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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.

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.

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.

From SysAdmin to DevOps Engineer

From SysAdmin to DevOps Engineer

by Leon Castellanos | Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 | Education

The intro part Professionally speaking, I’ve been going by the title “Sr. UNIX/Linux SysAdmin” for longer than a decade. But this is a title for the corporate world. What I really am is a tinkerer/white hat hacker, born at the right time, and lucky to have both seen and experienced the accelerating pace of IT technology. Along the way, I had many great teachers, but no formal degree. I was there before the explosion of the World Wide Web, so I’m a dinosaur by IT standards.