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The Stars Are Aligning: Announcing our first round of speakers at DockerCon LIVE 2021

With just over a month to go before DockerCon LIVE 2021, we’re thrilled to announce our first round of speakers. We have returning favorites and compelling new first time speakers to round out your DockerCon experience.  We received hundreds of amazing speaker proposals which made it difficult to select just a few. We set up …

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6 reasons to switch to managed Kubernetes

Handing off your Kubernetes clusters to a managed service provider can feel like sending your kids off to college—it’s scary at first, but eventually there’s a lot less work to do around the house. The managed Kubernetes options—or Kubernetes as a service (KaaS)—from the Big Three public cloud providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, …

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No one wants to manage Kubernetes anymore

Managing Kubernetes is hard, and many organizations are starting to realize they can better focus on other, as-yet unsolved engineering problems if they hand off a big chunk of their container orchestration responsibilities to managed service providers. Today, the most popular managed Kubernetes options—sometimes referred to as Kubernetes as a service (KaaS)—are Amazon Elastic Kubernetes …

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3 surefire ways to kill your multicloud deployment

Flexera’s report confirms that multicloud deployments are increasingly a two-cloud race between public cloud providers. Among all respondents, 50% of enterprises have significant workloads on AWS, and 41% run those significant workloads on Azure. Google Cloud has a 22% share. What they all have in common is explosive growth in 2020 and, I’m sure, continued growth …

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Packer Tutorial For Beginners – Automate AMI Creation

Packer is an opensource VM image automation tool from Hashicorp. It heps you automate the process of Virtual machine image creation on cloud as well as on-prem virtualized environments. Packer Use Cases Following are the main use cases for Packer. Golden Image Creation: With packer, you can add all the configurations required for creating a …

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Why loosely coupled state in public clouds is better

State retention has been debated in the world of development for years. Moreover, we are always looking for ways to do it better with fewer resources. The use of public clouds basically changes the consumption model for storage, compute, databases, and development, but does not change the need to maintain state. Traditional approaches to state …

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How To Setup Grafana On Kubernetes

Grafana is an open-source lightweight dashboard tool. It can be integrated with many data sources like Prometheus, AWS cloud watch, Stackdriver, etc. Running Grafana on Kubernetes When Grafana is used with Prometheus, it caused PromQL to query metrics from Prometheus In our previous posts, we have looked at the following. Setup Prometheus on Kubernetes Setup …

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