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7 Open Source Cloud Native Tools That Aren’t Kubernetes
Mar 7, 2022 | 8 Minute Read

When you hear the phrase “cloud native,” is Kubernetes the first thing that comes to your mind? It is for me, and I expect I’m not alone.

Loft Labs Releases vcluster Plugin System and SDK To Make Integrations And Customizations Easier
Feb 15, 2022 | 3 Minute Read

Loft Labs, a venture-backed startup working on developer tooling and platform technology for Kubernetes, today announced a Plugin System & SDK (software development kit) for its popular open-source project vcluster, enabling the project’s user community and other software providers in the cloud-native space to customize the synchronization logic of the vcluster “syncer” component.

7 Kubernetes Companies to Watch in 2022
Jan 11, 2022 | 8 Minute Read

Happy New Year and welcome to 2022. The Kubernetes space continues to explode, and I thought I’d share a shortlist of some companies that I’ll be keeping an eye on this year.

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.

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.

Docker Compose Alternatives for Kubernetes: DevSpace
Sep 7, 2021 | 7 Minute Read

In this series, we’re looking at alternatives to using Docker Compose for building apps that run in Kubernetes clusters. While Compose is a handy way to stand up apps locally, there are advantages to running your apps in a Kubernetes environment while you develop.

Kubernetes Monitoring Dashboards - 5 Best Open-Source Tools
Aug 17, 2021 | 10 Minute Read

Kubernetes now runs in more than 70 percent of container environments. Monitoring has become a key way to extract as much information as possible during container runtime.

Kubernetes Dashboards: Headlamp
Jul 14, 2021 | 5 Minute Read

Headlamp is an open source web UI for Kubernetes created by the team at Kinvolk, which was recently acquired by Microsoft. It’s a great-looking alternative to the built-in Kubernetes Dashboard.

Let's Learn vcluster with Saiyam Pathak
Jul 13, 2021 | 1 Minute Read

Loft Labs CEO Lukas Gentele joined Saiyam Pathak on his stream to talk about vcluster. This video is another great way to get up to speed on vlcuster if you’ve heard about it and are curious.

Kubernetes Dashboards: Lens
Jun 29, 2021 | 4 Minute Read

Command-line tools like kubectl are a great way to interact with Kubernetes clusters for some of us, but many people prefer a graphical interface. Kubernetes has a built-in dashboard, but some people are looking for features that it doesn’t support.

vcluster Becomes First Certified Kubernetes Distribution for Virtual Kubernetes Clusters
Jun 22, 2021 | 2 Minute Read

San Francisco - Loft Labs, which enables any organization to scale self-service access to Kubernetes to hundreds or even thousands of engineers, today announced that the latest version v0.

11 of the Best Open-Source Kubernetes Tools - 2021 Edition
May 27, 2021 | 10 Minute Read

Nearly everyone touching cloud infrastructure in 2021 is familiar with the Kubernetes project. Put simply, Kubernetes is an incredibly powerful platform for container orchestration. But in my opinion, Kubernetes, more than anything, is a collection of best practices baked into a system that can scale from a Raspberry Pi up to the largest Fortune 500 infrastructure.

vcluster Inception Video
May 24, 2021 | 5 Minute Read

Running a virtual cluster inside a Kubernetes cluster is cool, but running a virtual cluster inside a virtual cluster is some real inception. Watch this YouTube video to see how you can do this with our open source virtual cluster tool called vcluster, or read the transcript below if you prefer.

New Open-Source Project Makes Kubernetes Policies Simple, Maintainable and Understandable
May 6, 2021 | 2 Minute Read

San Francisco - Loft Labs, which makes Kubernetes easily accessible to developers, today announced the availability of its latest open source project, jsPolicy. As a first-of-its-kind policy engine based on JavaScript, jsPolicy makes policies in Kubernetes clusters easier to manage and maintain, while also making them understandable and transparent.

Improving Developer Productivity with DevSpace
Apr 28, 2021 | 7 Minute Read

What makes developers happy and productive? If you talk to people who work in the tech industry, they will likely all have opinions on it, but there’s no clear, shared definition of developer productivity.

Loft Labs Open-Sources Virtual Cluster Technology for Kubernetes
Apr 19, 2021 | 2 Minute Read

San Francisco - Loft Labs, which makes Kubernetes easily accessible to developers, today announced that vcluster, a first-of-its-kind virtual cluster technology for Kubernetes, is now freely available on GitHub and on www.

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