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13 minute read
| January 27, 2023

Get Started with Fairwinds Insights (Free Tier), Kubernetes Governance Platform

Fairwinds Insights is software for Kubernetes platform engineers to integrate into internal developer platforms with built-in and customized Kubernetes best practices that... Read More
6 minute read
| January 24, 2023

Why Now, Why Free? Try Fairwinds Insights, Kubernetes Governance Today

We’re excited that starting this year we are offering a free tier of Fairwinds Insights, our Kubernetes governance software. Many organizations are just getting started with... Read More
8 minute read
| January 23, 2023

An Overview of the NSA Kubernetes Hardening Guide

Earlier this month, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released the 1.0 version of the Kubernetes hardening... Read More
13 minute read
| January 23, 2023

What Are Open Source Kubernetes Policy Engines? Why You Need One & How to Pick

The idea behind Kubernetes policies is that you will be more successful if you put guardrails in place for your development teams to ensure that they are adhering to ... Read More
4 minute read
| January 20, 2023

Fairwinds Insights Release Notes 10.7-11.1: New Insights Continuous Integration (CI) Script

This month’s Fairwinds Insights release notes include several bug fixes and improvements as well as a new Insights Continuous Integration (CI) script to improve the... Read More
6 minute read
| January 18, 2023

Kubernetes Basics Tutorial: How to Integrate Jira and Fairwinds Insights

Jira is an issue and project tracking solution by Atlassian. Many organizations use Jira as a way to collaborate across teams, helping them to plan projects, assign tasks,... Read More
10 minute read
| January 12, 2023

GitOps Best Practices and the Kubernetes Guardrails You Need to Follow Them

GitOps is a buzzword everyone is talking about, a term coined in 2017 by Weaveworks. It uses an operations by pull request approach to define and manage networking,... Read More
7 minute read
| January 10, 2023

2023 Kubernetes Benchmark Report: How Do Your Kubernetes Workloads Compare?

Kubernetes adoption is growing, and as organizations increasingly use it to automate the deployment, management, and scaling of containerized applications, more teams are... Read More
13 minute read
| December 22, 2022

How to Implement FinOps and Increase Your Kubernetes Cost Avoidance

Many organizations recently started using Kubernetes in production and are just beginning to see what the Kubernetes and cloud costs really look like. It is not uncommon for... Read More
4 minute read
| December 20, 2022

2023 Cloud Native Predictions

As we wrap 2022 and look to 2023, here are a round up of cloud native and Kubernetes predictions by the Fairwinds team: Bill Ledingham, Andy Suderman, Robert Brennan and... Read More
27 minute read
| December 19, 2022

What is Kubernetes Governance?

Kubernetes governance is the set of policies and procedures organizations adopt to define how Kubernetes is managed and maintained, and it is an essential part of how... Read More
7 minute read
| December 16, 2022

Kubernetes Basics Tutorial: Why & How to Set Image Pull Policy to "Always"

Getting started with Kubernetes can seem a bit overwhelming because, while it offers a great deal of flexibility and scalability, those benefits come with complexity. Getting... Read More