Posts by Gord Sissons

Deploying Rancher from the AWS Marketplace

Rancher is now available for easy deployment from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace

28 Aug 2017 in Learning Resource

Comparing Kubernetes and Docker Swarm

For teams building and deploying containerized applications using Docker, selecting the right orchestration engine can be a challenge.  The decision affects not only deployment and management, but how applications are architected as well.  DevOps teams need to think about details like how data is persisted, how containerized services communicate with one another, load balancing, service – Read More…

07 Aug 2017 in Learning Resource

The Three Pillars of Kubernetes Container Orchestration

Kubernetes Container Orchestration

In Kubernetes, we often hear terms like resource management, scheduling and load balancing.  While Kubernetes offers many capabilities, understanding these concepts is key to appreciating how workloads are placed, managed and made resilient.  In this short article, I provide an overview of each facility, explain how they are implemented in Kubernetes, and how they interact – Read More…

18 May 2017 in About Rancher&Learning Resource

The Case for Kubernetes


One of the first questions you are likely to come up against when deploying containers in production is the choice of orchestration framework.  While it may not be the right solution for everyone, Kubernetes is a popular scheduler that enjoys strong industry support.  In this short article, I’ll provide an overview of Kubernetes, explain how – Read More…

24 Apr 2017 in Learning Resource