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Loft v2 is Here
Nov 22, 2021 | 6 Minute Read

We’re excited to announce that Loft v2 has shipped. v2 is a set of improvements that we think makes Loft even easier to use and more powerful.

9 Tools Every Platform Engineer Should Know
Nov 10, 2021 | 11 Minute Read

Earlier this year, at my company, we hit a wall while developing a web application for a client. We had very limited finances and needed someone to support the DevOps side of things.

Kubernetes Cost Monitoring With Kubecost
Nov 9, 2021 | 7 Minute Read

Kubernetes has taken the software development world by storm. It gives you an excellent framework to deploy your application with and abstracts away the low-level details of the underlying infrastructure.

Kubernetes NGINX Ingress: 10 Useful Configuration Options
Nov 8, 2021 | 8 Minute Read

An ingress is a Kubernetes object that provides routing rules that are used for managing external access to the services in a cluster. Ingress makes it easy to define routing rules, paths, name-based virtual hosting, domains or subdomains, and tons of other functionalities for dynamically accessing your applications.

Kubernetes Persistent Volumes: Examples & Best Practices
Nov 3, 2021 | 12 Minute Read

Kubernetes has many advantages; among them is the ability to easily create and delete workloads as containers. When using stateful applications, care must be taken when handling data.

Beyond Namespaces: Virtual Clusters are the Future of Multi-Tenancy - Video
Nov 2, 2021 | 1 Minute Read

Loft Labs CEO Lukas Gentele gave a talk about virtual Kubernetes clusters at KubeCon North America 2021, and the video is now available on YouTube. You can watch it below.

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Harbor + Kubernetes = Self-Hosted Container Registry
Nov 1, 2021 | 7 Minute Read

Self-hosting is, by no stretch of the imagination, a new concept. For many years, engineers and IT admins have been looking into how they can self-host their tools.

Kubernetes RBAC: Basics and Advanced Patterns
Oct 27, 2021 | 7 Minute Read

Kubernetes has modernized how organizations build, test, and deploy their software. Thanks to its modularity, open-source framework, and role-based access control (RBAC), companies can create a highly scalable and reliable enterprise-grade cluster while meeting strict security and governance requirements.

Kubernetes Horizontal Pod Autoscaling
Oct 26, 2021 | 10 Minute Read

One of the most powerful features of Kubernetes is autoscaling, as it’s vital that we find the correct balance when scaling resources in our infrastructures. Scale up more than needed, and you will have unused resources which you must pay for.

High-Velocity Engineering with Virtual Kubernetes Clusters
Oct 25, 2021 | 8 Minute Read

Kubernetes, an open-source container-orchestration system for automating your application deployment, scaling, and management, has matured so much recently that it’s expanded beyond its original operations usage and will likely continue to do so.

KubeCon 2021 Los Angeles Wrapup
Oct 21, 2021 | 17 Minute Read

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 was held October 13-15 in Los Angeles, California. It was a hybrid event, meaning people attended both in person and virtually.

Checklist for Platform Engineers
Oct 12, 2021 | 6 Minute Read

The way we do business has drastically changed over the past few decades as more industries go digital. More fault-tolerant and highly scalable systems, quicker responses to defects, and frequent upgrades call for accelerated delivery and increased productivity from our development teams.

Meet the Loft Labs Team at KubeCon LA
Oct 12, 2021 | 1 Minute Read

We’re happy to be attending KubeCon North America 2021 this week in Los Angeles. There are two ways to meet us if you’d like to say hello and chat about Kubernetes.

Kubernetes Cost Monitoring with Prometheus & Grafana
Oct 6, 2021 | 8 Minute Read

Regardless of the infrastructure you are running, it is always important to keep an eye on your costs. There have been enough horror stories of cloud billing getting out of control that teams should have some measures in place to keep an eye on the usage of these resources to avoid surprises.

Kubernetes CRDs: Custom Resource Definitions
Oct 5, 2021 | 8 Minute Read

Kubernetes is a powerful tool with a lot of functionality, but sometimes you might need to extend that functionality to suit your use case better. This is where Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) come in.

Checklist for Kubernetes-Based Development
Oct 4, 2021 | 8 Minute Read

There is no denying the fact that Kubernetes has experienced widespread adoption in the last few years. Its automated deployment and scaling capabilities have made it easier and more convenient for developers to manage and develop advanced applications and services.

Multi-Tenant Kubernetes Clusters: Challenges and Useful Tooling
Sep 30, 2021 | 6 Minute Read

Multi-tenancy in Kubernetes can seem like an appealing solution to many problems. Maybe it’s to give your developers their own space and save costs by doing it inside a single cluster.

Python: Flask Development on Kubernetes with DevSpace
Sep 29, 2021 | 14 Minute Read

Kubernetes brings some challenges to developers. They need to learn some new concepts, how they connect to each other, and most importantly, how to develop applications using a Kubernetes cluster.

Developer Platforms for Kubernetes—A Comparison
Sep 28, 2021 | 6 Minute Read

Kubernetes is the third most loved platform by developers, according to the Stack Overflow 2020 Developer Survey, but it’s still quite complex to use. That complexity can impede workflow.

Loft Labs Raises $4.6 Million Seed Funding to Scale Up Self-Service Access To Kubernetes For Engineering Teams
Sep 22, 2021 | 4 Minute Read

San Francisco - Loft Labs, which enables platform teams in large enterprises to give engineers self-service access to Kubernetes, today announced that the company raised $4.

Hands-on Introduction to jsPolicy with Rawkode
Sep 21, 2021 | 1 Minute Read

Recently I had the chance to appear on another episode of Rawkode Live with Loft Labs CEO Lukas Gentele, talking about jsPolicy. If you’re not familiar with it, jsPolicy is a policy framework for Kubernetes that allows you to write policies using JavaScript or TypeScript.

Kubernetes Admission Controllers: What They Are and Why They Matter
Sep 20, 2021 | 8 Minute Read

With Kubernetes becoming the gold standard for advanced container orchestration, it’s also become necessary to use extensions that work alongside Kubernetes to provide security and modularity.

Python: Django Development on Kubernetes with DevSpace
Sep 15, 2021 | 12 Minute Read

The possibilities that Kubernetes has brought to the container orchestration space are vast. Kubernetes simplifies the deployment and operation of such systems. However, from a developer’s point of view, it may not be as simple as their previous workflows; there are some nuances of the system to be learned.

Why a Good Developer Experience Matters
Sep 14, 2021 | 6 Minute Read

Applying the notion of user experience (UX) to software engineering, developer experience takes place on the other side of the product. The concept of developer experience describes how developers feel about working with or within a system.

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