How to Scale Using Kubernetes: From Startup to Superstar

Michael Handa Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Containerization, Kubernetes, Microservices, Microsoft Azure

Kubernetes adoption has skyrocketed during the last few years. No matter which statistics you look at, you’re bound to see high rates of adoption. Sysdig’s 2019 Container Usage Report states that 77 percent of containers are now run on Kubernetes. That figure doesn’t include Red Hat OpenShift and Rancher, which are also built on Kubernetes — they take the figure …

Kubernetes Versus Amazon ECS: A Peculiar Comparison

Michael Handa Amazon Web Services, Cloud Technology, Containerization, Kubernetes, Microservices

Many would say that comparing Kubernetes with Amazon’s EC2 container service, or ECS, is like comparing apples and oranges. But are they really that different? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this blog. We’ll be looking at what each of these services offers, and in which aspects they are similar —  as well as their differences. This comparison will allow …

How to Save Big Using One Kubernetes Cluster for Multiple Environments

Michael Handa Cloud Technology, Containerization, Kubernetes, Microservices

Kubernetes has revolutionized application deployment during the last few years. Thousands of businesses have migrated to the cloud within a short period in order to leverage the power of Kubernetes. However, adopting Kubernetes is not a walk in the park. There are many complexities related to setting up Kubernetes in a manner that works for your organization. Many of them …

Why Kubernetes?

Michael Handa Cloud Technology, Containerization, Kubernetes, Microservices

In an earlier blog post, we described how virtualization brought cloud technology into the mainstream. It offers computing on demand, allowing enterprises to outsource (to varying degrees) their computing needs to cloud providers. For their part, cloud providers use virtualization to dynamically segment multiple users across a large number of commodity servers with unparalleled scalability and elasticity. In another blog …

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Success Story: Enabling Customer Agility During COVID-19 Shutdown

Lee Hylton Amazon Web Services, Case Studies, Cloud Commuting, Kubernetes, Remote Work Experience, Testimonials

The Coronavirus and COVID-19 infection have completely upended our society, and businesses are scrambling to cope. Though technology companies are well positioned to handle a shifting of resources from the worksite to remote, for some, it still takes some quick strategy and deployment to do this effectively. I wanted to share with you a recent deployment we managed for one …

Microservices and Testing Environments

Dennis Webb DevOps, Kubernetes, Microservices, Terraform

Everybody has a testing environment. Some people are lucky enough to have a totally separate environment to run production in. @stahnma Luckily we live in the era of cloud computing and having separate deployment environments isn’t as cost prohibitive as it used to be. Twenty years ago, having a separate testing environment meant having double the costs to build one. …

From Virtualization to Containerization: The Evolution of Cloud Computing

Michael Handa Cloud Technology, Kubernetes, Microservices

There would be no cloud computing without virtualization. In a sense, cloud computing is virtualization carried out on a massive scale. And cloud computing, as every CIO knows, has become a key component of an enterprise’s IT architecture. So, what then is virtualization, which seems to be a cloud’s foundational element? Virtualization Creating the illusion of being able to use …

Visiting SCaLE 18x

Michael Handa Kubernetes, Microservices

SCALE 18x this year was a little lighter in attendance but still a great time. It did seem as though the organizers were trying to push attendance more towards the weekend by not having many sessions on the first day. This made the few sessions available crowded, especially the sole Kubernetes session “Kubernetes 101”. The k8s sessions, especially when interactivity …