Kubernetes

Flux7 Tech | Containers

Container consulting services reduce management, enhance DevOps efficiency and productivity

As businesses look to find ways to speed development, deploying solutions at the ever-accelerating speed of the market, solutions like containers and microservices–and Kubernetes to manage them–are becoming increasingly popular.

 

Kubernetes is a container-agnostic management environment that provides a helpful orchestration layer that manages resources, scheduling, load balancing and more. Emerging as the de facto standard for container management, Kubernetes is purpose-built with a simplicity of design that helps operations orchestrate and manage a growingly complex container environment. 

 

With Kubernetes teams are more efficient, bringing services to market faster, are able to operate with less risk, and can maximize server resources, thereby lowering infrastructure costs.

 

With Flux7 skilled teams and knowledge transfer, enterprises can:

Further DevOps automation


Deploy cloud-native applications anywhere while applying the latest developments in DevOps automation to streamline infrastructure and optimize the technology and HR resources needed to support the business.

Increase development and operations productivity


Reduce management time by overseeing deployment units, not configurations. Eliminate infrastructure lock-in with applications running on an abstracted resource pool. Deploy and update at scale for faster time to market.

Reduce risk


Remove human-error induced risk from the system by automatically delivering system elements together without consideration for the underlying infrastructure.

Kubernetes Use Cases


Supporting an Innovation Platform

Flux7 helped an enterprise media company balance improvements in efficiency and build innovative digital experiences with a Docker and Kubernetes architecture.  Needing to dramatically improve the performance of several hundred applications and workloads to improve customer experience and overall business agility, we replaced VMs as the de facto unit of computing with Docker; without underlying dependencies, developers were able to produce applications faster that were immediately transportable.  The result is faster time to market of new digital services for enhanced customer experience and customer satisfaction.

Achieve Security with Agility

A major US airline had a goal to host the company’s applications in an AWS-enabled framework, which the container consulting team at Flux7 helped implement in the form of its Enterprise DevOps Framework.  We paired KOPS, AWS Kubernetes clusters, and Ubuntu CIS benchmarked images to give the company a secure AWS Landing Zone while helping to proactively safeguard against security threats. Implementing Kubernetes clusters in Development, QA and Production environments allows the airline teams to effectively, efficiently and securely deploy services without slowing down development.

Reach Scalability and Availability Goals

A gaming developer wanted a no-downtime migration to a best-in-class AWS Kubernetes solution with full CI/CD. The container consulting team at Flux7 helped containerize the developer’s systems using Docker and Kubernetes, completing an AWS migration of the firm’s highest volume services to Kubernetes without downtime or interruption to the customer. We also helped the firm reach its scalability and availabability goals with container and image pipelines, a Flux7 AWS Landing Zone complete with Terraform for non-KOPS resources, private subnets in VPCs using KOPS, and a full transit VPC setup. Now the gaming firm seamlessly scales to serve tens of millions of customers.

Production Grade Deployment Pipelines

For an application modernization project at an enterprise media organization, the Flux7 team created a Kubernetes factory for two deployment pipelines, a rolling restart pipeline for fast, minor updates and a blue/green pipeline which creates a separate stack of applications for major updates. A KOPS pipeline creates a Kubernetes cluster on demand, so that the customer can go to a self-service portal and create a production-ready Kubernetes cluster. The result is a 14-28x increase in the firm’s release frequency.