VSHN.timer #126: The Evolution of Kubernetes

31. Jan 2022

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about the past, the present, and the future of our favorite container orchestration engine.

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1. Honeypot is a developer-focused job platform, but they also have a fantastic YouTube channel where they publish documentaries exploring tech culture. Their most recent one is a Kubernetes documentary in two parts. An excellent production with a nice overview of the early history of Kubernetes.


2. PayPal has recently started migrating from Apache Mesos to Kubernetes, and they’ve encountered some problems scaling their services–because, well, how about this: 4000 nodes, and hundreds of thousands of pods. Read the full story on their technology blog.


3. The complexity behind Kubernetes stems from the decisions taken during its design; they are understandable, but they can also be hard to navigate, particularly for beginners. Nelson Elhage wrote down some useful thoughts on the topic.


4. You already know EKS, AKS, GKE, and SKS, right? Well, Oracle wants to be a part of the growing managed Kubernetes market too, and lo and behold, they’ve just launched their own managed Kubernetes service: the Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, or OKE.


5. There are plenty of options to quickly spin a Kubernetes cluster in your laptop: Docker Desktop, K3s, Minikube, CodeReady Containers… and now we also have Rancher Desktop from SUSE whose version 1.0.0 was released last week.


What Kubernetes distribution do you use for development? What’s your favorite managed Kubernetes provider? Would you like to share scaling tips and tricks with the community? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

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PS3: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about Kubernetes: #4, #8, #11, #14, #16, #19, #23, #37, #46, #49, #59, #64, #74, #82, #97, #99, #102, #109, and #118.

Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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