EKS News 036

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  • Amazon EKS add-ons preserve customer edits
    • Prevents changes to add-on configuration issued through the Kubernetes API from being overwritten
    • Preserves changes during lifecycle operations
    • Can also use it to reset add-on to a known good configuration
  • Reducing Fargate startup times with zstd compressed container images
    • New compression format (zdtd) can achieve higher compression ratios and higher decompression speeds than the gzip compression algorithm
    • Reduced start times for Fargate pods by 27%
  • Canary testing with AWS App Mesh and Tekton
    • A Canary deployment is a deployment strategy that releases a new software version in production by slowly rolling out the change to a small subset of users
    • In this blog post the authors use AWS App Mesh to configure traffic flows between services
    • They also use separate Tekton pipelines, based on different personas, to separate the duties of the developement and operations teams thereby enabling team productivity and velocity
  • Top AWS open source talks at KubeCon and CloudNativeCon
    • List of top AWS talks at KubeCon