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Kubernetes Aspen Mesh

Kubernetes Aspen Mesh

Published Aug 19, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

Aspen Meshis a supported distribution of Istio with hosted Graphana and Prometheus among other features.  It has an “Enterprise” offering “coming soon” but for now has a free public beta.  I became...

Automating AKS Deployments like a Boss: Part 9 (AKS AAD Refinements)

Automating AKS Deployments like a Boss: Part 9 (AKS AAD Refinements)

Published Aug 8, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

In our last post we covered setting up AKS with AAD integration as well as namespaces and service accounts.  While we did launch the cluster with Terraform, almost all of the post configuration was...

Automating AKS Deployments like a Boss: Part 8 (AKS and AAD)

Automating AKS Deployments like a Boss: Part 8 (AKS and AAD)

Published Jul 26, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

In recent weeks I’ve been helping several clients with AKS and RBAC.  Specifically, how can we use Azure Kubernetes Service but still leverage our identity management in AD (be it native or synced ...

GCP: App Engine Flex vs Standard (followup)

GCP: App Engine Flex vs Standard (followup)

Published Jul 14, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

I’ve left both running for the last couple weeks.  I was interested to know what are real world costs.  

GCP: App Engine Flex

GCP: App Engine Flex

Published Jul 12, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

Last time we experimented with GCP App Engine Standard which provides an easy way to launch a containerized app provided we stay within some narrowly defined guardrails.

GCP: App Engine Standard

GCP: App Engine Standard

Published Jul 6, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

Google Cloud App Engine Standard is an easy way to launch supported languages (Go, Java, PHP, Python and NodeJS) in a preconfigured cloud container.  Google gives you 1Gb of data and traffic for fr...

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