Some Admission Webhook Basics

by Jason Smith

Admission Webhooks are a new feature in Kubernetes since 1.9 that allows you to intercept manifests prior to them being deployed.  This gives you a lot of control to do things like inject sidecars, attach volumes, or validate image repositories before the object gets deployed.  I took some time over the last two days to explore this feature and how to implement it. Let me share what I have [...]

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Distributed Tracing Is Powerful…But Also Effectively D.O.A.?

by Pini Reznik

OH: “the thing about distributed tracing is that apart from the people who work on it, no one gives a damn. At every company where we’ve rolled out tracing, only a very small number of developers actually used it.” Not the first time I’m hearing this. — Cindy Sridharan (@copyconstruct) June 23, 2018 We saw this tweet and were quite intrigued. And also curious: is this true? [...]

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The Cloud Native Maturity Matrix in the Real World: Case Studies

by Pini Reznik

When a new client comes to Container Solutions, the very first thing we do is take them through the CS Cloud Migration Maturity Matrix. The Maturity Matrix is a custom tool to analyse and describe organisational status in order to design a custom migration roadmap. We use it to create an accurate snapshot of an enterprise along nine different axes, including architecture, infrastructure, culture [...]

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Delivering Kubernetes Native Applications with Helm

Alternative Text by Ian Crosby

Last week, at the GOTO Conference Amsterdam, I gave a talk on how Kubernetes is in the process of crossing The Chasm. As in, the notable (and perilous) gap that exists in the Technology Adoption Lifecycle spectrum between early adopters -- who are willing to invest sweat equity in new/developing technologies -- and mainstream users looking for a turn-key solution with a mature feature set and [...]

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A Timeless Way of Building a Cloud Native System?

Alternative Text by Anne Currie

This article was written jointly by Anne Currie and our CTO Pini Reznik. Introducing Patterns In 1979 a US architect called Christopher Alexander wrote two best selling books that proposed a different way to architect cities, streets and homes. The books were called “A Pattern Language” and “A Timeless Way of Building”. The approach to design and architecture that he described has had a [...]

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