Lifting and Shifting in Practice with Habitat

The world of application packaging and deployment can be viewed as a spectrum where at one end we have hand-crafted installation/run scripts on physical infrastructure and on the other are fully containerized applications making the most of cloud-native services. Since most organisations don’t start out fully cloud-native or containerized, a commonly heard phrase for increasing […]

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Habitat, Google Container Registry (GCR) and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

This short post will explore how we can use Habitat and Google Container Registry to deploy a managed container to Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) with Habitat Operator already installed. The example we will be following is here. Checking this out reveals the following structure: $ tree hab-gcr-demo hab-gcr-demo ├── README.md ├── config │ ├── index.html […]

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Habitat + Open Service Broker

Today we’re excited to show off our Habitat Open Service Broker reference implementation. The Open Service Broker (OSB) project is an industry-wide collaboration to enable service consumption through a simple, secure, API-driven model. Using it, you can bridge between applications and services running on different clouds and platforms, allowing your application developers to request the […]

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Habitat and Helm!

As of Habitat 0.54.0, you can export your Habitat built applications into Helm! Helm is an open source package manager for Kubernetes that is maintained by the CNCF. It allows you to define, install, and upgrade even very complex Kubernetes applications – and you can run multiple versions of the same service within the cluster, […]

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