A weekly podcast focused on what's happening in the Kubernetes community covering Kubernetes, cloud-native applications, and other developments in the Kubernetes community. Co-hosts Adam Glick and Craig Box can be reached on Twitter at @KubernetesPod or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Istio 1.2 has been released. Louis Ryan is a core contributor to Istio and a member of its Technical Oversight Committee, in his role as Principal Engineer at Google Cloud. He talks to Craig and Adam about his history with API infrastructure and the service mesh, and the history and future of the Istio project.
Darren Shepherd builds the Cloud at Rancher Labs, a company making entirely open source Kubernetes tooling, from the enterprise to the edge. This week Craig and Adam will finally learn how to pronounce ‘k3s’ and ‘k3OS’.
Evan Powell is the CEO and chairman of MayaData, the corporate sponsor of OpenEBS, which has just joined the CNCF Sandbox. He talks to Adam and Craig about Cloud Native storage, chaos engineering for stateful workloads, and the stubbornness of hybrid clouds.
Bryan Liles is a Senior Staff Engineer at VMware, the program co-chair for this week’s KubeCon EU, a sought-after speaker, and a minority in an industry with few people who look like him. He shares his story with Craig and Adam, who also bring you the week’s news from KubeCon EU and beyond.
Dan Dyer is Senior Vice President of Technical Product Management at Optiva, a provider of business support services to the telecommunications industry. Optiva have been moving services to Kubernetes, and with the help of Kyle Bassett and team from Arctiq, a cloud-native consultancy, kicking the tyres of Anthos and GKE On-Prem. Adam and Craig learn about this journey from Dan and Kyle, and discuss dragons and foxes.
AutoTrader UK, with Russell Warman and Karl Stoney
AutoTrader UK were an early adopter of Istio. Adopting it to meet GDPR requirements for encrypted traffic, Head of Infrastructure and Operations Russell Warman and lead engineer Karl Stoney have gone on to use it to reduce resource usage, and thus cost, as well as uncover bugs in their applications. They talk to Craig about it, while Adam serves his country.
Gabe Jaynes is a DevOps Architect at KeyBank, an American retail bank. KeyBank were an early adopter of containers, and Gabe talks about the reasons they undertook this transformation. Craig and Adam also celebrate our first birthday and spoil the concept of spoilers.
Spotify were early adopters of Docker, and wrote their own deployment tool to run it in production. David Xia from the Spotify platform team talks about Spotify’s engineering, challenges, how Helios worked, and migrating from it to Kubernetes. Adam and Craig also give a round up of the week’s news, in the form of a question.
Live from Google Cloud Next ‘19 the KPfG team presents a fireside chat with Eric Brewer, our first guest with their own Wikipedia page. Eric devised the CAP theorem for distributed systems, based on his work at early search company Inktomi and UC Berkeley. He was the person who announced Kubernetes to the world almost 5 years ago, and has been working on Google’s cluster and compute infrastructure since 2011.
Anthos (previously known as Cloud Services Platform) has just gone GA at Google Cloud Next. One of its new features is Anthos Migrate, a tool for migrating monolithic apps directly to containers. Issy Ben-Shaul is a Director of Software Engineering at Google Cloud and led the team building Anthos Migrate. He talks to Craig and Adam about it.
Tekton brings Kubernetes-style resources for declaring CI/CD-style pipelines. Kim Lewandowski is the Google Cloud product manager who recently announced it. She talks to Adam about the project while Craig sneaks in some vacation at the cafes of New Zealand.
Kubernetes 1.14 is out! Your hosts talk to release manager Aaron Crickenberger of Google Cloud about the release process, working with Kubernetes Enhancement Proposals (KEPs), cat t-shirts, and being bearded on face vs. at heart.
SPIFFE is the Secure Production Identity Framework for Everyone. Craig hates the name. Andrew Jessup, co-founder and VP of Product at Scytale (with a C) tells him and Adam why they should look past that and how Jason Bourne fits into the world of Cloud Native.
Continuous Delivery Foundation, with Tracy Miranda
Today Google and CloudBees, along with 20 other companies, launch the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF). Tracy Miranda is the Director of Open Source Community at CloudBees, who coordinated donating Jenkins and Jenkins X to the CDF. She talks to Adam and Craig about why it the CDF been formed, and what to expect in this space in the future.
