11 Aug 2017 in Announcement

Deis Workflow Final Release

Deis Workflow v2.18 will arrive in September 2017 as the last official monthly release. After that, maintainers will accept critical fixes only for six months.

For more detail on the end-of-life plan for Deis Workflow, please read the timeline below and watch the video of the August community meeting.


  • 08/08/2017 Deis Workflow v2.17
  • 09/07/2017 Deis Workflow v2.18 final release before entering maintenance mode
  • 03/01/2018 End of Workflow maintenance: critical patches no longer merged
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10 Apr 2017 in Announcement

Deis to Join Microsoft


Container technology is rapidly changing the way teams build, package, deliver, and manage applications. Robust and open container orchestration, paired with new application architectures are giving organizations unprecedented flexibility and choice. From the early days of containers through the rise of Kubernetes, Deis has always been focused on building and contributing open source technologies that make life easy for developers and operators to build and run applications.

Today, we are excited to announce that Deis will be joining Microsoft to continue our mission to make container technology easier to use. Microsoft has a storied history of building tools and technologies that work for developers. Paired with their cloud leadership and unambiguous support for open source software, we are impressed by the breadth, depth and reach of Microsoft to help define, shape and build new cloud-native applications. We look forward to making Azure the best place to run containerized workloads.

We are honored to add our experience leading and growing open source projects with large user bases and a diverse set of external contributors. Over the years, we have worked hard to be open, reliable, and dependable open source maintainers. From our new home at Microsoft you should expect nothing less. We will continue our contributions to Workflow, Helm, and Steward and look forward to maintaining our deep engagement with the Kubernetes community. The future of open source infrastructure at Microsoft is very bright.

Our customers, community members, partners, family, and friends all deserve a huge round of thanks and applause. Thank you for your GitHub issues, pull requests, help in our #community Slack channel, bug fixes, and shared experiences. We are pumped for the road ahead.

For more info on this exciting news, read Scott Guthrie’s blog post.


6 Apr 2017 in Community Meeting, Deis Workflow, KubeCon, Helm

April 2017 Update

March and early April have been busy! KubeCon EU, DevOps Days Vancouver, Workflow 2.13, Service Catalog's first release, and Helm community just shipped 2.3! Welcome to the multi-media extravaganza of an update!

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22 Feb 2017 in Helm, Announcement, Monocular

Building A Helm Repository UI.

Readers of this blog are well acquainted with the amazing, rapid success of Helm. Matt Butcher, who leads Deis's Helm efforts, narrated the unlikely origin story here.

I'll add some additional subtext to that tale: one of the assumptions of our hackathon design efforts was that such a product would need a web UI for users to explore, search, and get detailed info on published charts (of course we hadn't yet named these packages charts!). Though this UI was key in communicating the value proposition of a standard Kubernetes package manager ecosystem to our honorable hackathon judges, it was largely set aside as we went about actually building the core components of the Helm stack, and most importantly, building the community of contributors and users.

Gone But Not Forgotten

Today, Bitnami presents the first public web UI to interface with official published Helm charts:


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14 Feb 2017 in Helm, Announcement, Valentine

A valentine from the Helm team.

Today the Kubernetes Helm team sent the community a valentine in the form of a new release, version 2.2.0. Since version 2.1.0, Helm has gained over 150 contributions from more than 40 contributors.

Helm 2.2's headline feature is its new testing framework. Chart developers have been clamoring for a way to verify that their charts are working in-cluster. This newly released helm test command provides just that. Now chart creators can define a suite of tests to verify the integrity of a release.

Along with the testing framework, 2.2.0 contains dozens of features designed to improve both the chart development experience and the operator's experience. New flags give operators better control over how charts are installed, queried, and upgraded. New template objects and functions give developers more ways to learn about the Kubernetes environment. And a new set of tags and conditions makes it possible for complex charts to switch on and off certain dependencies. Finally, many updates have bolstered the documentation for Helm.

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