What’s Kubernetes Consulting?
RisingStack’s Kubernetes consulting service is recommended for companies who plan the adoption of Kubernetes but lack the necessary experience to do so.
We’re also advising companies who need to learn best-practices, master Kubernetes security and overcome scaling or availability issues. Our consultants have experience with all the major cloud providers: AWS, Google Cloud, Azure & DigitalOcean.
Kubernetes Consulting Projects usually take one or two weeks of real-time collaboration, but you can book RisingStack’s consultants for a certain amount of hours / month as well and reach out to them when their expertise is needed.
Why we use Kubernetes and when do we recommend it?
It is not enough to develop features fast, but we need to deploy them just as quickly and maintain stability in the meantime. Container technologies such as Docker have revolutionized the way we ship server applications as they provide a lightweight solution to bundle them isolated, yet highly portable packages. But shipping on it’s own is not enough for success, we still need to manage the deployments which is especially difficult when we work with a fast changing distributed environment such as a microservice system. To tackle the challenges these system present our go to solution is Kubernetes.
Kubernetes is a portable, extensible open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services, that facilitates both declarative configuration and automation. It has a large, rapidly growing ecosystem. Kubernetes services, support, and tools are widely available.
When our clients ask us to create a highly available distributed system, we usually recommend Kubernetes, because it's easy to use and even though it has a steep initial learning curve, it's still a lot more feature rich compared to other competing orchestration engines, and its vast ecosystem further enhances its flexibility.
Kubernetes is the most versatile container orchestration platform when it comes to cloud native applications, but it loses its edge in private cloud. In a situation like this, we recommend Docker Swarm or AWS ECS instead.
Clients said about us
RisingStack has been a great partner for us in carrying out various software development and integrations projects. They are deeply knowledgeable, flexible and reliable. They work hard to make sure that the relationship stays strong by soliciting feedback and communicating regularly.
COO at Administrate
RisingStack helped us to carry out an internal Kubernetes cluster audit for TIKI's Data Science Platform. Together, the mixed team was able to identify over 10 relevant topics and was able to solve most of them during the five day on-site engagement. After the intense work and exchange, the team was able to solve the remaining topics within next 8 weeks. At the present time DSP runs smoothly and there are no design or performance bottlenecks.
CTO of Technologisches Institut für angewandte künstliche Intelligenz
It’s easy to believe you know enough about microservices to get started. However, the subject is both complex and broad. To better navigate the challenges I attended RisingStack’s comprehensive course on microservices in LA. I highly recommend it!
Chief Architect at Flywheel Sports
We've worked many times with Risingstack and we've achieved success every time. Their professional team has a very deep knowledge of Node.js and Kubernetes among many other technologies. Both consulting, developing and training sessions covered exactly what we needed, delivered on time. Experienced exceptional communication skills, flexibility and a customer-first mindset make them an awesome partner to work with.
Head of Engineering at Ingatlan.com
RisingStack has provided a series of trainings targeted at enhancing our developers' skills and confidence regarding Node.js and Microservices. The training programme had a well-thought-out syllabus and was very well organized. The instructors were very experienced and knowledgeable regarding full-stack development. The workshops had a lot of real-world examples and advice which made our developers feel the usefulness of the training. Overall a high quality training that fulfilled all our objectives.
Development Lead at Endava
Working with RisingStack has been a great experience so far, they are group of professionals and experts in the field. The thing we liked the most is that they adapt the training to all the different levels in the room and this makes it very easy to follow the new concepts they are presenting. Advanced React training was pretty good and one thing we will highlight, is that they published the repository in case somebody would need it in the future.
Head of Talents & Culture at trivago Palma office
When it comes to microservices and scaling a distributed system, the company we reach out to is RisingStack. Their DevOps experts could validate existing plans and make technology decisions that our team can confidently depend on. I highly recommend attending their Kubernetes and microservices trainings as well.
CEO and Founder at Automizy
During RisingStack's microservices training and subsequent Node.js audit mission, we felt well listened to, and we got the opportunity to present all of our questions and ideas. The presenters were knowledgeable of the subject and supported us in the creation of relevant technical tasks that we could easily integrate into our backlogs.
Software Architecture Team,
I have gained more appreciation for the Microservices course after reviewing the slides a few days after. To me, this means that I wasn't able to keep up with all the useful information that was provided due to the speed of the training (might be my fault). Thanks for putting together such a course and bringing it to Barcelona, it is obvious that this could only come from a group of people who have faced these challenges many times before.
Co-founder & CTO of EdPuzzle
At Instructure we're building Canvas, the world's leading LMS system which is used by half of the world's top 50 Universities. We engaged 4 developers from RisingStack to build a critical core functionality in our distributed system. Besides delivering high-quality code, RisingStack helped us train new staff, carried out code-reviews and made suggestions on improving our infrastructure.
Director of Engineering, Canvas / Instructure
RisingStack helped our team jumpstart an internal project using Node.js. Our team consists mostly of Java programmers who only had experience with more traditional web development environments. They helped us get started with a solid project structure and pointed us in the right direction regarding all the best practices. It's hard to imagine how many hours of trial and error that we saved by getting their expert advice!
I work with a bunch of Node.js microservices that run on Docker, and the knowledge gained from the workshop helped me a lot to understand what I can improve in our infrastructure in many ways.
Node.js Developer at 1&1 IONOS Cloud GmbH
RisingStack and Kubernetes
At RisingStack we started using Kubernetes even before its 1.0 version got released, and we’ve built several products for our clients using it, as well as our own microservices monitoring developer tool called Trace.
As Kubernetes is becoming the de-facto standard for running microservices infrastructures in the cloud, the majority of our Microservices projects involved tasks for either migrating to Kubernetes or helping our clients with scaling Kubernetes applications.
We provide tailor-made trainings for teams who strive to learn operating scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed applications while keeping infrastructure management easy.
During our Handling Microservices with Kubernetes Training we work with a microservices architecture and deploy the dockerized services into a Kubernetes cluster, set up application secrets, use load balancers, rate-limiters, take a look at some popular management tools and apply several design principles and best practices coming with microservices.
Case studies & Long-form tutorials
Serving Millions of Users in Real-Time with Node.js & Microservices
Learn how we fixed a nasty bottleneck in a large Node.js Microservices infrastructure, and how we scaled it so it could serve 1000s of requests per second.
We’ve been working with a US healthcare company who hired us to create a large-scale webshop they can use to sell their products. This post summarizes what we learned.
We had the pleasure to participate in a machine learning project that involves libraries like React and D3.js. Real life examples and code-snippets inside.
Deploying a Stateful Application on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of deploying a stateful, Dockerized Node.js app on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)!
How to Debug a Node.js app in a Docker Container
While containerization, in general, is a very powerful tool, it can be tricky to reach the enveloped Node process if you don't know how to do it.
RisingStack in 2018. Highlights, Best Blogposts & other Achievements.
2018 has been a challenging, and an incredibly fast-paced year at RisingStack, but luckily it was fulfilling & surprisingly fun as well.