Cloud Academy Office Hours: April 2017

In mid-April, we hosted the first Cloud Academy “office hours” webinar. This was intended to be an open Q&A session for all things cloud computing that would allow us to address some of your most common questions and topics, from the general Cloud to Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, and more. In all, we received 37 questions! (Thanks to everyone..

Kubernetes Operations with Kops

Today, we’ll be building on our recent coverage of the Kubernetes Ecosystem to talk more in depth about Kops. This post is a complement to our Kubernetes webinar earlier this year and follows previous posts that cover deploying applications with Helm and creating and maintaining Kubernetes clusters with Kops. Let’s begin by addressing a basic question: What is..

Deploying Kubernetes Applications with Helm

I recently completed a webinar on deploying Kubernetes applications with Helm. The webinar is the first of a two-part series on the Kubernetes ecosystem. It builds on the two introductory Kubernetes webinars that we hosted earlier this year: Hands on Kubernetes and Ecosystem & Production Operations. In this post, I’ll be recapping this week’s webinar on..

Kubernetes: Ecosystem & Production Operations

Kubernetes Ecosystem: if you have been following our introductory webinar series on Kubernetes, we recently wrapped up part two: Ecosystem & Production Operations, which you can watch here. In part two, we covered production preparedness, application packaging and cluster ops, and the wider Kubernetes ecosystem and tools. In this recap, I’ll also expand on some of..

What is Kubernetes? An introductory overview

I recently completed part 1 of my webinar series on Kubernetes. The session introduced Kubernetes at a high level with hands-on demos aiming to answer the question ‘what is Kubernetes? You can watch the session and read the complete Q&A on the Cloud Academy community forum. After polling our audience, we found that most of..

Docker Webinar Part 3: Production & Beyond

Last week, we wrapped up our three-part Docker webinar series. You can watch the Docker Webinar session on the webinars page and find the slides on Speakerdeck. Docker Webinar part one introduced Docker, container technologies, and how to get started in your development environment. It ended with a demo of using Docker Compose for development environments…

Container technologies: more than just Docker

Container technologies: Docker has gained widespread industry adoption and success since its release in 2014. As more people push to Dockerize everything, it’s important to realize that Docker is only the first wave of successful container technology. Here are just some of the reasons why what we’re seeing is only the beginning of mainstream container technologies adoption. My..