[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 […]

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[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 […]

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From the Enterprisers Project: 5 Misunderstandings about Kubernetes

From the Enterprisers Project: 5 Misunderstandings about Kubernetes

Over at the Enterprisers Project, Kevin Casey has laid out an excellent set of five common misunderstandings about Kubernetes. For some light reading before the Americans out there go on holiday, we felt this was an excellent explanation of the existential state of Kubernetes, from a higher perspective than perhaps those of you in the […]

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[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 […]

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[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 […]

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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, […]

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Knative: Configuration, Routes and Revisions

Knative: Configuration, Routes and  Revisions

This is part 3 of a series on serverless applications with Knative. Part 1 is here, and Part 2 is here. Introduction In Part-1 of this series, you were introduced on how deploy your first serverless service using Knative Serving and in Part-2 you were able to understand how to build the serverless services using […]

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[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 […]

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