Keyhole Announces Summer Education Series: Kubernetes/Containers, Blockchain and HyperLedger

Lauren Fournier Blockchain, Community, Company News, DevOps, Educational Event, Hyperledger, Keyhole, Keyhole Creations Leave a Comment

We are excited to announce the Summer 2018 Keyhole Education Series!

This series consists of three educational Breakfast Boost events open to the public. The presentations are geared to benefit software developers who are implementing or interested in using Containers/Kubernetes, Blockchain, and/or HyperLedger with one presentation dedicated to each topic.

Kubernetes & Containers In Action: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Blockchain in Action: Event Time: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Implementing a Permissioned Smart Contract Blockchain with HyperLedger: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

All three presentations will be held at the Keyhole Software office in Leawood, Kansas. Space is limited so RSVP is required…

OpenShift Quick Start

David Pitt AWS, DevOps, Docker, Microservices, OpenShift Leave a Comment

Our previous blog in the series introduced RedHat’s OpenShift solution that provides a way for enterprise teams to implement their own PaaS. Essentially, it sits atop the Docker-based Kubernetes platform to provide a ready-to-use DevOps platform.

This blog introduces two hands-on exercises (taken from our OpenShift Course), that work to walk you through the following tasks:

– Installing OpenShift locally
– Adding a Container with an API service to a Pod

Unfortunately, it will take more than this quick start blog to get OpenShift installed and enabled in an enterprise. That said, developers, system admins, and any party that may be working on or responsible for the platform, will benefit from understanding how to get OpenShift up and running on a local machine as shown in this blog.

Managing Docker Containers with OpenShift and Kubernetes

Casey Justus AWS, DevOps, Docker, Microservices, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

For the last few years, Docker containers have been all the rage in the DevOps world. After all, what’s not to like? They allow you to strip out 99% of stuff in your VM and just deploy your code.

Containers can save resources, speed deployment, scale well and offer more fault tolerance. But how do you manage them?

In my experience, the Docker Machine and Docker Swarm stack hasn’t lived up my to expectations. It has a limited API, no support for monitoring and logging, and much more manual scaling. AWS’s EC2 containers scale well, but you’ll be locked into Amazon.

In my opinion, the best current stack for Docker containers includes Kubernetes and OpenShift. In this blog I will give a brief introduction to Kubernetes + OpenShift with an eye for what they do well…