Prototyping On-Premises Network Infrastructure for Workloads Running on Kubernetes Clusters: Part 1

Nov 11, 2019 by Piotr Szlenk

One day, you may be tempted to build and maintain an on-premises Kubernetes cluster. Don’t do it. That's my best advice. Instead, take a look at the managed cloud provider options like GKE, AKS, and EKS , which take away a lot of the pain and expense involved in maintaining and updating Kubernetes clusters. However, sometimes legal or business requirements mean that it's essential that your cluster runs on prem.

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How to Monitor Your Kubernetes Cluster With Prometheus and Grafana

Oct 23, 2019 by Christiaan Vermeulen

Monitoring a cluster is absolutely vital in a Cloud Native system. Prometheus and Grafana make it extremely easy to monitor just about any metric in your Kubernetes cluster.

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Kubernetes Native CI/CD: From Knative Build to TektonCD

Oct 16, 2019 by Andreas Krivas

We who work in Cloud Native organisations have largely solved the problem of the increased complexity in setting up a Kubernetes platform. But there’s something we have not solved: how to make Kubernetes simple for developers to use.

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Using Helm and Kustomize to Build More Declarative Kubernetes Workloads

Oct 8, 2019 by Brendan Kamp

With declarative infrastructure, what you define is what gets set up on your system. When software engineers use Helm, the package manager for Kubernetes, in building a Cloud Native system, they tend to believe that specifying a value.yaml file is being ‘declarative.’

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What Container Solutions Does, in 4 Steps: Think, Design, Build, Run

Oct 1, 2019 by Heather Joslyn

Moving your business to the cloud could mean freeing your organisation from the need to maintain your own antiquated, energy-sucking data centres for everything. Escaping the ever-present threat that a problem in one part of your system could cripple the whole thing. Recruiting—and keeping— smart engineers eager to work with the latest technology.

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