Introducing The Overlaycloud.io Beta

Here at Containership, our software engineers have been busy building a really new and exciting product that we can't wait for the world to play with, and we call it Overlaycloud. It's a seriously powerful weapon that you can add to your arsenal in your war against downtime and cloud…

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…

Intro to Helm

Helm - What is It and Why is It Useful? Developers that deal with large applications are constantly plagued with versioning problems. They need a system that helps manage version control while still allowing each coder to freely add features to software without hassles. Testing in between versioning and deployment…

Monolithic vs Microservices

A Monolithic, single-codebase approach is the classic way of building web applications. But, this way of doing things is now being (quite literally) broken down and replaced by a new, more manageable and scalable architecture called Microservices. Choosing the right software architecture is profoundly important for business. The right choice…

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,…

Containership as an Alternative to Heroku

Introduction For some time now, it’s been impossible to wade in the platform-as-a-service waters without giving serious consideration to Heroku’s offerings. Heroku burst onto the scene, immediately striking a chord with developers looking for a simple alternative to managing complex infrastructure upon which their applications ran. By abstracting…

Harnessing the Power of Kubernetes the Smart Way

As entrepreneurs and technologists, we are all waiting for that moment when our traction turns in to a problem. A welcomed problem that makes us feel like a new parent, where our child is named Pagerduty. Awake all hours of the night manually adjusting our infrastructure and product, hoping, in…

Another AWS Outage = Time For a Multicloud Strategy

This morning, social media was abuzz with complaints and panic that AWS had experienced yet another outage. This is certainly par for the course with any hosting provider (regardless of size or number of 9's they offer). Unfortunately, if you have not planned for an outage, you may be hung…