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Kendall Miller is President of Fairwinds, the Kubernetes enablement company.

2 minute read
| October 2, 2020

Is Kubernetes too Complex?

People say Kubernetes is too complex, and you fear they’re right. Read More
2 minute read
| October 2, 2020

Kubernetes is New. New is Scary.

Kubernetes is still new. New is scary. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again, the move to Kubernetes for users of just about anything else is very similar to... Read More
4 minute read
| August 26, 2020

When to Use a Kubernetes Managed Service vs. Hiring Internally

Over the years in leadership at Fairwinds I've been part of making decisions about hiring in-house talent or using a managed service. There are a number of situations where... Read More
2 minute read
| August 6, 2020

Is Your Kubernetes Infrastructure Production-Grade?

Kubernetes is a powerful open source platform for managing containers that enables declarative configuration and automation. It can be fully customizable to be the PaaS your... Read More
5 minute read
| August 5, 2020

Do I Need a Kubernetes Managed Service or Professional Service?

Over the last five years we have iterated as a company and moved significantly from "Kubernetes Professional Services" to the other side of the spectrum "Kubernetes Managed... Read More
4 minute read
| June 16, 2020

Why Managed Kubernetes Enables Team Success

When transitioning to Kubernetes, it is natural that you want in-house expertise. In the long run, that’s probably true. But Kubernetes is a new paradigm for managing your... Read More
3 minute read
| January 2, 2020

Tier Two Monitoring for Application Infrastructure

As long as there has been software running on a server, there has been some kind of monitoring to make sure it was running. Even if the first versions were just a ping... Read More
3 minute read
| August 14, 2018

Fairwinds Now Offering In-Person Kubernetes Trainings and Advisory

When Fairwinds began three and half years ago we were a small ragtag group of engineers and sales people trying to hire talent that the big folks weren’t going after because... Read More
7 minute read
| June 21, 2018

IaaM - Infrastructure as a Motorcycle

No, IaaM is not a new offering of ours, it’s just going to be an extended metaphor for the purposes of this blog post. If someone figures out how to offer true IaaM….... Read More
6 minute read
| March 19, 2018

GCP and AWS run your servers, now let Fairwinds handle your DevOps

There are a lot of companies out there who offer straight DevOps consulting. While we sometimes do one-off consulting projects, our focus at Fairwinds is a little different.... Read More
7 minute read
| October 16, 2017

How We Deliver Big Even Though We’re Small... With DevOps-as-a-Service

It's not uncommon for me to hear a prospective client say something like this: "With only 15 people, how can you deliver a good, fast, and reliable DevOps-as-a-Service... Read More