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Since its beginnings, Google cloud has had an identity crisis. They entered the market after AWS and Microsoft and tried to find a unique angle that makes them different from the other two...
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An Omakase approach to containerized infrastructure can be a great facilitator in growing the pie for everyone involved. Omakase vendors can navigate customer requirements without the rigidity of set menus at much lower costs than custom á la carte options provided by consultancies...
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Setting up HA on your Kubernetes cluster is certainly the next logical step in bringing Kubernetes to the prime-time. That said, the process of configuring and maintaining the cluster still presents some challenges! I'm hopeful that advancements in the Kubernetes project will help to reduce some of those challenges in the future.
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A step by step guide on how to set up secure endpoints in Kubernetes.
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In microservices architecture, a Service Mesh is a set of components that act as an intermediary to intercept and redirect traffic between your services. This is useful in many scenarios from access authorization to support for canary releases, blue/green deployments and more.
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Having a Kubernetes cluster is the first step towards building a more resilient and scalable infrastructure. While building a Kubernetes cluster is becoming easier every day, building a solid deployment pipeline to deploy our applications onto can feel a bit scary. It shouldn’t be. Let’s see what we need to deploy our applications onto a cluster in a safe, secure, reliable and repeatable way.
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Containers are a great way to realize the promise of a microservices architecture, but in production, containerization is not going to work without developers’ involvement and buy-in.

Each side of this equation (Dev and Ops) has its own vendors, tools, and open source projects to help them with what it takes to move to a containerized world—but that’s not enough.
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Transform configuration files based on custom scripts. An elegant and understandable equivalent of XSLT but for JSON and YAML!

While Alterant can be used with any JSON or YAML file, it is most useful if you use it with Kubernetes configuration files. Kubernetes configuration files describe how infrastructure resources should be deployed and configured on a cluster. However, a lot of times we find ourselves applying the same modifications to many of them.
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[Step-by-step] We've deployed a sample web service application onto DigitalOcean’s brand new managed Kubernetes service with Cloud 66 Skycap.
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With Kubernetes firmly established as the way to orchestrate container-based applications, all major cloud providers have rolled out their managed Kubernetes products - and we tested it.
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A strong trend in the world of application deployment is “build once, deploy many”—where “many” could stand for complex environments, clusters and/or clouds. This, together with the power of the Kubernetes API, easily accessed by developers, makes the need for reliable, traceable and auditable configuration files even more pertinent.
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Success in Kubernetes and containers is really about the conversation.
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Container Delivery Pipeline - from source code to Kubernetes cluster.
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Copper, an open source tool to validate Kubernetes configuration file.
It's like having unit tests for your Kubernetes configuration files, checking them for validity and Ops compliance after each change.
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Most CI/CD tools ignore the complexity of microservices, cover much less of the process, and add less value compared to what they do for monolithic apps. A new class of solution is needed — a Container Delivery Pipeline, or CDP.
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Kubernetes brings Devs and Ops closer together, and to avoid the complexity of the infrastructure impacting development pace, a Container Delivery Pipeline (CDP) solution should facilitate efficient maintenance of container delivery that is consistent with the code.
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Web forms are a critical component of modern web applications. It's important to try and provide a good user experience and make your forms as usable as possible.
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While cloud computing was the killer application for virtualization, changing the economy of SaaS might be the killer application for containerization.
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This post showcases using basic service definitions and basic firewall rules to make your Prometheus stable and secure.
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There are enough monitoring apps on the market and one of them should fulfill your needs. However, most of the time you are wondering what is happening inside your application. This is a DIY step-by-step guide to create your own monitoring app with Prometheus. (Part 1)
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A review of micro-services industry based on 8 components to help you build the best container infrastructure. (+vendors assessment)
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A review of micro-services industry based on 8 components to help you build the best container infrastructure. Learn more about container Engine, Orchestration, Network, Storage, Monitoring, Logging, Service Mesh and CDP.
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This is part 5 of the Bash Bonanza sequence with the tips and tricks on bash external commands.
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If you are trying to drive change in your organization towards microservices or container-based-infrastructure, you need the right combination of technology tools and human experience to get the job done.

This blog post includes a handy white paper on the challenges of building a container native delivery pipeline, that can give you a start ahead.
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If containers are infrastructure, why do we need a new acronym, rather than using IaaS? Are containers actually different? What could CaaS mean?
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When transitioning to a container-based deployment, the question of how to get code into containers often comes up. This article will look at the options we can use to push code into our containers and the factors you should consider with each approach.
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If you using Kubernetes and GCloud between environments, check out this helpful bash script that will prompt you when you are making changes in production.
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Docker starter for Cloud 66
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A Build Flow Tool for Docker

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