Mesh your Services with Istio: Solving Complexity at the Network Layer

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Istio and the service mesh

Developed in collaboration between Google and IBM, Istio is an open source technology that provides operational control over and behavioural insight into the service mesh of an application as a whole. Sitting above the application layer, service meshes consist of a dedicated network layer abstracted away from microservices themselves. Monitoring the service mesh,…

How to Deploy Consul in GCP using Terraform: Your First Step towards DevOps Automation

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Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has gotten a lot of attention recently. It uses code to manage the configuration and automation of your application’s infrastructure in order to free up resources and reduce risk, technical debt, and mistakes. IaC is becoming more and more important for successful DevOps practices. As a cross-platform infrastructure tool, HashiCorp’s Terraform enables you to…

Serverless Computing: Hot or Not?

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There has been a remarkable increase in serverless computing platforms over the past few years. While few production-ready solutions have been released, the ecosystem has nonetheless matured substantially. You may even have some immediate use cases in your environment or pipeline to consider for a serverless deployment.

Serverless architecture allows web application logic to be processed…

7 Things CloudOps is Betting on in 2018…

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CloudOps is Betting on 2018! Here’s how.

We continue to race into an ‘everything as a service’ world. The pace is accelerating and the stakes are intensifying. Success in a cloudy world requires software defined operations: end-to-end automation, data collection of all potentially relevant metrics, and smart algorithms that apply predictive analytics (or even machine learning) to ‘big’…

Lyft’s Migration to Envoy, 1.9 Update & Cilium Networking Meetup

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CloudOps hosted an exciting event last night at the Centre cloud.ca in Montreal bringing in speakers from Seattle and Silicon Valley. The event included a 1.9 release update, and presentations on Lyft’s migration to Envoy, and Cilium Network Security. It was the first Kubernetes meetup of the year, and was the meetup that saw Kubernetes integrate into the broader Cloud Native Computing…

Lost at Sea: Navigating the Complexities of Kubernetes

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A Comparative Summary of Kubernetes Tooling: Open Source, Distributions, and Managed Services

While the efficiency and long-term viability of Kubernetes are apparent, its reputation for complexity is not unfounded. To that end, CloudOps has compiled a summary of the most well-known tooling to implement and manage Kubernetes clusters. Facilitating the deployment of containers at scale,…

Containerizing ONAP for Efficiency: Why Bell created OOM using Kubernetes

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Companies determined to stay digitally relevant are adopting software-centric architectures and many are transitioning their Information Technology (IT) departments from virtual machines (VMs) to containers in order to orchestrate workloads in an agile fashion. Although VMs have brought some degree of agility and flexibility by abstracting the computer system into virtual machine images, they…

Hashicorp User Group Meetup #2

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CloudOps was pleased to collaborate with Hashicorp User Group, fondly known as HUG, for its second DevOps Montreal meetup last night. Hosted at espace cloud.ca, the event began with beer, pizza, and mingling, before moving onto more substantive talks.

cloud.ca’s very own Clément Contini began by speaking about leveraging Hashicorp’s Terraform to create Kubernetes clusters on public…

Security and Resiliency for SaaS Companies

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It’s neither a secret nor a surprise that security is a growing problem for SaaS companies, which cumulatively possess a tremendous amount of data. Having been proclaimed the new oil, the personal information of customers has become an extremely valuable commodity and this grabs the attention of hackers. Every day, new vulnerabilities are uncovered and malicious attacks are launched at a…

CloudOps is a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider

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CloudOps is pleased to announce that we are now a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP). Run by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in collaboration with the Linux Foundation, the KCSP program is comprised of 28 vetted service providers with substantial experience helping enterprises adopt Kubernetes successfully. KCSP partners provide support, consulting, and professional services and…

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