Deploying WSO2 Identity Server 5.11.0 on Kubernetes with all new K8s Operator

WSO2 Identity Server is one of the worlds leading Identity Access Management (IAM) solutions that facilitate security while connecting and managing multiple identities across different applications. It enables enterprise architects and developers to improve customer experience through a secure single sign-on environment.

WSO2 has recently released its latest version, known as 5.11.0 with a lot of features including a React-based brand new look. Open Source and IAM enthusiasts are now able to download and try out the Identity Server at zero cost from the given link https://wso2.com/identity-and-access-management/

Kubernetes is a great choice for the developers who are trying to deploy IS on production environments. As Kubernetes handles all the stressful tasks for you. Autoscaling, monitoring of traffic, maintaining 100% uptime have become very much easier with Kubernetes environments.

In traditional ways, developers had to use HELM charts or manual deployment methods in order to get the Identity Server up and running on Kubernetes Clusters. But there are a lot of cons when compared to what we have now.

The Kubernetes Operator for WSO2 Identity Server is more capable of doing many stressful tasks on behalf of you. Let’s have a look at how it solves many of your problems on Kubernetes.

#wso2 #kubernetes-operator #kubernetes

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Deploying WSO2 Identity Server 5.11.0 on Kubernetes with all new K8s Operator
Christa  Stehr

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50+ Useful Kubernetes Tools for 2020 - Part 2

Introduction

Last year, we provided a list of Kubernetes tools that proved so popular we have decided to curate another list of some useful additions for working with the platform—among which are many tools that we personally use here at Caylent. Check out the original tools list here in case you missed it.

According to a recent survey done by Stackrox, the dominance Kubernetes enjoys in the market continues to be reinforced, with 86% of respondents using it for container orchestration.

(State of Kubernetes and Container Security, 2020)

And as you can see below, more and more companies are jumping into containerization for their apps. If you’re among them, here are some tools to aid you going forward as Kubernetes continues its rapid growth.

(State of Kubernetes and Container Security, 2020)

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Deploying WSO2 Identity Server 5.11.0 on Kubernetes with all new K8s Operator

WSO2 Identity Server is one of the worlds leading Identity Access Management (IAM) solutions that facilitate security while connecting and managing multiple identities across different applications. It enables enterprise architects and developers to improve customer experience through a secure single sign-on environment.

WSO2 has recently released its latest version, known as 5.11.0 with a lot of features including a React-based brand new look. Open Source and IAM enthusiasts are now able to download and try out the Identity Server at zero cost from the given link https://wso2.com/identity-and-access-management/

Kubernetes is a great choice for the developers who are trying to deploy IS on production environments. As Kubernetes handles all the stressful tasks for you. Autoscaling, monitoring of traffic, maintaining 100% uptime have become very much easier with Kubernetes environments.

In traditional ways, developers had to use HELM charts or manual deployment methods in order to get the Identity Server up and running on Kubernetes Clusters. But there are a lot of cons when compared to what we have now.

The Kubernetes Operator for WSO2 Identity Server is more capable of doing many stressful tasks on behalf of you. Let’s have a look at how it solves many of your problems on Kubernetes.

#wso2 #kubernetes-operator #kubernetes

Understanding Kubernetes Operators

Automation is one of the fundamental components that makes Kubernetes so robust as a containerization engine. Even complex cloud infrastructure creation can be automated in order to simplify the process of managing cloud deployments. Despite the capability of leveraging so many resources and components to support an application, your cloud environment can still be fairly manageable.

Despite the many tools available on Kubernetes, the effort to make cloud infrastructure management more scalable and automated is ongoing. Kubernetes operator is one of the tools designed to push automation past its limits. You can do so much more without having to rely on manual inputs every time.

Getting to Know Kubernetes Operators

A Kubernetes operator, by definition, is an orchestration framework. It is a tool that lets you orchestrate and maintain cloud infrastructures with little to no human input. Kubernetes define operators as software extensions designed to utilize custom resources to manage applications and their components.

Kubernetes operators are not complex at all. Operators use controllers and the Kubernetes API to handle packaging, deployment, management, and maintenance of applications and the custom resources that they need. The whole process is fully automated, plus you can still rely on _kubectl _tooling for commands and operations.

In other words, an operator is basically a custom Kubernetes controller that integrates custom resources for management purposes. You can define parameters and configurations inside the custom resources directly, and then let the operators translate those parameters and run autonomously. Kubernetes operators’ continuous nature is their defining factor.

#blog #kubernetes #automation #kubernetes api #kubernetes deployment #kubernetes operators

K8s Deployments & Replicasets — Part1

In this blog post, we will cover Deployments & Replicaset K8s objects. To understand deployments, we will start with Replicasets(we will soon know why). Below would be the flow of this post.

Single POD application

Let’s say Mark starts hosting a business application within a single POD.

This single POD can easily handle all the incoming requests because of the low volume of incoming requests. Mark is sailing smoothly and is happy with the overall performance of the application.

What happens when Mark’s application starts getting more requests, because of the business growing?

With the volume of incoming requests increasing, after a certain point of time, the single POD mostly will not be able to handle the load of incoming requests. Also, there would be concerns of reliability, performance, scaling, etc.

#kubernetes-service #deployment #replicaset #kubernetes-deployment #k8s

Iliana  Welch

Iliana Welch

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What Is a Kubernetes Operator and Why it Matters for SRE

Kubernetes is an open-source project that “containerizes” workloads and services and manages deployment and configurations. Released by Google in 2015, Kubernetes is now maintained by the  Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Since its release, it has become a worldwide phenomenon. The majority of cloud-native  companies use it, SaaS vendors offer commercial prebuilt versions, and there’s even an annual  convention!

What has made Kubernetes become such a fundamental service? A major factor is its automation capabilities. Kubernetes can automatically make changes to the configuration of deployed containers or even deploy new containers based on metrics it tracks or requests made by engineers. Having Kubernetes handle these processes saves time, eliminates toil, and increases consistency.

If these benefits sound familiar, it might be because they overlap with the philosophies of SRE. But how do you incorporate the automation of Kubernetes into your SRE practices? In this blog post, we’ll explain the Kubernetes Operator—the Kubernetes function at the heart of customized automation—and discuss how it can evolve your SRE solution.

What the Kubernetes Operator Can Do

In Kubernetes Operators: Automating the Container Orchestration Platform, authors Jason Dobies and Joshua Wood describe an Operator as “an automated Site Reliability Engineer for its application.” Given an SRE’s multifaceted experience and diverse workload, this is a bold statement. So what exactly can the Operator do?

#tutorial #devops #kubernetes #site reliability engineering #site reliability #site reliability engineer #site reliability engineering tools #kubernetes operators #kubernetes operator