Kubernetes StatefulSet In Action

Kubernetes StatefulSet In Action

Recently, I stumbled upon a StackOverflow question around StatefulSets which made me wonder how well understood they are at large. So I decided to put together a simple stateful app that can be used to experiment with a StatefulSet. In this blog post we will have a closer look at this app and see it […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #39 – CI/CD and Kubernetes

[Podcast] PodCTL #39 - CI/CD and Kubernetes

One of the characteristics of the most successful deployments of OpenShift are the CI/CD pipelines that enable application integrations. This week we dove into a question from a listener – “Can you talk more about best practices for integrating CI/CD systems into Kubernetes?“ Brian and Tyler talk about the latest news from the Kubernetes community, […]

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Automating Helm Charts with Ansible

The Automation Broker works in conjunction with the Kubernetes Service Catalog to make services and applications easily deployable. An end user selects a service to be provisioned, selects a “plan” that describes the level of service (small, large, paid, free, persistent, ephemeral, etc), and then provides any required parameters. In this scenario, Helm charts can […]

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An Open Source Load Balancer for OpenShift

An Open Source Load Balancer for OpenShift

Introduction A highly-available deployment of OpenShift needs at least two load balancers: One to load balance the control plane (the master API endpoints) and one for the data plane (the application routers). In most on-premise deployments, we use appliance-based load balancers (such as F5 or Netscaler). The architecture looks like the following: In this architecture, […]

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The Path to Cloud-Native Trading Platforms

The Path to Cloud-Native Trading Platforms

The Red Hat Performance Team, along with our partners Solarflare and Supermicro, have been working together to leverage the latest technologies and features in the container orchestration space to demonstrate that it is possible to containerize extreme low-latency applications without any degradation in performance.  The team used the well-known STAC-N1™ benchmark from STAC® (the Securities Technology […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #38 – A Beginner’s Guide to Kubernetes

[Podcast] PodCTL #38 - A Beginner's Guide to Kubernetes

Kubernetes community now has 10 releases (2.5yrs) of software and experience. We just finished KubeCon Copenhagen, OpenShift Commons Gathering and Red Hat Summit and we heard lots of companies talk about their deployments and journeys. But many of them took a while (12-18) months to get to where they are today. This feels like the […]

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Running Stan’s Robot Shop (Sample Microservice Application) on OpenShift

The response to Stan’s Robot Shop, Instana’s sample containerized microservice application, has been fantastic – and when we wrote a primer on deploying Instana’s sample microservice application on Kubernetes, users ate it up. So let’s talk OpenShift. If you didn’t catch our blog about managing OpenShift application performance with Instana, it’s worth a read. As […]

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BOLT on Openshift: Automating A Continuous Testing Pipeline

BOLT on Openshift: Automating A Continuous Testing Pipeline

Today’s marketplace is evolving at an even faster pace than yesterday’s. Teams are under pressure to evolve and adapt. More Speed, More Quality, More Features. More, faster, but perfect. In reality, these factors can be at odds with each other at times. Within the culture of more, teams still deal with long testing cycles, getting […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #37 – How to Deploy Applications to Kubernetes

[Podcast] PodCTL #37 - How to Deploy Applications to Kubernetes

This week we received a question from a listener that asked a common question: I was interested to know if you guys could talk a little more about the relationship between: OpenShift templates
 Helm templates
 CoreOS Operators With all of the innovation happening within Kubernetes and around the Kubernetes ecosystem, sometimes it can be difficult […]

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VNC Desktop with Automation Broker

VNC Desktop with Automation Broker

We recently had the idea to create a VNC Desktop APB that would deploy a pod running VNC. The idea was that this might be useful for troubleshooting connectivity issues within the cluster by including a web browser along with the bind-utils and net-tools packages. As with most APB’s we’ve developed, there were several iterations […]

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