Category Archives: Cloud Computing

EKS Fargate vs. GKE Autopilot – Fully Managed Kubernetes Clusters Compared

AWS Fargate is the first fully managed Kubernetes service. Google Cloud Autopilot followed. Let’s compare EKS Fargate vs. GKE Autopilot and see what the differences are. Which one is better? Which one should we use?
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Portainer – Container Management Made Easy

Portainer is the definitive open source container management tool for Kubernetes, Docker, Docker Swarm and Azure ACI. It allows anyone to deploy and manage containers without the need to write code.
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Terraform vs. Pulumi vs. Crossplane – Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Tools Compared

We are comparing Terraform, Pulumi, Crossplane. Those are the most popular and the most exciting Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools we have on the market today. Which one should you use? What are the pros and cons of each? What are the use cases that make one a better choice over the others?
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Pulumi – Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Using Programming Languages

Pulumi allows us to manage infrastructure as code (IaC) using familiar programming languages. It is like Terraform, but without HCL.

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GKE Autopilot – The First Fully Managed Kubernetes Service From Google

Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Autopilot is a fully managed Kubernetes service. It is battle-tested and hardened based on best practices learned from Google SRE.

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Couchbase – How To Run a Database Cluster in Kubernetes Using Argo CD

Couchbase is a distributed NoSQL cloud database. The Couchbase Autonomous Operator enables us to automate the management of common Couchbase tasks like, for example, configuration, scaling, and recovery. It lets us focus on the desired configuration and by automating deployment and life-cycle management.

In this video, we are going a step further and applying GitOps principles through ArgoCD.

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Ketch – How to Simplify Kubernetes Deployments

Ketch makes it easy to deploy and manage applications on Kubernetes through a CLI. It removes the need to deal with Kubernetes complexity. It even removes the need to write YAML files.

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Crossplane – GitOps-based Infrastructure as Code through Kubernetes API

Crossplane is an open-source Infrastructure as Code (IaC) project that enables us to use Kubernetes to provision and manage infrastructure, services, and applications. Combined with Argo CD or Flux, it allows us to apply GitOps principles not only on infrastructure.

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Linode – The Fastest Cloud Computing Provider

Linode is a simple, cheap, and fast cloud computing provider. Should you use it? Does it have a good managed Kubernetes or any other "basic" cloud computing service?

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Automation of Everything – How To Combine Argo Events, Workflows & Pipelines, CD, and Rollouts

What do we get if we combine events, workflows, GitOps, progressive delivery, and secrets management? The short answer is that we get automation of everything in Kubernetes in a way that we should be operating in 2021.

We’ll combine Argo Events, Workflows & Pipelines, CD, and Rollouts and sprinkle all that with SealedSecrets, Kaniko, and a few other tools.

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