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Robert Brennan is Director of Open Source Software at Fairwinds.

3 minute read
| July 13, 2021

Discover the Top 5 Kubernetes Security Mistakes You're (Probably) Making

It’s not an exaggeration to state that cloud native technology is revolutionizing how organizations are developing and delivering applications. As organizations... Read More
6 minute read
| June 22, 2021

How to Choose: Benefits of Using Polaris vs. Fairwinds Insights?

The team at Fairwinds has managed hundreds of clusters for dozens of organizations, which gives us unique insight into the problems most organizations encounter in their... Read More
6 minute read
| June 8, 2021

What is Fairwinds’ Polaris? Kubernetes Open Source Configuration Validation

Kubernetes is an incredibly powerful platform for deploying software. The level of flexibility it provides can accommodate nearly any use case, no matter how unique. This... Read More
11 minute read
| May 26, 2021

Now Available: Fairwinds Polaris 4.0 — Policy for Kubernetes Resources

Fairwinds Polaris has reached version 4.0, with some awesome new features! (For those keeping score, we jumped past 2.0 and 3.0 pretty quickly due to some breaking changes... Read More
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