DevOps Archives - Root Level Technology

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Root Level Technology will be at Devopsdays Houston

John Rucker (Enterprise Account Executive), Tristian Dodd (Cloud Engineer), and Zac Dudek (Enterprise Account Executive) will be representing Root Level Technology at this year’s Devopsdays Houston!  The event will be held at CityCentre in Houston, TX at Norris Conference Centers, April 16th – 17th. Devopsdays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them.  The event is jam-packed with talks and workshops. Tristian is excited to attend multiple workshops at Devopsdays Houston, including: Quick and Dirty DevSecOps. A workshop where you learn what attackers look for first and the best practices to make your technology stack much more secure, and quickly.  The workshop will be lead by Mike Rothman. […]

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Getting to know Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

This January, Root Level Technology CTO Eric Fourage presented a deep-dive webinar that introduces Google Kubernetes Engine. Getting To Know GKE starts with an overview of containers and their benefits, before exploring application infrastructure orchestration with Kubernetes and GKE, Google’s powerful Kubernetes-based cloud container platform. This post is a brief overview of the webinar. Be sure to take a look at the presentation for a fuller explanation of containers, Kubernetes, and the Google Kubernetes Engine. Containers Containers are packages of software that bundle code and its dependencies, including system tools, libraries, and configurations. One way to think about containers is as a lightweight alternative to virtual machines. Like virtual machines, containers are self-contained environments that run code. Unlike virtual machines, […]

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AWS re:invent Highlights for Wednesday 11/28

We are 3 days into re:invent and the announcements are still just as exciting as the first 2 days. Anya Marshall, our Talent Acquisition Manager, is currently absorbing all of the excitement around Andy Jassy, keynote speaker and AWS CEO.   “It’s been an exciting and eventful day at AWS Reinvent. In his keynote, Andy Jassy emphasized the notion of Database Freedom true to the principles of customer obsession. Announcements included 35 new features for Amazon Aurora, a reliable commercial grade DB system that comes in at 1/10 of the cost compared to the competition. Announcements for DynamoDB included 30 new features. To top it off, AWS has officially announced their intentions of offering Blockchain Solutions to their customers as […]

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Root Level Technology Joins The HashiCorp Partner Program

Houston, Texas, Nov. 21, 2018 – Root Level Technology, a highly-specialized cloud strategy partner, today announced that it is now fully engaged in the HashiCorp Partner Program.   A global partner network based around DevOps principles, cloud technologies, and data center management, the HashiCorp Partner Network offers participating organizations access to learning, technical, sales, and marketing resources. Partners can select a specific path depending on their business objectives, and can then use the expertise gained through the program to better serve their clients, at the same time deepening their relationship with HashiCorp.   Every Root Level Technology employee is certified with the full HashiCorp toolset and is equipped with the foundational knowledge to engage with clients and vendors alike, implementing […]

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Creating a Private Hybrid Kubernetes Cluster Pt. 2

To pick up where I left off in the previous post, I had just finished attempting to create a cluster using Windows Server 1709 and 1607. In each of these I was able to get the cluster created, but there were still some issues that prevented the cluster from being usable with Windows workloads (e.g., Windows containers wouldn’t start, meaning that the cluster was no better than a Linux-only cluster).   Then, I acquired the most recent 1803 Windows Server. I went back and re-tried it using Rancher.   After a couple of minor hiccups (getting Docker installed and running was a bit more difficult than expected: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/Windowscontainers/quick-start/quick-start-Windows-server https://blog.docker.com/2016/09/build-your-first-docker-Windows-server-container/), I saw a curious error when first attempting to join the […]

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