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Understanding Basic Kubernetes Concepts III - Services Give You Abstraction

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This post is the third in a series of blog posts about basic Kubernetes concepts. In the first one I explained the concepts of Pods, Labels, and Replica Sets. In the second post we talked about Deployments. This post will elaborate the Services concept. In the forth we look at Secrets and ConfigMaps. In the fifth and final post we talk about Daemon Sets and Jobs. By now you should […] Read More

Understanding Basic Kubernetes Concepts II - Using Deployments To Manage Your Services Declaratively

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This post is the second in a series of blog posts about basic Kubernetes concepts. In the first one I explained the concepts of Pods, Labels, and Replica Sets. In this post we will talk about Deployments. The third post explains the Services concept and in the forth we look at Secrets and ConfigMaps. In the fifth and final post we talk about Daemon Sets and Jobs. As you might […] Read More

Understanding Basic Kubernetes Concepts I - An Introduction To Pods, Labels, and Replicas

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This post is the first in a series of blog posts about basic Kubernetes concepts. In the second post we talk about Deployments. The third post explains the Services concept and in the forth we look at Secrets and ConfigMaps. In the fifth and final post we talk about Daemon Sets and Jobs. There's lots of introductions and tutorials out there that help you get started with Kubernetes. However, most […] Read More

Getting Started With A Local Kubernetes Environment

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Update: This post has seen some great response and I've been receiving lot's of nice suggestions. I updated the post with two more options that can be found in the official Kubernetes repo. There's some more options in the comments below. Thanks everyone for your feedback. At Giant Swarm we’re currently working on the next generation of our Microservice Infrastructure and I’m going to tell you a secret: […] Read More

Rolling Updates Of Kubernetes On Top Of Fleet

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As some of you might have seen, we recently released a whole set of provisioning tools for CoreOS fleet clusters. Now, when you have a fleet cluster, the next step would be deploying unit files on it using fleetctl. However, that process gets quite tedious especially with groups of units that should go together. Further, once you go into more complex services, where you want to deploy and maybe even […] Read More


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