Managing Kubernetes

The Hard Thing About Kubernetes; The Great Kubernetes Irony

Kubernetes is an incredibly powerful enabler for enterprise-wide app modernization strategies, but if not done right, the cost of modernization can take a toll. The Great Kubernetes Irony is that the very technology that was created to streamline the management of modern applications is, itself, incredibly difficult to manage.

Exploring Kubernetes native object storage

Kubernetes-Managed Object Storage for the Win

Kubernetes is incredibly valuable for DevOps and IT teams because it treats infrastructure as code, delivering full scale automation to both stateful and stateless components of the software stack. If you only use Kubernetes for the applications, you are only tapping a fractional amount of the value. Let’s explore this a little deeper.

Smooth sailing

MicroK8s: Big Things Come in Small Packages

Despite Kubernetes’ soaring popularity, the technology isn’t perfect. To reduce the barriers to entry that developers, DevOps engineers, and others have faced with Kubernetes, also known as K8s, Canonical in late 2018 introduced MicroK8s. Let’s take a look at this valuable tool.

Maintaining standards

Open standards can make or break a Kubernetes implementation

Adopting open standards for Kubernetes is relatively easy to do. Maintaining these standards, however, requires your team to be active and vigilant. To implement open standards correctly, DevOps teams need to appraise the existing standards, understand how they can lapse within an organisation, and appreciate the importance of working with the open source community to create and maintain the standards.