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Deploying Kubernetes Resources via GitOps

Infrastructure as Code is an important concept of DevOps. With GitOps tools like Argo CD, not only infrastructure can be handled as code, but also custom applications and other Kubernetes resources...

Setting up IBM Software with Terraform

Automation is key when developing and deploying software. Community is key to get support, to find samples and more. This is why I like Terraform which is a great tool to automate infrastructure on...

IBM helps Partners to scale their Businesses

IBM Build Labs helps IBM partners to scale their businesses and to reach new markets. I am very proud that our team has produced two reference architectures to accomplish this: Kubernetes Oper...

Home Improvements

Over the last two Corona years I have spent some time with home improvements on weekends. A lot of fun! Unfortunately I didn’t document all steps, but the pictures below give an idea of the involv...

40 Blogs in 40 Days

Many IBM partners want to understand how to scale their offerings to reach new markets. Technically this often translates to two technologies: Kubernetes Operators and SaaS (Software as a Service)....

Scaling Applications automatically with Operators

The real power or Kubernetes operators are not day 1 tasks like the initial deployments, but the automation of day 2 operations. This article describes a sample operator that scales up an applicati...

Exporting Metrics from Kubernetes Apps for Prometheus

Operators automate day 2 operations for Kubernetes based software. Operators need to know the state of their operands. One way to find out the state is to check metrics information stored in Promet...

Why you should build Kubernetes Operators

Operators are a powerful technology to automate operations of software in Kubernetes clusters. This article describes scenarios when operators should be used and which value they provide. There ar...

Accessing Kubernetes from Go Applications

When developing auto-pilot capabilities in Kubernetes operators, often CronJobs and Jobs are used to automate operations. This article describes how to implement such jobs with Golang. The complet...

Automatically Archiving Data with Kubernetes Operators

Kubernetes operators allow the automation of day 2 operational tasks. A good example is the automatic archiving of data. This article describes how data from a simple database can be archived autom...

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