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    The Curse of Knowledge

    By coincidence, I had the same conversation this week with five different groups of people. I figured that I’d write my ideas down and chuck them up on the blog, since this chain of thought seems to r...

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    Kubernetes Operators Explained

    Have you ever wondered how effective Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams manage complex applications successfully? In the Kubernetes ecosystem, there is only one answer: Kubernetes Operators! In ...

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    Deep Dive: Building a Kubernetes Operator SDK for Java Developers

    Recently Container Solutions released version 1.0.0 of the java-operator-sdk, which allows developers to implement Kubernetes operators in a simple and convenient way. In this post I would like to giv...

    Case Study: How CS’ Braintrust Helped Immedis Focus on What Really Matters

    Immedis is looking toward the future. It created and runs an enterprise-grade platform that supports payroll functions for some of the fastest-growing global companies, including Uber. 

    Bootstrap as Code: Part 3, Hybrid—a Place for On-Premises in the Cloud

    This article is the conclusion of a three-part series. In Part 1 of this blog series, we explored the bare-metal world and tools that help to bring its provisioning closer to the clouds. We introduced...

    Bootstrap as Code: Part 2, The Homelab Movement

    This article is part of a three-part series.  In Part 1 of this blog series, we explored bare-metal server bootstrapping, and introduced a tool called Tinkerbell, from Packet, which simplifies this pr...

    Bootstrap as Code: Part 1, Hardware Is Here To Stay

    This article is the beginning of a series.  Here’s a bold claim: It’s 2020 and we are in a post-cloud era. Cloud computing adoption has reached such a critical mass that even the most conservative org...

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    Riding the Tiger: Lessons Learned Implementing Istio

    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. 

    The Container Solutions Opinionated Guide to Blogging

    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’v...