Your Weekly Summary of What I Found More Relevant in the Cloud-Native Ecosystem.
On this issue, I decided to bring some articles that cover different aspects of cloud-native “politics”.
We will start with a deep look at the decision on Grafana Labs to release Mimir and how that affects other open-source project such as Cortex which is being used in several big enterprises and other solutions.
We will continue talking about the reasons behind the shocking decision for Istio project to finally be recognized as a CNCF project
And we will end with one article that tries to wipe out some of the initial thoughts that cloud-native and Kubernetes it is only useful for public-cloud environments and how they can also help you modernize while you keep and manage your own hardware. Come with me on this journey!
This article cover the changes that has been done from Grafana Labs in terms of its solution and support for components as part of that. Grafana Labs has released Mimir its replacement for Cortex including a set of benefits and that implies the lose of support for Cortex project itself from Grafana Labs generating a concern on AWS users because AWS Managed Prometheus Service is currently based on Cortex.
Grafana Labs is becoming the most relevant enterprise on the cloud-native open-source approach. They moved a lot since we have only a great Dashboarding tool and now they have pretty much the whole observability stack ready. With Grafana we need to talk about Loki and Promtail for Logging Management, Tempo por Distributed Tracing and now also Mimir to handle the metrics. Let’s see how this evolve but everything that Grafana Labs do until now it ensure the technical excellence and the open-source approach.
The Istio Steering Committee finally decided to offer Istio as a Project under the umbrella of the CNCF and this articles try to covers the thinking behind that and especially why in this moment this decision has been made.
Istio is the industry leader Service Mesh solution for sure, being one the first ones to be at the production level and being developed by Google and IBM had strong reference. Also its usage in pretty much all places: Openshift adoption, AWS support and so on it is providing more powerful to the mesh. But that field has become very competitive not only for other CNCF project such as Linkerd but also other offerings coming from the API Management side such as Kuma among others. It will be very interesting to witnesses the next steps on this journey.
This article from The New Stack covers a very important topic such as the usage of Kubernetes to create private clouds on enterprises and how they can help them to get some of the benefits from the cloud-native approach even when they need to manage the hardware as well. Very interesting read!
Usually when we talk about cloud-native, kubernetes, containers and so on, the though about public cloud provider comes to a mind, but this is not the true reality for so many industries that they want all those benefits, agility and flexibility but without needing to leave the security and safety on their own datacenters. It is so great to see more articles talking about the modernization is the path forward and the same tools that can help us achieving that on public cloud can do the same for our existing hardware
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.Ralph Waldo Emerson