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Automate EKS Node Rotation for AMI Releases

In the daily life of a Site Reliability Engineer, the main goal is to reduce all the work we call toil. But what is toil? Toil is the kind of work tied to running a production service that tends to be manual, repetitive, automatable, tactical, devoid of enduring value, and scales linearly as a service grows. This blog post describes our journey to automate our nodes rotation process when we have a new AMI release and the open source tools we built on this.


Migrating Thousands of Cloud Instances to New Kubernetes Custom Resources

Mattermost’s Kubernetes Operator spins up and manages Mattermost instances running on Kubernetes based on a ClusterInstallation Custom Resource (CR). Mattermost Operator 1.0 has evolved a lot since its release, along with the ClusterInstallation CR in the v1alpha version. As time went by — as with any software — the Operator gained more features, configuration options, functionalities, and technical debt.


How to get started with Mattermost on Kubernetes in just a few minutes

Since it first appeared in June 2014, Kubernetes has become something of a household name, at least in houses developers live in. The open source container orchestration platform makes challenges like load balancing, secret management, and portability a cinch and makes it easy to orchestrate large, highly scalable and distributed systems.

How we're using Mattermost Operator in Kubernetes to deploy our own environment

The Mattermost Operator framework manages Kubernetes resource configuration and streamlines lifecycle management, helping teams achieve their desired state without worrying about the steps it takes takes to get there. We use our Mattermost Kubernetes Operator to deploy Mattermost Community in a highly available environment. In this presentation, software design engineer Gabe Jackson shares a case study of Mattermost Kubernetes Operator at Mattermost and how we migrated our own Community server to Kubernetes Operator.

Using Mattermost Operator for Kubernetes to deploy our Community server

One of the key benefits of using Kubernetes is that it’s very flexible and fault tolerant. However, that also means that it has quite a lot of complexity to deal with. A well-built operator abstracts that complexity away and helps manage updates and upgrades seamlessly. The Mattermost Kubernetes operator is basically like having a Mattermost Cloud Engineer running inside your Kubernetes cluster managing Mattermost for you.


How we manage deployment with Freshworks Cloud Platform

Kubernetes is said to be the platform to build platforms on. In Freshworks’ case, this is very true. Once Kubernetes established itself as the de-facto container orchestration platform, we set out to create a platform around it with certain very specific capabilities in mind. Kubernetes is a complex beast and takes some effort to tame. Once that is done, there are tremendous advantages.


Seamless branch deploys with Kubernetes

Basecamp’s newest product HEY has lived on Kubernetes since development first began. While our applications are majestic monoliths, a product like HEY has numerous supporting services that run along-side the main app like our mail pipeline (Postfix and friends), Resque (and Resque Scheduler), and nginx, making Kubernetes a great orchestration option for us.