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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[Podcast] PodCTL #56 – Windows Containers with Microsoft

One of the most common questions we get asked is for more details about Windows containers. While Linux has overtaken Windows as the leading OS in the cloud, there are still many companies that have a large number of Windows applications that run important parts of their business. As they look to modernize applications, automate […]

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Introducing Red Hat OpenShift Container Engine

Introducing Red Hat OpenShift Container Engine

Today, Red Hat released the latest version of our enterprise Kubernetes platform, OpenShift Container Platform 3.11. In OpenShift Container Platform, we’ve built a comprehensive, enterprise-ready platform to unite developers and IT operations teams to more securely, quickly, and reliably deliver containerized applications across enterprise infrastructures. To help teams meet their goals, OpenShift Container Platform extends […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #51 – Reviewing Kubernetes 1.12

[Podcast] PodCTL #51 - Reviewing Kubernetes 1.12

As another calendar quarter passes, so too does another release of Kubernetes arrive. This time it’s version 1.12, the 13th release of Kubernetes. As we always do, we looked at the new GA features, as well as a review of some of the newly introduced features (e.g. in beta) that might be interesting to start […]

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Kubernetes: Naming Things

Kubernetes: Naming Things

An old saying goes something like this: there are only two hard problems in computer science, namely cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors. We will focus on the naming things topic in the context of Kubernetes, here. As YAML, erm, Kubernetes engineers we are painfully familiar with structures like the following: type: human id: […]

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Increasing Security of Istio Deployments by Removing the Need for Privileged Containers

Increasing Security of Istio Deployments by Removing the Need for Privileged Containers

With the 1.0 release, Istio is preparing itself for prime time by companies developing container-native applications with a desire for adopting a service mesh solution. However, there is a potential issue that may slow down the adoption rate: Pods that belong to the Istio mesh require elevated privileges in order to function properly. In this […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #49 – Security & Service Meshes

[Podcast] PodCTL #49 - Security & Service Meshes

As we use PodCTL to help educate the market on Containers, Kubernetes and associated technologies, we’ve found that Service Meshes (and Istio) are one of the most popular topics. While it’s still a newer technology, just recently achieving v1.0 GA, we find that many people want to learn more. So this week we went deeper […]

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Using JFrog’s Artifactory and Red Hat OpenShift Together

Using JFrog's Artifactory and Red Hat OpenShift Together

This blog post was contributed by Craig Peters, Director of Product at JFrog. Red Hat OpenShift is an enterprise-grade platform designed to automate the build, deployment, scaling, and management of container applications on Kubernetes. It allows development teams to focus on software innovation, while enabling them to build and deliver them faster. Back in January […]

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