Platform Engineering

We regularly write about our technical experiences (good and bad) and what we're learning from the market.

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Dashboarding JVM metrics from OpenShift pods

Posted by James Garner on 16 April 2019

docker, kubernetes, openshift, grafana, dashboard, influxdb, jolokia, jmx

Recently on a client engagement, I needed to extract some real-time metrics from some Mule pods running in an OpenShift environment. At that point in time, we were engaged in a performance testing activity, and while the tests were actually passing successfully, the lack of visibility into the pods made me nervous. I...

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Access KSQL server in Google Kubernetes Engine locally in 5 steps

Posted by Tabish Ghani on 25 March 2019

kubernetes, container, kafka, dataflow, Fast-Data

Overview

Apache Kafka allows both local and cloud deployment so you can publish data from on premise environment and trigger services in the cloud. It is at the heart of our stacks that require real time processing. Confluent KSQL (streaming engine) allows stream processing in a simple and interactive SQL interface...

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Mule on OpenShift: Part 2 - Build & Deploy

Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 15 March 2019

docker, kubernetes, tech, mule, platform, openshift, container, anypoint

In part 1 of this series, we discussed the different deployment models that we have used in the past to deploy containerised Mule applications on OpenShift Container Platform. Here we expand on the topic by discussing best practices around build and deployment such applications.

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Mule on OpenShift: Part 1 - Deployment Models

Posted by Sohrab Hosseini on 28 February 2019

kubernetes, tech, mule, platform, openshift, container, anypoint

At Deloitte Platform Engineering, we have been building containerised platforms for a few years now. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform has been our weapon of choice in many of these instances, complementing a solid Kubernetes foundation.

A significant part of this work also consists of building and deploying...

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Containers Crossing the Chasm

Posted by Saul Caganoff on 14 September 2018

strategy, containers, docker, kubernetes, PaaS

Containers and allied mechanisms for application lifecycle management and orchestration are gaining a huge amount of attention in the tech community. A few recent surveys show that developers are the early adopters of this technology with operational use set to gain further traction in the next twelve months.

Our...

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