Articles : DevOps


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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Best Practices for CI/CD

by Mark Trent on DevOps • June 21, 2022

If there is one thing the software development world loves, it’s following the latest development trends. Call it the “cool factor” or simply a desire to be at the cutting edge of technology, but there is a big rush for many companies to adopt certain development and software processes. One such trend—which admittedly has been around for many years now—is that of continuous integration or continuous development (CI/CD), commonly associated with the DevOps world.

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How To Deploy Kubernetes Apps Efficiently

by Dave Blakey on Tips and Tricks • June 14, 2022

Kubernetes has been a revelation for companies working with containers. It makes container orchestration consistent, which can streamline development and make CI/CD processes more reliable. However, your success depends on more than developing containerized applications and integrating Kubernetes into your CI tooling. You still need to consider how you will deploy your containers into a production environment. This process can be just as challenging as introducing containers into your software architecture in the first place.

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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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Load Balancing For Blue-Green, Rolling, and Canary Deployment

by Armand Sultantono on DevOps • March 29, 2022

The most significant difference in software development today compared to the past is the rate of deployments: development teams release software to production earlier and more frequently. Customers want more, and they want it now. However, they are quick to leave you for the competition when things go wrong. According to research, 32% of all customers would desert a company they liked after one bad experience.

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Getting Your DevOps Team Ready For Multi-Cloud

by Iwan Price-Evans on DevOps • March 22, 2022

There are many reasons why an organization would want to adopt a multi-cloud strategy. With the potential for cost savings, better scalability, improved redundancy, and access to a wider set of features, it's no surprise that so many companies are exploring using multiple cloud vendors as an option. However, going multi-cloud is more than just getting your applications run across different cloud service providers  – one of the biggest challenges teams face is supporting multi-cloud applications in production. 

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Use Snapt as the backbone for your IT Ops operation

by Craig Risi on DevOps • July 8, 2021

When it comes to current industry development trends, DevOps and DevSecOps are two of the big buzzwords that many organizations focus on. It shouldn’t be difficult to understand why, as both approaches to development allow teams to better understand what goes on with their software in production and bring them more in tune with the end user, leading to better software—at least in theory.

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