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Kubernetes has dramatically shifted the trade-offs of on-prem versus SaaS deployments. Thanks to the rich abstractions Kubernetes provides, deploying software on-premises can be significantly easier than it used to be. Because Kubernetes has achieved such high market penetration (and still growing), it is now a viable target environment for many software products. Nevertheless, Kubernetes requires external tools to be production ready, especially on an on-prem deployment.

The purpose of this article is to list tools that everyone should be aware of when it’s time to move an on-prem Kubernetes cluster to production and by on-prem we mean not in a…


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As we all know and firmly believe, applications and infrastructures need to be secured, but the shipping processes of this whole ecosystem also needs to be.

In a previous article, we introduced GitOps as a methodology to improve the velocity of the development and the management of an entire infrastructure. But there are many other benefits from GitOps, and one of them is the potential improvement of the security.

Improve the security with GitOps

Security is the concern of everyone, everywhere. It’s probably the only aspect that impacts everyone in a company at a different level. …


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Observability is today a vital component of our architecture to manage a system properly, determine if it is working correctly, and decide what needs to be fixed, changed, or improved. Observability has been an area of interest in the cloud-native community for a long time, supported by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Many projects and products are being developed to allow observability of systems and applications. The creation of a Special Interest Group for Observability (SIG) and the development of a framework (ie, the Open Telemetry project) prove the importance of this concept and the desire to standardize it.


The last decade of programming has seen a number of revolutionary transformations. One has arisen from a monolithic application to a cloud-based micro-services running in containers. Another one has come from a set of practices around the DevOps methodology to align development and operation teams into a shared work process. And it’s not finished, introduced in 2017 by Weaveworks, the GitOps methodology is becoming the new standard to move faster in production in a reliable / secure way while continuing to bring teams to work closer.

What is GitOps?

GitOps is another methodology of work that aims to optimize the time / effort…

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