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

Becoming a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider

Several of us signed up for the Beta of the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. Container Solutions participates in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and our CNCF ambassador Michael Mueller was involved in the creation of the exam. Two of us have already successfully completed this exam, and once the third person passed the exam, … Continued

Kubernetes on AWS… Cool Your Jets

When AWS joined the CNCF everyone got so excited for hosted Kubernetes, and the clickbait articles were produced en masse.  As much as I would love an AWS managed K8s, I am not holding my breath. I have a couple reasons for these reservations. The CNCF is not Kubernetes Kubernetes is definitely a high profile … Continued

Kubernetes Comes to ImageWolf

ImageWolf now has support for Kubernetes! We even made a video (see below). If you want to see the code though, you can find it in its normal place. TLDR; we used BitTorrent to speed up Kubernetes deployments https://github.com/ContainerSolutions/ImageWolf That’s great! but what is it? I’m glad you asked. Essentially, it’s a service that aims … Continued

Running Habitat Supervisors on top of Kubernetes

In the last two months, I’ve worked together with Chef to evaluate Habitat from a cloud native developer perspective. This is the second blog in a series of three where I’ll share my experiences. The first blog is about the build system, and the last will be about how to create a High Available Redis cluster … Continued

Monitoring Kubernetes with DataDog

Monitoring is a crucial part of any production application, and it’s importance is increasing as we move towards cloud native. For all the benefits of distributed, microservice applications, there are challenges which come along as well. The complexity of the system has increased considerably. The number of pieces involved (applications, datastores, services, etc) has multiplied, … Continued