A poetic recollection of how India and Australia’s riveting rivalry has unfolded since Ricky Ponting and co last conquered the Indian Subcontinent

In many ways, Cricket has been a funny game

Playing home and away, teams are never the same

When India plays Australia, neither is a great host

When they visit the other, the record is nothing to boast

For the Aussies, 2004 was a landmark year

Finally, they conquered India, their Final Frontier

It was the end of so many years of hurt and pain

But the wait would be long before they would win again

Australia winning the Border Gavaskar trophy with a 2–1 in 2004 (source)

The Indians…


Istio is a powerful tool to enforce secure communication but the path from development to production is not as simple as it sounds.

The article has been co-authored by Saurabh Shekhar

Enabling mTLS with Istio

There are multiple resources on the subject, you may explore the internet for the same or find a relevant article of mine here.

The summary is to use a combination of PeerAuthentication and Destination rules to configure and enforce mTLS on both the sender side as well as receiver side However, it may not always be as simple as that.

What to do when this does not work?

Most of the references and examples in the Istio…


Using the power of mTLS to secure services with minimal application intervention

What is Istio?

Istio is a service mesh used to manage microservices on Kubernetes. It is used to connect, control, secure, and observe microservices at scale. It consists of two major components:

  1. Istio control plane
  2. Envoy proxy

You can find details on how to set up Istio here. It is suggested that the reader also checks the compatibility matrix to ensure your Istio and Kubernetes (and correspondingly the istioctl and kubectl) versions are compatible.

Before diving in further, let us have a quick look at the architecture of Istio:

You can…


Glossary of commonly used terms in Kubernetes

For a new learner, Kubernetes (commonly referred to as K8s) can be a steep learning curve. This article covers a brief conceptual overview to kickstart your journey

Kubernetes Cluster

A Kubernetes cluster has two components:

  1. master nodes which run the Kubernetes related daemons (Kube API, Kube proxy, Kube DNS, Kube dashboard,)
  2. Cluster nodes belonging to one or more node pools which serve as the underlying physical resources for all the containers

Node pools

A homogenous set of physical resources that provide the underlying resources for the cluster. …

Chintan Betrabet

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