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AWS EFS — The Container Friendly File System

In April 2015 AWS announced a new cloud service: Elastic File System — a Shared File Storage for Amazon EC2. Fast forward to June 28th 2016, more than a year later, and AWS announced that EFS is finally available and production-ready in 3 regions (us-east-1, us-west-2 and eu-west-1). A day later, Convox’s David Dollar opened a pull request integrating EFS into Convox Rack, […]

How to use devops automation to combat devops workforce shortages

Introduction: Workforce Shortages The well-documented demand for (and shortage of) DevOps engineers is a persistent itch that has remained unscratched for technical teams worldwide. And it’s easy to see why. DevOps is the elixir of the software development lifecycle that intersects between development (Dev) and operations (Ops). This skill set helps organizations build better products, ship faster, […]

Availability VS Cost

As with most things in life, when it comes to operations work, there is a competing triangle of Ease of Use, Availability and Cost, if you want one of them, you need to sacrifice some aspect of the others… … and it’s up to you to find the sweet spot that works best for you […]

Easy SSL and Free Certificates

We’ve streamlined our SSL configuration and integrated with Amazon Certificate Manager to bring easy, free SSL to everyone. You can generate a free SSL certificate with a single Convox command: $ convox certs generate *.mydomain.com Requesting certificate… OK, acm-bea0ac39a538 Once the certificate is generated you’ll need to approve it. Amazon sends approval emails to the domain owner, […]

Monitoring 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 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 […]

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