Six Steps to Successful Cloud Native Migration (Part 2)

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 … Read more

Embracing Kubernetes Doesn’t Have to Mean OPERATING Kubernetes

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 … Read more

Six Steps to Successful Cloud Native Migration (Part 1)


Over the past three years Container Solutions has built experience by successfully guiding a range of enterprises into the cloud. Through experimentation and observation, we have distilled the practical process of successful cloud migration into six iterative steps. Some of these steps can occur in somewhat different … Read more

Cloud Native Maturity Matrix

When an enterprise organisation looks to transform itself into a Cloud Native entity, the transformation must be firmly rooted in understanding.

Too many companies see going to Cloud Native simply as going to Kubernetes. Blinders on, they see only the exciting new tech that everyone is buzzing … Read more

A Week of the Life of Container Solutions… In Tweets

For those of you who would like to work at Container Solutions, we figured it might be nice to give you a rundown on what a week looks like.

Sunday We started this week early, on Sunday, with a hardware hackathon in our Amsterdam office.

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Image Management & Mutability in Docker and Kubernetes

Kubernetes is a fantastic tool for building large containerised software systems in a manner that is both resilient and scalable. But the architecture and design of Kubernetes has evolved over time, and there are some areas that could do with tweaking or rethinking. This post digs into some … Read more

When is the WRONG time to use Kubernetes?

The main reason most enterprises want to move to the cloud can be explained in two words: product velocity.

There are myriad benefits to Cloud Native computing, from lower hosting costs to reduced infrastructure complexity and increased scalability. All of these are good things, of course — … Read more