The UX of Kubernetes

Just as companies migrated from on-prem to the cloud, moved from monolithic apps to microservices, adopting Kubernetes is the next big undertaking on many roadmaps. Even at Containership, we’ve begun sunsetting our existing platform in favor of our Containership 3.0, which is based on Kubernetes. As it stands…

Understanding Etcd Consensus and How to Recover from Failure

Kubernetes is backed by a distributed key value store called etcd, which is used for storing and replicating the state of the cluster. While many Kubernetes users are removed from the complexities of running etcd through the use of cluster management services like Containership, it is always interesting to understand…

Introducing Containership Kubernetes Engine

Today we’re excited to announce the launch of CKE, the easiest way to provision and manage Kubernetes clusters on your favorite cloud provider in just a few clicks. Traditionally, management of the Kubernetes cluster lifecycle has been difficult, especially when administering multiple highly-available clusters, potentially across a variety of…

Mastering Multi Master with Kubernetes

Using multi-master clusters is one of the most important aspects of building solid infrastructure. We built our original open-source scheduler with a multi-master setup from the ground up, because we recognize how important it is to provide our customers with failover and high availability. In fact, the entire Containership team…

Containership has joined the CNCF

We are happy to announce that we have joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a silver member! While we actually joined way back in May of 2017, we held off on our announcement until we had launched our official support for Kubernetes as a scheduler in our Containers-as-a-Service platform,…

How much does an outage really cost you?

How much do you think that down time really costs? Sure a few hours of hosting might only be a negligible amount of money, but what are the real effects? How many potential customers are you losing that are trying to access your product for the first time only to…