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.
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.
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.
What is BoxOps?
by Matthew DeVenny
| Thursday, Jun 6, 2019
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
by Will Kinard
| Friday, Oct 21, 2016
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?