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Christian Posta

Field CTO at solo.io, author Istio in Action and Microservices for Java Developers, open-source enthusiast, cloud application development, committer @ Apache, Serverless, Cloud, Integration, Kubernetes, Docker, Istio, Envoy #blogger

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Diving Into Istio 1.6 Certificate Rotation

Istio is a powerful service mesh built on Envoy Proxy that solves the problem of connecting services deployed in cloud infrastructure (like Kubernetes) and do so in a secure, resilient, and observable way. Istio’...

Do I Need an API Gateway if I Use a Service Mesh?

This post may not be able to break through the noise around API Gateways and Service Mesh. However, it’s 2020 and there is still abundant confusion around these topics. I have chosen to write this to help bring r...

Istio as an Example of When Not to Do Microservices

I’ve been pretty invested in helping organizations with their cloud-native journeys for the last five years. Modernizing and improving a team (and eventually an organization’s) velocity to deliver software-based ...

Moving the Service-mesh Community Forward

Service mesh is an important set of capabilities that solve some difficult service-to-service communication challenges when operating a services-style architecture. Just as Kubernetes and containers helped to pro...

New Adventure Starts at solo.io

In 2019, I’m joining solo.io as Field CTO to build and grow a company that creates developer tools and infrastructure to help organizations build their software for cloud platforms/public cloud keeping in mind th...

Moving on From Red Hat

This week before the Christmas break is my last week at Red Hat, the company I’ve been with for the last 6.5 years. Actually, I joined a small start up close to 7 years ago that was quickly acquired by Red Hat (s...

Be as serverless as you can, but not more than that

No doubt, if you’ve been paying attention to technology trends, you’ve seen the rise in interest of “serverless”. In some accounts, “serverless” is billed as the “next application architecture” style. I’ve even h...

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The Hardest Part About Microservices: Your Data

Continuing on with my series about microservices implementations (see “Why Microservices Should Be Event Driven”, “Three things to make your microservices more resilient”, “Carving the Java EE Monolith: Prefer Ve...

4-day Docker and Kubernetes Training

I just delivered a 4-day deep-dive training course on Docker and Kubernetes to a customer in Atlanta. In true open-source spirit, I’d like to publish the source/slides and allow other people to benefit from it an...

Blue-green Deployments, A/B Testing, and Canary Releases

A lot of teams I talk to recently are very interested in “DevOps” (whatever that means… seems to mean different things to different people?) and when we sit down and talk about what that really means, the directi...