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As participants in the cloud native space, we share our consulting, research and training experience as well as provide competitive analysis and deep dives of cloud native toolchains.

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Corporate Tuition Programs: Use It or Lose It

Authored by: Andrew Bassett, Business Development Lead at RX-M (Jan. 15, 2021) – Corporations have been offering Tuition Assistance Programs (TAPs) to their employees for many years. Companies design programs to align with HR directives, such as employee attraction and retention, and to support employee growth and career pathing. A…

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

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…

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Webinar: K8s Audit Logging Deep Dive

Webinar: K8s Audit Logging Deep Dive

(Oct. 22 2020) – 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…

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New Release: Kubernetes for Data Scientists with Spark Training

New Release: Kubernetes for Data Scientists with Spark Training

(Oct. 1 2020) – 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,…

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Zero Downtime Deployments: Controlling Application Rollouts and Rollbacks

Zero Downtime Deployments: Controlling Application Rollouts and Rollbacks

(Sep. 4 2020) – 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…

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Webinar: Zero Trust Services in Kubernetes

Webinar: Zero Trust Services in Kubernetes

(May 22 2020) – 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…

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Setting Effective CPU and Memory Limits for your K8s Apps

Setting Effective CPU and Memory Limits for your K8s Apps

(Mar. 9 2020) – 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…

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

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

(Mar. 2 2020) – 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,…

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Learning Journey for Kubernetes Operators

Learning Journey for Kubernetes Operators

(Feb. 27 2020) – 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…

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The RX-M Approach

Bring a neutral perspective

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

Practice what we teach

We are a multi-cloud company consisting of prominent open source contributors with large-scale software engineering experience, actively contributing to the evolution of next-gen software architectures, application management, and platforms

Be solution focused

RX-M has the unique ability to deliver purpose-built, solution-based training in the form of custom curriculum that aligns with each of our client's specific desired outcomes so your team has the skills needed to accelerate your business

Our team has been trusted to work alongside some of the world's leading companies

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