The “Spectre” and “Meltdown” security vulnerabilities and mitigation

January 8th, 2018

A side-channel attack on most modern CPU’s was discovered last week which impacts most internet services in general. This vulnerability made it to mainstream news sites, which is quite unusual, and has been the subject of some questions from end-users and customers. This blog post is meant to provide some general answers and a probable time-line of patches and mitigations.

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Kubernetes recap 2017: Most compelling stats and news

December 20th, 2017

It’s been three years since Kubernetes was first released in 2014. Now 2017 is coming to an end, we were wondering: How did the Kubernetes project and the use of Kubernetes develop last year? We scoured the web for the most compelling news, surveys and statistics. Enjoy!

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How to develop Kubernetes-friendly containerised applications, part 3

October 27th, 2017

There’s a lot out there that describes how to setup Kubernetes and how to make your container run on Kubernetes, but fairly little in regard to how you should be *developing* for Kubernetes. We hope to provide you with some guidance on how to design Kubernetes-friendly Docker containers in our newest blog post series.

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How to develop Kubernetes-friendly containerised applications, part 2

October 20th, 2017

There’s a lot out there that describes how to setup Kubernetes and how to make your container run on Kubernetes, but fairly little in regard to how you should be *developing* for Kubernetes. We hope to provide you with some guidance on how to design Kubernetes-friendly Docker containers in our newest blog post series.

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How to develop Kubernetes-friendly containerised applications, part 1

October 13th, 2017

There’s a lot out there that describes how to setup Kubernetes and how to make your container run on Kubernetes, but fairly little in regard to how you should be *developing* for Kubernetes. We hope to provide you with some guidance on how to design Kubernetes-friendly Docker containers in our newest blog post series.

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Who is using Docker containers and why? [infographic]

September 28th, 2017

Containers, and Docker in particular, are probably the most talked-about topic in the IT-world over the last few years. That’s not surprising since Docker really started the container movement since the launch in 2013. It was the first tool that made it possible to package an application with all of its dependencies into a lightweight […]

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Kumina extends its services with consultancy & Kubernetes courses

September 19th, 2017

Over the last few years, we have helped several customers with their transition to a Docker and Kubernetes set-up. Nowadays, in 2017, we are one of the few European IT-companies that are mentioned as an official partner on the Kubernetes website. As true open source aficionados, we like helping other organisations by sharing our knowledge. That is why we decided to extend our services with Kubernetes courses and consultancy.

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What you need to know about monitoring containers

May 17th, 2017

When adopting a new technology, you will always face some challenges. When it comes to container technology, one of the important questions in this regard is how to get insight in the behaviour of your applications and container environment. Which features are essential when it comes to your monitoring system? Which metrics should processes expose? And what about blackbox and whitebox monitoring? In this article, our Prometheus expert Ed Schouten talks about the monitoring of containers.

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