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What Your Watch (Probably) Says About Your Load Balancer

by Iwan Price-Evans on Load Balancing • July 21, 2022

I recently got into watches. Naturally, I became an insufferable bore almost immediately. It’s a culture and a field of engineering that comes with two centuries of jargon from hairsprings to tourbillons. If you can’t tell your tapisserie dial from your patisserie croissant, you’ll find it pretty impenetrable and exclusive.  So obviously it made me think about load balancers and other app infrastructure.

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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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8 MINUTES

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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6 MINUTES

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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5 MINUTES

How To Choose A Web Application Firewall

by Craig Risi on Security • June 8, 2022

Every business exposing online applications, services, and APIs needs a Web Application Firewall (WAF) to operate safely and protect against cybersecurity threats. A WAF identifies and blocks attacks that lead to downtime, leaked data, and compromised transactions and accounts. However, you might find that choosing the right WAF is a tricky business. 

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