Kubernetes

Enterprise Ready Managed Kubernetes as a Service with Rafay

Though Kubernetes has made significant headways into being accepted as the way forward in terms of how modern applications are developed, deployed and managed, the reality of the ecosystem that exists around containers and cloud native platforms is still not set and continues to be a shifting proposition for IT operations to navigate. This means […] Read More

Why the Kubernetes wave is not equal to Virtualization… but why that doesn’t matter!

If you are engaged with the general IT community that deals with infrastructure, virutalization or cloud, you have probably heard the comparison between Kubernetes and Virtualization. The narrative goes something along the lines of “Kubernetes will have the same level of impact on IT as what Virtualization had”. That is to say that Kubernetes is […] Read More

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

Kasten Kubestr

Introducing Kubestr – Identify, Validate and Evaluate Kubernetes Storage

For as long as I can remember I have been benchmarking storage. Knowing how storage would perform under certain IO profiles was a key part of the burn in process for new storage platforms. For the most part, what you got was what you paid for, but making sure reality matched expectation for storage was […] 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

vSphere 7 Update 2 – Tanzu and vSAN Enhancements

I haven’t done one of these VMware Update release posts in a while… Having attended the #vExpert pre-brief a couple weeks back I thought there was enough relevant goodness to share. It’s been such an interesting time in our industry over the past 12-18 months and this vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 Update 2 release […] 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

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