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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.

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

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

(Feb. 11 2020) – 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…

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Chris Hanson to Speak at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020

(Jan. 29 2020) – Exciting news! Chris Hanson, a Senior Cloud Native Engineer with RX-M will be speaking at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 about zero-downtime deployments on Kubernetes. Chris’s session will cover how Kubernetes provides several types of automation controllers to deploy and manage applications at scale and how…

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A Quick Review of Kubernetes etcd

A Quick Review of Kubernetes etcd

(Jan. 27 2020) – So you’ve got a Kubernetes cluster, now what? etcd is the persistent key-value store that holds the state of a Kubernetes cluster. Every pod, deployment, secret, kubelet – everything about a Kubernetes cluster is stored in etcd. That means that etcd is one of the most…

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The Kubernetes Learning Journey for Developers

The Kubernetes Learning Journey for Developers

(Jan. 23 2020) – As an official Kubernetes Training Partner and Certified Service Provider, we’re often asked what’s the best way for developers and DevOps teams to properly skill-up on Kubernetes.   There are a few paths future Kubernetes developers can take on their way to becoming Certified Kubernetes Application Developers…

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How does Kubernetes Ingress work?

How does Kubernetes Ingress work?

(Jan. 7 2020) – In this quick video, we answer the question of how Ingresses in Kubernetes work. Ingresses manage external access to services and pods within a cluster.  We start with three pods in our cluster, with their IP addresses ending at .9, .17, and .22. These pods use…

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Using Raw API calls to control Kubernetes

Using Raw API calls to control Kubernetes

(Jan. 3 2020) – This quick video explains how you configure Kubernetes pods to control Kubernetes itself with raw API calls. Most users interact with Kubernetes using kubectl. kubectl itself is a sophisticated wrapper for “curl” and communicates with a Kubernetes cluster’s API server. Using the -v flag followed by…

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The RX-M Approach

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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

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

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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

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