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Deploying Your First Microservice to Kubernetes

I have written extensively about different Kubernetes concepts in my previous blogs, but I haven’t covered a proper, step-by-step hands-on guide for getting started with Kubernetes. In this article, my plan is to do exactly that. After all, there’s only so much you can learn by reading without trying things out yourself. We will take a simple microservice-based application, containerize it, and deploy it to a Kubernetes cluster. I will be using Google Cloud for this, but you can use any cloud provider to follow along....

May 7, 2023 · 8 min · Arsh Sharma

Exploring minikube: A Guide to Local Kubernetes Clusters

Rushing to a cloud provider and spinning up a remote cluster every time you want to try something out with Kubernetes isn’t always convenient - nor is it economical. minikube provides a way to run Kubernetes clusters locally so that you learn and play around with K8s. It is an excellent way to test things out before working with an actual cluster in the cloud. In this article, we’re going to launch a minikube cluster and see all the interesting features minikube has to offer....

April 7, 2023 · 5 min · Arsh Sharma

Getting Started With AWS EC2

In the previous post, we talked briefly about EC2. In this post, we’ll explore it in a bit more detail. We’ll launch an instance and use it to run an nginx web server which will be accessible from anywhere using a URL. So without further ado, let’s get started :) Search for “EC2” in the AWS search bar. From there click the “Launch Instance” button. Now you would see a screen to choose an AMI....

October 14, 2021 · 5 min · Arsh Sharma

Introduction To AWS IaaS

This article is going to introduce you to the Infrastructure as a Service side of AWS. We’ll start from the basics of how accounts in AWS work and cover some fundamentals in this article. Then in the next post, we’re going to do something a bit more hands-on and see EC2 and S3 in action. AWS Accounts? So let’s talk a bit about AWS accounts first. If you just have a username and password for your account then you have what is called a root account....

October 2, 2021 · 6 min · Arsh Sharma

So What Even Is This Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is what everybody seems to be talking about these days? But what does it even mean? In this short article, I’ll go over what it is and the different types of cloud deployment and delivery models. What is Cloud Computing? Earlier to host applications you would have to rent or build data centers where you would store the hardware which would run your servers. Cloud computing simply refers to using computing resources on demand without directly managing them....

September 24, 2021 · 5 min · Arsh Sharma