December 01, 2020
Get Started With EKS-D at the Speed of Light With Kubermatic KubeOne Today Amazon announced Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D), a Kubernetes distribution based on and used by Amazon EKS. Amazon EKS Distro enables operators to create reliable and secure Kubernetes clusters using the same versions of Kubernetes and its dependencies deployed by Amazon EKS. As an AWS partner, we …
November 26, 2020
How to Mitigate the Impact of Docker Rate Limits with Kubermatic If you are using Docker Hub, you will be aware of pull-request limits that are being enforced since November 2. Limits are determined based on the account type: If you are using the free tier of Docker Hub, you can only execute 100 pulls per 6 hours and per client IP for anonymous clients. …
November 26, 2020
Kubernetes Operators: Automating Complex Application Lifecycles What Is a Kubernetes Operator? Kubernetes Operators are a way to package, deploy, and manage Kubernetes applications. This includes Kubernetes applications deployed on Kubernetes and those that are managed using the Kubernetes API or kubectl. A Kubernetes Operator is a controller specific to an …
November 17, 2020
KubeOne 1.1 is GA! As KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America Virtual kicks off, we are proud to announce general availability of KubeOne 1.1. KubeOne is our open source cluster lifecycle management tool for single Kubernetes clusters. It automates the deployment and Day 2 operations of Highly Available clusters for …
November 10, 2020
Introduction to Deployment Strategies The last part of this Kubernetes 101 series focused on ReplicaSets and Deployments and why it is better to use Deployments rather than Pods to manage your Kubernetes applications. In this part of the series, we will walk you through different types of Deployment strategies to give you the insight of …
October 30, 2020
Kubernetes Security Best Practices With recent platforms like Kubernetes and containers, CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) can be found frequently, even in the most common utilities. They can pose a range of challenges for those in charge of security. There have been cases in the past where a critical issue let an attacker …
October 20, 2020
Introducing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.15 Today, we are thrilled to announce the release of Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform (KKP) 2.15. Significant work went into facilitating the installation process with the new KKP installer and introducing external cluster support. Read on for more details about these and other major improvements we made …
October 16, 2020
Using Open Policy Agent With Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform This article shows you how to use Open Policy Agent for policy making on a Kubernetes cluster managed by Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform (KKP). To use Open Policy Agent with Kubernetes, you have two options. You can use it as an admission controller with kube-mgmt: visit this extensive tutorial to …
October 02, 2020
Deploy Your Deep Learning Model on Kubernetes As enterprises mature in their appreciation and use of AI, machine learning, and deep learning, a critical question arises: How can they scale and industrialize ML development? Many conversations around machine learning focus on the actual model, however, this is only one step along the way to a …
September 17, 2020
Project MELLODDY Meets Its Year One Objective Today, we are excited to announce that the MELLODDY project (Machine Learning Ledger Orchestration for Drug Discovery) has met its year one objective - the deployment of the world’s first secure platform for multi-task federated learning for drug discovery. After a very intense year of collaborative …
September 16, 2020
Joining the 5G Open Innovation Lab to Help Drive Early Adoption of 5G Today, we are excited to announce that we have been selected as a member of the 5G Open Innovation Lab, a global ecosystem of developers, start-ups, enterprises, academia, and government institutions. The 5G Open Innovation Lab is focused on helping start-ups utilize 5G to develop new capabilities, …
September 09, 2020
Why You Need to Go Cloud Native During the Pandemic It’s been breaking news over the past few weeks: For the second quarter of 2020, Zoom reported an incredible 355% revenue growth compared to the previous year. If there was any more proof needed that the pandemic has been fueling digital transformation faster than ever, this it checked off. I …
September 02, 2020
Introduction to ReplicaSets & Deployment In this part of our series, we are focusing on ReplicaSets and Deployment. Just like the previous parts, there will be hands-on practice to allow you to get acquainted with the features and functionalities of ReplicaSets and Deployment. These functionalities include using ReplicaSet to scale …
August 27, 2020
Introduction to Open Policy Agent What Is Open Policy Agent? Open Policy Agent is a project which allows you to implement fine-grained access control. It is written in Go and is part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as an incubating project. Its source code is available publicly under the Apache License 2.0. Why Use OPA? …
August 24, 2020
