[Podcast] PodCTL #30 – 2018 Kubernetes Trends

[Podcast] PodCTL #30 - 2018 Kubernetes Trends

We all love the latest technologies. it’s as if our DNA is wired to constantly chase the next shiny thing. So this week we look ahead at what the trends will be in Kubernetes for CY2018. Some of these are the new shiny things – like Service Mesh (e.g. Istio) or Serverless. Others topics look […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #29 – Kubernetes Networking

[Podcast] PodCTL #29 - Kubernetes Networking

In any environment, networking can be a complex topic. In a Kubernetes environment, there are potentially many layers of networking machinery that are required to make sure that applications are properly addressed, routed and secured. So this week we decided to break down all of the components of a Kubernetes (and OpenShift) networking environment with […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #28 – Kubernetes Roles & Personas

[Podcast] PodCTL #28 - Kubernetes Roles & Personas

Depending on who you ask, you’re very likely to get many different answers to the question, “Who uses Kubernetes?”. In some cases, it’s the Operations team running the Kubernetes platform (e.g. OpenShift), managing scale, availability, security and deployments in multiple cloud environments. In some cases, it’s the Development team interacting with manifest files (e.g. Helm, […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #27 – The Serverless Landscape

[Podcast] PodCTL #27 - The Serverless Landscape

Technology trends and technology debates frequently come and go, especially as new technologies emerge. While many of us have been focused on containers and Kubernetes, there has been a parallel track of people looking at the concept of “serverless” and/or “functions-as-a-service” (FaaS). Beyond some of the serverless services available on the public cloud, there are […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #26 – Kubernetes Myths & Misperceptions – Part II

[Podcast] PodCTL #26 - Kubernetes Myths & Misperceptions - Part II

Last week we highlighted some common Kubernetes myths and misperceptions (Part I), and this week we looked at another batch. We dug into various approaches for delivering multi-tenancy with Kubernetes, as well as some perspectives on what “compatibility” really means (and caveats). We also looked at how to rationalize “Enterprise deployments” and staying as close […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #23 – Microservices with Istio

[Podcast] PodCTL #23 - Microservices with Istio

One of the hottest topics coming out of KubeCon 2017 Austin was “service meshes”, with a focus on the Istio and Envoy projects. We’ve covered the basics of service meshes on a Basics show a few weeks ago, but given the interest in the topic, we wanted to go into more details. This week we […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #22 – Highway to Helm

[Podcast] PodCTL #22 - Highway to Helm

One of the reasons that Kubernetes has gained so much traction in the marketplace is because it is flexible enough to allow innovation to happen all around the core APIs. One area where that has happened is in application package management, specifically with the Helm project. We sat down this week with Taylor Thomas,¬†Software Engineer […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #21 – Effective RBAC for Kubernetes

[Podcast] PodCTL #21 - Effective RBAC for Kubernetes

One of the strongest signals we heard coming out of KubeCon was the breadth of “Enterprise” companies deploying Kubernetes into production. As more containerized applications are placed in secure, often regulated, environments, having proper authorization is a critical element of providing defense-in-depth. In this week’s show, we looked at the “Effective RBAC” talk from KubeCon […]