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14 minute read
| November 21, 2022

Top 4 Kubernetes Open Source Tools You Need in 2023

It’s wild to think that 2022 is wrapping up and that many of us are prepping for what’s next in 2023. As the new year fast approaches, it’s time to consider what Kubernetes... Read More
8 minute read
| November 17, 2022

AWS Karpenter Readiness: 6 Ways to Make Sure You're Ready for the Move

For people familiar with Kubernetes, you already know that it has many configurations available, either to scale or to perform better. In the past, most organizations used... Read More
4 minute read
| October 20, 2022

Kubernetes Resource Usage: Estimate Workload Cost with Goldilocks Open Source

If you are looking for help on how to set Kubernetes resource limits and requests, you’ve come to the right place. Goldilocks is an open source tool that helps users optimize... 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
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
9 minute read
| August 11, 2022

K8s Tutorial: Use Polaris to Quickly Identify Kubernetes Security, Reliability and Efficiency Issues in Your Cluster

The Site Reliability Engineering team at Fairwinds has the unique experience of managing hundreds of Kubernetes clusters for a diverse set of companies, and they have found... Read More
5 minute read
| August 9, 2022

GoNoGo Checks Kubernetes Add-ons Before an Upgrade

Deploying your first Kubernetes cluster on a service like GKE or AKS is pretty straightforward, but when you want to actually use Kubernetes, add-ons become important. ... Read More
10 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K8s Tutorial: Find Outdated Helm Charts with Nova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
9 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