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Platform Engineering: The Definitive Guide
Sep 21, 2022 | 7 Minute Read

Platform Engineering: The Definitive Guide You may have heard the term “platform engineering.” In recent years, the role of platform engineer has become increasingly popular. As internet-based companies have grown, so has the desire to empower developers to own the entire development life cycle, from coding to shipping the code.

Terraform for Kubernetes: 10 Essentials You Need to Get Started
Jul 11, 2022 | 10 Minute Read

In recent years, Kubernetes has become the preferred choice for companies looking to run and manage large containerized workloads in an automated way. Kubernetes is an open source solution that was built to address the inherent shortcomings of running containers at scale in areas such as deployments, scaling of workloads, managing the underlying infrastructure, load balancing, and other networking components.

Kubernetes Multi-Cluster Part 3: Authentication and Access Control
May 9, 2022 | 8 Minute Read

This article is the third part of a series focused on Kubernetes multi-cluster technology. For an introduction to this topic, the goals and responsibilities of multi-cluster setups, and how to manage the cluster lifecycle, please see parts one and two of this series.

Kubernetes Multi-Cluster Part 2: Managing the Cluster Lifecycle
Apr 11, 2022 | 8 Minute Read

This article is the second part of a series focused on Kubernetes multi-cluster. For an introduction and more about the goals and responsibilities of multi-cluster setups, please see part one.

Multi-Cluster Kubernetes Part One: Defining Goals and Responsibilities
Apr 8, 2022 | 9 Minute Read

Developers who work in fast-paced environments face the risk of infrastructure sprawl in their VMs or servers. Even with the rise in containerized deployments on Kubernetes and other platforms, admins still must determine how to efficiently manage hundreds and thousands of clusters for various projects.

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.

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.

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.

Let's Learn jsPolicy
Sep 9, 2021 | 1 Minute Read

I was recently on a YouTube stream explaining jsPolicy, an open source project for managing policies in Kubernetes clusters that we maintain at Loft Labs. CEO Lukas Gentele joined me, and our host was Saiyam Pathak.

Kubernetes Network Policies: A Practitioner's Guide
Sep 8, 2021 | 9 Minute Read

Providing security for our infrastructure and applications is a never-ending continuous process. This article will talk about security in Kubernetes clusters, traffic incoming and outgoing to/from the cluster, and the traffic within the cluster.

Loft Feature Spotlight: Sleep Mode
Aug 26, 2021 | 6 Minute Read

It can be challenging to manage costs if your developers use Kubernetes clusters running in the cloud, whether they use shared clusters or have their own dedicated clusters.

Why Everyone Builds Internal Kubernetes Platforms
Oct 14, 2020 | 12 Minute Read

Recently, you might have heard about “internal Kubernetes platforms” from many different sources: KubeCon talks, blog articles, or just colleagues and friends. Even if such platforms are not always called internal Kubernetes platforms, solutions that allow engineers to get a standardized and easy Kubernetes access in a cloud environment seem to become more common now.

Kubernetes Development Environments – A Comparison
Sep 23, 2020 | 17 Minute Read

Kubernetes has left the state when it was mostly an ops technology behind and now is also very relevant for many developers. As I wrote in my blog post about the Kubernetes workflow, the first step for every developer who starts to directly work with Kubernetes is to set up/get access to a Kubernetes development environment.

Building an Internal Kubernetes Platform
Sep 9, 2020 | 12 Minute Read

The container orchestration technology Kubernetes has become the dominant solution for cloud infrastructure and as such it is maturing at an unrivaled pace. Many companies have already adopted Kubernetes or are in the process of it.

How to Save More Than 2/3 of Engineers’ Kubernetes Cost
Jul 7, 2020 | 14 Minute Read

The Cost of the Cloud Using the cloud is not cheap. If you are using a public cloud, you will get a monthly bill for computing resources, traffic, and for any additional services.

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