Kubernetes Operators Best Practices

Kubernetes Operators are processes connecting to the master API and watching for events, typically on a limited number of resource types. When a relevant event occurs, the operator reacts and performs a specific action. This may be limited to interacting with the master API only, but will often involve performing some action on some other […]

Reaching for the Stars with Ansible Operator

In this post I will show you how to use Roles published to Ansible Galaxy as an Operator to manage an application in Kubernetes. Reusing a Role in this way provides an example of how to create an Operator that simply installs an application with the flexibility to expand and customize the behavior organically as […]

Kubernetes Operators—When, how and the gotchas to keep in mind

Kubernetes Operators have now become mainstream. An Operator is essentially a Kubernetes Custom Controller managing one or more Custom Resources. The term Operator has become popular as it succinctly captures end result of what Custom Controller+Custom Resource combination is typically defined for, e.g.—declaratively managing a stateful software on Kubernetes (e.g.: databases, off-the-shelf web applications, ML […]

Write operators for databases in Kubernetes with KubeDB

Running production quality databases in Kubernetes can be quite a hassle. But KubeDB promises to solve all your problems. Let’s have a quick look at this framework. You can count on KubeDB to solve your problems when running production quality databases in Kubernetes. KubeDB is a framework for writing operators for any database that support […]