Getting Started With KubeCarrier Why KubeCarrier? One of Kubernetes greatest – and most difficult to keep – promises is the ability to eliminate much of the operational burden of managing applications and services on multi-cloud infrastructure. Kubernetes Operators deliver on this promise by automating the management of …
August 18, 2020
Unveiling KubeOne 1.0: Simplified Kubernetes Operations for Everyone Just in time for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe Virtual, we are excited to announce general availability of KubeOne 1.0. KubeOne is an open source cluster lifecycle management tool for single Kubernetes clusters. It automates the deployment and Day 2 operations of Highly Available clusters to make …
August 14, 2020
Kubermatic News: KubeCon Europe Virtual The countdown is on – only a few days left until KubeCon Europe Virtual 2020 starts! We are extremely excited to get started for this special online edition of the conference and we hope you are too. KubeCon usually means three busy days full of talks, meetings and side events. To be well prepared …
August 10, 2020
Kubermatic News For July With the release of Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.14 we also open sourced it under Apache 2.0 licence. It was the right step at the right time and we hope to give something back to the community with this move. Other Highlights This Month: Learn how to get rid of your Kube Chaos with Kubernetes …
August 05, 2020
Introducing KubeCarrier: Operating Services the Cloud Native Way At Kubermatic, we are highly committed to automate operations of Kubernetes across all infrastructures and up all layers. Invested in working with the open source community, we are pleased to introduce KubeCarrier, designed to automate the provisioning and entire lifecycle management of services, …
July 28, 2020
Introduction to Pods What is a Pod? A pod is the smallest object that can be created in Kubernetes. It consists of one or more containers that are tightly coupled and is the central object type on top of which others build their functionalities. Containers in a pod are created, managed, and destroyed together. …
July 17, 2020
Rancher And SUSE - A True Open Source Solution? The cloud native acquisition and consolidation continues. EQT owned SUSE just acquired Rancher Labs for $600M, and although Rancher revenue was not publicly disclosed, this appears to be a purchase at ~30x multiple on revenue. While EQT and SUSE celebrate the $600 million purchase as the first …
July 07, 2020
5G Core Deployment Using Kubermatic KubeOne In this blog post, we shall be looking at how to use the KubeOne project to deploy a 5G core PoC. 5G is the next iteration of mobile technology with an emphasis on using cloud native technologies of which Kubernetes is meant to play an important role. KubeOne is a production grade open source …
June 23, 2020
Combating Kube Chaos Without Losing Your Sanity Anyone running an IT system for any amount of time can tell a story about a forgotten machine or three running somewhere that no one even knows about. From the server in the backroom that still runs Fortran to that EC2 instance from 2012 still on your monthly bill, the sprawl of IT systems is always …
June 17, 2020
Kubermatic Open Sources Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform Today is a very special day for Kubermatic, formerly Loodse. With the 2.14 release of Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform, we are excited to announce going all in on open source and making our core software publically available under the Apache 2.0 License. In line with our strong commitment to make …
June 17, 2020
Introducing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.14 Today, we are happy to announce the release of Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.14. Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.14 is the first open source release of our core cloud native platform. Significant work went into making Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform available as a community project under the …
June 09, 2020
Edge Computing Nirvana - The Single Pane of Glass The holy grail of IT operations is the single pane of glass that has an overview of and insight into the whole IT infrastructure. However, with each new generation of technology and the additional tooling they add to the stack, this nirvana always seems to be slipping further away rather than …
June 04, 2020
Running Containers and Virtual Machines Side by Side Cloud native and Kubernetes are two of the hottest buzz words in the IT industry today. However, the sparkle of these terms cannot cover the legacy tangle of tech hiding at the back of every enterprise datacenter or even cloud infrastructures. Greenfield deployments of containers can easily take …
May 26, 2020
Introducing Aquayman At Kubermatic we are using Quay.io to host our various Docker repositories. Over the last few years, cruft accumulated and we noticed that keeping team memberships up-to-date as employees and customers change became a hassle. For Github we already make use of Peribolos, a wonderful tool to manage …
May 17, 2020
Edge Computing Requires Cloud Native Thinking Today Edge computing is creating a new internet. In an age where consumers and businesses demand the smallest possible delay between asking a question and getting an answer, edge computing is the only way to reduce the time to insight. Edge computing shrinks this gap by lowering latency, dealing with data …
May 14, 2020
