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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...

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...

Centralized vs decentralized security – What does the cloud need?

A new dawn of advanced technology is upon us. Although the idea of powerful, smarter, and more agile solutions is enticing, it comes riddled with various security vulnerabilities and an increasing need to defend complex ecosystems. As more organizations adopt a digital-first, data-driven attitude, the amount of data increases...

Kubernetes Storage 101 – All You Need to Know to Get Started

The trend of containerizing applications and managing them with an orchestrator like Kubernetes is still new. As with all budding technologies, there is a lot of curiosity and even some ambiguity around it. In this article, let us decode all about one aspect of Kubernetes - storage. You’ll get...

Kubernetes monitoring – What metrics to look at when managing Kubernetes

Kubernetes is rapidly becoming the most popular container orchestrator in the modern IT environment. However, Kubernetes deployments are massive – extending up to several thousand containers. The large number of containers introduce several complexity and challenges in operations. The first step to manage Kubernetes effectively is to proactively detect...

Container Platforms and governance – the complete picture (part 2)

Container Platforms are hot - many organizations nowadays explore the options to acquire a "ready-made" solution or build one themselves. In the previous article, we explored a long list of the organizational challenges as well as some business-related aspects that are important. As a follow up we now present some...

Container Platforms and governance – the complete picture (part 1)

Nearly every (large scale) organization has adopted containers now in a certain shape or form. Containers and Kubernetes are still on the rise. The number of Kubernetes clusters grows rapidly and many of those organizations explore ways to acquire or build a so-called "container platform". They already see clear...

Distributed tracing brings deeper observability

As organizations move towards service-oriented architectures and leave behind the monolithic workloads, they find themselves in uncharted territory. On the one hand, the microservices architecture makes development quicker and boosts collaboration among teams to deliver faster and meet SLAs. But, as workloads grow in size, they can become tough...