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· 15 min read
Fog Dong

Serverless Application Engine (SAE) is a Kubernetes-based cloud product that combines the Serverless architecture and the microservice model. As an iterative cloud product, it has encountered many challenges in the process of rapid development. How can we solve these challenges in the booming cloud-native era and perform reliable and fast upgrades for architecture? The SAE team and the KubeVela community worked closely to address these challenges and came up with a replicable open-source solution, KubeVela Workflow.

This article describes how to use KubeVela Workflow to upgrade the architecture of SAE and interprets multiple practice scenarios.

· 14 min read
Qiao Zhongpei

This article will focus on KubeVela and OpenYurt (two open-source projects of CNCF) and introduce the solution of cloud-edge collaboration in a practical Helm application delivery scenario.


With the popularization of the Internet of Everything scenario, the computing power of edge devices is increasing. It is a new technological challenge to use the advantages of cloud computing to meet complex and diversified edge application scenarios and extend cloud-native technology to the end and edge. Cloud-Edge Collaboration is becoming a new technological focus. This article will focus on KubeVela and OpenYurt (two open-source projects of CNCF) and introduce the solution of cloud-edge collaboration in a practical Helm application delivery scenario.

OpenYurt focuses on extending Kubernetes to edge computing in a non-intrusive manner. Based on the container orchestration and scheduling capabilities of native Kubernetes, OpenYurt integrates edge computing power into the Kubernetes infrastructure for unified management. It provides capabilities (such as edge autonomy, efficient O&M channels, unitized edge management, edge traffic topology, secure containers, and edge Serverless/FaaS) and support for heterogeneous resources. In short, OpenYurt builds a unified infrastructure for cloud-edge collaboration in a Kubernetes-native manner.

Incubated in the OAM model, KubeVela focuses on helping enterprises build unified application delivery and management capabilities. It shields the complexity of underlying infrastructure for developers and provides flexible scaling capabilities. It also provides out-of-the-box microservice container management, cloud resource management, versioning and canary release, scaling, observability, resource dependency orchestration and data delivery, multi-cluster, CI docking, and GitOps. Maximize the R&D performance of developer self-service application management, which also meets the extensibility demands of the long-term evolution of the platform.

OpenYurt + KubeVela - What Problems Can be Solved?

As mentioned before, OpenYurt supports the access of edge nodes, allowing users to manage edge nodes by operating native Kubernetes. "Edge nodes" are used to represent computing resources closer to users (such as virtual machines or physical servers in a nearby data center). After you add them through OpenYurt, these edge nodes are converted into nodes that can be used in Kubernetes. OpenYurt uses NodePool to describe a group of edge nodes in the same region. After basic resource management is met, we have the following core requirements for how to orchestrate and deploy applications to different NodePools in a cluster.

· 13 min read
Yike Wang


Helm is an application packaging and deployment tool of client side widely used in the cloud-native field. Its simple design and easy-to-use features have been recognized by users and formed its ecosystem. Up to now, thousands applications have been packaged using Helm Chart. Helm's design concept is very concise and can be summarized in the following two aspects:

  1. Packaging and templating complex Kubernetes APIs and then abstracting and simplifying them into small number of parameters

  2. Giving Application Lifecycle Solutions: Production, upload (hosting), versioning, distribution (discovery), and deployment.

· 8 min read
Jianbo Sun

Helm Charts are very popular that you can find almost 10K different software packaged in this way. While in today's multi-cluster/hybrid cloud business environment, we often encounter these typical requirements: distribute to multiple specific clusters, specific group distributions according to business need, and differentiated configurations for multi-clusters.

In this blog, we'll introduce how to use KubeVela to do multi cluster delivery for Helm Charts.

If you don't have multi clusters, don't worry, we'll introduce from scratch with only Docker or Linux System required. You can also refer to the basic helm chart delivery in single cluster.

· 7 min read
Wei Duan

Under today's multi-cluster business scene, we often encounter these typical requirements: distribute to multiple specific clusters, specific group distributions according to business need, and differentiated configurations for multi-clusters.