Kubernetes as a Container Orchestration Tool Kubernetes as a Container Orchestration Tool In our last post Getting Started With Containers, we discussed the basic terms, concepts and tools that are associated with containers. It is time to take a step further by diving into Kubernetes as a container orchestration tool. I will explain step by …
April 27, 2020
Getting Started With Containers To know the nitty-gritty of Kubernetes, what it can do, and how it will get it done, it is imperative to understand some basic terms that are associated with containers and Kubernetes. In this blog post, I will start with the very basics and cover the difference between containers and VMs, the main …
April 26, 2020
Our Kubermatic News in April Migrating onto a new platform is challenging and time consuming as it is – but can be a rewarding endeavour. Our CEO Sebastian talks in his new blog post about how Kubermatic can help. Other highlights this month: Find out how to do a virtual 4G simulation using Kubernetes and GNS3 Check out our …
April 02, 2020
Migrating away from NetApp Kubernetes Service NetApp recently shared that they will discontinue their NetApp Kubernetes Service (NKS) on the 19th of March. As an NKS customer, you now have the challenge to migrate your Kubernetes clusters and workloads to a new solution. NKS will cease operations on April 30, 2020 giving customers and end users …
April 02, 2020
Virtual 4G Simulation Using Kubernetes And GNS3 This blog post is about how to deploy a virtual 4G stack using GNS3 and Kubernetes. It covers the following: Open5gs vEPC OAI UE and eNodeB simulator Kubernetes 1.17.3 Calico CNI Vyos Router GNS3 (This is optional, it makes simulations easier) The motivation for this blog post stems from the fact …
March 30, 2020
Our Kubermatic News in March Within the shortest time possible, Covid-19 has turned the world as we know it upside down. In times of uncertainty, we would like to assure you of our firm support: Our geographically distributed team is well equipped for remote work. We can help with remote Kubernetes / Cloud Native Training, …
March 24, 2020
Kubermatic Is the Top 5 Contributor to the Kubernetes Project As co-founder of one of the leading Kubernetes based product companies, I am proud of what our team has achieved in the last 12 months. Kubermatic is the Top 5 corporate contributor to the Kubernetes Project right after Google, VMware, Red Hat and Microsoft. This is an outstanding achievement. …
March 02, 2020
Announcing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.13 At Kubermatic, we are determined to create a cloud native future where 90% of IT time and money is spent on business innovation, not operations. To provide you with everything you need to automate the management of countless Kubernetes clusters across any infrastructure, we are constantly working on …
February 27, 2020
Life of a Container Disclaimer: I gave a talk of the same title at Kubernetes Forum Delhi. You may watch the video on YouTube if you prefer that. Additionally this post also serves as a reference for the commands used in the demos. I have been programming for almost six years now and have used containers for nearly the …
February 13, 2020
Why Kubernetes Operators Bring You the Next Level of Automation Kubernetes has emerged as the world’s most powerful container orchestration platform, but its true power is hidden behind an extensible API and automation framework that will redefine how future platforms are built and operated. Kelsey Hightower, Technologist, Google One of Kubernetes greatest – and …
January 13, 2020
Why You Should Go Cloud Native in 2020 To kick off the decade, we make a prediction of where cloud native adoption will be by January 2023. We will also define where cloud native is currently on the adoption curve within large enterprises across all industries. We consider cloud native adoption to mean an enterprise running multiple …
January 09, 2020
Death by a Thousand Scripts In my last five years of exposure to OpenSource Software, starting with OpenStack, I have noticed an increasing trend of relying on scripts to fill the gaps left by the software system. The gaps can be varied in their scope and size, such as Installation LifeCycle Management - Upgrades, Downgrades …
December 18, 2019
Time Is Running For Google Cloud I bet your Kubernetes and cloud strategy didn’t plan for GCP to go out of business? As co-founder of one of the leading Kubernetes Management product suites available today, I hear the transformative ideas enterprise IT leaders are driving through their organizations on a daily basis. And their …
December 17, 2019
KubeCon San Diego Recap: A great, but hell of a busy week Once again a KubeCon did not disappoint. With over 12.000 attendees and almost 250 exhibitors, San Diego was another record breaking conference filled with Kubernetes excitement. But, let’s start from the beginning. We kicked off the week with our SIG-Bike tour through the city and the nearby hills. …
December 04, 2019
KubeCon: The First Cloud Native 5G Live Demo Ever 5G networks are poised to deliver low-latency, high-bandwidth, scalable networks to consumers and businesses worldwide. This next generation of networks is desperately needed to deliver the required high-speed connectivity to support new services and use cases like autonomous vehicles, smart cities, …
October 25, 2019
