Kubernetes Enablement Services

What you need to know before using managed Kubernetes such as AKS, GKE, or EK.

This video discusses often-ignored facts of life when dealing with Managed Kubernetes solutions on popular public cloud providers like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. It covers everything from data sovereignty to version drift to patch management to security controls. After watching this tech session, you'll have a firm grasp of:

  • State of modernity of major Managed Kubernetes offerings
  • Security ramifications of someone else's control plane
  • Who is responsible for patching underlying node OS/software stacks
  • Floor and ceiling security postures of various offerings

Additionally, you will be equipped with the tools and techniques to investigate future Managed Kubernetes offerings, to peer behind the curtain to see the machinations of automation and management at work.

Whether you are just getting started with Kubernetes or have been using it for a while you will find the Silly KUBECTL Tricks video series helpful

Have you memorized all the YAML for all the different resource types in Kubernetes? Do you know the nitty-gritty details of what changes between every major Kubernetes release by heart? Then this video is not for you.

For the rest of us, its kubectl explain to the rescue! In this video, James takes you through some of the neat things you can do to explore the YAML semantics and syntax that your Kubernetes cluster understands.

This is the first episode in our video series "Silly Kubectl Tricks".
Join us each week as we explore the features and functionality of the Kubernetes CLI, learning new and sometimes-surprising things about our old friend, kubectl.

Kubernetes Migration Strategies

Stark & Wayne has been working with companies to migrate platforms, data, workloads, and applications over the past five years.


When it comes to data migrations, platform migrations, application migrations managers tend to assume that it is a strict lift and shift easy peasy process, but actually from a non linear, non subjective point of view it is more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly code-y wode-y networkey stuff…

If it sounds like a Doctor Who reference (10th doctor = best doctor), that’s because it is. Moving Code is a lot like time travel since you are moving it through time and space. Much like time travel there seems to be a lot of neverending unknown dependencies. Unlike time travel moving code can be done in multiple ways. Two most common ways of moving code are “New City” migrations and “Snap” migrations. The process for how the code is migrated is complex however, with the right amount of assessment and preparation iit can be done systematically with minimal downtime.

Kubernetes Add-On Services

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation ecosystem is expansive. It can be overwhelming to find the right tool or the right tool may not exist for your needs. Which tool will work best for your business needs? Is there an edge case that requires customization? Which tool will allow me to remain vendor neutral over time?

If you carefully examine the existing needs and compare it to the desired future state you can extract a list of needs that can be turned into a roadmap. Some core necessary categories to evaluate:

Other value add services:

Augmentation & Enablement

The Right Resources at the Right Time.

Stark & Wayne operates as a consulting collective where our consultants continuously pool knowledge to provide solutions as quickly as possible. The Collective includes a research and development component where team members cycle in and out of Stark & Wayne labs to work on bleeding edge new technologies. The commitment to knowledge sharing and new technologies provides significant advantages to both our team and your team. Let us partner with you to enable your business goals.

Stark & Wayne a Platinum Rancher Partner

We are proud to be a Platinum Rancher Partner offering value added capabilities on top of rancher such as:

Involved. Certified.

Stark & Wayne is a Silver Sponsor of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider.

We are also a member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation

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