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5 minute read
| August 14, 2019

Deciding on Amazon ECS vs. Kubernetes for Container Orchestration

When it comes to container orchestration, Kubernetes has become the de-facto standard for managing and running containerized workloads in production. “Openness” is one of... Read More
4 minute read
| August 14, 2019

The Benefits of Managed Kubernetes vs. Amazon ECS

In a previous post, we discussed the pros and cons of solutions like AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS) for container orchestration. As of 2019, Kubernetes has become the... Read More
3 minute read
| July 16, 2019

Why choose Kubernetes?

If you are in the process of migrating your workloads to the cloud for the first time, you’ve likely come across the topic of containerization and microservices.... 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
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
2 minute read
| April 5, 2018

How to Explain Kubernetes

Fairwinds sent two of us to SCaLE16x in Pasadena last month. Always an entertaining conference, it gave us a chance to have a variety of conversations with folks from all... 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... 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
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
7 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... Read More
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