Reaching for the Stars with Ansible Operator

In this post I will show you how to use Roles published to Ansible Galaxy as an Operator to manage an application in Kubernetes. Reusing a Role in this way provides an example of how to create an Operator that simply installs an application with the flexibility to expand and customize the behavior organically as […]

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Controlling Namespace Configurations

In the Kubernetes namespace model, the high-level idea is that a development team is given access to a namespace. Within the confines of that sandbox, they have the freedom to perform any action they desire. There are, however, a set of namespaced objects whose ownership is not so immediately clear. For example, while it’s obvious […]

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Kubernetes Guideposts for 2019

Kubernetes Guideposts for 2019

As we look ahead to 2019, we take a view of the industry of Kubernetes, containers, and cloud platforms. Here are some predictions on what we see ahead. 1. Kubernetes and containers are widely understood. Now it’s time for automated operations, agnostic of the underlying cloud provider. Having been open sourced in 2014 and used […]

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Kubernetes Federation V2 on OpenShift 3.11

Kubernetes Federation V2 on OpenShift 3.11

With datacenters spread across the globe, users are increasingly looking at ways to spread their applications and services across multiple locales or clusters. This need is driven by multiple use cases: from providing high availability, spreading load across multiple clusters while being resilient to individual cluster failures; to avoiding provider lock-in by using hybrid cloud […]

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[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 […]

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Re-Imagining Virtualization with Kubernetes and KubeVirt

Re-Imagining Virtualization with Kubernetes and KubeVirt

The Kubernetes platform’s evolution allows organizations to revisit how they develop new applications using microservices and containers. As with any new technology there can be the temptation to “move everything to containers”, yet history shows the length of such transitions is measured in years, or even decades. With a major part of the current application […]

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[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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