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Mantl 1.2 Release

// Ryan Eschinger // Mantl

Mantl 1.2 is primarily about bringing in newer releases of core components like Mesos, Marathon, Vault, and Traefik. In addition, we are excited to introduce Kubernetes integration with Consul — now your Kubernetes services will be registered in Consul. This release also includes a number of enhancements and fixes.

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Mantl 1.1 Release

// Ryan Eschinger // Mantl

Mantl 1.1 is a huge release that includes major additions like Kubernetes support along with a large number of smaller improvements and fixes. We continue to work on stabilizing the platform and improving the documentation.

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Why Pods? 5 Solid Use Cases

// Brian Hicks // Kubernetes

You’ve immersed yourself in the containerization world for a while. Kubernetes is the next frontier, but the concept of a pod is a little foreign. When you first learn about pods it’s hard to think of a use case where a pod is a more natural fit than a container. Plus, the tutorials and documentation cover what a pod is rather than why you should use one. It’s easy to think up “trivial” use cases, but how are people actually using pods in the real world?

Well, wonder no longer. We’re cover five real world use cases for pods. These should provide some insight into when and why we should use pods.

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Service Discovery Outside Kubernetes

// Brian Hicks // Kubernetes

You’ve started your Kubernetes cluster, and you’re all ready to move apps inside. Only one question remains: what happens when services are not hosted in Kubernetes? How can you reference these services?

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The Hamburger of Kubernetes: Service Types

// Brian Hicks // Kubernetes

Backend and frontend services should interoperate easily. To do that, Kubernetes has three service types: ClusterIP, NodePort, and LoadBalancer. But which should you use? ClusterIP and LoadBalancer seem self-explanatory, but what would you use NodePort for? Even though there are only three options, it can get a little confusing!

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