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4 minute read
| August 17, 2022

Fairwinds Insights Release Notes: 8.10-9.6

Over the past month, the Fairwinds development team have released a number of updates to Insights including our newly designed Vulnerabilities Explorer that helps teams... Read More
4 minute read
| August 16, 2022

Find Your Kubernetes Cost Blind Spots

Cloud infrastructure has changed so dramatically in the last decade it's almost hard to believe. One of my first jobs in tech had a server room in a closet and we handled... Read More
9 minute read
| August 11, 2022

K8s Tutorial: Use Polaris to Quickly Identify Kubernetes Security, Reliability and Efficiency Issues in Your Cluster

The Site Reliability Engineering team at Fairwinds has the unique experience of managing hundreds of Kubernetes clusters for a diverse set of companies, and they have found... Read More
5 minute read
| August 9, 2022

GoNoGo Checks Kubernetes Add-ons Before an Upgrade

Deploying your first Kubernetes cluster on a service like GKE or AKS is pretty straightforward, but when you want to actually use Kubernetes, add-ons become important. ... Read More
3 minute read
| August 4, 2022

Mitigate Kubernetes Risk with Vulnerabilities Explorer

For DevOps security leaders, knowing what vulnerabilities exist in Kubernetes clusters is critical, but only part of the problem. Once risks are identified, a plan of action... Read More
5 minute read
| August 3, 2022

3 Ways for Engineering Leaders to Kickstart a FinOps Program

As an engineering leader you need to be BFFs with your CFO. It’s that partnership that gives you a deep understanding of the business - and gives your CFO a view into the... Read More
9 minute read
| July 27, 2022

3 Kubernetes Guardrails Every Ops Team Needs

In a true DevOps environment, Ops and Dev share responsibility for the Kubernetes environment. Ops ensures the core platform runs smoothly, while Dev is responsible for... Read More
9 minute read
| July 26, 2022

K8s Tutorial: Find Outdated Helm Charts with Nova

Making sure you have the most recent version of software you install in a Kubernetes cluster helps you avoid known security issues and have access to the most up-to-date... Read More
3 minute read
| July 22, 2022

Kubernetes Security Alerts that Actually Matter

The Cost of Ignoring Security Alerts One of the bigger character flaws that I have is that I buy very old vehicles because I hate owning new things. Most of the time this is... Read More
3 minute read
| July 19, 2022

Do You Have Kubernetes Security Blind Spots?

Kubernetes is Still New to Most People I managed to make it to my 30s before I had to buy a house and there are loads of reasons I wish I never had one.  Read More
8 minute read
| July 15, 2022

K8s Tutorial: Setting and Rightsizing Kubernetes Workloads with Goldilocks

A standard piece of advice for optimizing your Kubernetes cluster is to ensure that you set CPU and Memory Requests and Limits on every container. This seems simple, but how... Read More
8 minute read
| July 12, 2022

Kubernetes Mutations with Polaris: How it Works

For the last three years, Polaris has allowed Kubernetes users to audit their clusters and Infrastructure-as-Code for best practices. It comes with over 20 built-in checks,... Read More