Borg, Omega, Kubernetes and Beyond, with Brian Grant
Brian Grant joined the Borg team in 2009, and went on to co-found both Omega and Kubernetes. He is co-Technical Lead of Google Kubernetes Engine, co-Chair of Kubernetes SIG Architecture, a Kubernetes API approver, a Kubernetes Steering Committee member, and a CNCF Technical Oversight Committee member, where he’s sponsored 11 CNCF projects. Your hosts talk to him about all those things.
Kubernetes has a number of mechanisms to enforce policy: some built-in, like quota and NetworkPolicy; some extensions or add-ons like OPA. John Murray, a product manager at Google Cloud, joins Craig and Adam to talk about policy and configuration, and introduce the new CSP Config Management tool launched to Beta along with the new Cloud Services Platform.
The history of Borg influences the history of Kubernetes in many ways: Google has different teams handle “get traffic to a cluster” and “serve traffic”, so Kubernetes has a conceptual split here too. Tim Hockin, Kubernetes co-founder, Google principal engineer and former Borg/Omega team leader, joins Adam and Craig to explain the history and future of the Ingress API, why it’s taken so long to get to v1, and how it might evolve in the future.
The new GKE Usage Metering feature lets you find out how much your tenants or applications cost to run. Your hosts talk to Madhu Yennamani, product manager at Google Cloud, about usage metering, and how new GKE features are implemented.
Minikube is a tool that makes it easy to run Kubernetes locally, by running a single-node Kubernetes cluster inside a VM on your desktop or laptop. Craig and Adam talk to author and maintainer Dan Lorenc from Google Cloud, and in the wake of the Super Bowl, discuss how “football” means something different to each of them.
You learn so much more from failure than success. Henning Jacobs, head of Developer Productivity at Zalando, joins Adam and Craig to share his own stories of failure, and talk about what he has learned by reading stories from others.
Richard Hartmann is a member of the Prometheus Team and the founder of the OpenMetrics project, which aims to replace SNMP with a modern format for transmitting metrics. He joins your hosts to discuss both projects, and how Cloud Native technology can improve the datacenter.
Rook is a cloud native storage orchestrator and a controller for storage systems such as Ceph. Jared Watts has been working on Rook since the start, first at Quantum, and then at Upbound. He talks to Craig and Adam about storage, chess, and premium-rate telephone numbers.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation was formed to create a vendor-neutral home for Kubernetes. Now with over 30 projects, we kick off 2019 by talking to Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the CNCF, and hearing his views on projects, licenses and conferences.
Adam and Craig end the year by talking to Jordan Liggitt, the member of the Kubernetes Product Security Team who fixed the recent critical security vulnerability in the Kubernetes API server. We also take a look at the news from KubeCon.
This is our last episode for 2018. Thank you for your support this year, and we’ll be back on the 8th of January!
The Envoy proxy, a universal data plane for Cloud Native, has just graduated as the third top-level project in the CNCF. Craig and Adam talk to its author, Matt Klein from Lyft, about modern load balancing for microservices and pragmatically avoiding “second system” syndrome.
If you’re running on-prem, and you say set up a Service type=LoadBalancer, what happens? Does your cluster call your NOC and have them order you a Juniper router? MetalLB is a popular answer to that question. Your hosts discuss load balancing with MetalLB’s author, Google Cloud SRE David Anderson.
Kontena Pharos is a Kubernetes distribution which “just works”, even on bare metal. Adam and Craig talk to Kontena’s CTO, Jari Kolehmainen on the decisions required to distribute Kubernetes and heating your house with bare metal.
In some ways, China has a parallel Internet to the West. Is that Internet powered by Kubernetes? Of course! Joe Zou, PaaS Product Center Director at Tencent Cloud, talks to Craig and Adam about Kubernetes in China.
Evolution of the Kubernetes Community, with Sarah Novotny
Sarah Novotny is Head of Open Source Strategy at Google Cloud and a board member of the Linux Foundation (the parent of the CNCF). She joins Craig and Adam to talk about the evolution of the Kubernetes community, governance models and Codes of Conduct, and how nascent open source communities can learn from it.
