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9 minute read
| February 8, 2021

An Interview with Flatfile on Why Fairwinds Insights: Kubernetes Configuration Validation

One of the best things about Kubernetes is how every company using it is transforming their business. One of our customers, Flatfile, is set up for huge growth in 2021 as... Read More
7 minute read
| February 5, 2021

Kubernetes Multi Cluster Visibility: Why & How to Get It

If you are managing a team of engineers using Kubernetes, how do you know what’s really happening in your clusters? That’s a problem we hear about a lot.  Read More
4 minute read
| February 2, 2021

What is Kubernetes Policy as Code?

From Infrastructure as Code to Policy as Code It wasn’t that long ago people started talking about Infrastructure as Code. Part of the reason why is how fast the... Read More
14 minute read
| January 29, 2021

Kubernetes Maturity Model: Expected Business Outcomes

When you move to Kubernetes, you must show clear business advantages. The business outcomes expected will include cost savings over time as you have better infrastructure... Read More
5 minute read
| January 28, 2021

SOC 2 Compliance for Containers and Kubernetes

If you handle customer data, chances are you’ve heard of SOC 2. Perhaps you’ve asked vendors for a SOC 2 report, or you have had to undergo an audit yourself. Read More
5 minute read
| January 21, 2021

Why Kubernetes Policy Enforcement

Once you’ve overcome the hurdle of deploying Kubernetes, migrating and/or launching your app, now you have to manage Kubernetes. This is no small problem itself. With a... 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
4 minute read
| January 7, 2021

4 Kubernetes Resolutions for 2021: A Year of Transformation

Our team at Fairwinds, including Bill Ledingham, Kendall Miller, Andy Suderman, Joe Pelletier and Robert Brennan, made predictions for what we can expect in 2021. Amongst... Read More
3 minute read
| January 6, 2021

How to Identify Docker :latest Tag in Kubernetes Clusters

As your team updates an app with new features or solves for bugs, you’ll be pushing the latest image to your Docker registry. In Kubernetes, Docker's latest tag is applied... Read More
4 minute read
| December 22, 2020

Kubernetes How to: Ensure imagePullPolicy set to Always

Relying on cached versions of a Docker image can become a security vulnerability. By default, an image will be pulled if it isn't already cached on the node attempting to... Read More
2 minute read
| December 21, 2020

Check Kubernetes Pod SecurityContext for readOnlyRootFilesystem

Kubernetes pod security policies enable fine-grained controls around pod creation and updates. securityContext defines a set of restraints on the runtime of a pod.  Read More
4 minute read
| December 18, 2020

Why Fixing Kubernetes Configuration Inconsistencies is Critical for Multi-tenant and Multi-cluster Environments

In most cases, organizations pilot Kubernetes with a single application. Once successful, these organizations commit to Kubernetes across multiple apps, development and... Read More