• Building an Istio Service Mesh Across Anthos GKE and GKE On-Prem

    (29 Oct 2019)

    It’s tough to browse much of today’s microservices landscape without stumbling upon or thinking about a service mesh. Istio brings service mesh, service discovery, and visibility to microservices architectures which of course includes Kubernetes. During a recent event I built a demo showcasing an Istio-based service mesh that stretches across two different environments leveraging nothing but Istio Ingress Gateway services in GKE (Google Kubernetes Engine) and GKE On-Prem (Google’s new On-Premise offering).

  • Running Apache Kafka Brokers on OpenShift 3.7 and Azure

    (13 Feb 2018)
    I have been hearing about Apache Kafka for a while now, many of our customers ask us about running the project inside containers. Lately I was lucky to have had the opportunity to work with a customer to try and get it deployed and processing messages on OpenShift. Kafka is used for building real-time data pipelines and streaming apps. It is horizontally scalable, fault-tolerant, wicked fast, and runs in production in thousands of companies.