[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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[Podcast] PodCTL #55 – Kubernetes as the new Application Server

[Podcast] PodCTL #55 - Kubernetes as the new Application Server

We mentioned last week that we’re moving into the 3rd Era of Kubernetes (automated ops, automated apps), with the 2nd Era being about getting a broader set of applications on Kubernetes. Today we thought we’d talk about some design patterns, especially for anyone that’s transitioning from existing applications, and how some of those concepts map […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #54 – Have We Reached Kubernetes-Native Yet

[Podcast] PodCTL #54 - Have We Reached Kubernetes-Native Yet

As we close in on another KubeCon, it’s useful to examine how the industry has evolved to provide platforms and services that are optimized for the applications that drive business. The Kubernetes community has evolved from a 1st era (Google open sourced Kubernetes, CNCF was formed, early-early adopters) to 2nd era (adding many types of […]

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PodCTL #53 – The Internal Build vs Buy Discussion

PodCTL #53 - The Internal Build vs Buy Discussion

This week we had a great listener question that went something like this: “I work at a large company and we currently run a production Kubernetes (vendor-centric) environment. Some other groups in our company have some homegrown platforms that do similar functionality. How do we convince those other groups to work more closely with us, […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #52 – OpenShift 3.11 and OpenShift Container Engine

[Podcast] PodCTL #52 - OpenShift 3.11 and OpenShift Container Engine

Last week Red Hat announced the general availability of OpenShift Container Platform 3.11. This is an important release because it incorporates the first wave of technology from the CoreOS acquisition. This includes new visibility for Operations teams through the Cluster Console and integrated Prometheus monitoring and Grafana dashboards. It also added support for a number […]

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Kubernetes Ingress vs OpenShift Route

Kubernetes Ingress vs OpenShift Route

Although pods and services have their own IP addresses on Kubernetes, these IP addresses are only reachable within the Kubernetes cluster and not accessible to the outside clients. The Ingress object in Kubernetes, although still in beta, is designed to signal the Kubernetes platform that a certain service needs to be accessible to the outside […]

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Installing OKD 3.10 on a Single Host

  OpenShift Origin, our Red Hat distribution of Kubernetes, was recently renamed to OKD and you may want to give it a try yourself. I find that developers often ask how to get started with OKD, as they don’t have a lot of experience with systems administration tasks. For that reason, I created a video […]

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Deploying a React App with an Express Backend on OpenShift

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A few weeks ago, I joined the OpenShift team as a Developer Advocate. To help me get a better understanding of the platform, I went through the process of building and deploying a React app on Red Hat OpenShift Online. After trying the standard Create React App and the Node.js sample repository, I built an app that has both a React […]

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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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