GKE success story: From manually managed VMs to Kubernetes

Tempus has been on a journey over the past few months, from manually managing VMs to worry free operations with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). At Elastisys we are glad to have played a part in this process and successfully helped ease the transition. What made Tempus want to switch? What benefits did they see? And should you also consider GKE for your workloads? Read this success story to find out!

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OpenShift Features and Their Kubernetes Counterparts

A while ago we looked at Kubernetes vanilla and OpenShift to try to figure out when to use which solution. In this post we will take a closer look at the alternatives available and why you may want to go through the hassle of setting things up in Kubernetes rather than relying on built in OpenShift functionality.

There is a reason why OpenShift includes a lot of functionality on top of what Kubernetes provides out of the box. It is simply needed in many cases. So why would you choose Kubernetes then? Why invest time and money on setting up tools needed to run your cluster? Read on to find out!
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OpenShift or Kubernetes vanilla – What do you need?

Container orchestration is moving from hype to mainstream quickly, with Kubernetes leading the charge. We have seen a lot of progress and exciting additions this year. But as the field matures, the requirements on the surrounding ecosystem also raise. It is not enough to “just” do container orchestration. You also need a logging solution, metrics collection, ingress support etc… Now the question arises: should you do this yourself or utilize an existing solution, like OpenShift?

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Elastisys becomes certified Kubernetes service partner!

Elastisys is proud to announce our promotion to certified Kubernetes service partner (KCSP)! With this, we join a selected group of vetted providers with deep Kubernetes expertize and track record of successful customer adoption. There are currently less than 70 CKSP partners globally.

– This certification is the result of our strong commitment to Kubernetes and the cloud native ecosystem, says Robert Winter, Elastisys CEO. We are happy that our extensive work with Kubernetes and contributions to the project are recognized. Our engineers are certified in Kubernetes. We help our customers on their Kubernetes journeys and we offer Kubernetes training. We also give talks about Kubernetes at tech conferences, various meetups, and for university students and IT professionals. Finally, we make extensive use of Kubernetes in our solutions. In fact, this very web site is hosted in a Kubernetes cluster.

How Elastisys can help your Kubernetes journey

To learn more about how Elastisys can help your Kubernetes adoption, see our services offer and our training. You can also check out our open source tools and solutions for Kubernetes on our github. For example, we simplify the setup of highly available Kubernetes clusters. Our HA kube installer can run on-premise and in the cloud. The Elastisys kube-insight manifests simplifies the installation of recommended cloud native tools for Kubernetes observability.

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