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Containerizing Applications? Start with an Assessment

Containerizing Applications? Start with an Assessment

by Tim | Friday, Mar 8, 2019 | Education

The emergence of containers has significantly altered the landscape of application development, deployment, and maintenance. More companies — large and small — are taking the containerization plunge seeking benefits such as speed of deployment and environment re-creation. The market has proven that implementing containers will quickly transform your developer productivity and deployment workflows. However, with great power comes great responsibility. Container development workflows and container orchestration technologies (Kubernetes) can be quite complex once your organization goes beyond a development instance and seeks to deploy applications into production.

What is Istio - Intro to Kubernetes Service Mesh

What is Istio - Intro to Kubernetes Service Mesh

by BoxBoat | Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 | Kubernetes Service Mesh

When microservices were first introduced, it was hailed as the “be-end and end-all” to all the rigidity and limitations developers had faced when managing monolithic systems. But microservices also brought its own set of problems to the table. While breaking up applications into small chunks can simplify development, deployment, updates, and scaling, you end up with more parts to look after. And when you’re managing all these microservices, a microservice architecture can become extremely complicated.

What is Kubernetes - Container Orchestration Software Explained

What is Kubernetes - Container Orchestration Software Explained

by BoxBoat | Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 | Docker Kubernetes

Developed by Google in 2014, Kubernetes (or K8S) is an open source platform for managing containerized workloads and services on public, private, or hybrid clouds. Kubernetes is a very popular container orchestration tool and has a large and rapidly growing ecosystem. There are many services and tools available that support Kubernetes. But what exactly is Kubernetes? Why do you need it? And what does it do? Why Do You Need Kubernetes?

What Is Container Orchestration?

What Is Container Orchestration?

by BoxBoat | Friday, Jan 25, 2019 | Docker Kubernetes

Containerization has changed the way software is built, deployed, and maintained. But when it comes to enterprise-grade applications, managing containers can become one big headache. That’s why you need container orchestration. In this article, we explain what exactly is container orchestration, how it works, and take a brief look at some of the tools available. What is Container Orchestration? Container orchestration should be seen as a way to handle and manage a large number of containers.

Kubernetes Training Fundamentals - Module 2 - Intro to Container Orchestration and Kubernetes

Kubernetes Training Fundamentals - Module 2 - Intro to Container Orchestration and Kubernetes

by Mike 'MJ' Johnson | Monday, Dec 31, 2018 | Docker Kubernetes

This series is intended to be a introductory look into Kubernetes. If your organization is interested in custom training around your infrastructure, please reach out to us at BoxBoat. We are both a Docker and Linux Foundation training partner and can provide onsite corporate training on Docker and Kubernetes. Welcome back to the BoxBoat Kubernetes Training Fundamentals course. We designed a blog and video series to get you familiar with the core tenants of Kubernetes and Docker container orchestration.

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