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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 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.

Maintaining Docker Portability in a Multi-Cloud World

Maintaining Docker Portability in a Multi-Cloud World

by Will Kinard | Friday, Oct 21, 2016 | Docker

Portability In just a little over 3 years, Docker has seen incredible growth, citing numbers like over 5 billion+ Docker Hub pulls, 600,000+ unique Docker Hub users, and 600,000+ Dockerized applications. This attraction to its platform hasn’t come from media attention and promises alone, but in the follow-through of providing a portable and scalable solution that works across all platforms and environments. In today’s IT economy where cloud vendors are competing at new levels for market share (just look at the latest numbers from¬†Microsoft),¬†what does true application portability look like that takes advantage of all the cloud offerings we have today?