Helm and HyScale — Building towards an effective Kubernetes ecosystem.

Automated Kubernetes deployments enable faster go-to-market, create resiliency with zero downtime, and help to deploy your applications at scale without any manual intervention. A handful of K8s deployment tools can easily integrate with the existing infrastructure, which allows the engineers to focus more on developing the software with a one-click deployment process. However, choosing a reliable Enterprise Kubernetes management platform to migrate & manage cloud-native applications quickly is essential.

In this article, let’s focus on HyScale and Helm, among the available cloud-native deployment tools. Here we will be exploring some of the use cases which can use Helm and HyScale…

Kubernetes Deployment tool
Kubernetes Deployment tool

Team HyScale released v0.9.7 and v0.9.6 with few minor updates. These releases come with the following improvements:

v0.9.7 Release Updates:


  1. Installer support for Mac & Windows
  • In this release, the Mac & Windows user is no longer required to install additional software, Java11 as a prerequisite to use HyScale. Users can benefit from simplified installation for both OS.

2. 1.17 cluster support

  • User will now be able to deploy into 1.17 Kubernetes clusters

3. Structured output for hyscale deployments

  • Prior to 0.9.7, during deployments, the output workflow was a streaming activity. With structured output enabled, it is returned as…

Security can no longer afford to be at the end of the DevOps process. It needs to be integrated into every step of both development and operations to eliminate vulnerabilities before the application is shipped. In essence, DevOps needs to evolve into DevSecOps.

Would you be surprised if we told you that a whopping 92% of DevOps teams don’t catch all security vulnerabilities before moving the code to production? We are sure most of them are glad they found the vulnerability before someone else did. …

Most enterprises aspire to move to Kubernetes to avail the intended benefits of containers — cost, portability, scalability, and more. But, in reality, migration brings with it several complexities. In our experience, to ensure smooth deployment of apps to K8s, we’ve seen application teams need two things — Abstraction & Automation.

As your enterprise application grows in complexity and as you scale out your K8s adoption to more apps, you start to stare at a long, tedious process of migrating these apps, troubleshooting errors and maintaining large amounts of K8s manifest yamls. These necessitate an automation platform that provides an…

Simplified Kubernetes troubleshooting with the help of app-centric abstraction
Simplified Kubernetes troubleshooting with the help of app-centric abstraction

Imagine this. You have just crossed the hurdle of deploying your app onto Kubernetes successfully. You build a docker image, push the image to docker hub, do the security scanning, run through several unit tests, and finally hit deploy. Before you catch your breath, your ops team notifies a bug, or Kubernetes pod running but not ready or an error with the cluster.

So you thought deployment to K8s is the complicated part, here comes troubleshooting to prove you wrong.

As most of us know, deployment failure messages on Kubernetes are complex and not intuitive for debugging. Users need to…

HyScale — An app deployment tool to Kubernetes

Team HyScale released a new version v0.9.5 this week. This minor release comes with the following improvements:

  1. Support for multi-stage dockerfiles

With this version, users will be able to provide their multi-stage dockerfiles as input in the service hspec. Users can specify the “target” stage up to which HyScale should build the image before proceeding for deployment.

2. Easier options for environment profiles

The users can now specify the profile name to apply (“-P <profile-name>”) for all services being deployed instead of individually specifying the profile file for each service. …


Kubernetes is the technology that ran production workloads for Google for over fifteen years. Since then, it has been open-sourced, and hundreds of members of the community have come together to make it better. There is no doubt that Kubernetes is a production-grade container orchestration system.

Yet, one of the most common misconceptions about Kubernetes adoption is that if it works on dev / QA / staging, it’ll work on prod. This is hardly ever true. Firing up a k8s environment and deploying your microservice to it for dev / QA / staging is simple and relatively developer-friendly. …

The biggest difference between the declarative and imperative approaches to programming is the answer to the question: “Who does it serve?”

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The biggest difference between the declarative and imperative approaches to programming is the answer to the question: “Who does it serve?”

The imperative approach, which outlines how a machine needs to do something, serves the machine. It aligns itself with the operational model of the machine and tells it how it needs to do something.

For instance, let’s say you are writing a program to pick out all the vowels from this sentence, calculating the sum of elements in an array, you’d write this:

int sum=Integer.MIN_VALUE;for(int i=0;i<arr.length;i++) {
sum += arr[i];

A declarative approach, which declares what you…

Enhancing developer experiences with Kubernetes

App to k8s

More often than not, developers just want to write clean, secure, maintainable code for their applications. No developer ever said, “the best part about my job is writing the k8s manifest for deployment”. In fact, you’ve heard the opposite. Developers often complain about time lost in deployment — writing stateful-sets, PVCs, config-maps, and other things.

Developer experience concerns around Kubernetes are not new. In a recent New Stack survey, over 17% of the community said that developer experience should be the top area that the core Kubernetes project needs to address.

But what do developers want?

Independence: Self-Service Deployment

If there’s anything that…

Errorlessly deploying a modern application to the cloud is, more often than not, a Herculean task. To undertake that journey one release cycle after another, and reach your goal every single time, you need something which is high-performing, dependable and consistently successful. While VMs continue to be the poster child, containers and microVMs are looking to lead the coming era.

The Ever-So-Reliable Virtual Machines

A virtual machine, as VMware famously defined, is a software computer. …

Team Hyscale

Thoughts, learnings, and musings from the team behind HyScale, an open-source tool for app deployment to Kubernetes. More at https://github.com/hyscale

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