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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... 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
6 minute read
| June 8, 2021

What is Fairwinds’ Polaris? Kubernetes Open Source Configuration Validation

Kubernetes is an incredibly powerful platform for deploying software. The level of flexibility it provides can accommodate nearly any use case, no matter how unique. This... Read More
11 minute read
| May 26, 2021

Now Available: Fairwinds Polaris 4.0 — Policy for Kubernetes Resources

Fairwinds Polaris has reached version 4.0, with some awesome new features! (For those keeping score, we jumped past 2.0 and 3.0 pretty quickly due to some breaking changes... Read More
2 minute read
| May 13, 2021

Introducing the Fairwinds Open Source User Group

Fairwinds loves open source. We are huge advocates of Kubernetes and the community of open source technologies around it. Having managed thousands of clusters for... Read More
7 minute read
| February 25, 2021

Polaris vs. KubeLinter

Identifying Kubernetes misconfiguration can help you ensure your clusters are secure, efficient and reliable.  Polaris, by Fairwinds, is an open source tool that our team... Read More
16 minute read
| January 13, 2021

Open Source vs Commercial Software: Why You Can’t (Always) Afford Free

When building an application, often the most important technical decisions come down to what to build yourself, and where to rely on third parties. Thanks to a vibrant... Read More
4 minute read
| October 6, 2020

What's New in Goldilocks 3.0.0

We recently released version 3.0.0 of Goldilocks with a lot of really big changes. I wanted to take a minute to showcase the hard work that Harrison Katz has done over the... Read More
5 minute read
| September 16, 2020

Demo: Monitoring Kubernetes Workloads with Astro

I am a Site Reliability Engineer at Fairwinds where we provide both Software and Service offerings that help our clients succeed in the world of Kubernetes. In our highest... Read More