My Journey: Blazing a Trail

Alternative Text by Lian Li

“Container Solutions is the greatest group of allies I’ve met so far. They’re not just interested in the label; they understand what diversity is really about.” --- Lian Li, aka Captain Electric Alignment: Chaotic Good. Captain Electric uses her telepathy for good by getting inside your head and sparking ideas. We’re glad she’s a superhero because if turned to the dark side, [...]

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ITV – A Cloud Strategy With 50 Years of Legacy

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

Last year we launched The Cloud Native Attitude a short book that provides an easy-to-read grounding in modern infrastructure tools like Docker and Kubernetes and which included 3 case studies on real life Cloud Native enterprises (The Financial Times, Skyscanner and ASOS). We’re about to re-release the book with 2 more case studies: the challenger bank Starling and ITV. In the run-up to [...]

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What is Eventual Consistency And Why Is It So Cool?

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

Last week I published a case study of Starling Bank, one of the UK's mobile-only challenger banks who famously "built a bank in a year" using Cloud infrastructure and services. The case study is part of the new content in our v2 of The Cloud Native Attitude, which we'll be launching at KubeCon in May. Come and see us at our stand! In this post I want to zoom in on one aspect of the [...]

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Using Google Container Registry with Kubernetes

Alternative Text by Lian Li

I recently got into orchestrating my Docker containers with Kubernetes. For one of our projects, I needed to pull docker images from the Google Container Registry (GCR). When using the Google Kubernetes Engine with the GCR everything works out of the box, but to run the containers locally with docker, I had to install and configure docker-credential-gcr. (Go to the GitHub repository for [...]

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My Journey: Exploring the Cloud

Alternative Text by Riccardo Cefala

“You’ve got to have a balance between theory, design and making stuff happen.” --- Riccardo M. Cefala, aka Captain Keepin’ Cool: CS Cloud Native Engineer Alignment: Neutral Good. His secret super-power is something he uses every day: patience! I had a pretty natural evolution to cloud technology. I started to play around with coding when I was 15 or 16. I liked the idea of [...]

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