• CI/CD with Kubernetes

    Kubernetes is compatible with the majority of Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) tools which allows developers to run tests, deploy builds in Kubernetes and update applications with no downtime. One of the most popular CI/CD tools now is Jenkins. This article will focus on configuring a CI/CD pipeline with Jenkins and Helm on Kubernetes. Jenkins CI/CD Tool for the Cloud Jenkins is a quite easy to configure, modify and extend.
  • Deploy and Manage Applications on a Kubernetes Cluster

    What is Kubernetes? Kubernetes is a container management technology developed by Google Labs to manage containerized applications in different kinds of environments across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure. It is an open source system which helps to create and manage containerization of the application. Prerequisites We assume anyone who wants to understand Kubernetes should have an understanding of Docker, how Docker images are created, and how they work as a standalone unit.
  • How to create a simple Cassandra Cluster on AWS

    What is Cassandra? Apache Cassandra is a free and open-source distributed wide column store NoSQL database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. Wikipedia Apache Cassandra is a high performance, extremely scalable, fault tolerant (i.e. no single point of failure), distributed post-relational database solution. Cassandra combines all the benefits of Google Bigtable and Amazon Dynamo to handle the types of database management needs that traditional RDBMS vendors cannot support.
  • Terraform - Orchestration Automation on Any Cloud

    Provisioning cloud platform resources is never as simple as AWS and other cloud service providers claim. Especially in hybrid or multi-cloud models creating cloud resources consistently is not always straightforward. Even when a only a single cloud provider is being used, a businesses’ demands for cloud infrastructure are rarely static. New operational requirements may call for frequent and spontaneous changes in cloud architecture. One of our favorite tools to overcome these challenges is Hashicorp’s Terraform.
  • A New World for Cloud MSPs

    A Multi-Cloud Centric Approach to Managed Services A Trend Toward Hybrid Over the years we have noticed several trends that reshaped the IT Managed Services industry and market we find ourselves in. From very traditional on premises data center management and system administration, to organizations jumping the gun and moving everything into the cloud - sometimes, only to move most of it back to on premises due to exorbitant and unsustainable bills or damaging performance setbacks.