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Andy Suderman is lead R&D engineer at Fairwinds.

8 minute read
| November 14, 2023

Kubernetes Rightsizing: Save Money and Improve Performance

Kubernetes rightsizing is the process you use to ensure that your Kubernetes cluster has the right amount of resources to run your workloads efficiently. K8s rightsizing... Read More
6 minute read
| October 19, 2023

A Platform Engineer's Guide to Successful Kubernetes Migration

Migrating to Kubernetes is an important shift that offers organizations multiple benefits, such as improved scalability, agility, and resource utilization. However, like any... Read More
6 minute read
| September 5, 2023

Pluto Finds Deprecated Kubernetes API Versions — 3 Questions from Users

Pluto is an open source utility that Fairwinds built to help users find deprecated Kubernetes API versions in their code repositories and Helm releases. As many Kubernetes... Read More
4 minute read
| August 31, 2023

Get the Help You Need, Wherever You Are in Your Kubernetes Journey

Just as Kubernetes itself has grown and evolved, so has Fairwinds. For the last five years, I've been involved in delivering Kubernetes infrastructure to our customers in a... Read More
4 minute read
| July 27, 2023

How to Adapt the FinOps Model for Kubernetes

As we continue to deploy more applications and services to production in Kubernetes environments, our financial strategies around managing costs in Kubernetes must adapt... Read More
5 minute read
| July 20, 2023

8 Advanced Strategies to Help You Optimize Kubernetes Reliability

If you’ve covered all the basics of improving reliability for your Kubernetes apps and services, you might be wondering what else you can do to make it even better. Based on... Read More
7 minute read
| June 22, 2023

Building a Strong Reliability Foundation in Kubernetes: From Crawl to Run

In the world of modern application development, Kubernetes is the de facto container orchestration platform. It helps platform and development teams manage applications and... Read More
7 minute read
| June 13, 2023

Introducing Base Image Finder: An Open Source Tool for Identifying Base Images

One challenge everyone working with containers has experienced is worrying about common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) putting your apps and services at risk of attack.... Read More
11 minute read
| May 17, 2023

Goldilocks: An Open Source Tool for Recommending Resource Requests

Originally published October 2019; updated 2023 One of the questions that I get most frequently from our customers at Fairwinds is “How do we know what to set our resource... Read More
10 minute read
| April 27, 2023

Building a Kubernetes Platform: How & Why to Apply Governance and Policy

A Platform, sometimes called an "internal developer platform," is a unified infrastructure that allows development teams in a company to deliver applications rapidly and... 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
4 minute read
| October 20, 2022

Kubernetes Resource Usage: Estimate Workload Cost with Goldilocks Open Source

If you are looking for help on how to set Kubernetes resource limits and requests, you’ve come to the right place. Goldilocks is an open source tool that helps users optimize... Read More