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9 minute read
| July 26, 2022

K8s Tutorial: Find Outdated Helm Charts with Nova

Making sure you have the most recent version of software you install in a Kubernetes cluster helps you avoid known security issues and have access to the most up-to-date... Read More
8 minute read
| July 15, 2022

K8s Tutorial: Setting and Rightsizing Kubernetes Workloads with Goldilocks

A standard piece of advice for optimizing your Kubernetes cluster is to ensure that you set CPU and Memory Requests and Limits on every container. This seems simple, but how... Read More
8 minute read
| July 12, 2022

Kubernetes Mutations with Polaris: How it Works

For the last three years, Polaris has allowed Kubernetes users to audit their clusters and Infrastructure-as-Code for best practices. It comes with over 20 built-in checks,... Read More
4 minute read
| July 12, 2022

Practical Applications for Fairwinds Polaris' Automated Remediation

The core of Fairwinds’ mission is to enable teams using Kubernetes to ship applications faster with less risk. Platform engineering leaders are at the forefront of this:... Read More
3 minute read
| June 6, 2022

Open Source Project: NOVA 3.1.0, Not Just For Helm Users Anymore!

Up until now, Fairwinds Nova was just a tool for Helm releases. While this has been exceptionally useful for us and other users over the last several years, we recognize that... Read More
1 minute read
| March 29, 2022

Polaris, Open Source Configuration Validation, Now in ValidKube

Fairwinds’ open source project, Polaris, helps users configuring workloads ensure Kubernetes best practices are followed. Contributing to the open source and Kubernetes... Read More
5 minute read
| September 27, 2021

Welcome to Pluto, the Starting Place for Open Source Development

Hello from Pluto, the little planet with big open source value. Once considered a full-size sphere in the cosmos, Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006 when it no... Read More
6 minute read
| September 13, 2021

How to Choose: Benefits of Using Goldilocks vs. Fairwinds Insights

At Fairwinds, we’ve spent the last few years managing hundreds of clusters for dozens of organizations, which gives us considerable knowledge about and insight into the... Read More
10 minute read
| September 1, 2021

Open Source Vulnerability Scanning

Open source vulnerability scanners are used to detect open source components in software applications. Some scanners are referred to as software composition analysis (SCA)... Read More
6 minute read
| August 18, 2021

What Is Goldilocks? (Or How to Set Your Kubernetes Resource Requests)

When we open sourced Goldilocks in October 2019, our goal was to provide a dashboard utility that helps you identify a baseline for setting Kubernetes resource requests and... Read More
6 minute read
| June 22, 2021

How to Choose: Benefits of Using Polaris vs. Fairwinds Insights?

The team at Fairwinds has managed hundreds of clusters for dozens of organizations, which gives us unique insight into the problems most organizations encounter in their... Read More