Year: 2020

Bare Metal to Kubernetes as a Service – Part 3

Posted On: June 23, 2020

by: Andrew Stanley, Cloud Adoption Strategist, SMS   Introduction I started this series of posts with the assertion that, although a lot of effort has gone in to making Kubernetes easier to deploy and operate, Kubernetes is still hard. Simply showing how to deploy a Kubernetes cluster is not the aim. There are thousands of how-to’s on the web covering the…

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Bare Metal to Kubernetes as a Service – Part 2

Posted On: June 9, 2020

by: Andrew Stanley, Cloud Adoption Strategist, SMS   In Part 1 of this series I demonstrated the installation and configuration of MAAS. In this post I’m going to show how to use Canonical’s Juju to deploy an Openstack cloud on top of hosts managed by MAAS. Juju is an open source application modelling tool that allows you to deploy, configure, scale and operate cloud infrastructures quickly and…

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Ordering Fraud: The Other Side of the Supply Chain

Posted On: May 15, 2020

by: Ben Friedman, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, SMS Overview Discussions of supply chain management are everywhere these days. Our interconnected world increasingly relies on the outputs of a multitude of companies located all over the world. Nothing makes this clearer than the shortages of medical supplies, basic commodities, and even food due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have all seen…

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Cotton Mask Instructions

Posted On: April 17, 2020

Thomas leads our network operations team at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This week one of his teammates recognized his ingenuity and dedication to his fellow mission essential teammates, stating: "Thomas and his wife have been sewing face masks for our staff! I think this is absolutely amazing and the C4 employees greatly appreciate his efforts! Go…

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Bare Metal to Kubernetes as a Service – Part 1

Posted On: April 9, 2020

by: Andrew Stanley, Cloud Adoption Strategist, SMS   "You can think of Kubernetes as a platform for application patterns. The patterns make your application easy to deploy, easy to run, and easy to keep running.” Janet Kuo The “ease” with which Google Engineer Janet Kuo speaks has led to the rapid adoption of Kubernetes by organizations of all sizes and across…

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