3May

VSHN announces Kubernetes First strategy

Zurich, Switzerland, May 3rd 2021. VSHN – The DevOps Company announces Kubernetes First strategy. While KubeCon & CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 […]
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23Sep

Our way to Managed OpenShift 4

Red Hat OpenShift 4: This summer Red Hat released OpenShift 4. At first glance, the new major version is a continuous development of OpenShift 3 with relatively manageable changes for the user. But if you look under the hood, you will quickly see a completely revised OpenShift. The blogpost of Benjamin Affolter on the APPUiO blog examines the changes of OpenShift 4 and describes them in detail.
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15Aug

The Art of Writing Deployment Pipelines

What a great time! Deployment automation, cloud platforms, containerization, short iterations to develop and release software—we’ve progressed a lot. And finally it’s official: Kubernetes and OpenShift are the established platforms to help us do scaling and zero downtime deployments with just a few hundred lines of YAML. It’s a great time.
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18Jun

Go operator

For this SDK supported workflow, we provide:a) a description of the generated Operator structure (there is one for each specific workflow);b) a link to our example(s) of operator(s) based on such Operator structure (there is one for each specific workflow) and logic.c) descriptions on how to add (e.g., 3rd party) resources, different from the Core Kubernetes resource types, to your Operator d) a description of the main pros and cons of using such Operator structure (there is one for each specific workflow) and logic.
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17May

A (Very!) Quick Comparison of Kubernetes Serverless Frameworks

Serverless is one of those hot topics that, as many others in our industry, looks a bit like a good old idea recycled and brought back to fashion. Yet Serverless (or “Function as a Service”) looks like a natural evolution to a movement that started more than a decade ago, when Heroku and Google App Engine came under the spotlight. (This blog post is the transcription of the presentation given at the CNC Switzerland meetup, May 9th 2019. Slides are available at the end of this page.)
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3Apr

Examples of Supported Kubernetes Operator SDK workflows

Section 2 – Examples of Supported Kubernetes Operator SDK workflows: Here we discuss about the three available alternative workflows to generate Operators provided by the last versions of Operator SDK APIs. We also discuss pros and cons of using the various operators workflows.
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3Apr

Supported Kubernetes Operator SDK workflows

Section 2 – Supported Kubernetes Operator SDK workflows: Here we discuss about the three available alternative workflows to generate Operators provided by the last versions of Operator SDK APIs.We also discuss the pros and cons of using the various operators‘ workflows.
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1Mar

Introduction to Kubernetes Operators, Operator Framework, and Operators SDK

Section 1 – Kubernetes Operators, Operator Framework, and Operators SDK: Here we discuss in a general setting about Operators, Operator Framework, and Operators SDK.Then we will discuss about the Operators SDK emerging popularity in GitHub, and in general about the „Operator SDK workflow“ adopted for generating and handling operators.
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1Mar

How to leverage Kubernetes operators using the Operator SDK framework

Kubernetes has become an omnipresent platform to host cloud-native applications. As a rather low-level platform, it is often made developer-friendly by wrapping it into higher-level platforms, such as OpenShift (OKD), and by turning it into a managed service platform, such as APPUiO, which can be deployed to any cloud infrastructure.
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14Nov

Open Source Monitoring Conference 2018

Bei der viertägigen OSMC dreht sich alles um Monitoring Tools, Konzepte und die Automatisierung des Monitoring Systems. Natürlich ist Icinga2 sehr stark vertreten – in den Talks, unter den Teilnehmern und Organisatoren. Die Konferenz wird von NETWAYS, der Firma hinter Icinga2, organisiert und findet jährlich im Holiday Inn Hotel in Nürnberg statt.
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16Sep

Wir haben Geburtstag!

Wir feiern heute bereits unseren 4. Geburtstag! Zur Feier des Tages haben wir ein paar Fun Facts über VSHN und die VSHNeers zusammengetragen – wie kommen wir ins Office, welche Lieblings- editoren haben wir, wieviel Kaffee wird monatlich konsumiert und vieles mehr.
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24Aug

Docker Overlay Encryption

I have set up a Docker Swarm cluster on the new Hetzner Cloud. First things first – the Hetzner Cloud is really amazing: Super simple, super cheap and performs as expected. It is not a bloated cloud provider that has 100x services and features that you can use for your servers, this keeps the costs and complexity down – I am really a big fan of it.
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3Jun

Hosting Drupal on Openshift with the help of Lagoon – by Bastian Widmer (Amazee.io)

Amazee.io set out to make hosting of Drupal websites easier and more flexible. We always strive to stay at the cutting edge of technology. So it does not come to a surprise that we started adopting a container based approach to hosting. We’ll talk about what containers are and why we believe it’s important to go one step further and open source our technology we use to host websites.
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1Apr

Automated build pipelines with GitLab CI and APPUiO

„Deploy early and often“ is one of the core principles of agile development. One solution to this problem are automated build and deploy pipelines. This project uses such a pipeline, based on GitLab CI and OpenShift. A sample PHP application is built and deployed to APPUiO.
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15Mar

APPUiO auf Microsoft Azure Cloud

Microsoft hat sich in den vergangenen Jahren vom klassischen Windows und Office Anbieter zum modernen Cloud Anbieter gewandelt. Die Azure Cloud ist zu einer globalen hyperscale Cloud Plattform geworden und bietet viele interessante Funktionen. Auch Red Hat hat dies erkannt und bietet offiziellen Support von OpenShift auf Azure an.
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4Jan

Meltdown und Spectre

Am 4. Januar 2018 wurden Informationen über zwei Angriffe auf aktuelle Prozessor-Architekturen veröffentlicht, genannt „Meltdown“ und „Spectre“, welche auch uns und unsere Kunden betreffen. Während die unterliegenden Probleme ähnlich sind, handelt es sich dabei um zwei unterschiedliche konkrete Angriffe.
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