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.