A Beginner’s Guide to Kubernetes (PodCTL Podcast #38)

If you aren’t following the OpenShift Blog, you might not be aware of the PodCTL podcast. It’s a free weekly tech podcast covering containers, kubernetes, and OpenShift hosted by Red Hat’s Brian Gracely (@bgracely) and Tyler Britten (@vmtyler). I’m reposting this episode here on the Red Hat Developer Blog because I think their realization is spot on—while early adopters might be deep into Kubernetes, many are just starting and could benefit from some insights.

Original Introduction from blog.openshift.com:

The Kubernetes community now has 10 releases (2.5 yrs) 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 “early adopters” and we’re beginning to get to the “crossing the chasm” part of the market. So thought we’d discuss some of the basics, lessons learned, and other things people could use to “fast-track” what they need to be successful with Kubernetes.

The podcast will always be available on the Red Hat OpenShift blog (search: #PodCTL), as well as on RSS FeedsiTunesGoogle PlayStitcherTuneIn, and all your favorite podcast players.

PodCTL #38 – A Beginners Guide to Kubernetes

June 04, 2018
Brian Gracely & Tyler Britten
PodCTL – Containers | Kubernetes | OpenShift

 

Overview: Brian and Tyler talk some of the basics, lessons learned, and other things people could use to “fast-track” what they need to be successful with Kubernetes.

Show Notes:

Show Premise:
The Kubernetes community now has 10 releases (2.5 yrs) of software and experience. We just finished KubeCon 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 “early adopters” and we’re beginning to get to the “crossing the chasm” part of the market. So thought we’d discuss some of the basics, lessons learned, and other things people could use to “fast-track” what they need to be successful with Kubernetes.

Topic 1: What are the core skills needed for a team that manages/runs/interacts with a Kubernetes environment?

  • Ops Skills
  • Dev Skills
  • Compliance Skills / Security Skills

Topic 2: What has significantly changed in the Kubernetes world since 2015/16 to today that people should consider taking advantage of?

  • Persistence
  • Immutability
  • Operators
  • Native tools vs. Config Mgmt tools
  • Storage

Topic 3: What do you consider “still hard” and should probably justify more early effort?

  • Security?
  • Storage?
  • Monitoring?
  • Being overly precise about capacity planning?

Topic 4: What patterns have you seen from successful deployments and customer behaviors?

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