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Technology Short Take 176

Scott Lowe

Networking Lee Briggs (formerly of Pulumi, now with Tailscale) shows how to use the Tailscale Operator to create “free” Kubernetes load balancers (“free” as in no additional charge above and beyond what it would normally cost to operate a Kubernetes cluster). Thanks for reading!

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It also requires hard drives to provide reliable long-term storage. Technology such as load-balancing ensures that all resources in a cluster are doing approximately the same amount of work. Spreading the load in this manner reduces latency and eliminates bottlenecks. Intel® Technologies Move Analytics Forward.

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Technology Short Take 143

Scott Lowe

Here’s a quick look at using Envoy as a load balancer in Kubernetes. Travis Downs explores a recent Intel microcode update that may have negatively impacted performance. I hope this collection of links has something useful for you! Networking. Servers/Hardware.

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CLDS006: Exploring New Xeon E5 Optimizations for 10 Gb Ethernet

Scott Lowe

This is session CLDS006, “Exploring New Intel Xeon Processor E5 Based Platform Optimizations for 10 Gb Ethernet Network Infrastructures.” The speakers are Brian Johnson from Intel and Alex Rodriguez with Expedient. Integrated I/O in the E5 CPUs has also allowed Intel to introduce something like Intel Data Direct I/O (DDIO).

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Technology Short Take 101

Scott Lowe

Kamal Kyrala discusses a method for accessing Kubernetes Services without Ingress, NodePort, or load balancers. AWS adds local NVMe storage to the M5 instance family; more details here. What I found interesting is that the local NVMe storage is also hardware encrypted. Why is this in the networking section?

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Technology Short Take #78

Scott Lowe

The Pivotal Engineering blog has an article that shows how to use BOSH with the vSphere CPI to automate adding servers to an NSX load balancing pool. Cormac Hogan has a brief update on storage options for containers on VMware. Check out Aaron Patten’s article on vRA + SPBM (storage policy-based management) with VVols.

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Technology Short Take 144

Scott Lowe

This is an interesting deep dive into Intel’s “Ice Lake” Xeon SP architecture. Rudi Martinsen has an article on changing the Avi load balancer license tier (this is in the context of using it with vSphere with Tanzu). And since Kevin didn’t define TDP—shame, shame!—see A severity score of 9.9

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