Author: Cameron Gray

Monitoring Your ECS Containers with Datadog

We are big fans of Datadog at Convox and we loved their blog post on monitoring ECS. Reading this post also made me think, “Convox could make this even easier!” So that’s what we did. If you want to deploy a fully instrumented app on ECS follow these instructions and in just a few minutes you will: […]

Configuring APM on Kubernetes

Monitoring your apps In our previous post we gave you a general overview of infrastructure and application monitoring for Kubernetes. In this follow up post we are going to take a deeper dive specifically into application monitoring. The term used by most of the industry for application monitoring is APM which is an acronym for either Application […]

The True Cost of Running Kubernetes in the Cloud

Those of you who use Google’s Kubernetes Engine have likely received a notice recently about GCP adding a $0.10 per hour management fee for all GKE clusters. While this does not represent a significant amount of money for most deployments, it has triggered a bit of a discussion around what it really costs to run a Kubernetes […]

Configuring Logging on Kubernetes

In our previous posts we gave an overview of Kubernetes monitoring as well as a deeper dive into application monitoring. In this post we are going to dig into the final piece of the monitoring puzzle which is log consolidation. To get a complete picture it’s important to consolidate the logs from your applications and infrastructure into a […]

Configuring APM on Kubernetes

Monitoring your apps In our previous post we gave you a general overview of infrastructure and application monitoring for Kubernetes. In this follow up post we are going to take a deeper dive specifically into application monitoring. The term used by most of the industry for application monitoring is APM which is an acronym for either Application […]

Monitoring Applications on Kubernetes

As many teams make the move to Kubernetes one of the challenges is how to monitor your infrastructure and apps. Most of the same monitoring tools that people are already familiar with are available for Kubernetes but it does require a slightly different approach. In this post my hope is to give those of you […]

Deploying a Deno App on Any Cloud with Convox

Deno is that newest kid on the JavaScript/TypeScript block. It’s a simple and lightweight runtime that uses the V8 Engine, is written in Rust, and it’s creation was spearheaded by Ryan Dahl of NodeJS fame. Deno just hit its 1.0 milestone and we thought it would be a good time to start playing around with shipping Deno apps. Since Convox […]

Flipside Crypto runs on Convox

Flipside Crypto is a fast growing startup that provides a business intelligence platform for blockchain organizations. In the rapidly growing cryptocurrency space, scaling your infrastructure is a challenge and downtime is not an option. Flipside relies on Convox to provide a stable Kubernetes platform for their services that autoscales for their needs. The following is a […]

Keeping Your Kubernetes Hosting Costs Down

Following up on our previous blog post about understanding the true costs of running Kubernetes on the various cloud providers the next important question to answer is what can you do to manage your costs? Economies of Scale The first thing we recommend is to run as few actual clusters as possible. Every cloud has some sort […]

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