Istio and Octarine are Two Peas in a Pod
By William Choe, VP Marketing/Product of Octarine
Istio delivers a new approach to networking for cloud native applications. With applications componentized to discrete functions, tremendous scalability and agility is achieved. However, network service identity based on the five-tuple and a centralized architecture is no longer effective. Istio network services are optimized for cloud native apps with key capabilities such as service discovery, routing, and load balancing. Once all the upstream and backend microservices are identified, Istio routing selects the right upstream service cluster and load balancing determines which service instance the request should be sent with the right policy (e.g. retries, timeouts). Further, for each request, detailed statistics, logs, and trace data are generated for traffic flow and forensic data visibility. This is service mesh butter…enabling a predictive and optimized cloud-native experience.
With New Kubernetes Plugin, Role-Based Access Control Has Never Been Easier
By Haim Helman, CTO/Co-Founder of Octarine
If you are using Kubernetes (K8s), you’re going to want to think about how to minimize its attack surface. To help you achieve least privileged access permissions, we've developed an open-source tool, Kubectl-RBAC. This tool makes it quick and easy to establish and maintain role-based access control (RBAC) for your K8s clusters.