Cloud Services for your Kubernetes Applications

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I’ve been playing around with the Kubernetes Service Catalog and in this blog post, I’d like to share some of the fun. First things first: what is this Service Catalog thing? Here’s what the documentation has to say about it: Service Catalog is an extension API that enables applications running in Kubernetes clusters to easily use externally managed software offerings, such as a [...]

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Delivering Kubernetes Native Applications with Helm

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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?

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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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Six Steps to Successful Cloud Native Migration (Part 2)

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Every time we guide another enterprise client onto the cloud, Container Solutions gains new experience and insights. We used this knowledge to refine the successful migration process into six steps. Previously, we examined each step in depth in “When is the WRONG time to use Kubernetes?”. We then returned to consider them again in conjunction with case studies from organisations, like the [...]

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Embracing Kubernetes Doesn’t Have to Mean OPERATING Kubernetes

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Microsoft’s initial version of Azure Container Service, its a Containers as a Service (CaaS), offered a choice of orchestration engines in the form of Mesosphere DC/OS, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes. But none of them were truly managed, which meant that the customers had to maintain the environment including patching, upgrades, scaling, and managing the clusters. In many ways, Microsoft only [...]

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