Ian Crosby

Ian Crosby
Ian Crosby is managing director for Canada at Container Solutions.

Blog Posts

Container Solutions expands to Canada

Sep 14, 2018 by Ian Crosby

At Container Solutions, we specialize in cloud native strategy and technologies. What that means practically is that on a day to day basis our engineers and consultants are working with organizations to assist them with cloud native transformations. From analyzing and understanding their current state to building a roadmap, architecture, and strategy, to implementing proper cloud native practices.

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Delivering Kubernetes Native Applications with Helm

Jun 29, 2018 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 tooling. Kubernetes is at a critical crossover.

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My Journey: From Engineer to Founder

Mar 28, 2018 by Ian Crosby

“The stuff that I used to play with in my free time is now what I do day to day.”

--- Ian Crosby, aka Captain Canada: Container Solutions Engineer

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Production Ready Ingress on Kubernetes

Feb 7, 2018 by Ian Crosby

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 sending this over to the client, I needed to expose the front end publicly. What seemed like a straightforward task turned out to be a bit more time consuming, partially due to the.

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Securing Dynamic Environments in Kubernetes

Dec 7, 2017 by Ian Crosby

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.

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