Introducing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.12 The world doesn’t stand still and neither do we. We are constantly working on improving and optimizing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform, our enterprise-grade Kubernetes Management Platform for any infrastructure. Today, we are proud to announce the release of Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.12. Here …
October 11, 2019
Cloud Native Best Practices #5: Observability & Monitoring To quote Michael Dell, “the cloud isn’t a place, it’s a way of doing IT.“ As IT becomes more and more central to what every company does, understanding cloud native best practices is key not only for the IT department – but for every part of a business. This post is the fifth of a seven-part series …
October 05, 2019
Proud to have Nikhita elected to the K8s Steering Committee We are very proud to have our software developer Nikhita Raghunath elected to the Kubernetes Steering Committee. Nikhita is a core contributor to Kubernetes and the technical lead for SIG Contributor Experience. She is also a CNCF Ambassador and runs the GSoC and Outreachy internship programs for …
September 10, 2019
Monitoring Prow Resources with Prometheus and Grafana At Kubermatic we’re making extensive use of Prow, Kubernetes’ own CI/CD framework, for our public and private projects. Prow is responsible for managing source code builds which are usually triggered by creating Pull Requests (PRs) on our GitHub repositories or sometimes periodically for nightly …
August 14, 2019
Cloud Native Best Practices #4: Automatic Backup & Disaster Recovery To quote Michael Dell, “the cloud isn’t a place, it’s a way of doing IT.“ As IT becomes more and more central to what every company does, understanding cloud native best practices is key not only for the IT department – but for every part of a business. This post is the fourth of a seven-part series …
July 25, 2019
Running HA Kubernetes clusters on AWS using KubeOne In a previous blog post, we talked about KubeOne and how it makes your highly available Kubernetes cluster easier to manage. In this post, I’ll show you step-by-step how to deploy and run a vanilla cluster with machine-controller and metrics-server on AWS. You may also adapt this process to …
July 22, 2019
Announcing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.11 The world doesn’t stand still and we don’t either. We are constantly working on improving and optimizing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform, our enterprise-grade Kubernetes Management Platform for any infrastructure. After three months of development time, we are proud to announce availability of …
July 17, 2019
Cloud Native Best Practices #3: Open Source To quote Michael Dell, “the cloud isn’t a place, it’s a way of doing IT.” As IT becomes more and more central to what every company does, understanding cloud native best practices is key not only for developers – but for every part of a business. This blog is the third of a seven-part …
July 04, 2019
ContainerDays 2019: 3 Years of Continued Container Craziness In 2016, when we first launched ContainerDays, Docker was THE hot technology and Kubernetes had barely reached release 1.3. We felt that something special was shaping up in the cloud native ecosystem, but it was still very much unclear who the winner would be. Docker Swarm vs. Mesos vs. Kubernetes …
June 20, 2019
Cloud Native Best Practices #2: Why Cattle, not Pets To quote Michael Dell, “the cloud isn’t a place, it’s a way of doing IT.” As IT becomes more and more central to what every company does, understanding cloud native best practices is key not only for developers but for every part of a business. This post is the second of a seven-part series …
June 10, 2019
KubeCon Barcelona Recap Barcelona – sunshine, tapas, beaches, sangria, and 8,000 of your closest Kubernetes friends. Since KubeCon Seattle in December, the explosive growth of the cloud native community has only continued with KubeCon Barcelona becoming one of the largest open source conferences ever hosted in Europe. With …
June 03, 2019
We Are Excited to Be in the Consortium Kicking Off MELLODDY The new research consortium seeks to accelerate drug discovery using machine learning to unlock maximum potential of pharma industry data. The project aims to leverage the world’s largest collection of small molecules with known biochemical or cellular activity to enable more accurate predictive …
May 13, 2019
KubeOne: Simplified Lifecycle Management for HA Kubernetes Clusters Today, we are excited to announce a new open source Kubernetes cluster lifecycle management tool: KubeOne! KubeOne takes care of installing, configuring, upgrading and maintaining Highly-Available (HA) Kubernetes clusters. It works out-of-the-box on any cloud provider, as well as in on-prem and …
April 25, 2019
Working With My Colleagues Miles Away Companies today are still sceptical about working as a distributed company. Individual days in home office may be okay, but having almost all colleagues sitting in their homes or coworking spaces across the world seems to be dubious. How will it influence the productivity of my team? Or what do I …
April 04, 2019
We Are Happy to Support LF Networking The Open Networking Summit seems like the right occasion to announce that Kubermatic is becoming a Silver Member of LF Networking. We strongly support its mission to harmonize open source networking across platforms, networks, and communities. As an early member of the Cloud Native Computing …
