Mar 13, 2020 | By Andy Jeffries CTO
This blog post is an adaptation of a talk I gave at the Cloud Native meetup in Birmingham in the UK in February 2020. It details the advantages of k3s, a lightweight Kubernetes distribution we have deployed as part of a managed Kubernetes service. Developed by Rancher Labs, k3s allows for quick deployments for testing, CI/CD runs and getting to grips with Kubernetes without having to commit to large-scale infrastructure and the costs that would bring.
Feb 4, 2020 | By Kai Hoffman Developer
We have made much of why we went with Rancher’s k3s to underpin Civo’s managed Kubernetes service in posts such as Andy’s explanation of k8s vs k3s, but I wanted to take a bit of a deeper dive into k3s and why in particular it is a great technological choice for a service such as ours.
Jan 31, 2020 | By Andy Jeffries CTO
Looking back over 2019 it's been a huge time of change for us as a company. When I co-founded Civo four years ago we were aiming to be an IaaS (Infrastructure-As-A-Service) provider, focusing on small developers and teams rather than huge corporate hosting requirements. The developer experience was really important to us, but trying to carve out a niche in such a crowded market was really challenging.
Dec 17, 2019 | By Kai Hoffman Developer
2019 has been a great year for cloud native technologies. This year we launched the world's first managed Kubernetes service back-ended by Rancher's k3s distribution, opened the #KUBE100 beta, and watched our users create some really neat things on our platform. To that end, we wanted to highlight some of our top posts from the wider Civo community, and posts that showcase the exciting state of play of the cloud native landscape at the moment.
Nov 22, 2019 | By Kai Hoffman Developer
The power of community, and doing things together as that community, was the overarching theme in much of KubeCon/CloudnativeCon presentations. We were incredibly lucky to be able to attend, experience and learn from so many Cloud Native experts and developers over the past week.