How I Migrated a Multi-Million $ Dollar Company from Kubernetes to AWS ECS Fargate

To Stay With K8S or Not? That is The Question In 2019, I was doing some consulting. Part of the engagement was for a multimillion dollar company that was growing quickly with locations across the US. This company utilizes software to serve their various business processes and operations such as order entry order processing, sales, workflow management, metrics, document management, appointment/resource scheduling, and customer communication. In consulting with the CTO, I was tasked with planning the next phase of how their software applications would run on Amazon’s Cloud Computing Services, also known as Amazon Web Services, or AWS....

March 12, 2022 · 4 min · Ben Francom


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Gift Horse

July 11, 2021 · 0 min · Ben Francom

AWS EKS Kubernetes Fargate Ingress Controller ALB Certificate

Wow that title is a mouthful! It took me a little time to figure out how to setup the certificate on EKS/Fargate in AWS. I was following this tutorial from the docs. Be sure to click the “Fargate” part of the tuorial half-way down the page to curl in the 2048-ingress.yaml below. After delegating my subdomain to AWS, I then setup a cert in ACM, and modified the 2048-ingress....

February 8, 2020 · 1 min · Ben Francom

OpenBSD PF and OpenDNS

At home, I needed a way to prevent anything but OpenDNS from being used for DNS, and needed a rule that would do it in OpenBSD PF. Install and Configure First off, to setup an OpenDNS client on OpenBSD, install the ddclient package via pkg_add ddclient You should get an output like so: bzrtr# pkg_add ddclient quirks-3.183 signed on 2020-01-31T18:21:51Z quirks-3.124->3.183: ok ddclient-3.8.3p1:p5-Net-SSLeay-1.88: ok ddclient-3.8.3p1:p5-IO-Socket-SSL-2.066: ok ddclient-3.8.3p1:p5-Digest-SHA1-2.13p4: ok ddclient-3.8.3p1: ok Read shared items: ok The following new rcscripts were installed: /etc/rc....

January 31, 2020 · 2 min · Ben Francom