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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
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
3 minute read
| December 14, 2020

How to Identify Over Permissioned Containers

An over permissioned container has all the root capabilities of a host machine. The container can access resources which are not accessible in ordinary containers. While... Read More
3 minute read
| December 11, 2020

How to Identify Missing Readiness Probes in Kubernetes

Kubernetes offers two types of health checks: readiness probes and liveness probes.  Read More
4 minute read
| August 26, 2020

When to Use a Kubernetes Managed Service vs. Hiring Internally

Over the years in leadership at Fairwinds I've been part of making decisions about hiring in-house talent or using a managed service. There are a number of situations... Read More
6 minute read
| July 31, 2020

Kubernetes Problem Solving

No doubt when running Kubernetes you will spend a good amount of time problem solving. Our team does a lot of problem solving across many different Kubernetes deployments.... 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
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
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
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
3 minute read
| May 22, 2020

Easing Tension Between Kubernetes Development, Security and Operations

As organizations move to develop mission-critical applications in Kubernetes, they need a way to ensure that configuration best practices are applied consistently... Read More
3 minute read
| July 19, 2017

Why we offer Kubernetes Consulting

At Fairwinds, our primary focus is to offer DevOps-as-a-Service (DaaS) because we have a scalable model that has proven valuable to the market. In addition to our monthly... Read More