Ubisoft and Google Cloud have extended Kubernetes to support dedicated game servers. Cyril Tovena, a Technical Lead from Ubisoft in Montreal, and Mark Mandel a Developer Advocate at Google Cloud, lead the project. They talk to Adam and Craig about what they had to do, the Agones community, and how you can apply it to your Enterprise Software.
GKE Container-Native Load Balancing, with Ines Envid and Neha Pattan
GKE container-native load balancing enables Google Cloud load balancers to target Pods directly, rather than the VMs that host them, and to evenly distribute their traffic. Product manager Ines Envid and staff software engineer Neha Pattan explain how.
Steven Kim is an engineering manager at Google, based in New York City, working on the Spinnaker project. In a companion piece to last week’s episode about CI and CD, Steven talks to Craig and Adam about how Spinnaker evolved from VMs to Kubernetes and support for other cloud native technologies.
Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, with Andrew Phillips and Lars Wander
Andrew Phillips (PM) and Lars Wander (Software Engineer) from Google Cloud talk to Adam and Craig about the difference between CI and CD, and how to apply these processes to your release and rollout processes.
Dawn Chen, TL for SIG-Node and the Google Kubernetes Engine node team, joins Craig and Adam this week. She has worked on containers and container schedulers since 2007 - not a typo. We also bring you the news, in part from the echo chamber of Google Cloud Summit in Sydney.
This week, your hosts talk to Ihor Dvoretskyi, Developer Advocate at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, about SIG-PM, the Special Interest Group for Kubernetes Program, Product and Project Management.
Cloud Native Patterns for Ops, with Justin Garrison
Justin Garrison is both a student and a teacher. A senior systems engineer in the media industry, he has boiled his experience and wisdom, as well as that of his co-author Kris Nova, into the book Cloud Native Infrastructure. He talks to Craig and Adam about the Kubernetes community and the process of writing.
Tim Kelton is co-founder and cloud architect for Descartes Labs. Prior to starting Descartes Labs, he was a R&D engineer for 15 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, working on problem areas such as deep learning, space systems, nuclear non-proliferation, and counterterrorism. Tim talks to Craig and Adam about the use of Kubernetes and Istio in geopolitics, machine learning and food supply.
One of the most interesting announcements from Google Cloud Next was Knative, a framework for building serverless products on top of Kubernetes. Craig and Adam talk to Google Director of Product Management, Oren Teich, about the launch.
Learn about the announcements from Google Cloud Next, including GKE On-Prem, Cloud Services Platform, and Istio 1.0. Google’s product management lead for Kubernetes and CNCF governing board member Aparna Sinha joins Adam and Craig to discuss what’s new.
Joe Beda, Craig McLuckie and Brendan Burns are considered the “co-founders” of Kubernetes; working with the cluster management teams at Google, they made the case that their implementation of the Borg and Omega patterns should become a proper product. Joe and Craig now run Heptio, a company working to bring Kubernetes to the enterprise. Your hosts talk to Joe Beda about the history of Kubernetes, creating a diverse company, and what exactly is wrong with YAML.
Helm and its Charts help you manage Kubernetes applications. Vic Iglesias, a Solutions Architect at Google Cloud, is a maintainer of the Helm charts repository. He talks to Craig and Adam about how people are using Helm, and where the project is going.
A special extended episode going deep on the process of releasing Kubernetes, and this week’s 1.11 release in particular. Hear from Josh Berkus from Red Hat and Tim Pepper from VMware, release manager and shadow release manager for Kubernetes 1.11, on how a release team is put together, the good and the bad of 1.11, and how Kubernetes is like a pastry oven.
Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring, with JD Velasquez
On this weeks Kubernetes Podcast, your hosts talk to JD Velasquez from Google Cloud about Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring; a new product that brings first-class Kubernetes monitoring and Prometheus support to the Stackdriver monitoring and observability suite.
On this weeks Kubernetes Podcast, Adam and Craig talk to Nicolas Lacasse and Yoshi Tamura from Google Cloud about gVisor, a user-space kernel, written in Go, that implements a substantial portion of the Linux system surface. It provides an isolation boundary between the application and the host kernel and integrates with Docker and Kubernetes, making it simple to run sandboxed containers.