Resolve to Migrate Off of Swarm this New Year
by Jesse Antoszyk
| Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020
It’s the New Year, a time for tidying up your life and your infrastructure. This sometimes means saying goodbye, and as much as we love Docker Swarm, it may be time to think about our adieus. We recently wrote about the 2 year timeline that Mirantis has outlined until they cease supporting Docker Swarm. For some, this may sound like a long time, but a platform migration, especially at scale, requires careful planning and execution.
It's Time to Migrate from Docker Swarm to Kubernetes
by David Widen
| Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
Is Docker Swarm Dead? Docker Swarm is a built-in container orchestration technology that many enterprise organizations leverage to deploy their containers to production. As a container orchestrator, it is easy to use and provides production-ready capabilities.
However, following the Mirantis acquisition of Docker Enterprise, a two-year timer has started for all Swarm deployments. Mirantis has stated they will support Docker Swarm for the next two years; however, continued support is uncertain at this time.
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
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
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.