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Ricky Law  23 Apr, 2020

You’ve launched your first Kubernetes cluster, now what?

As Kubernetes continues to grow in popularity at a staggering rate, it’s only natural more and more people want to see what all the fuss is about. So if you're keen to get started with Kubernetes but are not sure what to try first, here are a few ideas.

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Andy Jeffries  13 Mar, 2020

Why We Chose k3s to Power Our Kubernetes Service

This blog post is an adaptation of a talk I gave at Cloud Native Birmingham in the UK in February 2020. It details the advantages of k3s, a lightweight Kubernetes distribution we have deployed as part of a managed Kubernetes service.

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Kai Hoffman  06 Feb, 2020

k3s Use Cases - How k3s Can Save You Time and Resources

We have made much of why we went with Rancher’s k3s to underpin Civo’s managed Kubernetes service but I wanted to take a bit of a deeper dive into k3s and why in particular it is a great technological choice

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Andy Jeffries  31 Jan, 2020

A Civo 2019 retrospective: How we got here and what's next

Looking back over 2019 it's been a huge time of change for us as a company. When I co-founded Civo four years ago we were aiming to be an IaaS provider, focusing on small developers and teams rather than huge corporate hosting requirements.

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Kai Hoffman  18 Dec, 2019

Our Top 10 Kubernetes and Cloud Native Guides For 2019

Our Top 10 Kubernetes and Cloud Native Guides For 2019: The 10 best Kubernets and Cloud Native guides of the year

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Kai Hoffman  25 Nov, 2019

The Power of Community: KubeCon & CloudNativeCon North America 2019 Retrospective

Kubernetes as a technology has enjoyed incredible success, and it's due to the open source nature and various companies all contributing resources to its development.

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Ricky Law  14 Nov, 2019

#KUBE100: The Story So Far

On an unassuming afternoon on Wednesday the 18th September, we launched a world’s first! A k3s-powered, managed Kubernetes service. We were in for a ride...

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Andy Jeffries  27 Sep, 2019

What’s the difference between k3s vs k8s

Our CTO Andy Jeffries explores the differences between Kubernetes (k8s) and Rancher's lightweight k3s distribution, and how to decide what one to choose.

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Ricky Law  24 Sep, 2019

#KUBE100 is here!

After many months of feverishly working behind the scenes, we’re beyond excited to announce that the #KUBE100 beta program is live.

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Andy Jeffries  24 Jul, 2019

CI/CD/Civo/C-what?

We see the benefits of a modern cloud native architecture, so we built our hosting of www.civo.com and api.civo.com (our application) to take full advantage of these modern decisions