KubeCon Europe 2021 Talks on Kubernetes and Cloud Native Technologies

KubeCon Europe 2021 Talks on Kubernetes and Cloud Native Technologies

(May 14 2021) – RX-M’s Christopher Hanson, Jerry Lozano, and Ronald Petty presented this year at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021. The virtual conference, hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, brought together adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities. As experienced consultants from a global cloud native advisory and training…

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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 and Kubernetes platforms during building,…

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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 you use this powerful tool…

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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, Machine Learning operations and more.…

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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 show how behaviors change with…

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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 concepts ranging from container image…

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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 several techniques for effectively sizing…

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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, and traceability, as well as…

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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 our three-day Docker Foundation class.…

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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 init container or any application…

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