My Journey: From Engineer to Founder

— Ian Crosby, aka Captain Canada: Container Solutions Engineer

Alignment: Lawful Good. Captain Canada would use his superpowers to enable others to shine.

I enjoyed studying Computer Science in university, but I was worried that the jobs themselves might be repetitive and boring. At Container Solutions … Read more

Production Ready Ingress on Kubernetes

I recently had an interesting project building a proof of concept for a cloud based platform. The PoC is composed of a few services, a message queue and a couple simple UIs. All the pieces are containerized and deployed on Kubernetes (GKE).  As a final task before … Read more

Securing Dynamic Environments in Kubernetes

In my previous blog post we set up a Continuous Integration pipeline which created dynamic, ephemeral environments in Kubernetes. This was done exclusively using Kubernetes namespaces.

As mentioned in the previous post this solution leaves some holes, specifically around security. There are some basic questions which quickly arise:

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Dynamic Environments with Kubernetes

In this series of blog posts, I will highlight some strategies and tips when adopting Kubernetes. The goal is to provide practical examples based on usages of other companies who have already gone down this road.

When adopting a new technology, such as Kubernetes, we often plug … Read more

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 … Read more

Weather Predictions Straight from the Cloud

Can a fleet of customized drones improve your daily commute? We recently connected with the Swiss meteorological gurus at Meteomatics who have developed specialized drones to collect and transmit weather data. We teamed up with them to find out the benefits of their new technology and what sort of … Read more