Fresh/Brewed

OSN 2024

OpenSource North this year was even better, if that was possible. I attended quite a few sessions and even the two that didn't land with me still gave me inspiration and some quotes to stew on. Expect some blogs coming up on some of the vendors and tools that really caught my eye (like temporal.io).
AKS and Service Mesh: Istio

AKS and Service Mesh: Istio

Published Apr 14, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

In our prior guides we covered creating and monitoring clusters, but how do we handle service mesh? That is, a service for discovering and routing services.  There are many options for “service mes...

Automating AKS Deployments like a Boss: Part 5 (AppD)

Automating AKS Deployments like a Boss: Part 5 (AppD)

Published Apr 7, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

In Part 4we explored setting up EFK, both OSS and Commercial. But in considering commercial, there are other great options as well including ApplicationDynamics (AppD).  

Automating AKS Deployments like a Boss: Part 4 (EFK)

Automating AKS Deployments like a Boss: Part 4 (EFK)

Published Apr 7, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

In the case of those who have a cross cloud or hybrid cloud environment, or prefer to use cloud-agnostic tooling, there are ways to monitor using several other monitoring frameworks.

Automating AKS Deployments like a Boss: Part 3

Automating AKS Deployments like a Boss: Part 3

Published Mar 31, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

In our last post, we tackled Auto-Scaling AKS clusters which adjusts the size of our clusters based on load.  However, we have yet to address monitoring.  How can we monitor our clusters using both...

Backing up and Restoring Containerized PostgreSQL databases

Backing up and Restoring Containerized PostgreSQL databases

Published Mar 25, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

Using containerized databases in Kubernetes is quick and convenient.  But how can we ensure backups and restores work?  Let’s examine this in my favourite chart lately, Sonarqube.

Automating AKS Deployments like a Boss: Part 2

Automating AKS Deployments like a Boss: Part 2

Published Mar 17, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

In Part 1 we covered the basics of AKS including installing CLI tools, creating a cluster, installing Helm and launching a stable chart.  In Part 2 we will be covering scaling, both veritical and h...

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