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Brightbox Kubernetes Clusters now Autoscale from Zero

Since the last post on how the Kubernetes Autoscaler works on Brightbox we’ve been hard at work improving it. Scaling From Zero Whereas previously there ha...

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Auto-signing Kubernetes Server Certificates

Previously, we explained how to securely install the Kubernetes Metrics Server. However, the Kubernetes Controller Manager will only approve certificate sign...

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Prometheus discovery with Brightbox server groups

Prometheus: Titan god of fire and distributed metrics collection. Prometheus is a metrics gathering system used for monitoring and alerting. It discovers ...

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Installing Kubernetes Metrics Server securely

The Kubernetes Metrics Server is service that can be run within Kubernetes to provide container resource metrics, such as CPU and RAM usage. Those metrics ca...

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Announcing Config Maps

When building systems that integrate with our API, sometimes you need to store some configuration or state. It’s natural to want to store this somewhere in o...

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How autoscaling Kubernetes on Brightbox works

We’ve just launched our Kubernetes autoscaler, which creates and destroys new Kubernetes cluster nodes in response to demand and I thought I’d go into more d...

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Announcing the Brightbox Kubernetes Autoscaler

Today I’m really pleased to announce the Brightbox Kubernetes Autoscaler. With this enabled, your Kubernetes cluster can grow and shrink its own cloud server...

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Orbit Cloud Storage Container Quotas

We’ve recently added container quota support to our Orbit Cloud Object Storage service, allowing you to set container size and object count limits on a per-c...

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PostgreSQL 12 now on Cloud SQL

Today we’re announcing support for PostgreSQL 12 as a new engine version for Cloud SQL, our zero-config database service. PostgreSQL 12 brings loads of new ...

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Functional FizzBuzz in Elm and Ruby

It’s a Bank Holiday here in the UK and that’s the traditional time when Systems People take to their retreats and work on their Foo. Since Functional Progra...

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Orbit SFTP gateway now FASTER and STRONGER!

Orbit is our durable and highly available cloud storage service, based on OpenStack Swift. We provide an SSH file transfer protocol gateway to Orbit which a...

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How to run open source video conferencing on Brightbox with Jitsi

Given the sudden importance of staying indoors, we’ve been getting a number of questions about self-hosting video conferencing services on Brightbox. So we’v...

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