Using Metrics to Guide Container Adoption, Part I

Using Metrics to Guide Container Adoption, Part I

Earlier this year, I wrote about a new approach my team is pursuing to inform our Container Adoption Program. We are using software delivery metrics to help keep organizations aligned and focused, even when those organizations are engaging in multiple workstreams spanning infrastructure, release management, and application onboarding. I talked about starting with a set […]

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An OpenShift Administrator’s Guide to Onboarding Applications

An OpenShift Administrator's Guide to Onboarding Applications

Infrastructure teams managing Red Hat OpenShift often ask me how to effectively onboard applications in production. OpenShift embeds many functionalities in a single product and it is fair to imagine an OpenShift administrator struggling to figure out what sort of conversations his team must have with an application team before successfully running an application on […]

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Kubernetes 1.15: Enabling the Workloads

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  The last mile for any enterprise IT system is the application. In order to enable those applications to function properly, an entire ecosystem of services, APIs, databases and edge servers must exist. As Carl Sagan once said, “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” To […]

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How and Why We’re Changing Deployment Topology in OpenShift 4

How and Why We’re Changing Deployment Topology in OpenShift 4

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is changing the way that clusters are installed, and the way those resulting clusters are structured. When the Kubernetes project began, there were no extension mechanisms. Over the last four-plus years, we have devoted significant effort to producing extension mechanisms, and they are now mature enough for us build systems […]

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OpenShift Commons Briefing: State of Open Source Security Report Review with Liran Tal (Snyk)

  OpenShift Commons Briefing Summary In this briefing, Snyk’s Liran Tal shows the results of his company’s State of Open Source Security 2019 Report. Liran explains each step of the process, from development, to testing, to deployment, and follows the chains of responsibility across those domains. Who is responsible for the security of container images? […]

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Kubernetes Guideposts for 2019

Kubernetes Guideposts for 2019

As we look ahead to 2019, we take a view of the industry of Kubernetes, containers, and cloud platforms. Here are some predictions on what we see ahead. 1. Kubernetes and containers are widely understood. Now it’s time for automated operations, agnostic of the underlying cloud provider. Having been open sourced in 2014 and used […]

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Developing applications on OpenShift in an easier way

Developing applications on OpenShift in an easier way

Have you ever developed applications on a platform like Red Hat OpenShift? I’m a Java developer with more than 15 years of coding experience, and while I’ve been working with OpenShift for over three years now, I never found it easy to use or compelling as a day to day development platform. Why? There are […]

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Thanos: long-term storage for your Prometheus Metrics on OpenShift

Thanos: long-term storage for your Prometheus Metrics on OpenShift

Thanos is a project that turns your Prometheus installation into a highly available metric system with unlimited storage capacity. From a very high-level view, it does this by deploying a sidecar to Prometheus, which uploads the data blocks to any object storage. A store component downloads the blocks again and makes them accessible to a […]

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