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7 minute read
| October 16, 2017

How We Deliver Big Even Though We’re Small... With DevOps-as-a-Service

It's not uncommon for me to hear a prospective client say something like this: "With only 15 people, how can you deliver a good, fast, and reliable DevOps-as-a-Service... 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... 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... 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... 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
7 minute read
| April 3, 2017

Docker Is a Valuable DevOps Tool – One That’s Worth Using

Docker is one of the most talked-about technologies of the past year, and adoption rates are increasing rapidly – for good reason. For some developers and operations... Read More
9 minute read
| April 3, 2017

Docker Is Easier to Use Than You Think

In my last blog post, I focused on why Docker is beneficial to use and why it offers significant value in a broad range of use cases. In part II of this series, I’ll focus... Read More
7 minute read
| January 25, 2017

The Tenth Rule of Cloud-based Infrastructure

I thought I wanted to share some thoughts about the genesis of Fairwinds (f.k.a. ReactiveOps) – about what we do and why we do it. I’ll start with a little history. Read More
4 minute read
| January 11, 2017

What Does High Availability Mean to You?

High availability is the expectation that a system will operate continuously for a significant span of time. For example, with 8,760 hours in a year, 99% availability... Read More
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