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Robert Brennan is Director of Open Source Software at Fairwinds.

6 minute read
| April 13, 2021

An Easier Way to Audit your Kubernetes Infrastructure: Self-hosted Fairwinds Insights

We’re excited to announce that a self-hosted release of Fairwinds Insights is now in beta! Read More
7 minute read
| February 25, 2021

Polaris vs. KubeLinter

Identifying Kubernetes misconfiguration can help you ensure your clusters are secure, efficient and reliable.  Polaris, by Fairwinds, is an open source tool that our team... Read More
7 minute read
| February 24, 2021

Fairwinds Insights Reaches 3.0

I’m excited to announce the next major release of Fairwinds Insights! Read More
3 minute read
| February 11, 2021

Manage Open Policy Agent (OPA) Consistently

Last week the CNCF announced the graduation of Open Policy Agent (OPA), an open source, general-purpose policy engine that enables unified, context-aware policy... Read More
16 minute read
| January 13, 2021

Open Source vs Commercial Software: Why You Can’t (Always) Afford Free

When building an application, often the most important technical decisions come down to what to build yourself, and where to rely on third parties. Thanks to a vibrant... Read More
5 minute read
| November 17, 2020

Kubernetes vs. Status Quo

A lot of software organizations are running on legacy cloud or on-prem infrastructure, wondering if now is the right time to move towards Kubernetes. But when is the right... Read More
6 minute read
| October 20, 2020

Fairwinds Insights: CI Pipeline to Protect Your Kubernetes Clusters

About a year ago, we built  Fairwinds Insights to make our lives easier. We were managing hundreds of clusters across dozens of organizations, and needed a way to keep... Read More
9 minute read
| October 20, 2020

Managing OPA Policies with Fairwinds Insights

At Fairwinds, we’ve managed hundreds of Kubernetes clusters across dozens of organizations. In our efforts to keep our customers’ environments running securely,... Read More
6 minute read
| September 2, 2020

Kubernetes Controllers Basics

If you’re new to Kubernetes, one of the first concepts you’ll want to familiarize yourself with is the Controller. Most Kubernetes users do not create Pods directly;... Read More
9 minute read
| August 18, 2020

Gemini: Automate Backups of PersistentVolumes in Kubernetes

Persistent Storage is Hard Read More
7 minute read
| July 28, 2020

Nova Open Source Tool - Monitor Helm for New Releases

When running a production Kubernetes cluster, one of the most important (and burdensome) tasks is keeping everything up-to-date. Kubernetes itself cuts quarterly releases,... Read More
11 minute read
| July 9, 2020

5 Problems with Kubernetes Cost Estimation Strategies

Estimating how much you are spending (or wasting) on a particular Kubernetes workload is hard. The good news is that there are some reasonable strategies for estimating... Read More