Riding the Tiger: Lessons Learned Implementing Istio

May 29, 2020 by Ian Miell

Recently I (along with a few others much smarter than me) had occasion to implement a ‘real’ production system with Istio, running on a managed cloud-provided Kubernetes service. 

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FluxCD, ArgoCD or Jenkins X: Which Is the Right GitOps Tool for You?

GitOps—the idea to fully manage applications and infrastructure using a Git-based workflow—is gaining a lot of traction recently. Nothing shows it better than a new generation of deployment tools, which treat GitOps as the main organising principle for Continuous Delivery. 

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The Container Solutions Opinionated Guide to Blogging

Apr 28, 2020 by Adrian Mouat

Blogging is one of the central activities at Container Solutions. We try to regularly publish blogs on a variety of topics, from technical pieces to articles on strategy or psychology. Personally, I’ve been blogging for at least a decade and would like to think I’ve learnt a few lessons on what works and what doesn’t. As everything is moving online at the minute, this seems a great chance to share my tips with everyone.

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What the COVID-19 Crisis Reveals About Fragile Tech and 'Swimming Naked'

Apr 20, 2020 by Heather Joslyn

When preparing contingency plans for a potential crisis, a global pandemic would not previously have been high on any CEO’s list of likely scenarios. But a global pandemic has arrived, with terrible suddenness. And with the customers of companies around the world experiencing website crashes and interminable waits for service by phone, the fragility of much current tech infrastructure has been revealed, right when it most needs to be.

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Container Solutions' Trow Project Featured in The New Stack

Apr 15, 2020 by Heather Joslyn

At Container Solutions, our engineers not only serve clients but also contribute to open-source projects and create new software. We were proud to find that one of our projects—Trow, an image-management solution, a project led by CS’ chief scientist Adrian Mouat—was featured this week in The New Stack.

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