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Auto Scaling Applications with Kubernetes HPA

21.1.2020 by Guest

This week's guest blog is authored by Lee, one of our in-house DevOps engineers who works on developing our cloud products and streamlining our deployment processes.  At UKFast, we utilise Kubernetes for a variety of applications such as websites and public-facing APIs. Historically, these applications have been deployed within virtual machines (VMs) and scaled manually with the use of a traditional load balancer. But with our applications now deployed within Kubernetes, we take advantage of the Kubernetes HPA (horizontal pod auto scaler). The HPA automatically scales pods based upon pre-configured metric thresholds such as CPU utilisation. Below, we'll walk through…

Windows Vulnerabilities Explained: January 2020

15.1.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

On 14th January 2020,  Microsoft released a patch for 49 vulnerabilities affecting Windows Server 2016, Server 2019 and Windows 10. Of these, eight were marked as critical including CVE-2020-0603, CVE-2020-0605, CVE-2020-0606, CVE-2020-0646 CVE-2020-0609, CVE-2020-0610, CVE-2020-0611 and CVE-2020-0640. Window vulnerabilities explained:…

Cloud Containers: What Are They and Why Do They Work?

13.1.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

Amongst the top predictions for 2020’s tech scene, experts are forecasting huge growth in the implementation of containerisation. To quote DZone’s 2020 Predictions article: “In the future, every data technology will run on cloud containers and, in 2020, Kubernetes will…

Most Common Cyber-Attacks of 2019 Explained

8.1.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

Over the course of 2019, UKFast’s Threat Monitoring service detected and responded to more than 33 million cyber-attacks across our clients’ networks. Using this wealth of data, we were able to identify the four most common cyber-attack vectors used by…

Three Ways to Increase January Motivation

3.1.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

Whether you’re suffering from Christmas light withdrawal, a lack of refined sugary treats or are on the third day of recovery after the excitement of Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities, it’s easy to feel sluggish and in need of…