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Deploying Kubernetes Applications with Rancher

Deploying Kubernetes Applications with Rancher

by Forester Vosburgh | Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 | Rancher Kubernetes

Recap In our last post on Rancher, we saw how we can quickly get Rancher stood up and running. We explored how we can easily enable monitoring and alerting, and we also saw how we can easily deploy standard applications like Wordpress using the Catalog feature. In this post, we’ll take our exploration of Rancher one step further and see how we can deploy our own Kubernetes applications into a Rancher managed cluster.

Quickly Stand Up Kubernetes with Azure Kubernetes Service

Quickly Stand Up Kubernetes with Azure Kubernetes Service

by Brandon Adams | Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 | Azure Kubernetes Service

Getting started with Azure Kubernetes Service Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is the managed Kubernetes distribution provided by Microsoft. It allows for seamless deployment of a managed Kubernetes cluster for containerized workloads. Microsoft has removed the headache of launching and configuring a cluster, while retaining the benefits of Kubernetes itself. This post is a part of a series of posts outlining the ease of use of AKS; from launching your first cluster, deploying apps via Helm, and even CI/CD integration with Azure DevOps.

Istio Part 1 - Kubernetes Weight Based Traffic Management

Istio Part 1 - Kubernetes Weight Based Traffic Management

by Jesse Antoszyk | Monday, Sep 23, 2019 | Kubernetes Service Mesh Istio

Service mesh is a technology that is being rapidly adopted by organizations leveraging Kubernetes and other container platforms for their application deployments. Service meshes provides advanced routing, observability, and security between your microservices. Istio is a platform independent service mesh that provides a series of Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) for use with Kubernetes. This allows for a declarative configuration-based model for traffic management, a powerful capability to enhance the security and funtion of your microservices.

BoxBoat Announces Microsoft Gold Partner Status

BoxBoat Announces Microsoft Gold Partner Status

by David Widen | Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 | Microsoft

Washington, D.C. – BoxBoat Technologies, LLC (BoxBoat), a leading DevOps and Digital Transformation Consultancy, announces Gold Partner status with Microsoft. Microsoft Gold partners are proven implementors who enable organizations to rapidly adopt Microsoft products as part of their business strategy. Microsoft Azure is a leading public cloud that enables organizations to adopt cutting edge technologies to support their cloud strategy. Supporting 54 regions across the globe, Azure is one of the largest public cloud providers.

Getting started with Logging and Kubernetes (Part 2)

Getting started with Logging and Kubernetes (Part 2)

by Peyton Vaughn | Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 | Kubernetes

In our previous post on logging, we took a look at enhancing Kubernetes’ native functionality by adding log aggregation. Along the way (and perhaps more importantly) we discussed how to wade through the overwhelming number of options available and zero in on a single solution. While getting the cluster logs aggregated to one spot is a great first step, in this post we discuss taking it to the next level.

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