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3 minute read
| October 10, 2018

Why My IP Is Not My Password

My IP Is Not My Password In the last several years, I’ve seen an alarming number of requests to implement a system where we allow access based on the user’s IP address. In my... Read More
8 minute read
| October 9, 2018

How we manage Kubernetes RBAC and IAM Roles on GKE

Google’s managed Kubernetes service has always been one of my favorite ways to run a Kubernetes cluster. Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) provides some incredible functionality... Read More
3 minute read
| September 6, 2018

rbac-lookup: Reverse Lookup for Kubernetes Authorization

If you’ve been working with Kubernetes authorization for any period of time, you’ve likely wanted to know the answer to a very simple question. “How much access does this... Read More
14 minute read
| August 9, 2018

Kubernetes HPA Autoscaling with Custom and External Metrics - Using GKE and Stackdriver Metrics

Kubernetes deployment autoscaling is more exciting since HorizontalPodAutoscaler can scale on custom and external metrics instead of simply CPU and memory like before. Read More
2 minute read
| August 8, 2018

Kubernetes is the Wrong Answer

Kubernetes is amazing, and the wave of the future except for the minor flaw that it's secretly terrible. Read More
8 minute read
| August 8, 2018

How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cluster Upgrades

The Current Process Experienced Kubernetes cluster operators know that upgrades can be tricky. Tools like kops try to make this process better, but it's not yet a solved... Read More
9 minute read
| June 28, 2018

Introducing RBAC Manager: Simplifying Kubernetes RBAC Management

At Fairwinds, we get to help some great companies with Kubernetes. Working with so many different organizations gives us a unique perspective on some of the challenges... Read More
7 minute read
| June 21, 2018

IaaM - Infrastructure as a Motorcycle

No, IaaM is not a new offering of ours, it’s just going to be an extended metaphor for the purposes of this blog post. If someone figures out how to offer true IaaM….... Read More
14 minute read
| June 5, 2018

Automated SSL certs for Kubernetes with letsencrypt and cert-manager

Did you ever dream of the day where there would be free TLS certs that were automatically created and renewed when a new service shows up? Well that day has arrived. If... Read More
6 minute read
| March 19, 2018

GCP and AWS run your servers, now let Fairwinds handle your DevOps

There are a lot of companies out there who offer straight DevOps consulting. While we sometimes do one-off consulting projects, our focus at Fairwinds is a little different.... Read More
4 minute read
| February 21, 2018

The Myth of Cloud Agnosticism

Kubernetes gets you further down the road to a cloud adoption strategy and being able to abstract away which public cloud vendor you choose than any technology in recent... Read More
4 minute read
| January 30, 2018

Hurtling Down the Mountain of Infrastructure Best Practices

I asked Kendall how he felt about the rapid paradigm shifts of "modern best infrastructure practices" and his response was enlightening: "I'm on a ski slope." Read More