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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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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 each has features that provide…

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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 important things to keep backups…

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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 (CKAD).  For Kubernetes beginners, we…

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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 an existing pod network with…

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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 a number tells kubectl to…

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Navigating network services and policy with Helm

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(Dec. 19 2019) – Deploying an application on Kubernetes can require a number of related deployment artifacts or spec files: Deployment, Service, PVCs, ConfigMaps, Service Account — to name just a few. Managing all of these resources and relating them to deployed apps can be challenging, especially when it comes to tracking changes and updates…

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A big thank you to everyone at KubeCon 2019!

A big thank you to everyone at KubeCon 2019!

(Nov. 27 2019) – Last week at KubeCon 2019, we presented our deep Kubernetes and cloud native training catalog with a special dive themed booth. Our CNCF Ambassador, CKA, and CKAD certified experts were on hand in San Diego to answer questions and talk container strategy. The “deep dive” theme highlighted our extensive cloud native…

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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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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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