[Podcast] PodCTL – Reviewing KubeCon Seattle 2018

[Podcast] PodCTL - Reviewing KubeCon Seattle 2018

In 2016, just over a 1,000 people gathered in Seattle for the first “large” KubeCon event. Just two years later, the event had grow to over 8,000 attendees (+ a long waiting list). The event has always been billed at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, and this year’s event finally felt like the CloudNativeCon name desired equal […]


[Podcast] PodCTL – Kube Security, Kube 1.13 and KubeCon

[Podcast] PodCTL  - Kube Security, Kube 1.13 and KubeCon

Heading into the week of KubeCon, we wanted to make sure that listeners had some basics to prepare them for a week of learning and announcements. We discussed the severe Kubernetes bug (Kubernetes Privilege Escalation Flaw) and available patches, all of the new features in Kubernetes 1.13, as some previews of things to expect from […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #56 – Windows Containers with Microsoft

One of the most common questions we get asked is for more details about Windows containers. While Linux has overtaken Windows as the leading OS in the cloud, there are still many companies that have a large number of Windows applications that run important parts of their business. As they look to modernize applications, automate […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #55 – Kubernetes as the new Application Server

[Podcast] PodCTL #55 - Kubernetes as the new Application Server

We mentioned last week that we’re moving into the 3rd Era of Kubernetes (automated ops, automated apps), with the 2nd Era being about getting a broader set of applications on Kubernetes. Today we thought we’d talk about some design patterns, especially for anyone that’s transitioning from existing applications, and how some of those concepts map […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #54 – Have We Reached Kubernetes-Native Yet

[Podcast] PodCTL #54 - Have We Reached Kubernetes-Native Yet

As we close in on another KubeCon, it’s useful to examine how the industry has evolved to provide platforms and services that are optimized for the applications that drive business. The Kubernetes community has evolved from a 1st era (Google open sourced Kubernetes, CNCF was formed, early-early adopters) to 2nd era (adding many types of […]


PodCTL #53 – The Internal Build vs Buy Discussion

PodCTL #53 - The Internal Build vs Buy Discussion

This week we had a great listener question that went something like this: “I work at a large company and we currently run a production Kubernetes (vendor-centric) environment. Some other groups in our company have some homegrown platforms that do similar functionality. How do we convince those other groups to work more closely with us, […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #52 – OpenShift 3.11 and OpenShift Container Engine

[Podcast] PodCTL #52 - OpenShift 3.11 and OpenShift Container Engine

Last week Red Hat announced the general availability of OpenShift Container Platform 3.11. This is an important release because it incorporates the first wave of technology from the CoreOS acquisition. This includes new visibility for Operations teams through the Cluster Console and integrated Prometheus monitoring and Grafana dashboards. It also added support for a number […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #51 – Reviewing Kubernetes 1.12

[Podcast] PodCTL #51 - Reviewing Kubernetes 1.12

As another calendar quarter passes, so too does another release of Kubernetes arrive. This time it’s version 1.12, the 13th release of Kubernetes. As we always do, we looked at the new GA features, as well as a review of some of the newly introduced features (e.g. in beta) that might be interesting to start […]


Why Red Hat and Microsoft are Bringing Managed OpenShift to Azure

As the alliance between Red Hat and Microsoft has evolved over the last couple years, many people have wondered how one time competitors could be aligning on so many initiatives. Our collaboration spans open source projects, the adoption of Linux in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, to high performance databases and application development tools. The latest […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #50 – Listener Mailbag Questions

[Podcast] PodCTL #50 - Listener Mailbag Questions

As the community around PodCTL has grown (~8000 weekly listeners) we’ve constantly asked them to give us feedback on topics to discuss and areas where they want to learn. This week we discussed and answered a number of questions about big data and analytics, application deployments, routing security, and storage deployment models. The show will […]