Monitor your Kubernetes Cluster

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 by Kevin W Monroe

This article originally appeared on Kevin Monroe’s blog Keeping an eye on logs and metrics is a necessary evil for cluster admins. The benefits are clear: metrics help you set reasonable performance goals, while log analysis can uncover issues that impact your workloads. The hard part, however, is getting a slew of applications to work […]

Making NTP best practices easy with Juju charms

Friday, 24 November 2017 by Paul Gear

NTP: a behind-the-scenes protocol Network Time Protocol is one of those oft-ignored-but-nonetheless-essential subsystems which is largely unknown, except to a select few. Those who know it well generally fall into the following categories: time geeks who work on protocol standardisation and implementation, enthusiasts who tinker with GPS receivers or run servers in the NTP pool, […]


Wednesday, 18 October 2017 by Canonical

This is a guest post by Michael Iatrou, cloud solutions architect at Canonical OpenStack is the dominant solution in the IaaS space, fueled by the need for reliable, scalable and interoperable private cloud infrastructure to accommodate cloud native applications. Through OpenStack‚Äôs open APIs, tenants can easily deploy elaborate virtual (overlay) networks, integrate with a variety […]

Kubernetes the not so easy way

Thursday, 12 October 2017 by Canonical

This is a guest blog by Michael Iatrou The simplest method to deploy and operate Kubernetes on Ubuntu is with conjure-up. Whether the substrate is a public cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc) private virtualized environments (VMware) or bare metal, conjure-up will allow you to quickly deploy a fully functional, production-grade Kubernetes. But what if you […]

Modeling infrastructure with security and flexibility in mind

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 by Richard Harding

Juju allows the user to model their infrastructure in a clean and simple repeatable way. Often deployments are repeated across different clouds and regions. Sometimes it's repeated from dev to staging to production. Regardless of the way it's repeated,...

Canonical expands enterprise Kubernetes

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 by Canonical

Canonical supports enterprise Kubernetes on cloud and on-premises Two turnkey consulting packages for rapid deployment Support for Galactic Fog serverless, Rancher container management and Weave Cloud Reference architectures for Kubernetes operations on cloud or bare-metal LONDON, U.K, Aug 23rd, 2017, Canonical today announced two consulting packages for enterprise Kubernetes deployments, and expanded enterprise support to […]

JAAS & Juju update: Juju GUI 2.8.0

Monday, 07 August 2017 by jeffpihach

JAAS has seen 2 minor and 6 patch updates in the last nine weeks. Let’s talk about what’s new as of the 2.8.0 release. Direct Deploy Direct Deploy gets your solutions deployed easier and faster. The feature allows you to create Juju cards which will add the specified bundle or charm to a new model […]

How modelling helps you avoid getting a stuck OpenStack

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 by Mark Baker

Lego model of an Airbus A380-800. Airbus run OpenStack A “StuckStack” is a deployment of OpenStack that usually, for technical but sometimes business reasons, is unable to be upgraded without significant disruption, time and expense. In the last post on this topic we discussed how many of these clouds became stuck and how the decisions […]

Conjure-up dev summary: Week 25

Monday, 26 June 2017 by Adam Stokes

With conjure-up 2.2.2 out the door we bring a whole host of improvements!

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Improved Localhost

We recently switched over to using a bundled LXD and with that change came a few hiccups in deployments. We've been monitoring the error reports coming in and

Juju 2.2.0 and conjure-up 2.2.0 are here!

Thursday, 15 June 2017 by rharding

We are excited to announce the release of Juju 2.2.0 and conjure-up 2.2.0! This release greatly enhances memory and CPU utilisation at scale, improves the modelling of networks, and adds support for KVM containers on arm64. Additionally, there is now outline support for Oracle Compute, and vSphere clouds are now easier to deploy. conjure-up now […]

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