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BoxBoat Announces Platinum Partnership with Rancher

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

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

Monitoring Kubernetes with Prometheus

by Bryton Hall | Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 | Kubernetes

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

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.

What Can CI/CD Do For You?

What Can CI/CD Do For You?

by Forester Vosburgh | Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 | Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery

Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) are processes that enable rapid integration of new validated code to multiple environments. This is achieved by creating pipelines that automatically build, test, and deploy any new commits made to a repo. As an automated process, this guarantees that the code will be built and tested the same way, every time new code is pushed to source control. With these pipelines, developers can focus on building and shipping new features and bug fixes, rather than spending valuable time building, testing, and deploying.

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