KubeVela v1.3 iterates based on the previous multi-cluster function. This article will reveal how to use it to do swift multiple clustered deployment and management to address all your anxieties.

· 6 min read
Xiangbo Ma

The cloud platform development team of China Merchants Bank has been trying out KubeVela since 2021 internally and aims to using it for enhancing our primary application delivery and management capabilities. Due to the specific security concern for financial insurance industry, network control measurements are relatively strict, and our intranet cannot directly pull Docker Hub image, and there is no Helm image source available as well. Therefore, in order to landing KubeVela in the intranet, you must perform a complete offline installation.

This article will take the KubeVela V1.2.5 version as an example, introduce the offline installation practice to help other users easier to complete KubeVela's deployment in offline environment.

· 10 min read
Tianxin Dong and Yicai Yu

With the rapid development of cloud-native, how can we use cloud to empower business development? When launching applications, how can cloud developers easily develop and debug applications in a multi-cluster and hybrid cloud environment? In the deployment process, how to make the application deployment have sufficient verification and reliability?

These crucial issues are urgently needed to be resolved.

In this article, we will use KubeVela and Nocalhost to provide a solution for cloud debugging and multi-cluster hybrid cloud deployment.

When a new application needs to be developed and launched, we hope that the results of debugging in the local IDE can be consistent with the final deployment state in the cloud. Such a consistent posture gives us the greatest confidence in deployment and allows us to iteratively apply updates in a more efficient and agile way like GitOps. That is: when new code is pushed to the code repository, the applications in the environment are automatically updated in real time.

Based on KubeVela and Nocalhost, we can deploy application like below:


As shown in the figure: Use KubeVela to create an application, deploy the application to the test environment, and pause it. Use Nocalhost to debug the application in the cloud. After debugging, push the debugged code to the code repository, use GitOps to deploy with KubeVela, and then update it to the production environment after verification in the test environment.

In the following, we will introduce how to use KubeVela and Nocalhost for cloud debugging and multi-cluster hybrid cloud deployment.

· 10 min read
Tianxin Dong

At the background of Machine learning goes viral, AI engineers not only need to train and debug their models, but also need to deploy them online to verify how it looks(of course sometimes, this part of the work is done by AI platform engineers. ). It is very tedious and draining AI engineers.

In the cloud-native era, our model training and model serving are also usually performed on the cloud. Doing so not only improves scalability, but also improves resource utility. This is very effective for machine learning scenarios that consume a lot of computing resources.

But it is often difficult for AI engineers to use cloud-native techniques. The concept of cloud native has become more complex over time. Even to deploy a simple model serving on cloud native architecture, AI engineers may need to learn several additional concepts: Deployment, Service, Ingress, etc.

As a simple, easy-to-use, and highly scalable cloud-native application management tool, KubeVela enables developers to quickly and easily define and deliver applications on Kubernetes without knowing any details about the underlying cloud-native infrastructure. KubeVela's rich extensibility extends to AI addons and provide functions such as model training, model serving, and A/B testing, covering the basic needs of AI engineers and helping AI engineers quickly conduct model training and model serving in a cloud-native environment.

This article mainly focus on how to use KubeVela's AI addon to help engineers complete model training and model serving more easily.

· 13 min read
Tianxin Dong

KubeVela is a simple, easy-to-use, and highly extensible cloud-native application platform. It can make developers deliver microservices applications easily, without knowing Kubernetes details.

KubeVela is based on OAM model, which naturally solves the orchestration problems of complex resources. It means that KubeVela can manage complex large-scale applications with GitOps. Convergence of team and system size after the system complexity problem.

· 12 min read
Da Yin, Yang Song

KubeVela bridges the gap between applications and infrastructures, enabling easy delivery and management of development codes. Compared to Kubernetes objects, the Application in KubeVela better abstracts and simplifies the configurations which developers care about, and leave complex infrastruature capabilities and orchestration details to platform engineers. The KubeVela apiserver further exposes HTTP interfaces, which help developers to deploy applications even without Kubernetes cluster access.

This article will use Jenkins, a popular continuous integration tool, as basis and give a brief introduction to how to build GitOps-based application continuous delivery highway.