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How to develop Kubernetes-friendly containerised applications, part 2

Friday, October 20th, 2017

In ‘How to develop Kubernetes-friendly containerised applications, part 1’, we created a simple webserver in Python 3. After packing it up in a Docker image within a virtual machine, we ran it on a local Minikube Kubernetes deployment (I dare not call it a cluster). We noticed how we had to expose the port. We […]

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What is the right choice for my company: containers or virtual machines?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The use of containers is growing rapidly since they provide organisations with lots of benefits and competitive advantages, but it’s important to make sure you have done your research before making the decision between virtual machines and containers. In this blog post we will try to answer the question ‘How to choose between containers and virtual machines?’ by providing you some real life business cases and examples. Hopefully, we will give you a good idea of how containers can help you keep up with evolving market and business needs.

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Kumina presentatie over het monitoringsysteem Prometheus bij de voorjaarsconferentie van NLUUG

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Dinsdag 16 mei geeft één van onze medewerkers, Ed Schouten, een presentatie over het monitoringsysteem Prometheus op de voorjaarsconferentie van NLUUG. Kumina past Prometheus toe als monitoring systeem voor haar klanten en heeft diverse exporters (plugins) voor Prometheus ontwikkeld. In de presentatie vertellen we je meer over dit schaalbare en moderne monitoringsysteem. We beantwoorden de volgende vragen: Wat is het datamodel van Prometheus? Hoe komt Prometheus aan zijn data? Hoe raadpleeg ik de data en hoe werkt de querytaal? Hoe genereert Prometheus alerts? En natuurlijk uitleg over hoe wij binnen Kumina Prometheus gebruiken. De speker, Ed Schouten, focust zich bij Kumina op het uitrollen van Kubernetes en Prometheus als vervanging voor de bestaande infrastructuur in Linux-clusters. Hiervoor werkte hij tussen 2012 en 2014 voor Google als Site Reliability Engineer, hier deed hij uitgebreide ervaring op met Borg en Borgmon, waar Kubernetes en Prometheus op gebaseerd zijn.

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Top 7 benefits of using containers

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Container technology is shaping the future of software development and is causing a structural change in the cloud-computing world. Developers as well as CTO’s are embracing container technology and enterprises are adopting it at an explosive rate. And for good reasons: it offers many advantages like the simplification and speeding up of the development process, consistency, reliability, portability, efficiency and cost reduction. In this blog post we will dive a little deeper into the benefits of containerisation and find out how they can provide organisations with an agile IT-infrastructure.

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An introduction to container technology

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Container technology is causing a structural change in the entire cloud-computing world. A change we embrace at Kumina. In this first post from our blog post series ‘Containerisation with Kubernetes and Docker’, we’ll provide you with a simple introduction to the concept ‘containerisation’ and about how containers relate to virtual machines (VM).

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All about IT Outsourcing: Are you ready? [Infographic]

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Outsourcing your IT is a big decision and can have many consequences for your organisation. Therefore it is very important that you make sure you are ready for it, and that you go into business with the right company. That is why we created an Infographic to help you determine if IT Outsourcing is the right solution for you. Find out about the benefits of IT Outsourcing and the factors you need to consider when choosing an IT Outsourcing company.

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LOADays 2013 and Kumina

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Yesterday evening we returned from LOADays 2013 in Antwerp, this blogpost describes some technologies we want to implement.

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LOADays

Friday, March 1st, 2013

We’re an official Gold Sponsor of LOADays! We’ll also have presence there, so if you’re attending, do stop by and say hi!

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