[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 […]


[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 […]


[PodCTL] PodCTL #46 – KubeVirt and Container Native Virtualization

[PodCTL] PodCTL #46 - KubeVirt and Container Native Virtualization

Does it feel like sometimes the new Kubernetes updates are only targeted at new, cloud-native applications? What about all those existing applications that aren’t microservices or are running in virtual machines today? Today’s show looks at the intersection of container, virtual machines and Kubernetes. We talk about the KubeVirt project and the work that Red […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #45 – Container Registries

[Podcast] PodCTL #45 - Container Registries

This week is the One Year Anniversary of the PodCTL podcast! We’ve now got a few teeth coming in and we’re ready for the terrible twos. This week we dug into the role of Container Registries and how they interact with both Kubernetes, but also CI/CD pipelines and security systems (e.g. scanning, image signing, etc.). […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #44 – Looking at 3yrs of Kubernetes

[Podcast] PodCTL #44 - Looking at 3yrs of Kubernetes

With Kubernetes recently celebrating it’s 3rd anniversary, we thought it would be a good idea to look back at what has made the project successful, the growth of the ecosystem, the adoption by companies around the world, as well as areas where the market feels that there is still room for improvement. The show will […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #43 – Istio, Knative, and GoogleNEXT announcements

[Podcast] PodCTL #43 - Istio, Knative, and GoogleNEXT announcements

There are four main events each year where Kubernetes is front and center – KubeCon, OpenShift Commons Gathering, Red Hat Summit and GoogleNEXT. This past week Google and the open source communities made a number of Kubernetes-related announcements, which we reviewed and discussed on this week’s show. Those announcements included the GA of Istio 1.0, […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #42 – Kubernetes 1.11 Released

[Podcast] PodCTL #42 - Kubernetes 1.11 Released

Like clockwork, the Kubernetes community continues to release quarterly updates to the rapidly expanding project. With the 1.11 release, we see a number of new capabilities being added across a number of different domains – infrastructure services, scheduling services, routing services, storage services, and broader CRD versioning capabilities that will improve the ability to not […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #41 – Dissecting Kubernetes Surveys

[Podcast] PodCTL #41 - Dissecting Kubernetes Surveys

In a world of open source projects, privately funded companies, one-off cloud services and a mix of public companies, it can often be difficult to determine hype from trends from real usage. This week we took a look at several recent reports, both data-usage and user-surveys to better understand how information about containers and Kubernetes […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #40 – Scaling OpenShift Roadshows

[Podcast] PodCTL #40 - Scaling OpenShift Roadshows

Summertime is typically a slow news cycle for technology, so some people find time to relax, while others use it as an opportunity to learning something new. One activity that draws lots of people eager to learn are the OpenShift roadshow, where both Application Developers and IT Operations can get hands-on with OpenShift and related […]


[Podcast] PodCTL #39 – CI/CD and Kubernetes

[Podcast] PodCTL #39 - CI/CD and Kubernetes

One of the characteristics of the most successful deployments of OpenShift are the CI/CD pipelines that enable application integrations. This week we dove into a question from a listener – “Can you talk more about best practices for integrating CI/CD systems into Kubernetes?“ Brian and Tyler talk about the latest news from the Kubernetes community, […]