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Puja Interview with Digitale Leute - Translation

On in inside

Puja, as well as being our Developer Advocate, is also one of our Product Owners. He was recently interviewed by Digitale Leute about remote working at a meetup in Cologne. The original interview was in German, so for this post we’ve translated it to English. Product Development at Giant Swarm “Team Batman” is the product development team that Puja, as... Read More

First 100 Days as a Marketer in a Remote-First Cloud Services Startup IV

On in inside

Day 61 - 99 Settled In as Their Marketing Guy The Organizational Structure To repeat, Giant Swarm is a remote-first company and with that, has a remote-first culture and organizational structure. This offers a certain kind of flexibility and pace of work that someone fresh off the agency boat has to come to terms with. That doesn’t mean taking massive... Read More

Managed Cloud Native Stack - How Giant Swarm Does Cloud

On in product

A lot of us at Giant Swarm were at KubeCon in Copenhagen back in May. As well as being 3 times the size of the previous edition in Berlin the atmosphere felt very different. Far more enterprises were present and it felt like Kubernetes has now gone mainstream. As strong supporters of Kubernetes, it being the most widely deployed container... Read More

What You Yaml is What You Get

On in tech

When starting with Kubernetes, learning how to write manifests and bringing them to the apiserver is usually the first step. Most probably kubectl apply is the command for this. The nice thing here is that all the things you want to run on the cluster are described precisely and you can easily inspect what will be sent to the apiserver.... Read More

Deep Dive Into Kubernetes Networking in Azure

On in tech

We started building our azure-operator in the fall of 2017. One of the challenges that we faced was the networking architecture. We evaluated multiple possible architectures and finally chose the one that was best by many parameters. We hope this post will help people setting up their own Azure clusters with decent networking. First let’s look at the available options... Read More

First 100 Days as a Marketer in a Remote-First Cloud Services Startup II

On in inside

Day 1 - 30 Running into the Darkness at Full Speed After securing a position at Giant Swarm, I had about 2+ months before I started, which is unnerving because there are so many things to learn and do. But where even to begin? A deep breath and just follow the directions of your new colleagues. Equipment See, the equipment... Read More

Production-grade Kubernetes Now in an Azure Region near You

On in product

We’re thrilled to announce that Giant Swarm is now available on Azure. This adds to the support we already have for AWS and on-premise installations and is a feature customers have asked us for a lot of times. This means we can provide Enterprise-ready Kubernetes clusters to our customers that are managed 24/7 by our operations staff. The team has... Read More

First 100 Days as a Marketer in a Remote-First Cloud Services Startup I

On in inside

Day 908 The Marketing Guy For the past 12 years, I have been employed as a marketer. Starting off at a metro newspaper in NE Florida in 2006 and finding myself through all the different channels of marketing including owning my own digital marketing company as well as building marketing departments up from scratch. I like this stuff, I like... Read More

Cost Analysis for Kubernetes Clusters on AWS Using Tags

On in product

Tracking the cost of your infrastructure is an important task, especially when you are running a large variety of workloads. It is common for our customers to split workloads by clients, teams and environments (e.g. staging or production) and to run separate Kubernetes clusters for each. In this post we focus on AWS cost analysis, although most of this advice... Read More

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