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6 minute read
| January 10, 2024

2024 Kubernetes Benchmark Report: The Latest Analysis of Kubernetes Workloads

Kubernetes adoption continues to grow, enabling organizations to automate the deployment, management, and scaling of containerized applications. As it does, DevOps, platform... Read More
4 minute read
| August 16, 2023

Fairwinds Named a Cool Vendor in the Gartner® Cool Vendors™ in Container Management

I’m very pleased and proud to announce that Fairwinds has been named in the 2023 Gartner Cool Vendor™ in Container Management report! We believe this is an honor for the... Read More
7 minute read
| June 13, 2023

Introducing Base Image Finder: An Open Source Tool for Identifying Base Images

One challenge everyone working with containers has experienced is worrying about common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) putting your apps and services at risk of attack.... Read More
6 minute read
| February 20, 2023

Kubernetes: The Cost of Doing It Wrong

I bike a lot. I bike long distances for exercise, I bike over mountains for meditative calm, I bike with friends to share an activity and a laugh (especially when that friend... Read More
6 minute read
| September 22, 2022

3 Things to Know about FinOps and Kubernetes

Recently I undertook the FinOps Foundation training and became certified. If you are looking to expand your FinOps knowledge, I’d highly recommend it. The training is vast... Read More
3 minute read
| September 20, 2022

Kubernetes Policy Engine, Polaris: A General Preview of New Checks

Polaris is an open source policy engine for Kubernetes that validates and remediates Kubernetes resources. It includes 30+ built in configuration policies and the ability to... Read More
7 minute read
| September 19, 2022

Kubernetes security, cost avoidance an' policy go 'and in 'and

Kubernetes security continues to be one o' the biggest concerns fer organizations adoptin' the technology. Security teams be learnin' kubernetes while devops an' developers... Read More
4 minute read
| September 14, 2022

New Fairwinds Insights Releases: Azure DevOps Integration & Secret Encryption

If you are managing a team of developers using Kubernetes, no doubt you are running into some scaling issues - not around supporting end-users, but around easily being able... Read More
5 minute read
| August 18, 2022

K8s Tutorial: Using the Policy Engine, Polaris, to Automate Fixes

In an earlier blog post, we showed you how to install the policy engine, Polaris, and audit your Kubernetes workloads using the Dashboard, an Admission Controller and the CLI... Read More
5 minute read
| June 1, 2022

Kubernetes: The Blackhole of FinOps

FinOps has become another buzzword in the cloud native ecosystem of late. FinOps, as defined by the FinOps Foundation, is the: Read More
7 minute read
| May 9, 2022

NSA Hardening Guide: How Can Fairwinds Insights Strengthen Your Authentication & Authorization Practices?

If you haven’t already thumbed through the NSA’s recent Kubernetes Hardening Guide to learn more about today’s best practices in Kubernetes and cloud native technologies,... Read More
8 minute read
| May 5, 2022

NSA Hardening Guide: Locking Down Network Access with Fairwinds Insights

In our second blog covering the NSA Kubernetes Hardening Guidelines, we will discuss the myriad ways Fairwinds Insights—along with open source and cloud native... Read More