Posts in 2020

  • Introducing Structured Logs

    Friday, September 04, 2020 in Blog

    Authors: Marek Siarkowicz (Google), Nathan Beach (Google) Logs are an essential aspect of observability and a critical tool for debugging. But Kubernetes logs have traditionally been unstructured strings, making any automated parsing difficult and …

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  • Warning: Helpful Warnings Ahead

    Thursday, September 03, 2020 in Blog

    Author: Jordan Liggitt (Google) As Kubernetes maintainers, we're always looking for ways to improve usability while preserving compatibility. As we develop features, triage bugs, and answer support questions, we accumulate information that would be …

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  • Scaling Kubernetes Networking With EndpointSlices

    Wednesday, September 02, 2020 in Blog

    Author: Rob Scott (Google) EndpointSlices are an exciting new API that provides a scalable and extensible alternative to the Endpoints API. EndpointSlices track IP addresses, ports, readiness, and topology information for Pods backing a Service. In …

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  • Ephemeral volumes with storage capacity tracking: EmptyDir on steroids

    Tuesday, September 01, 2020 in Blog

    Author: Patrick Ohly (Intel) Some applications need additional storage but don't care whether that data is stored persistently across restarts. For example, caching services are often limited by memory size and can move infrequently used data into …

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  • Increasing the Kubernetes Support Window to One Year

    Monday, August 31, 2020 in Blog

    Authors: Tim Pepper (VMware), Nick Young (VMware) Starting with Kubernetes 1.19, the support window for Kubernetes versions will increase from 9 months to one year. The longer support window is intended to allow organizations to perform major …

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  • Kubernetes 1.19: Accentuate the Paw-sitive

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 in Blog

    Authors: Kubernetes 1.19 Release Team Finally, we have arrived with Kubernetes 1.19, the second release for 2020, and by far the longest release cycle lasting 20 weeks in total. It consists of 34 enhancements: 10 enhancements are moving to stable, 15 …

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  • Moving Forward From Beta

    Friday, August 21, 2020 in Blog

    Author: Tim Bannister, The Scale Factory In Kubernetes, features follow a defined lifecycle. First, as the twinkle of an eye in an interested developer. Maybe, then, sketched in online discussions, drawn on the online equivalent of a cafe napkin. …

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  • Introducing Hierarchical Namespaces

    Friday, August 14, 2020 in Blog

    Author: Adrian Ludwin (Google) Safely hosting large numbers of users on a single Kubernetes cluster has always been a troublesome task. One key reason for this is that different organizations use Kubernetes in different ways, and so no one tenancy …

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  • Physics, politics and Pull Requests: the Kubernetes 1.18 release interview

    Monday, August 03, 2020 in Blog

    Author: Craig Box (Google) The start of the COVID-19 pandemic couldn't delay the release of Kubernetes 1.18, but unfortunately a small bug could — thankfully only by a day. This was the last cat that needed to be herded by 1.18 release lead Jorge …

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  • Music and math: the Kubernetes 1.17 release interview

    Monday, July 27, 2020 in Blog

    Author: Adam Glick (Google) Every time the Kubernetes release train stops at the station, we like to ask the release lead to take a moment to reflect on their experience. That takes the form of an interview on the weekly Kubernetes Podcast from …

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