Managed Kubernetes: CKE vs EKS

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last decade, you probably have heard of the cloud computing tech giant, Amazon Web Services. According to Synergy Research Group, the subsidiary of Amazon currently owns around 33 percent of the cloud infrastructure market, and for good reason. They employ…

Kubernetes? Docker? What is the difference?

From a distance, Docker and Kubernetes can appear to be similar technologies; they both help you run applications within linux containers. If you look a little closer, you’ll find that the technologies operate at different layers of the stack, and can even be used together.  Understanding both Docker…

Containership Platform 3.4.0

Containership Platform 3.4.0 has been officially released! The latest iteration of our platform adds support for Kubernetes 1.11.x, adds the ability to upgrade your node pools to the latest Kubernetes versions as they are released, and finally enables you to add, remove, or upgrade Containership plugins…

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…

Managed Kubernetes Solutions

Kubernetes management services are proliferating faster than ever before, competing intensely on price, scaling, cluster availability, server size and other features.  While Google, Azure and Amazon have so far emerged as the top competitors, there are several other players like IBM Cloud and Alibaba that have also entered the…

Introducing Containership Community Edition

What does that mean? Containership is now free for teams! You can sign up today, invite your entire team, and easily provision Kubernetes clusters on any one of our supported cloud providers (currently DigitalOcean, Google, and Azure). While you still have to pay your cloud providers for the VMs, Containership…

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…