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Three problems with GitOps as deployment history, and how we overcome them

2022-11-01

One often mentioned property of gitops is that it gives you a deployment history by nature. As you keep updating your desired deployment state in git, it builds up to a trail of changes that you can use to tell what version was deployed at a given time.

Our finding is that this git history is too sparse and noisy at the same time to be used for anything practical without tooling.

In this blog post we describe three problems we experienced once we adopted gitops and Flux CD, and what measures we implemented in Gimlet to overcome them. You may face similar issues in your own gitops platform implementation and this blog post can give you ideas about how to solve them.

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How Flux broke the CI/CD feedback loop, and how we pieced it back together

2022-10-20

A green build used to mean a successful deploy. But then gitops came and broke this heuristic.

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Are you sure none of your containers run as root?

2021-11-24

The Kyverno policy engine just arrived in Gimlet Stack. Let's see how you can be certain that none of the containers run as root in your Kubernetes cluster.

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Gimlet Dashboard strategy

2021-05-03

Gimlet Dashboard - or Gimlet Dash in short - is going to be Gimlet's UI component. It tackles multiple purposes, and this document is here to elaborate on that.

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Mirroring environments with gitops and Kyverno

2021-04-26

See how you can mirror complete environments with gitops and rewrite host names with Kyverno's mutating admission controllers.

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6 paths to adopt Gimlet and be better off with Kubernetes

2021-03-17

Gimlet was made to be modular. It meets you where you are and helps you to be better off with Kubernetes. This post collects six avenues to adopt Gimlet.

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Announcing GimletD, the gitops release manager

2021-03-16

Today, I am thrilled to announce GimletD, the gitops release manager component of Gimlet.

See what GimletD brings to the gitops ecosystem.

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GimletD - the GitOps release manager

2021-01-25

This document is a design proposal for GimletD, a server-side release manager component for GitOps workflows.

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The last-mile problem with Kubernetes

2020-06-23

Transporting goods via freight rail networks and container ships is often the most efficient and cost-effective manner of shipping.

However, when goods arrive at a high-capacity freight station or port, they must then be transported to their final destination. This last leg of the supply chain is often less efficient, comprising up to 41% of the total cost to move goods.

Something similar we see with Kubernetes projects.

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Resource widget and cluster management

2020-06-18

This week's update is about resource management.

Learn about the new CPU/Memory widgets and how you can configure them appropriately to keep cluster resources in check.

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The cluster admin struggle, and ways to keep Kubernetes Resource Requests and Limits in check

2020-06-15

Learn how you can teach and remind developers of setting good Kubernetes Resource Requests and Limits. Enforce it if you must, and a bonus.

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How to implement a gitops platform with Flux and Helm

2020-06-09

In this blog post you will learn how to implement a gitops platform at your company, using Flux and Kustomize.

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How to implement a gitops platform with Flux and Kustomize

2020-06-08

In this blog post you will learn how to implement a gitops platform at your company, using Flux and Kustomize.

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Why we built Gimlet

2020-06-04

Couple of weeks ago, Laszlo had the chance to talk about his path that lead to building Gimlet.

Here is his talk from Software Circus.

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Deploy an application with multiple configurations - a Gimlet product update

2020-05-18

Now you can deploy an application in multiple instances, each with a different configuration.

Learn about Gimlet's new feature following a real-life scenario: a generic PyTorch machine learning API that is deployed in multiple instances, each with a different model.

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