[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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[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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[Podcast] PodCTL #38 – A Beginner’s Guide to Kubernetes

[Podcast] PodCTL #38 - A Beginner's Guide to Kubernetes

Kubernetes community now has 10 releases (2.5yrs) of software and experience. We just finished KubeCon Copenhagen, OpenShift Commons Gathering and Red Hat Summit and we heard lots of companies talk about their deployments and journeys. But many of them took a while (12-18) months to get to where they are today. This feels like the […]

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Kubernetes: State and Storage

Kubernetes: State and Storage

I oftentimes hear folks stating that Kubernetes is great for stateless applications but when it comes to stateful applications, questions like: ‘Can it be done?’ or even ‘Should it be done?’ come up frequently. In this post, I’d like to offer a slightly more differentiated point of view and provide you with some resources that might help you dealing with stateful applications.

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Using Dynamic Provisioning and StorageClasses

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OpenShift can integrate with underlying infrastructure, enabling OpenShift to dynamically interact with infrastructure and extend its functionality. Specifically, this can allow us to set up OpenShift to process a PersistentVolumeClaim and then allocate that storage dynamically.

I am going to cover what is needed to get started with dynamically provisioning storage, including cloud provider configuration, StorageClasses, and the Default StorageClass.

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