Containers

SpyderBat: Threat prevention and security operations in a rapidly changing cloud world

 I don’t have to remind anyone of the importance of security and threat detection when it comes to protecting your critical systems, applications and the data being created. For the most part i’ve spent my time in IT worrying about the design and implementation fo end user platforms and data protection, and have always […] Read More

Creatures of Adaptation – Learning the Evolving Language of Kubernetes

Creatures of Adaptation Living and working in global societies means that in both our real locales and our virtual communities we exist in ever expanding multicultural societies. More than ever, we are aware of different languages being spoken around us, and that our own native tongue is not always understood by those we need to […] Read More

Kubecost – Optimizing Spend for Kubernetes

As the use of containerized applications becomes more mainstream (driven by modern application development), so does the need to control costs. For those that are using Kubernetes platforms… in general it is difficult to monitor the costs of Kubernetes resources. There is a black box of operation happening and it is challenging to know which […] Read More

Real World Kubernetes – Working with .htaccess files for WordPress

Real word Kubernetes… that is a slightly tongue in cheek title however in reading through a lot of blogs and how-to’s around Kubernetes, I never get a sense of real world application for Infrastructure and Platform Ops who are trying to get their hands dirty or even just understand what it is to run production […] Read More

Quick Post: Quick Post: Expanding MetalLB IP Pool to Fix Pending Status

 I’ve been using MetalLB for a while now in my Kubernetes Clusters and it’s a great easy way to achieve high availability networking for service endpoints. For an overview of MetalLB, head to this earlier post. When initially deploying MetalLB, I usually configure a fairly small address pool for the Layer 2 mode configuration […] Read More

DevSecOps

DevSecOps… a little bit of education with Snyk

Somewhere along the line, someone decided to put a “Sec” in between “Dev” and “Ops”… and now it is a thing! I have historically reacted poorly to the xOps labels that have been flung around IT circles for a number of years now, but the reality is that a lot of these previous silos are […] Read More

Longhorn – Distributed Block Storage for Kubernetes Install and Configure

 For those old enough to remember, Longhorn was the codename for Windows Vista…so when I came across Longhorn in the Kubernetes world, I was drawn in. That said, I would hope that Longhorn isn’t what Vista was to horrible Operating Systems as to what Longhorn is to Kubernetes storage. Longhorn is touted as highly […] Read More

First Look – Deploying KubeVirt with Platform9

Last week I wrote an introductory post around KubeVirt giving some insight into were it sits in the current Kubernetes and Virtualization landscape. As mentioned, there is a somewhat steep learning curve in understanding its architecture and when looking to go beyond lab deployments the installation can be a bit tricky. That is very much […] Read More

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