March 12, 2019
Running Kubernetes In The CI Pipeline For Integration & E2E Tests Ensuring your Kubernetes component, such as a controller or an operator, works correctly is an important step before merging a pull request or deploying it to the production. You want to be sure that incoming changes will not introduce any regression or negatively effect any part of the system. This …
February 21, 2019
Cloud Native Best Practices #1: Containerization Cuts Costs To quote Michael Dell, “the cloud isn’t a place, it’s a way of doing IT.” According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), in the past 9 months, production cloud native deployments - across public clouds and private data centers - have increased by over 200%. Cloud native provides numerous …
February 11, 2019
GoDays Berlin Recap Go is quickly becoming one of the most popular programming languages. In addition, many of the fastest growing open source projects, like Kubernetes and Prometheus, are also written in Go. At Kubermatic, the core of our product Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform is written in Go and it is the fan …
January 07, 2019
KubeCon Seattle Recap Since we were last in Seattle for KubeCon two years ago, the rainy weather hasn’t changed, but the Kubernetes community has undergone a drastic change. With 8,500 conference attendees and a waiting list of over 1,400 people, the tidal wave of Kubernetes has truly hit the shore of enterprise IT. To …
December 11, 2018
Announcing: Red Hat OpenShift on Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform Just in time for the KubeCon and CloudNativeCon in Seattle, we are happy to announce the closed beta availability of Red Hat OpenShift for Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform Container Engine. By bringing OpenShift on Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform, customers benefit from even more options: They can …
December 06, 2018
Why SysEleven Relies on Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform SysEleven is one of central Europe’s premier hosting companies with eleven years of delivering high-quality services to over 450 customers. At SysEleven’s core is a team of dedicated experts who believe that the best managed-hosting experience comes from partnering with customers to find the right …
November 08, 2018
Introduction to Kubernetes Cluster-API Project Kubernetes Cluster-API is an attempt to bring declarative, Kubernetes-style API for managing clusters and machines. It allows you to define all Cluster and Machines as Kubernetes objects (based on CustomResourceDefinitions) and then a cloud-specific Cluster-API provider will reconcile your request, …
June 26, 2018
ContainerDays Hamburg Recap: 3 Days Full of Container Craziness Now in its third year and moved to the historic Hamburg Harbor Museum, ContainerDays 2018 was the perfect setting to discuss containers, microservices, Kubernetes, and cloud native tooling. Over 800 attendees came from around the world to hear talks from leading minds in the cloud native ecosystem …
May 08, 2018
KubeCon Copenhagen: Multi-Cluster Monitoring with Prometheus KubeCon Europe is the premier Kubernetes conference in Europe. With 4,300 conference attendees, tripling Berlin just a year ago, K8s has clearly become the industry standard for container orchestration. With the event in Copenhagen, only a stone’s throw away from our headquarters in Hamburg, it was …
May 02, 2018
Kubermatic Among the First Kubernetes Training Partners We are happy to announce that Kubermatic is one of the first six Kubernetes Training Partners (KTP) of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The newly launched KTP was created to establish a tier of training providers with deep experience in cloud native technology training. It ensures that …
January 03, 2018
Kubermatic now Kubernetes Certified Service Provider We are happy to announce that Kubermatic is now officially listed as a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The KSPC program was launched in September 2017 to accredit providers that have the necessary expertise to support enterprises in …
December 11, 2017
KubeCon Austin: Multiple Kubernetes Clusters in Hybrid Setups KubeCon North America is the premier Kubernetes conference of the year. Even though the snow in Austin was more like Hamburg in December than the weather some of us packed for (we’ll bring an extra hoodie for Henrik next year), this was an event we were sure not to miss. Sponsoring a startup booth …
December 06, 2017
Introducing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.0 On the occasion of KubeCon North America, we are excited to announce the release of Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform Container Engine 2.0. The new release includes a number of improvements and features that make it even easier to setup, deploy and manage a Kubernetes environment in the cloud, on-prem …
November 13, 2017
Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform Now Certified by the CNCF Today, we are excited to announce that the Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform Container Engine, our enterprise-ready multi-cluster platform, has been accepted as one of the first Certified Kubernetes offerings worldwide by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. With the Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform …