October 25, 2019
Announcing Kubermatic 2.12 – Native Support For KubeVirt and OpenShift 4.1 The world doesn’t stand still and neither do we. We are constantly working on improving and optimizing Kubermatic, our enterprise-grade Kubernetes Management Platform for any infrastructure. Today, we are proud to announce the release of Kubermatic 2.12. Here is an overview of the most important …
October 11, 2019
Cloud Native Best Business Practices (Part 5) - Observability and Monitoring To quote Michael Dell, “the cloud isn’t a place, it’s a way of doing IT.“ As IT becomes more and more central to what every company does, understanding cloud native best practices is key not only for the IT department – but for every part of a business. This post is the fifth of a seven-part series …
October 05, 2019
Proud to have Nikhita elected to the K8s Steering Committee We are very proud to have our software developer Nikhita Raghunath elected to the Kubernetes Steering Committee. Nikhita is a core contributor to Kubernetes and the technical lead for SIG Contributor Experience. She is also a CNCF Ambassador and runs the GSoC and Outreachy internship programs for …
September 10, 2019
Monitoring Prow Resources with Prometheus and Grafana At Loodse we’re making extensive use of Prow, Kubernetes’ own CI/CD framework, for our public and private projects. Prow is responsible for managing source code builds which are usually triggered by creating Pull Requests (PRs) on our GitHub repositories or sometimes periodically for nightly …
August 14, 2019
Cloud Native Best Business Practices (Part 4): Automatic Backup and Disaster Recovery To quote Michael Dell, “the cloud isn’t a place, it’s a way of doing IT.“ As IT becomes more and more central to what every company does, understanding cloud native best practices is key not only for the IT department – but for every part of a business. This post is the fourth of a seven-part …
July 25, 2019
Running HA Kubernetes clusters on AWS using KubeOne In a previous blog post, we talked about KubeOne and how it makes your highly available Kubernetes cluster easier to manage. In this post, I’ll show you step-by-step how to deploy and run a vanilla cluster with machine-controller and metrics-server on AWS. You may also adapt this process to …
July 22, 2019
Announcing Kubermatic 2.11 The world doesn’t stand still and we don’t either. We are constantly working on improving and optimizing Kubermatic, our enterprise-grade Kubernetes Management Platform for any infrastructure. After three months of development time, we are proud to announce availability of Kubermatic 2.11. New …
July 17, 2019
Cloud Native Best Business Practices (Part 3) – Open Source To quote Michael Dell, “the cloud isn’t a place, it’s a way of doing IT.” As IT becomes more and more central to what every company does, understanding cloud native best practices is key not only for developers – but for every part of a business. This blog is the third of a seven-part …
July 04, 2019
ContainerDays 2019: Three Years of Continued Container Craziness In 2016, when we first launched ContainerDays, Docker was THE hot technology and Kubernetes had barely reached release 1.3. We felt that something special was shaping up in the cloud native ecosystem, but it was still very much unclear who the winner would be. Docker Swarm vs. Mesos vs. Kubernetes …
June 20, 2019
Cloud Native Best Business Practices (Part 2) - Why cattle, not pets To quote Michael Dell, “the cloud isn’t a place, it’s a way of doing IT.” As IT becomes more and more central to what every company does, understanding cloud native best practices is key not only for developers but for every part of a business. This post is the second of a seven-part series …
June 10, 2019
KubeCon Barcelona Recap Barcelona – sunshine, tapas, beaches, sangria, and 8,000 of your closest Kubernetes friends. Since KubeCon Seattle in December, the explosive growth of the cloud native community has only continued with KubeCon Barcelona becoming one of the largest open source conferences ever hosted in Europe. …
June 03, 2019
We are excited to be part of the consortium kicking off MELLODDY The new research consortium seeks to accelerate drug discovery using machine learning to unlock maximum potential of pharma industry data. The project aims to leverage the world’s largest collection of small molecules with known biochemical or cellular activity to enable more accurate …
May 13, 2019
KubeOne: A New Lifecycle Management Tool for HA Kubernetes Clusters Today, we are excited to announce a new open source Kubernetes cluster lifecycle management tool: KubeOne! KubeOne takes care of installing, configuring, upgrading and maintaining Highly-Available (HA) Kubernetes clusters. It works out-of-the-box on any cloud provider, as well as in on-prem and …
April 25, 2019
Working With My Colleagues Miles Away Companies today are still sceptical about working as a distributed company. Individual days in home office may be okay, but having almost all colleagues sitting in their homes or coworking spaces across the world seems to be dubious. How will it influence the productivity of my team? Or what do I …
April 04, 2019
We Are Happy to Support LF Networking The Open Networking Summit seems like the right occasion to announce that Loodse is becoming a Silver Member of LF Networking. We strongly support its mission to harmonize open source networking across platforms, networks, and communities. As an early member of the Cloud Native Computing …
