Containers

Managed Kubernetes

One Click Managed Kubernetes Labs with Platform9

I first blogged about Platform9 all the way back in 2015 after discovering them in 2014 at VMworld… that was around their VMware/KVM and OpenStack solutions at the time… this time around it’s Kubernetes. Platform9 will give you a fully configured and managed Kubernetes single node master cluster within 10 minutes. For lab environments, i’ve […] Read More

Managed Kubernetes and OpenStack as a Service with Platform9

Kubernetes can pose a steep learning curve for those coming from a more traditional infrastructure background. Its adoption is growing as we know, and there are a lot of IT Operations practitioners scrambling to get up to speed with the container management and control plane platform. The success of the public cloud Kubernetes services on […] Read More

A Quick and Easy Load Balancer for Kubernetes Labs with MetalLB

I’ve been tinkering with a number of different Kubernetes platforms again and the relative complication of external networking for deployed Kubernetes applications remains real. In the Public Cloud world, services such as EKS, GKE and AKS all have some form of external networking built into the offerings and VMware’s Tanzu can rely on NSX-T, HAProxy […] Read More

Kubernetes Backup – Kasten K10 Online Lab Walkthrough

Kubernetes has arrived. But this new wave can be hard to get into for traditional IT Infrastructure folks. Both Infrastructure and DevOps alike need to be aware holistically of all platforms (physical, virtual and container) that run both modern cloud native workloads and what are more commonly now referred to as traditional applications. Kubernetes hasn’t […] Read More

2021 – The Quickening!

We have almost gone a whole week now in 2021 and it has not been the hard pivot that most were hoping for… in fact things around the world seem to be getting worse from the pandemic point of view… however the night is darkest just before the dawn! Looking back at the last twelve […] Read More

Insights into the WHY around Kubernetes Backup with Kasten

Veeam acquired Kasten last month and for those that maybe wondering why a lot of us internal to Veeam are super excited about this taking place I thought I would get Kasten’s Co-Founder, Niraj Tolia onto Great Things with Great Tech to talk about all things Kubernetes backup, disaster recovery and mobility. There is almost […] Read More

Quick Fix: vSphere with Tanzu – virtualmachineimages No resources found in namespace

Over the past week I’ve posted a couple of articles that should help people new to vSphere with Tanzu. There are some common hurdles that can pop up. I’ve now deployed it in a couple of environments and each one has raised new quirks. There also isn’t a lot of straight forward content out there […] Read More

Quick Fix: vSphere with Tanzu – no persistent volumes available for this claim and no storage class

I’ve been grappling with vSphere with Tanzu for the past week or so and while I haven’t completely nailed how things operate end to end in this new world, i’ve been able to get to a point beyond the common “kubectl get nodes” which is where plenty of people kicking the tyres get to… and […] Read More

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