Kubernetes

Thoughts on 2023

NOTE: The following content was transcribed and modified from the Thoughts on X podcast…Click Play if you would like to listen. I think we should all put a pin in 2022. But before we do, I want to finish talking about 2022 by quoting something from Rocky Balboa and then let me put some context […] Read More

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

Plan now to maximize the ROI in Kubernetes

Traditionally, I don’t like to talk about return on investment… it was something that I always felt was used to justify a purchasing decision by pushes vendor salespeople. My bullsh*t meter always came out when they started talking ROI… however as conversations mature at higher levels, it’s clear that IT Decision makers are always looking […] 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

Migrating WordPress the Easy Way!

Yes… I still prefer WordPress! Just like how I prefer running MacOS these days for its relative simplicity and minimal operating overheads, so to have I come to the realisation that WordPress is still the best choice of platform for this blog. I have toyed with Ghost and in fact I am running a few […] 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

Managed Kubernetes for Labs and Learning

I’ve been talking a lot about Managed Kubernetes this year. About a month ago I submitted a session for Cloud Native Data Management Day around Managed Kubernetes for learning and labbing. What I wanted to do was take a very quick look at some examples of how you can leverage the resources that are out […] 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

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