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RX-M Announces First CKS Boot Camp Training Course at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 17, 2020) – RX-M, a leading cloud native technology training and consulting firm, has announced that registration is now open for the first-of-its-kind Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) training course. CKS certification signifies an individual’s “competence across a broad range of best practices for securing container-based applications and Kubernetes platforms during building,…

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Webinar: K8s Audit Logging Deep Dive

RX-M’s Randy Abernethy, presents “K8s Audit Logging Deep Dive” in a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Member Webinar. In this webinar, we take a look at some of the real world issues that arise when seeking to implement comprehensive, efficient, and secure Kubernetes auditing. How do you use this powerful tool when you have to…

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New Release: Kubernetes for Data Scientists with Spark Training

RX-M is proud to announce its new Kubernetes for Data Scientists with Spark course, which is designed to provide working data scientists with a comprehensive introduction to Kubernetes and its use in data intensive applications. Topics include: common analytics and data processing pod design patterns, Spark scheduling, Machine Learning operations and more. Best practices are covered…

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Zero Downtime Deployments: Controlling Application Rollouts and Rollbacks

RX-M’s Christopher Hanson had the honor of being a speaker at the first virtual KubeCon + CloudNativeCon for Europe 2020. Kubernetes controllers provide features that can give zero-downtime rolling updates. In this talk, Chris runs through a series of demos with stateless and stateful applications to show how behaviors change with the controller. If you…

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Webinar: Zero Trust Services in Kubernetes

RX-M’s Randy Abernethy, presents “Zero Trust Services in Kubernetes” in a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Member Webinar. In this webinar, we take a look at some of the most important techniques used to create Zero Trust services in a Kubernetes environment. This talk will cover concepts ranging from container image hardening to pod specification…

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Setting Effective CPU and Memory Limits for your K8s Apps

Deploying a microservice on K8s is easy; keeping a microservice running is another story. Without your help, Kubernetes cannot know an app’s resource requirements. Unattributed apps are likely to get evicted from one node after another. This talk, from February’s San Francisco Kubernetes Meetup, delves into several techniques for effectively sizing pod resources, keeping apps…

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Instrumenting Microservices for K8s – How to Make Your Apps Optimally Operational

Microservices need an operational tune-up in order to perform their best on Kubernetes. This talk, given at the San Francisco Kubernetes Meetup in February, dives into the essential additions needed for highly-efficient microservice deployments on Kubernetes. Randy covers liveness probes, readiness probes, open metrics, logging necessities, and traceability, as well as best practices and strategies…

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Learning Journey for Kubernetes Operators

How does someone go from a complete Kubernetes beginner to a Certified Kubernetes Administrator? We’ve put together an easy to navigate “subway map” to help prospective Kubernetes administrators build their skills. For beginners, we recommend getting a foundational look at Docker, which can be done in our three-day Docker Foundation class. This course is designed…

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How do you handle special pod startup needs with Init Containers?

Init containers run when a pod is first initialized. Their job is to run bootstrapping tasks before a pod’s primary application container runs. Init containers are great for separating preparation steps from operations. They run in sequence, each one completing their assigned task before the next init container or any application container runs. If any…

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We bring a market neutral perspective to every engagement, taking no stake in any of the competing cloud native platforms, components or solutions so we can offer unbiased insights to our clients

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