Five Key Takeaways from KubeCon 2016

Five Key Takeaways from KubeCon 2016

Now that KubeCon 2016 is over, we have some time to reflect on the State of the Kubernetes project and communities, the event itself, and the marketplace going forward into 2017. Red Hat has been a part of this community since well before it was launched, but it’s incredibly important to understand how a community evolves over time. If you we’re able to attend the events in Seattle, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has posted all of the videos online. Looking back on the events in Seattle, here are five key takeways that will continue to shape the community and market for the next few years.

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What is Enterprise-Ready Kubernetes?

What is Enterprise-Ready Kubernetes?

Over two years ago, the OpenShift team made a critical decision to support both Docker containers and the emerging Kubernetes project. At the time, that decision was a classic innovator’s dilemma. Their challenge at the time was not unlike the conversations that we have with customers on a daily basis. How can their company make a transition towards becoming a more digital-native company? How can their company get there without abandoning all of their existing investments, or giving up some existing advantages they have in their marketplace? How can they avoid building a DIY platform?

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Why Red Hat Chose Kubernetes for OpenShift

Why Red Hat Chose Kubernetes for OpenShift

I often get asked why Red Hat chose to standardize on Kubernetes for OpenShift, instead of going with a competing container orchestration solution. There are a number of open source container orchestration solutions available today. The OpenShift product team explored many of them, and we even explored building our own. In this blog, I will explain why we chose Kubernetes and why more than two years later, we couldn’t be happier with our decision!

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Digital Transformation is More than 12-Factor Apps

Digital Transformation is More than 12-Factor Apps

A critical part of any transformation is a rationalization of where a company is today and whether or not existing assets and investments (e.g. applications, process, people, people skills, etc.) can continue to provide a competitive advantage into the future. While new technology does and will play a critical role in the transformation, it is often existing capabilities that buffer a company’s ongoing success through the transition.

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Containers without Compromise

Containers without Compromise

The IT industry is fascinated with container technology. It has the potential to unify application development and operations teams, as well as provide a consistent application packaging element which can be the foundation for Hybrid Cloud and application mobility. But as we all know, success in IT comes when powerful application technology can be operated consistently, securely and at scale.

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Securing Kubernetes

Securing Kubernetes

Security is a complicated topic. Unlike security in the wild west of computing that exists outside OpenShift/Kubernetes, if you take the time to learn the constructs provided by the platform, you can feel comfortable having a security conversation with most anyone. I’ll try and take you through the basics.

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Node Placement and Scheduling Explained

Node Placement and Scheduling Explained

OpenShift/Kubernetes provides a few simple concepts for placing pods on nodes that can be used to satisfy a wide variety of use cases. In this article, Dan covers the basics of node labels, node selectors, predicates, and priorities, along with some common pod scheduling scenarios.

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