March 12, 2019
Running Kubernetes In The CI Pipeline For Integration and End-To-End Tests Ensuring your Kubernetes component, such as a controller or an operator, works correctly is an important step before merging a pull request or deploying it to the production. You want to be sure that incoming changes will not introduce any regression or negatively effect any part of the system. …
February 21, 2019
Cloud Native Best Business Practices (Part 1): Containerization Cuts Costs To quote Michael Dell, “the cloud isn’t a place, it’s a way of doing IT.” According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), in the past 9 months, production cloud native deployments - across public clouds and private data centers - have increased by over 200%. Cloud native …
February 11, 2019
GoDays Berlin Recap Go is quickly becoming one of the most popular programming languages. In addition, many of the fastest growing open source projects, like Kubernetes and Prometheus, are also written in Go. At Loodse, the core of our product Kubermatic is written in Go and it is the fan favorite language of our …
January 07, 2019
KubeCon Seattle Recap Since we were last in Seattle for KubeCon two years ago, the rainy weather hasn’t changed, but the Kubernetes community has undergone a drastic change. With 8,500 conference attendees and a waiting list of over 1,400 people, the tidal wave of Kubernetes has truly hit the shore of enterprise IT. To …
December 11, 2018
Announcing: Red Hat OpenShift on Kubermatic Just in time for the KubeCon and CloudNativeCon in Seattle, we are happy to announce the closed beta availability of Red Hat OpenShift for Kubermatic Container Engine. By bringing OpenShift on Kubermatic, customers benefit from even more options: They can freely choose how and where to run their …
December 06, 2018
Customer Success Story – Why SysEleven relies on Kubermatic SysEleven is one of central Europe’s premier hosting companies with eleven years of delivering high-quality services to over 450 customers. At SysEleven’s core is a team of dedicated experts who believe that the best managed-hosting experience comes from partnering with customers to find the right …
November 08, 2018
Introduction to Kubernetes Cluster-API Project Kubernetes Cluster-API is an attempt to bring declarative, Kubernetes-style API for managing clusters and machines. It allows you to define all Cluster and Machines as Kubernetes objects (based on CustomResourceDefinitions) and then a cloud-specific Cluster-API provider will reconcile your request, …
June 26, 2018
ContainerDays Hamburg Recap: 3 Days Full of Container Craziness Now in its third year and moved to the historic Hamburg Harbor Museum, ContainerDays 2018 was the perfect setting to discuss containers, microservices, Kubernetes, and cloud native tooling. Over 800 attendees came from around the world to hear talks from leading minds in the cloud native ecosystem …
May 08, 2018
KubeCon Copenhagen Recap: Declarative Multi-Cluster Monitoring with Prometheus KubeCon Europe is the premier Kubernetes conference in Europe. With 4,300 conference attendees, tripling Berlin just a year ago, K8s has clearly become the industry standard for container orchestration. With the event in Copenhagen, only a stone’s throw away from our headquarters in Hamburg, it was …
May 02, 2018
Loodse Among the First Kubernetes Training Partners (KTP) of the CNCF We are happy to announce that Loodse is one of the first six Kubernetes Training Partners (KTP) of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The newly launched KTP was created to establish a tier of training providers with deep experience in cloud native technology training. It ensures that …
January 03, 2018
Loodse now Kubernetes Certified Service Provider We are happy to announce that Loodse is now officially listed as a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The KSPC program was launched in September 2017 to accredit providers that have the necessary expertise to support enterprises in …
December 11, 2017
KubeCon Austin Recap: Multiple Kubernetes Clusters in Hybrid Setups KubeCon North America is the premier Kubernetes conference of the year. Even though the snow in Austin was more like Hamburg in December than the weather some of us packed for (we’ll bring an extra hoodie for Henrik next year), this was an event we were sure not to miss. Sponsoring a startup booth …
December 06, 2017
Introducing Kubermatic Container Engine 2.0 with Certified Kubernetes 1.8 Support On the occasion of KubeCon North America, we are excited to announce the release of Kubermatic Container Engine 2.0. The new release includes a number of improvements and features that make it even easier to setup, deploy and manage a Kubernetes environment in the cloud, on-prem and in hybrid …
November 13, 2017
Kubermatic Container Engine now Kubernetes-Certified by the CNCF Today, we are excited to announce that the Kubermatic Container Engine, our enterprise-ready multi-cluster platform, has been accepted as one of the first Certified Kubernetes offerings worldwide by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. With the Kubermatic Container Engine, our goal was to empower …
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