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    Using Kubernetes Monitoring Mixins

    The term Kubernetes monitoring mixins appears in many Kubernetes related projects involving Prometheus and Grafana. Despite its broad usage, the details about it cannot be easily found. There are many...

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    A Beginner's Guide to Using the Prometheus Operator

    Prometheus is a simple and effective open-source monitoring system. In the years after we published the article Monitoring Microservices with Prometheus, the system has graduated from the Cloud Native...

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    Windows Container on K8s Clusters

    I recently came across a fun and interesting challenge. In the latest project I joined, a team wanted to do a "lift & shift to the cloud". As a Cloud Native engineer I've seen this pattern fairly ...

    The Birth of the External Secrets Community

    Managing secrets in Kubernetes can be a cumbersome job. In a multi-service multi-environment setup, you can end up with hundreds of secrets without even noticing. It is hard to keep track of everythin...

    We Built a .NET Operator SDK (So You Don’t Have To)

    We built a .NET Operator SDK, in C#, so you can build your own Kubernetes Operators in C# or any .NET language. There's of course the Go Operator SDK, and there's our Java Operator SDK, so why not hav...

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    Cloud Native Java: Infrastructure Automation with Kubernetes Operators

    Java (and its other JDK-based siblings) is the most widely used programming language in large companies. Java developers are backend focused and used to building complex distributed systems. Yet these...

    Comparing Chaos Engineering Tools for Kubernetes Workloads

    For most people the word ‘chaos’ means complete disorder and confusion. So what does it mean to engineer chaos? The distributed systems we build are becoming more and more complex, thus their state ca...

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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...