August 2019 Cloud-native News.

Hello from all of us here at Sysdig! August was another exciting month at Sysdig HQ, marking the release of Sysdig Secure 2.4 — a version rife with new features.

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Container security: A look at rootless containers

No root, no exposures. Treat your host machines by further isolating your pods. Rootless docker remaps your root user, no need to change your images.

K8S releases updates to address CVE-2019-11247, CVE-2019-11249

CVE-2019-11247 gives users access to more resources than they should, and CVE-2019-11249 allows kubectl cp to write outside destination. Upgrade Kubernetes now!

Tools and methods for auditing Kubernetes RBAC policies

You did it! You have an awesome set of RBAC policies and your cluster is secure. Just in case, check everything works as expected with this set of tools and methods.

Integrating Gitlab CI/CD with Sysdig Secure.

Are your developers creating vulnerable images? GitLab CI/CD and Sysdig Secure image scanner can work together to prevent compromised images from reaching your deployments.

Kubernetes network policies 101

Network Policies are a great and simple tool to restrict pod’s network traffic. Learn the basics of Network Policies with these comprehensive examples and step by step explanations.

Open sourcing the Kubernetes security audit

Last year, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation started auditing their projects. Now you can read about the process and their findings.

Secure control of egress traffic in Istio, part 2

Attacks exploiting egress traffic are quite common. You can use Istio and mTLS to both control and secure egress traffic.


Sysdig Secure 2.4 introduces runtime profiling for anomaly detection + new policy editor for enhanced security.

We are excited to announce the launch of Sysdig Secure 2.4. This release ships with some notable features like runtime profiling, Falco rule builder and Sysdig Secure vulnerability reporting.

Introducing the sew Sysdig Secure policy editor

One of the key features of Sysdig Secure 2.4 is the Sysdig Secure policy editor. This new and improved editor brings a better UX, tighter falco integration and extended rule builders.

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Kubernetes pod autoscaler using custom metrics

Using the Kubernetes pod autoscaler and third party metrics you can dynamically scale your service in a way that is reliable, predictable and easy to configure.

Why Kubernetes will disappear

It’s the end of the cloud? Are we moving to the stars? Far from it, but let’s do an imagination exercise to see what will be the future of Kubernetes.

Running Apache Kafka over Istio – benchmark

What is the I/O toll for data-intensive apps like Kafka? Here’s a thorough benchmark with a methodical approach that is laid out alongside the raw numbers.

Writing a Kubernetes operator in Python without frameworks and SDK

The Go language has a ‘de facto’ monopoly when it comes to writing Kubernetes extensions. Can you write a Kubernetes operator using Python? Of course you can.

Kubernetes: What is “reconciliation”? [slides]

I’m sure you have heard about the “reconciliation loops” running inside the different Kubernetes controllers. Tim Hocking lays out this fundamental concept in a very approachable way.

OpenShift 4.1 bare metal install quickstart

OpenShift 4 introduces a new way of installing the platform that is automated, reliable and repeatable. Learn how to adapt the new installer to your own bare-metal infrastructure.

Garden, an application orchestrator for Kubernetes and cloud

Garden automates the repetitive parts of your workflow to make developing for Kubernetes and cloud faster and easier. Say goodbye to complicated and unstructured deployment scripts.

Build cloud-native apps faster for Kubernetes with Kabanero

Kabanero brings together Knative, Istio, and Tekton, with new open projects like Codewind, Appsody, and Razee into an opinionated end-to-end solution for your Kubernetes apps.

Increasing resilience in Kubernetes

What do you do when your cluster starts to become unstable and it looks like your ship is starting to sink? A real-life debugging session chasing an elusive resource exhaustion issue.


Portable Kubernetes Applications with the IBM Cloud Operator

Sometimes you are forced to mix microservices with managed cloud services, IBM’s Cloud Operator lets you declare those managed services as resources in your Kubernetes cluster.

Happy birthday Knative!

Knative is one year old and Google is celebrating by taking us down memory lane to show how much they’ve accomplished in portable serverless computing. Happy birthday Knative!

rbIAM – AWS IAM & Kubernetes RBAC exploration tool

If your K8s cluster lives in AWS, rbIAM will help you explore your cluster and see how its translated to AWS resources, it’s main focus is helping you sync RBAC policies with IAM.

Running HA Kubernetes clusters on AWS using KubeOne

Fear of the blank page? The right tools can help you staring from scratch. Using Terraform and KubeOne you can bootstrap a new Kubernetes cluster on AWS in just a few steps.