Monitoring containers on GKE with Google Stackdriver

After acquiring Stackdriver in 2014, Google worked hard to make it the default log aggregation and monitoring solution for Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The feature set of Stackdriver is pretty good for an out of box integrated solution for GCP. It is the equivalent of CloudWatch on AWS – doesn’t have all the bells and … Continued

Kubernetes The Hard Way Explained – Chapter 2

Kelsey Hightower’s tutorial is the goto place for wannabe Kubernetes administrators who want to learn the ins and outs of the platform. With the CNCF’s official Kubernetes Certified Administrator programme out recently we can only expect this great resource to gain even more attention. I used KTHW a lot when I was learning K8S and … Continued

Kubernetes The Hard Way Explained – Chapter 1

Kelsey Hightower’s tutorial is the goto place for wannabe Kubernetes administrators who want to learn the ins and outs of the platform. With the CNCF’s official Kubernetes Certified Administrator programme out today we can only expect this great resource to gain even more attention. I used KTHW a lot when I was learning K8S and … Continued

Zoover Goes Cloud Native with Kubernetes

We teamed up with Zoover to help them build a new production environment using Google’s hosted version of Kubernetes (GKE), with a Continuous Delivery pipeline based around CircleCI. In this blog, we’ll describe the system we built and explain the decisions we took. We’ll also have a look at workflow we settled on. GKE We picked GKE … Continued

Monitoring a microservice application with CoScale on Kubernetes

Monitoring microservice systems has been a hot topic at Container Solutions for some time. Combined with our recent interest in Kubernetes we set out to give the new CoScale monitoring solution a try. CoScale is a hosted and on-premise monitoring solution with native support for Docker and Kubernetes. In the case of Kubernetes, this means … Continued

From Pet to Cattle – Running Sonar on Kubernetes

Recently we ran into a bit of trouble with our pet CI server. It was being used as a Jenkins server and a Postgres database and Sonar was also running on it but it wasn’t evident as it was just a manually ran docker compose setup on the machine. Sure enough someone turned off the server not … Continued