How much will you save when you switch to Mirantis?

The silent revolution: the point where flash storage takes over for HDD

Flash is more expensive than HDD, right? Not so fast.

OpenStack vs AWS Total Cost of Ownership: Assumptions behind the TCO Calculator

You may think you know whether OpenStack or AWS is more expensive, but it’s a complicated process to decide. Here are some things you need to consider.

KaaS vs PaaS: Mirantis Kubernetes-as-a-Service vs OpenShift

OpenShift is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Mirantis KaaS is…well…a KaaS. These two concepts are different. Let me explain.

Can we stop pretending everything is going to run in containers?

Containers are not the only technology out there — and they never will be.

Quick tip:  Enable nested virtualization on a GCE instance

There are times when you need to run a virtual machine — but you’re already ON a virtual machine.  Fortunately, it’s possible, but you need to enable nested virtualization. 

C’mon! OpenStack ain’t that tough

OpenStack is still viewed as difficult to install and administer, but it’s not that tough — especially after you’ve taken OpenStack training and hands-on lab exercises.

Toward a pure devops world: why infrastructure must be treated as software

While the bleed of apps to infrastructure was inevitable, the move to cloud native architecture makes automation essential. The infrastructure is very much a part of the application. 

Intro to NoSQL database apps, Part 1: Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask

When a company is small -- say, just a few people, not much revenue -- it's natural to keep track of everything in simple spreadsheets or user-friendly databases such as Microsoft Access.  As you grow, you realize that your needs go beyond what Access was designed for, and you start thinking about large commercial databases such as SQL Server, or …

Quick Tip:  Use Apache as a proxy server to access internal IPs from an external machine

Sometimes, you don’t have a GUI, but you want to access a web server running on a local IP address. Use Apache as a proxy server to access that local IP address via an external IP address to that VM.

What you need to know about compliance audits

A compliance audit is quite literally an audit to see how closely you’re following the rules and regulations to which your company is subject, but it’s also more than that.

What’s new in Kubernetes 1.14? Webinar Q&A

Last week we took a look at some of the new features and other changes in Kubernetes 1.14, and we wanted to take a few minutes to answer some questions that came up.

Introduction to Kustomize, Part 1:  Creating a Kubernetes app out of multiple pieces

Kustomize lets you create a K8s application. You can combine pieces from different sources without touching the originals, keep your kustomizations in source control, and create overlays.

Introduction to Kustomize, Part 2:  Overriding values with overlays

Now it’s time to move on and look at overriding Kubernetes object parameters using Kustomize overlays.

Return of the Smesh (Spinnaker Shpinnaker and Istio Shmistio to make a Smesh! Part 2)

Bruce continues his discussion of service meshes with an overview of how they work and an introduction to Istio.

Introduction to YAML: Deployments and other Kubernetes Objects Q&A

Recently we gave a webinar that gave an Introduction to YAML: Deployments and other Kubernetes Objects. Here’s a look at some of the Q&As we covered (and some that we didn’t have time for).

How to Use Service Mesh with VMs and Containers