Getting started with Logging and Kubernetes (Part 2)
by Peyton Vaughn
| Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019
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.
BoxBoat Announces Platinum Partnership with Rancher
by David Widen
| Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
| Rancher Kubernetes
Washington, D.C. – BoxBoat Technologies, LLC (BoxBoat), a leading DevOps and Cloud Transformation Consultancy, announces founding membership in the Rancher Platinum Partner Program. Rancher is an industry-leading Kubernetes platform designed for both large enterprises and open source projects. BoxBoat is excited to help companies accelerate their adoption of Rancher for their containerization projects.
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 Rancher
by Mike 'MJ' Johnson
| Thursday, Aug 15, 2019
| Rancher Kubernetes
Getting Started With Rancher Kubernetes is all the rage these days. I can’t open my LinkedIn or Twitter page and not see some news about a new Kubernetes tool or managed service. And, in my opinion, rightly so. Kubernetes as a technology has provided organizations with an enterprise grade tool invented and promoted by Google themselves, open source and ready to use for the rest of us.
Unfortunately, with the power and flexibility of Kubernetes, you also get a massive amount of complexity.
Monitoring Kubernetes with Prometheus
by Bryton Hall
| Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
Having Kubernetes up and running is great. However, failing to properly monitor the health of a cluster (and the applications it orchestrates) is just asking for trouble!
Fortunately, there are many tools for the job; one of the most popular tools is Prometheus:
an open-source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit
While Prometheus can scale to handle a great deal of metrics in a variety of complex setups (see the diagram below), in this post we’re going to focus on the simple task of monitoring, and alerting on, a single metric from one application.
Minimize Cloud Hosting Costs with BoxOps and EKS Spot Instance Workers
by Matthew DeVenny
| Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019
| BoxOps Kubernetes
Elastic Kubernetes Service Using Spot Instances Many organizations migrate to the cloud to reduce their hardware and IT management costs. By design, cloud provider data centers are not fully utilized, with the growth outpacing customer demand. However, the cloud provider would ideally like to capitalize on all of these extra compute resources. In an effort to maximize usage, cloud providers attempt to sell this spare capacity at a reduced cost until someone willing to pay the normal rate needs those resources.