I did an introductory talk for PlatformCON about virtual Kubernetes clusters and the open source tool vcluster. vcluster allows you to create and manage virtual clusters, which are basically a control plane inside of a namespace on a shared host cluster.
Oh hey, a blog post about virtual clusters again. Maybe you have already heard of those in the context of multi-tenancy, or even jokingly mentioned to someone that some crazy folks are promoting Kubernetes inside Kubernetes.
We’re proud to announce our new terraform provider for Loft. For customers already managing infrastructure using Terraform, the terraform-provider-loft allows configuring Loft spaces and virtual clusters as terraform resources.
My career in tech started out with PHP & Web development. I think I was an ok engineer, I could learn new concepts and languages given some time, but I just never really had a burning passion for the frameworks and technologies I was using.
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 was held in Valencia, Spain, from May 18-20. This was the first in-person KubeCon since the Covid-19 Pandemic began. It’s also the first KubeCon Europe that I attended.
We’re excited to announce that most of the Loft Labs team will be attending KubeCon 2022 Europe in Valencia this week. Members of the team attending include Loft Labs CEO Lukas Gentele, CTO Fabian Kramm, VP of Marketing Dan Finneran, Developer Advocate Lian Li, and me.
This article is the third part of a series focused on Kubernetes multi-cluster technology. For an introduction to this topic, the goals and responsibilities of multi-cluster setups, and how to manage the cluster lifecycle, please see parts one and two of this series.
Kubernetes is a strong tool in the arsenal of any developer or infrastructure engineer. There are many different reasons for running Kubernetes, from orchestrating your containers in a sensible and structured fashion to organizing a complex infrastructure containing diverse services.
We recently passed the one-year mark since vcluster was open sourced. If you’re not familiar with vcluster, it’s a tool for creating and managing virtual Kubernetes Clusters.
In addition to its many other use cases, single sign-on (SSO) works well for Kubernetes authentication. The benefits of using SSO for Kubernetes include simplified account management and provisioning and self-service for developers.
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration and containerization system used for the deployment and management of cloud-native applications on a cluster of hosts, be it on-premises infrastructure or public cloud platforms.
This article is the second part of a series focused on Kubernetes multi-cluster. For an introduction and more about the goals and responsibilities of multi-cluster setups, please see part one.
Developers who work in fast-paced environments face the risk of infrastructure sprawl in their VMs or servers. Even with the rise in containerized deployments on Kubernetes and other platforms, admins still must determine how to efficiently manage hundreds and thousands of clusters for various projects.
Single Sign-On (SSO) has become a prominent part of enterprise strategy to bolster the security posture of user identification across different applications. SSO is an authentication system for users that enables them to use a single set of credentials when accessing a number of autonomous software systems.
This is the final installment of our multi-article series exploring cloud-native technologies. To learn more about optimizing for developer experience and its critical role in implementation success, check out part four here.
The latest episode of VMWare’s TGIK stream featured a hands-on look at vcluster. You can watch the recording below. If you’re not familiar with vcluster, it improves the Kubernetes multi-tenancy experience by letting users run virtual Kubernetes clusters inside a shared host cluster.
Kubernetes continues to grow in popularity, especially among enterprise organizations, according to the most recent State of Cloud Native Development report. As more and more developers sign on to use the container orchestration platform, helping and supporting them becomes increasingly important.
vcluster is an open source project that allows users to create and run virtual Kubernetes clusters inside of a shared cluster. A virtual cluster runs inside a namespace of the shared host cluster, but it appears to the user as a standalone, dedicated cluster.
This is part four of our five-part series exploring cloud-native technologies. In part one and part two you were introduced to a cloud-native system and learned more about the ins and outs of establishing your cloud-native infrastructure.
Authentication is an important part of functionality across software applications and infrastructures. It allows you to restrict access to users the system recognizes via tokens, username and password pairs, certificates, and other authentication mechanisms.
The popularity of Kubernetes and its ecosystem grows like a snowball rolling down Mount Everest. Imagine the design patterns, numerous workload requirements, workload types, and behaviors that fuel the development of Kubernetes.
This is part three of our multi-article series exploring cloud-native technologies. For the introduction and to learn more about the setup process, check out part one.
Loft CEO Lukas Gentele and I recently joined Bret Fisher’s Docker and DevOps YouTube stream to talk about vcluster. It was great to stream with Bret.
Without automation, launching a new product or improving an existing infrastructure is often an uphill task. Luckily, there are many automation tools available to make your project lifecycle more efficient.