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Understanding k3s: Architecture, setup, and uses

If you are looking into the cloud-native world, then the chances of you stumbling across the term “Kubernetes” is high. Kubernetes, also known as k8s, is an open-source system that has the primary responsibility of being a container orchestrator. This has quickly become a lifeline for managing our containerized applications through creating automated deployments.

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Everything you need to know about CFPs

If you’ve been in the tech world for some time, you might have stumbled across conferences. For those who haven’t, tech conferences are events that organizations hold with the intention of informing and educating attendees on various products / services. The process for speaking at a tech conference includes submitting a “Call for Proposal” or “CFP”. In this article, we will talk about what a CFP is and the best practices for getting a CFP accepted.

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Civo Update - July 2022

In June, we hosted our online meetup with ContainIQ surrounding k8s monitoring and observability. You can catch up on the discussion between Matthew Lenhard (Co-founder & CTO of ContainIQ) and Kai Hoffman (Developer Advocate at Civo) here if you missed it. Meanwhile, Kamesh Sampath from our Developer Advocate demo program explains how Civo’s speed and developer experience is great to work with in our latest Civo Shorts.

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The cost of cloud: 5 takeaways

Earlier this year we released our report on the cost of cloud. Through this white paper we discovered the complexities of cloud costs for businesses and alternatives beyond the hyperscalers. This white paper saw 1,000 cloud developers surveyed about the management of their cloud services, and the degree of costs associated with it. From this analysis, we were able to come up with 5 key takeaways outlining the degree to which hyperscalers are overpromising and under-delivering.

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Kubernetes Annual Report 2021: What you need to know

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation published their Annual Report for 2021 which outlines the past year and what can be expected in the upcoming 6 months. Community leaders and 62,000 contributors on GitHub came together to report on initiatives and updates to create CNCF’s second annual report. So, here are the important updates from the Kubernetes Annual Report that we think you need to know.

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Everything you need to know about cloud-native

Cloud technology, and applications running in the cloud, are becoming more and more common. With this rise in cloud computing, application development has needed to change as well, resulting in what can be called the cloud-native approach to software development. In this article, you will learn all about cloud-native technology and how cloud-native companies approach building their applications.

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Civo Update - June 2022

In May, we hosted our first in-person community meetup speaking about all things Kubernetes. Community members came and engaged in cloud-native discussions with talks from Saiyam Pathak, Kunal Kushwaha, Josh Van Leeuwen, and Walid Shaari. We also featured in ZDNet’s article on the four-day work week which includes an interview with Mark Boost, CEO at Civo. This outlined how employees have attained a better work-life balance with the change as well as why the decision was made.

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Civo Update - May 2022

In April, we made Civo Academy publicly available for all. This was a pivotal step to put developers first so anyone with an interest can learn everything they need to know to create and maintain their Kubernetes environment. We also released a new report called "The Cost of Cloud", a white paper looking into the complexity of cloud costs for businesses and alternatives beyond the hyperscalers.

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Kubernetes vs Docker : A comprehensive comparison

If you’re new to the world of containers there are two words you would have certainly come across, but might not yet understand the difference between: Kubernetes and Docker. Although Kubernetes and Docker are somewhat different from each other, they also share some similarities. A container is a standard unit of software that packages the code along with the libraries and dependencies so that the application can run quickly, seamlessly and reliably from one environment to another.

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Gimlet launches new learning resources to build a developer platform on Civo

Hey Civo users, at Gimlet, we think that best practices in the Kubernetes ecosystem have solidified so much, that they can be packaged into tools, so that you don't have to make nuanced decisions every corner. This is what we have been doing with our CLI tools, and nowdays doing with the Gimlet Dashboard! We have been following Civo for over a year now and see how much the Gimlet team shares the Civo community's spirit.