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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We’ve Got a Few Questions For You…

We've Got a Few Questions For You...

At Red Hat, we’re always looking for ways to hear from our customers, and to include that feedback into our offerings. When we combine your thoughts with those coming from the upstream communities, we can assemble a more comprehensive vision of what people like about our software and what we can improve. This philosophy extends […]

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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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[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 […]

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OpenShift Commons Briefing: Deep Dive AIOps, Autoscaling and Scheduling on OpenShift with Jeremy Wei (Prophetstor)

OpenShift Commons Briefing Summary In this briefing, Prophetstor’s Jeremy Wei demonstrate using AIOps technologies to empower OpenShift scaler/scheduler to help ensure the operation of containers, and eliminate noisy neighbors by accurately predicting resource demand/ supply, performance and HW failure. Jeremy demonstrates using Prophetstor’s Federator on OpenShift to: HW failure prediction (ex. If a Ceph OSD […]

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[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 […]

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Kubernetes: Naming Things

Kubernetes: Naming Things

An old saying goes something like this: there are only two hard problems in computer science, namely cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors. We will focus on the naming things topic in the context of Kubernetes, here. As YAML, erm, Kubernetes engineers we are painfully familiar with structures like the following: type: human id: […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #49 – Security & Service Meshes

[Podcast] PodCTL #49 - Security & Service Meshes

As we use PodCTL to help educate the market on Containers, Kubernetes and associated technologies, we’ve found that Service Meshes (and Istio) are one of the most popular topics. While it’s still a newer technology, just recently achieving v1.0 GA, we find that many people want to learn more. So this week we went deeper […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #48 – Patching VMs, OS, Containers

[Podcast] PodCTL #48 - Patching VMs, OS, Containers

Recently, we heard a company say that they wanted to move all of their applications from Virtual Machines to Containers because they no longer wanted to do patching of Operating Systems. This got us thinking. Would that move completely eliminate the need to patch Operating Systems, since Containers are Linux and there are still Operating […]

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[Podcast] PodCTL #47 – VM Admin vs Container Admin

[Podcast] PodCTL #47 - VM Admin vs Container Admin

This week, we were watching as fall trade show season got started and we noticed that one of the Container 101 sessions had a packed room. This led to a discussion about how many people were still at the 101 stages of container knowledge. TL;DR – it’s still a lot! So we thought it would […]

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