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4 minute read
| January 9, 2018

The Business Value of Kubernetes

Hi there! I'm Corey Quinn. You may know me from my newsletter Last Week in AWS. This may come as something of a surprise to some of you, but snarking about large cloud... Read More
6 minute read
| November 27, 2017

What Kubernetes-as-a-Service Means for DevOps

Microsoft recently started providing Kubernetes-as-a-Service with AKS (Azure Container Service) much like Google does with GKE (Google Kubernetes Engine). In the near future,... Read More
3 minute read
| October 11, 2017

Docker Swarm is Dead. Long Live Kubernetes!

Sometime in the very near future, Docker is going to concede that Docker Swarm has lost and they'll have to yield the floor to Kubernetes. Either that, or they're going to... Read More
7 minute read
| August 30, 2017

How to make your Developers Badass

In the last blog post, I examined why many companies are hesitant to embrace Kubernetes and how its complexity is actually beneficial for future growth. Here, I'll layout how... Read More
5 minute read
| August 25, 2017

Is Kubernetes Overkill?

Is Kubernetes overkill? Read More
4 minute read
| August 2, 2017

What Our Being a Google Cloud Platform Partner Means for Our Clients

Over a year after our founding, Fairwinds offered DevOps consulting exclusively on AWS. Then in March of 2016 we made a big pivot in the direction of Kubernetes. A few months... Read More
5 minute read
| July 14, 2017

The Benefits of Running Kubernetes on Google Container Engine

All signs are pointing to Kubernetes becoming the defacto standard for container orchestration platforms. Let’s say you’ve done your research, and you know you want to use... Read More
5 minute read
| June 30, 2017

Kubernetes emptyDir is not the same as Docker's volumes-from

My current client has a Rails application that is tightly coupled to Nginx. This sort of coupling is fairly common and used to avoid static files being served by the Rails... Read More
3 minute read
| May 22, 2017

Monitored Infrastructure is Not Fun... But it's Critical

Scaling and automation only work when detailed monitoring is put in place. Monitoring is critical, but a lot of companies don’t make time for it. Monitoring can be... Read More
6 minute read
| May 17, 2017

Why Automated Infrastructure is Key and How it Saves Time

You need experienced people to support your infrastructure and solve complex problems. That said, it makes less sense to hire in-house experts to simply push the same buttons... Read More
6 minute read
| May 10, 2017

The Importance of Scaling Infrastructure the Right Way

Most businesses grow and shrink over time, and the business you have today isn’t the business you’ll have in six months, let alone in one, three or five years. Growth and... Read More
3 minute read
| May 8, 2017

Easily encrypted root volumes on AWS with Ansible

Whether or not root volumes on AWS need to be encrypted is a subject of debate. The encrypted AMI is all about protecting data at rest. Encryption at rest protects against... Read More