Articles : Containers

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How to Monitor Kubernetes Containers

by Dave Blakey on DevOps • June 30, 2022

The introduction of containers has revolutionized the software development industry and made building, testing, and deploying applications significantly easier. However, modern applications and infrastructure require an ever-growing number of containers and servers. These generate such a volume of logs and information that monitoring everything is a massive challenge. Deadlines, inexperience, culture, and management are just some of the obstacles that can affect how successful teams are at overcoming this challenge. 

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How To Secure Kubernetes Containers

by Dave Blakey on DevOps • May 31, 2022

If you are thinking of deploying applications in containers and using a container orchestration platform like Kubernetes, you must consider security. Smaller and simpler apps will reduce your development, testing, and maintenance costs – but security can be more challenging when compared with deploying in VMs. 

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Do I Need Kubernetes?

by Dave Blakey on DevOps • May 18, 2022

Kubernetes is a popular tool for container orchestration. But why are so many companies choosing to use Kubernetes, and what benefit does it offer software development and DevOps teams?

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Best Practices for Load Balancing Kubernetes Containers

by Craig Risi on Tips and Tricks • August 2, 2021

More organizations are using containers as a mechanism for driving their cloud-native applications. Some organizations have hundreds of small containers across many different servers in different development, test, and production environments. This can be tricky to manage, which is why companies have turned to Kubernetes for container orchestration. 

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Best Practices for Load Balancing Docker Containers

by Iwan Price-Evans on Load Balancing • March 10, 2020

Containers are rapidly becoming the go-to software tool for application developers, and Docker is one of the most-loved container platforms according to the latest Stack Overflow developer survey. Docker simplifies software development so that developers can build applications that are lightweight, easily scalable, and can run on any infrastructure. But when it comes to management and orchestration, the platform needs to be augmented with modern load balancing to ensure that business-critical applications are always up, fast and secure.

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How to Choose the Best ADC Load Balancer for Kubernetes

by Dave Blakey on DevOps • February 12, 2020

If you’re running your business applications in containers and managing those with Kubernetes, you’re probably aware of the limitations of traditional Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) and Load Balancers in this environment. Traditional load balancers simply do not have the scalability and agility needed for cloud native deployments. Whether you’re already up and running in containers or just getting started, this blog will tell you all you need to know for choosing the best load balancer for Kubernetes.

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