Kainos achieves Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure advanced specialisation
Kainos, a leading provider of digital services and platforms, is one of the first Microsoft partners in the UK to achieve Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialisation.   This new status further builds on the exceptional relationship Kainos has built with Microsoft, who in 2018 named Kainos as its UK Partner of the Year.   The recognition…
Improving zero downtime on Kubernetes
A few months ago, we began a piece of work on my last project setting out to accomplish two things: Improve the speed of our release process Allow us to run multiple versions of the application concurrently These were two limitations of our initial deployment and release design and so in sharing this blog I…
Escaping the sysadmin grind and becoming a DevOps Engineer
Making a start in your current role First, be aware that anyone can start using DevOps tools and methodologies in their current role. Just because you don’t have the word “DevOps” anywhere in your job description doesn’t mean you have to switch roles. Why? DevOps is a set of practices; it’s not a job title….
Kainos and NHS Digital utilise Kubernetes to help create a digital front door for the NHS
The Kainos Cloud capability has been helping customers undertake rapid transformation at scale for over 20 years, including landmark projects like the UK’s Government’s Register to Vote service which enabled millions of citizens to join the electoral register.  In recent years the emergence of container orchestration platforms – in particular Kubernetes – has ushered in…
How Kubernetes helped to win a Nobel Prize… and how can anyone reperform that discovery on their own using the Public Cloud
Kubernetes is the most widely used and universal container orchestrator. What that means is that it is becoming a standard solution to deploy and manage containerized applications in any cloud or on-premise. It can manage thousands of nodes (computers) and treat them as any number of clusters. It makes deploying and running applications on top…
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