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Architecture

Stork’s approach to Kubernetes storage and why it matters

Stork, a cloud-native Storage Orchestrator Runtime scheduler plugin created by Portworx is an open-source project that uses Kubernetes' extensibility to allow DevOps teams to efficiently run stateful applications like queues, databases, and key-value stores on Kubernetes. Stork allows stateful applications to take advantage of scheduler extenders to enjoy the benefits...

Marking sensitive data – here’s how

Companies that process information should classify their data assets to distinguish mission-critical data and publicly available data. Sensitive data requires better protection in terms of access control, storage, transfer, destruction, etc. This is true for organizations that primarily run in the cloud but also for the ones that operate...

4 ways to cut your cloud bills in half

The cloud began as a lucrative project and although it has been quite economical, maintaining a cloud account can get rather expensive. Servers are expensive and so are the chunky internet connections required for the servers to flourish. Additionally, there are numerous challenges when it comes to maintaining a...

How Kubernetes won the big data analytics war

KubeCon co-chair and Senior Software Engineer at Google, Janet Kuo was quoted stating “it’s all of the solutions and extensions that expand from Kubernetes that will dramatically change the world as we know it.” Kubernetes has a number of extensions like CRDs that extend the Kubernetes API to include...

Security tools: what business professionals want

In one of my previous articles, I outlined the considerations to select a tool for enterprise-grade businesses. Most often the tech guys come up with the functional requirements. But it's more than that. Business representatives as well as (senior) managers and personnel from legal and compliance departments have a...

Are you ready for DevSecOps? Five key indicators to think about it twice

Everyone talks about DevSecOps nowadays. A lot of companies implement the main concepts of it. Some of them are pretty successful while others face major (organizational) challenges. It's great to hear the success stories of the companies that are well on their way. However, it's also extremely valuable to...

Open source software in the cloud – from a closed door to an open world

Open-source software continues to be on the rise. Not only do consumers use very powerful applications in their daily lives, but companies as well. More and more organizations adopt open source solutions (in the cloud) to fulfill their business needs. The same is true for third-party dependencies and/or libraries...
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Video interview: A deeper understanding of how to approach Kubernetes storage

From PVs and PVCs to the top open source projects, and Portworx’s unique offerings like stretch clusters, Joe Gardiner of Portworx leaves no stone unturned in this insightful interview on Kubernetes storage. Watch it to gain a deeper understanding of how to approach Kubernetes storage for your organization. Watch the video or read...

What changes with storage when you move from a traditional setup to Kubernetes

Kubernetes is a container orchestration tool that is revolutionizing the way applications are being deployed and developed. With the rise of microservice architecture and infrastructure the coupling from the application, developers are focusing more on delivering value while building their software and applications. With Kubernetes, developers can describe the memory...

Testing your IaC templates: methods and tools to remember

Forget the days of manual provisioning and manual maintenance of your Virtual Machines, network infrastructure, firewalls, and security groups. Your infrastructure is created based on IaC templates. Since application deployments depend on it, it's important to have a reliable target environment. Those IaC templates need to be tested to...