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BoxBoat Announces Membership in Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service Preferred Partner Program

BoxBoat Announces Membership in Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service Preferred Partner Program

by David Widen | Monday, Jul 15, 2019 | Azure Kubernetes Service

Washington, D.C. – BoxBoat Technologies, LLC (BoxBoat), a leading DevOps and Cloud Transformation Consultancy, announces membership in the Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Preferred Partner Program. AKS is a highly available SaaS Kubernetes offering that integrates with Azure tools to improve containerized application deployments. BoxBoat is excited to help companies accelerate their adoption of AKS for production workloads. Kubernetes provides an industry-tested orchestration capability for container-based applications. As the second-most active open source project on GitHub and the first project graduated by the Cloud Native Compute Foundation, Kubernetes is quickly becoming the standard for container orchestration.

Getting started with Logging and Kubernetes

Getting started with Logging and Kubernetes

by Peyton Vaughn | Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 | Kubernetes

We’re all pretty well aware of the need for logging in our environments. Logs help us understand what is going on in our cluster today, and provide a record of events if we need it down the road. But as is often the case with Kubernetes, there’s a lot of competing options available. In this post, we’ll look at how to pare those options down and discuss some important features to look for along the way.

What is BoxOps?

What is BoxOps?

by Matthew DeVenny | Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 | BoxOps

With the fast pace of technology and the widespread adoption of containers industry wide, it can be a daunting undertaking for some businesses to make the leap into Kubernetes. Managing any orchestration platform properly requires a time investment and a team of experts to ensure that it remains stable and secure. At BoxBoat, we recognized that many customers would prefer to run their applications on Kubernetes and let someone else worry about managing the platform.

Container Hosting and Management - On-Prem, Cloud or Both?

Container Hosting and Management  -  On-Prem, Cloud or Both?

by Rob L | Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 | Education

One of the most common questions we hear from clients who are attempting to build out their containerization roadmap is “What solution should I use and where should it be?”. There’s a really good reason this is a common question – even though the marketplace has solidified over the past several years, there are still a lot of choices and options available. While this blog post is not meant to be an exhaustive analysis of the technology and hosting choices available, I will try to lay out a basic framework for starting the discussion in your organization.

Does Patching Have You Down? How Moving Your Critical Apps to Containers Changes the Game

Does Patching Have You Down? How Moving Your Critical Apps to Containers Changes the Game

by Rob L | Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 | Education

We’ve all been there. It’s late Friday or maybe Saturday night and you have a list of 30 servers that need OS or application patching. You feel pretty good about it - after all, you’ve tested everything in QA and pre-prod with no issues, and that patch management software you implemented a few years ago helps with some of the heavy lifting. All that said, you know Monday morning has a better than average chance of being what we call in IT “A Bad Day”.

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