When using Kubernetes as a platform, there are several data considerations and concerns to keep in mind: Data management is an important consideration when using Kubernetes as a platform, and it is important to have a clear understanding of the data considerations and concerns that apply to your organization. By taking these considerations into account, you can ensure that your data is secure, managed effectively, and in compliance with industry regulations. More on Backup & Recovery Data Backup and Recovery is an essential aspect of data management, especially when using Kubernetes. In Kubernetes, containers and persistent volumes can be recreated in the event of aRead More →

Kubernetes has become one of the most popular open-source platforms for managing containers, allowing organisations to deploy, scale, and manage their applications with ease. In this post, we will explore the concept of Kubernetes as a platform and make comparisons to virtualisation and virtual machines (VMs). Virtualisation has been a game-changer for IT, allowing organisations to run multiple operating systems and applications on a single physical machine, leading to improved utilisation and cost savings. Virtualisation provides a virtualised layer between the physical hardware and the operating system, enabling multiple VMs to run on a single physical host. Kubernetes operates on a similar principle but withRead More →

This has been a long time coming, I have been in the cloud-native world for around 2 years since having more of a focus on cloud-native technologies and Kasten by Veeam which was acquired by Veeam in October 2020. At that time my first KubeCon was virtual for everyone, this was in early 2021 when we had virtual booths, sessions and activities. Then things finally got back to in-person and this was out in LA later in 2021 when there were still restrictions on some countries entering the US so I could not make this one either. Fast forward to May 2022 when KubeCon EURead More →

I have not blogged here for a while, I think I have a pretty good excuse and some of that I am going to cover later on in this post. Roughly around a year ago, I started this journey into the cloud-native and open-source world with an amazing opportunity to raise awareness and drive the adoption of Kasten technologies. My initial reaction was that this was going to be a big mountain to climb and don’t get me wrong it is as there is an endless amount of content and things to learn however the biggest takeaway I can give you is that you justRead More →

My goal here was to make a super easy way to deploy Kasten K10 and be able to demonstrate the value of K10 in a simple and easy way without having to deploy public cloud managed Kubernetes environments, or having to rely on virtual environments. Most people have access to your own laptop or desktop machine be it Windows, MacOS or Linux. I wanted to make something that would be easy to spin up and down but give us the capability of showing the benefits that K10 brings to your Kubernetes Data Management in the real world. But then I got thinking a lot ofRead More →

You might have seen a few posts and tweets about Cloud-Native Data Management Day from me and Kasten over the last few weeks and maybe months. Firstly, don’t worry there is no registration for the virtual event but if you are heading to LA then don’t miss out on the Grammy museum, also be sure that the in-person entrance fee will be fully reimbursed with adequate SWAG! If you haven’t seen it yet, the agenda for our event was posted this week, and it’s full of fantastic panels discussions! Promotion for the live in-person sessions is happening now. https://cndmday.com/events/cndm-day-2021-na/ Then we have the virtual experienceRead More →

Like many during however long this pandemic has been going on for we have found other interests and hobbies to either drain our money away or at least entertain us and sometimes both whilst we are not or were not allowed out and about. My lockdown started with a tech refresh which grew into creating a home studio to create content and generally make life a little easier whilst working from home for extended periods, then I found mechanical keyboards! The first cut is the deepest As I was refreshing the systems at home, I purchased a new Logitech G915 mechanical keyboard, pretty much anRead More →

I have decided to document this as I know this is going to come up again and again at least for me, but if it helps someone else in the process then that’s a win! The goal here is to either create a new PAT or it is to replace an expired PAT, PAT = Personal Access Token. The kicker here or the reason why everyone is moving over to PAT instead of a password to authenticate with GitHub is because of password authentication being removed as of August 2021. A welcomed change in security policy that will affect all desktop git applications that integrateRead More →

As many of you know I have thrown myself into Ubuntu and I have been actively trying to get myself more familiar with Linux, to force me into this and with the world opening up a little more I have dual booted my Razer laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 21.04 with most of the time spent in the Ubuntu OS. An issue I had though was around audio, firstly it was actually getting my AirPods working on Ubuntu. This was an easy fix to deal with the below being the quick fix. Set ControllerMode = bredr or ControllerMode = dual by editing /etc/bluetooth/main.conf fileRead More →

This week saw a lot of useful procrastination mostly around different tools to make your day-to-day experience with Kubernetes that little more easier or possibly more exciting. I put together this twitter thread but as with anything on twitter the life span of that thread is gone within minutes so I wanted to document my Kubernetes tips and tricks here as well. https://twitter.com/MichaelCade1/status/1427928444629831680?s=20 Tips for Kubernetes: 1 – kubectl explain Have you been looking for the man pages for Kubernetes? (man, page is short for manual page) or could also be classed as documentation. Get documentation of various resources. For instance, pods, nodes, services, etc.Read More →