with Prometheus and Linkerd

Kevin Leimkuhler

October 21, 2020

SLOs are a lot easier with a service mesh in han. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to easily create service health SLOs on Kubernetes with Prometheus, an open source time-series database, and Linkerd, an open source ultralight service mesh. You’ll see how using a service mesh can solve one of the...

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Why Service Level Objectives (SLOs) Matter for Kubernetes

William Morgan

September 24, 2020

Service Level Objectives are a hot topic in the world of software reliability. SLOs are usually thought of as a way to balance risk vs. reward for a given application. Should we ship a new feature for this service, even though we might risk an outage? But for Kubernetes adopters, SLOs can provide...

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Demo time: Multi-cluster Kubernetes with Linkerd 2.8

Charles Pretzer

July 20, 2020

At the Camp Cloud Native virtual event on June 24, I had the opportunity to talk about how Linkerd 2.8 implements multi-cluster support simply and securely for anyone who needs services to operate reliability across pods, availability zones, or regions. Running multiple production Kubernetes...

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Meeting security requirements, reducing latency, and migrating from Istio

William Morgan

July 20, 2020

As the creators of Linkerd, Buoyant has been, for several years now, in the unique position of helping organizations around the globe adopt the service mesh. From the early days before “service mesh” was even a term, to the latest multi-cluster Kubernetes-based adoption, we’ve seen Linkerd usage...

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