Posts: Banzaicloud

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Balint Molnar

Thu, May 31, 2018

Kafka on Kubernetes with Local Persistent Volumes

At Banzai Cloud we use Kafka internally quite a lot. We have some internal systems and customer reporting deployments where we rely on Kafka deployed to Kubernetes. We eat our own dog food and all these deployments (not just the external ones) are all done using our application platform, Pipeline. There is one (irrelevant for this post) difference between regular Kafka deployments and ours: we have removed Zookeeper and use etcd instead.

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Effortless monitoring of Java applications on Kubernetes

At Banzai Cloud we put high emphasis on the observability of applications deployed to our Pipeline Platform built on top of Kubernetes. One of the key components we use for that is Prometheus. Just to recap what Prometheus is: an open source systems monitoring and alerting tool a powerful query language (PromQL) a pull based metrics gathering system simple text format for metrics exposition Problem statement Usually legacy applications are not exactly prepared for the last two so we need a solution to bridge the gap between systems they do not speak the Prometheus metrics format: welcome exporters.

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PVC Operator; Creating Persistent Volume on Kubernetes made simple

At Banzai Cloud we work hard on our platform, Pipeline built on Kubernetes. Recently we teamed up with Red Hat and CoreOS to work on Kubernetes Operators using the recently released new Operator SDK and move human operational knowledge into code and we have open sourced quite a few operators already. This blog will dive deep into the PVC Operator. If you are looking for a complete guide how to use the Operator SDK or just interested in Kubernetes Operators, please check our comprehensive guide.

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Janos Matyas

Tue, May 8, 2018

Banzai Cloud announces collaboration with Red Hat and becomes technology partner

Banzai Cloud announced today that it is collaborating with Red Hat to help standardize the management of complex stateful applications on Kubernetes. Today, Red Hat announced the Operator Framework, an open source toolkit designed to manage application instances on Kubernetes in a more effective, automated, and scalable way. Through the collaboration, Banzai Cloud will work with Red Hat on this open source project, which will focus on creating a new Software Development Kit (SDK) for the “operators” pattern.

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Toader Sebastian

Tue, May 1, 2018

A complete guide to Kubernetes Operator SDK

At Banzai Cloud we are always looking for new and innovative technologies to support our users with their transition towards microservices deployed to Kubernetes, using Pipeline. In the recent months we have been partnered with CoreOS and RedHat to work on operators and the project it has just been made open source today and available on GitHub. If you read through this blog you’ll learn what is an operator, how to use the operator sdk to develop an operator through a concrete example that we developed and used here at Banzai Cloud.

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Janos Matyas

Sun, Apr 29, 2018

Banzai Cloud @ KubeCon, Copenhagen

This week KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Copanhagen is bringing together over 4000+ developers, architects and people from the cloud native open source communities. We are part of this community and the CNCF landscape as certified experts of these technologies running under the umbrella of the Cloud Naticve Computing Foundation so we could not miss the event. Join us to learn about Kubernetes and the related technologies directly from the the experts of the industry.

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Janos Matyas

Mon, Dec 4, 2017

Banzai Cloud @ KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, North America

This week KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, North America is bringing together over 2500+ developers, architects and people from the cloud native open source communities. We are part of this community by contributing and using these technologies running under the umbrella of the Cloud Naticve Computing Foundation so we could not miss the event. Join us to learn about Kubernetes and the related technologies directly from the the experts of the industry.

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