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Robert Brennan is Director of Open Source Software at Fairwinds.

6 minute read
| July 8, 2020

Common Considerations and Pitfalls when Implementing Kubernetes

Kubernetes is a whole new world. Many organizations have been running their own servers for forever, and are used to being able to walk across the datacenter floor to flip a... Read More
9 minute read
| June 5, 2020

Making Sense of Kubernetes with Fairwinds Insights

When I started working with Kubernetes, I thought it’d be a fairly simple transition. I’d been working in AWS for years, and on Linux for years before that. I knew about... Read More
18 minute read
| June 2, 2020

Fairwinds Polaris 1.0 - Best Practices for Kubernetes Workloads

I’m excited to announce that we’ve released Fairwinds Polaris 1.0! Read More
5 minute read
| April 3, 2020

Kubernetes Best Practices for Security

Kubernetes is the dominant container orchestration solution. The genius of Kubernetes is its ability to provide you with a framework to run distributed systems resiliently.... Read More
5 minute read
| March 3, 2020

The Journey from Heroku to Kubernetes in 5 Steps

Using Heroku is like living in a fancy housing development with an HOA; it’s safe, predictable, structured — and comes at a premium. Read More
4 minute read
| February 20, 2020

Kubernetes Strategies to Make Your Team More Efficient

Applications have numerous stakeholders — and sometimes those stakeholders come into conflict. Read More
4 minute read
| January 29, 2020

Optimizing Development Operations to Overcome Employee Turnover

When the DevOps Director leaves your company, they take their knowledge of your development operations infrastructure with them. If your DevOps infrastructure is not... Read More
4 minute read
| December 20, 2019

Container Orchestration Essentials

So you've decided Kubernetes as a container orchestration system is the right move for your application. Congratulations and welcome. You've made the right decision and... Read More
6 minute read
| December 12, 2019

How-to Address Kubernetes Cluster Security

Building a working, reliable Kubernetes cluster is hard. Building it securely is even harder. Often the easiest way to get things working is to ignore security... Read More
6 minute read
| November 13, 2019

How to Create, View, and Destroy a Pod in Kubernetes

Updated May 26, 2022 In our How-to-Kube series, we’d like to begin by covering the pod basics. Like service, volume, and namespace, a pod is a basic Kubernetes object. A pod... Read More
5 minute read
| October 16, 2019

Heroku Vs. Kubernetes: The Big Differences You Should Know

At first glance, a Heroku vs Kubernetes comparison might seem odd. They're starkly different technologies and target completely separate groups. One is designed to get code... Read More
9 minute read
| July 25, 2019

Announcing Polaris Snapshot

Two months ago at Fairwinds (formerly ReactiveOps), we launched Polaris , an open source dashboard for auditing Kubernetes workload configuration. We saw a great... Read More