Our Kubernetes Training for Booking.com – Case Study

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At Container Solutions (CS), we are not a bog standard consultancy. Unusually, our aim is to help our clients become independent as quickly as possible. We believe you will not get full (or even, arguably, much) benefit from your Cloud Native transformation if you don’t become experts yourselves. We’re here to get that process started on the right track. A key part of what we provide is [...]

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Using Compose to go from Docker to Kubernetes

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This is a cross post from Jérôme Petazzoni (http://jpetazzo.github.io/). We are proud to be promoting Jérôme's upcoming Docker and Kubernetes trainings in Montreal and Quebec City.   For anyone using containers, Docker is a wonderful development platform, and Kubernetes is an equally wonderful production platform. But how do we go from one to the other? Specifically, if we use [...]

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Contributing to Kubernetes: Open-Source Citizenship

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A Little Background I’ve been using Kubernetes for a while now and decided it was time to be a responsible open-source citizen, and contribute some code. So I started combing their issue tracker, looking for a relatively small and straight-forward patch that I could cut my teeth on. If you're also thinking of contributing to Kubernetes, I hope you can learn something from my [...]

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Cloud Native in 2019: A Look Ahead

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Cloud Native has been around for a few years now, but 2018 was the year Cloud Native crossed the chasm to go truly mainstream. From the explosion in the number of projects making up the CNCF landscape, to IBM’s $34 billion purchase of Red Hat under their Hybrid Cloud division, the increasingly wide adoption of Kubernetes, capped off by CloudNativeCon in Seattle with eight thousand [...]

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A Gentle Intro to Validation Admission Webhooks in Kubernetes

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Kubernetes v1.9.0 release includes webhook admission controller. In this post, I’ll run a quick overview on how to create, test and deploy your webhook validation admission controller in Kubernetes. This blog post is meant to complement Mutating webhook controllers blog post. Firstly, why would anyone bother with writing an admission controller? Consider large multi-team, possibly [...]

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