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20 Questions You Were Afraid to Ask About Amazon EKS and Fargate

Photo by Photoholgicon Unsplash When I was first asked to investigate Fargate I did what everyone else does, opened a browser tab, Googled EKS Fargate, and started to skim the results for something helpful. Many talk about how billing works, how to run it on ECS, more billing awesomeness but nothing on a high level

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BOSH + KMS Disk Encryption Debugging

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash Today, we made an attempt to encrypt a persistent volume in a BOSH deployment using a KMS key and experienced an odd error which was not obvious on how to debug. Hopefully, after reading this you’ll be able to identify and quickly fix your problem if you run into

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Using BOSH Tags for Cost Center Charge Backs on AWS

Photo by Devin Avery on Unsplash Scenario: You log into the AWS Console, look at the EC2 tab and wonder whether the hundreds of thousands of instances are being used, are still needed, and who owns them. Your recovery from this situation is a slow process, but BOSH can help! BOSH Tags BOSH deployed VM

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SHIELD Cloud  Providing Peace of Mind for Linode

Stark & Wayne announced the launch of SHIELD Cloud, a data protection system offered for Linode. SHIELD Cloud is a systems-based data protection system that is hyper-aware of what it is protecting, and can perform certain domain-specific tasks before and after the snapshot of data is taken. SHIELD Cloud understands your data systems at a

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How to Connect to Cloud Foundry’s Databases

Photo by N. on Unsplash Whether you are using PCF, cf-deployment, or KubeCF, there is an easy pattern to connect to the underlying MySQL or PostgreSQL databases that works regardless of the secrets provider (CredHub, Vault, or Kubernetes secrets). Makes you feel a bit like a pirate, right? So, break out your sand shovels and

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Cloud Foundry – Money Saving Tips

Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash Companies are looking for ways to cut costs and keep staff while offering the same level of service to their developers and customers. Hopefully, the suggestions below will help you identify a few opportunities to save money! There are a few ways operators can save money on Cloud Foundry

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Deploying Kubernetes via Gluon

Gluon is an exciting new Kubernetes controller that brings the full power of BOSH to a Kubernetes world. With three simple and straightforward CRDs, Gluon lets Kubernetes operators deploy VMs via BOSH, upload stemcells, and manage cloud and runtime configs, all from the comfort of kubectl. Today we’re going to do the improbable: starting with

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K8s and MetalLB: A LoadBalancer for On-Prem Deployments

Photo by Modestas Urbonas on Unsplash So, you just spun up a brand new K8s cluster on vSphere, OpenStack, Bare Metal, or a Raspberry Pi cluster and started running your first workloads. Everything is going great so far. That’s awesome! But then, you try to deploy a helm chart for that fancy new app you’ve

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Silly Kubectl Trick #11 – Getting Into Containers

The tenants of immutable infrastructure strongly discourage accessing containers. For day-to-day operation and deployment activities, that’s a sage bit of wisdom. When things start breaking, however, you’ll need to get in and take a look around. Kubernetes gives us two ways of doing this: attach and exec. When you run kubectl exec, you are creating

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