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12 minute read
| July 14, 2020

How to Use Terraform with GKE: a Step-by-Step Guide to Deploying Your First Cluster

To ensure Kubernetes best practices for building infrastructure, Fairwinds uses common patterns that provide both consistency and customization. Terraform is our tool of... Read More
8 minute read
| July 14, 2020

What is Terraform and Why is it Important

Running infrastructure at any scale almost always guarantees a dizzying array of components and configurations. To further complicate things, different teams within an... Read More
1 minute read
| July 14, 2020

Intro to Terraform and a Managed Kubernetes Service

In this four part series, Fairwinds provides an introduction to using Terraform and a Kubernetes service - GKE, AKS or EKS. 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
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... Read More
2 minute read
| July 2, 2020

The Fairwinds Commitment to Black Lives

We denounce the horrific murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, as well as the other unjust murders of Black people at the hands of police officers... Read More
4 minute read
| June 30, 2020

CI/CD Enablement: CircleCI vs Jenkins

At Fairwinds, whenever we start work with a new company, we recommend CircleCI for its CI/CD pipeline. There are two main reasons: Read More
8 minute read
| June 25, 2020

Strengths and Weaknesses of AKS, EKS and GKE

When selecting a managed Kubernetes service like AKS, EKS or GKE, it’s good to know the strengths and weaknesses of each. All of these services have solved how to easily... Read More
5 minute read
| June 23, 2020

Why Infrastructure as Code and Kubernetes

Infrastructure as code is the ability to provision and manage infrastructure using a configuration language. Infrastructure as code (IAC) brings the repeatability,... Read More
4 minute read
| June 16, 2020

Why Managed Kubernetes Enables Team Success

When transitioning to Kubernetes, it is natural that you want in-house expertise. In the long run, that’s probably true. But Kubernetes is a new paradigm for managing your... Read More
4 minute read
| June 11, 2020

Kubernetes Config Security Threats

Securing workloads in Kubernetes is an important part of overall cluster security. The overall goal should be to ensure that containers are running with as minimal... Read More
3 minute read
| June 9, 2020

Kubernetes Support

Kubernetes is a leading cloud-native, open source project. As Kubernetes matures, adoption is on the rise with the help of the CNCF pushing cloud native technologies.  Read More