[Podcast] PodCTL #4 – All the Tools in the Kubernetes Toolbox

[Podcast] PodCTL #4 - All the Tools in the Kubernetes Toolbox

This week’s show is all about tools, tools, and more tools. It builds upon this great post by our colleague Michael Hassenblas. We look at why there are so many options available to install, update, upgrade, manage and monitor your Kubernetes environment. The discussion looks at why Developers might choose certain tools, DevOps teams a […]

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Fluentd Enterprise

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Fluentd Enterprise is a secure, scalable, and reliable unified logging layer​ built around the open source Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) project. Fluentd Enterprise allows you to unify your data streams from network devices, firewalls, applications, syslog, and infrastructure data and process and route to the analytic backends that power your enterprise.

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The breadth and reach of the OpenShift marketplace

The breadth and reach of the OpenShift marketplace

In 2017, at a time when we are often drowning in data, we can still struggle to understand the dynamics of any given market. Sometimes this is because accounting guidelines prevent or discourage private or public companies from disclosing information. Other times the data is overly transparent, but it can also be meaningless without the […]

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Ansible Container: Building a Bridge to OpenShift

Ansible Container: Building a Bridge to OpenShift

We started the Ansible Container project earlier this year with two goals in mind. The first is to make it possible to build container images using an Ansible playbook. The second is to provide a simple, repeatable workflow for taking containers developed on a laptop and deploying them in the cloud.

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Zero Downtime Upgrades with Openshift Ansible

Zero Downtime Upgrades with Openshift Ansible

OpenShift Ansible’s upgrade process has been designed to leverage the HA capabilities of OpenShift and allow for performing a complete cluster upgrade, without any application outages. Doing so is heavily dependent on the nature of your application as well as the capacity of your cluster. However, this post will cover how we perform upgrades, and demonstrate one without causing downtime for a sample application.

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Why OpenShift Picked Ansible

Why OpenShift Picked Ansible

Configuration management is a competitive field. Prior to OpenShift 3.0, OpenShift (and largely Red Hat as a whole) had mostly been in Puppet‘s camp with the other major competitor being Chef. When OpenShift started working on its install/configuration for 3.0, it very quickly became clear that Puppet was no longer the obvious choice. So after a large amount of investment in our 2.x Puppet based installer and operational tooling, we decided to start over with Ansible. I won’t claim this route is correct for everyone, but I’ll try to explain our thinking behind the switch.

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Microservices – How to Explain Them to Your CEO

Microservices - How to Explain Them to Your CEO

Understand how to explain microservices and DevOps to your CIO and CEO using this walkthrough of a functioning cloud-native application. The application used in this walkthrough was highlighted as part of a live demonstration during the keynote at Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco.

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