The Crafty Penguins team provides Linux, DevOps, and SRE tools and services for leading edge technology companies around the world.

DevOps Journey Part 3 – Staging Environment

We’ve talked already about two parts of the journey: “Works for me” and Continuous Improvement / Continuous Development (CI/CD). This time, we’ll talk about the importance of an effective staging environment in which to test a bunch of stuff before going into production. The main things we do in our staging environments are testing QA…

DevOps Journey Part 2 – CI/CD

In our client’s DevOps journey, we are shooting for an efficient, stable, and reactive development-to-production workflow in your infrastructure. Let’s talk about the Continuous Improvement/Continuous Development (CI/CD) phase along the journey! Failure IS an option! It’s in your best interest to fail and FAIL FAST. What? No, that’s not a confused marketing strategy to simply get…

DevOps Journey Part 1 – “Works for Me”

At Crafty Penguins, we work with software development teams to automate their processes and infrastructure, so that they can deploy software updates at least daily instead of monthly or yearly, all the while maintaining a high level of up-time and security. The journey we take our clients on has six phases or markers along the…

CI/CD in Kubernetes

Continuous improvement and continuous development (CI/CD) is a landmark of solid Linux and DevOps work, specifically in Kubernetes and Jenkins. The key here is to create automated tools around the process of failure detection (at Crafty Penguins, we refer to this as “failing fast!”) Too often, we see that it takes too long to get…

Basic Kubernetes Architecture – Video

Kubernetes is all the rage right now for several reasons: It’s the industry standard for deploying containers in production, it’s the new go-to in managing virtualized infrastructure, developers seem to love it, and it can run any containerized application (thanks to Cynthia Harvey for organizing these thoughts). The basic architecture of Kubernetes is very cool and defines…