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Archive for July 2019

One-Way Pod Scaling with the Kubernetes HPA

One-Way Pod Scaling with the Kubernetes HPA

(Jul. 30 2019) – Kubernetes has the ability to dynamically scale sets of pods based on resource usage. This is great for ensuring that applications always have the resources they need as loads vary. Autoscaling the number of pods in Kubernetes is most often accomplished using a Horizontal Pod Autoscaler (HPA). HPAs dynamically adjust the…

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New Release: Prometheus for Users Training

New Release: Prometheus for Users Training

(July 29 2019) – RX-M is excited to announce our brand new course: Prometheus for Users. This hands-on course allows users to move from just using the basic principals of the software to advanced timeseries query development and dashboarding. The course is organized into modules, these include hands-on labs that offer practical experience working with Prometheus.…

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Vitess: Sharded MySQL on Kubernetes

Vitess: Sharded MySQL on Kubernetes

(Jul. 26 2019) – Though the relational data model inherently fights horizontal scaling attempts, it is the best understood and most used data model in the world. More than one company has planted its storage flag in the MySQL/MariaDB soil only to be confounded by success and the scalability challenges that come with it. Fortunately…

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Why a La Carte Education is Critical for Open Source Skill-Building

Why a La Carte Education is Critical for Open Source Skill-Building

(Jul. 22 2019) – Randy Abernethy (Managing Partner of RX-M, LLC) takes a seat with Clyde Seepersad (General Manager of Training and Certification of The Linux Foundation) to discuss his work and role in the Linux Foundation. Their discussion covers topics such as the establishment of certifications, the success of CKA & CKAD exams, failed…

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New Release: Kubernetes Foundation for EKS Training

New Release: Kubernetes Foundation for EKS Training

(Jul. 15 2019) – It brings RX-M great pleasure to announce the addition of our Kubernetes Foundation for EKS course. This hands-on course offers technology professionals experience with Kubernetes concepts and operations in both stand-alone and EKS environments. Covering a wide range of Kubernetes controllers and details pod networking and service functions, students will be given a clear…

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New Release: Fluentd Foundation Training

New Release: Fluentd Foundation Training

(July 8 2019) – RX-M would like to announce the recent release of the Fluentd Foundation course. This intensive two-day hands-on course will help working technology professionals master the essentials. The course covers key concepts necessary to deploy, use, and tailor a production solution. Attendees will learn how to collect data from multiple sources using data input…

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