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6 minute read
| February 20, 2023

Kubernetes: The Cost of Doing It Wrong

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10 minute read
| February 15, 2023

Kubernetes Clinic: Learn How to Check Your Kubernetes Cluster Health

At the beginning of a new year, we all want to start doing things to make ourselves healthier, more productive, or happier. Your Kubernetes clusters deserve the same kind of... Read More
3 minute read
| February 14, 2023

New Fairwinds Insights Release: Terraform Scanning

When it comes to security issues, time is of the essence. Platform Engineering teams need to be able to catch issues as early in the deployment process as possible and, at... Read More
8 minute read
| February 14, 2023

Kubernetes Basics Tutorial: Ensure Containers Do Not Run As Root

A container is a unit of software that brings code and all of its dependencies together, making it possible to run the application quickly and reliably in different computing... Read More
8 minute read
| February 7, 2023

Fairwinds Insights Basics Tutorial: How to Install the In-Cluster Agent

First of all, let’s talk about the  Fairwinds Insights In-Cluster Agent —what is it, anyway? At Fairwinds, we refer to the Helm chart used to deploy it as the Fairwinds... Read More
7 minute read
| February 6, 2023

2023 Kubernetes Benchmark Report: The State of Kubernetes Workload Costs

Organizations continue to move to the cloud. In fact, according to Flexera’s 2022 Tech Spend Pulse, 65% of respondents place cloud and cloud migrations as a top priority for... Read More
4 minute read
| February 1, 2023

You’re Not Monitoring Kubernetes Cost, and You Should Be

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13 minute read
| January 27, 2023

Get Started with Fairwinds Insights (Free Tier), Kubernetes Governance Platform

Fairwinds Insights is software for Kubernetes platform engineers to integrate into internal developer platforms with built-in and customized Kubernetes best practices that... Read More
6 minute read
| January 24, 2023

Why Now, Why Free? Try Fairwinds Insights, Kubernetes Governance Today

We’re excited that starting this year we are offering a free tier of Fairwinds Insights, our Kubernetes governance software. Many organizations are just getting started with... Read More
8 minute read
| January 23, 2023

An Overview of the NSA Kubernetes Hardening Guide

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released the 1.0 version of the Kubernetes hardening guide in August 2021... Read More
13 minute read
| January 23, 2023

What Are Open Source Kubernetes Policy Engines? Why You Need One & How to Pick

The idea behind Kubernetes policies is that you will be more successful if you put guardrails in place for your development teams to ensure that they are adhering to ... Read More
4 minute read
| January 20, 2023

Fairwinds Insights Release Notes 10.7-11.1: New Insights Continuous Integration (CI) Script

This month’s Fairwinds Insights release notes include several bug fixes and improvements as well as a new Insights Continuous Integration (CI) script to improve the... Read More