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KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Special - Copenhagen 2018

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Unfortunately, I missed KubeCon and CloudNativeCon conference in Copenhagen last week and a chance to meet all great people. I guess I will have to wait for another one. Luckily all presentations are online, so I will be able to catch up. Kubernetes is the important part of Cloud Native Computing and as Aparna Sinha mentioned Kubernetes is second to Linux in the number of PRs and issues. Those are the big numbers and I'm happy to be part of this story.

10 Must Watch Presentations

I probably missed a lot of presentations because the playlist provided by CNCF is huge, but here are my favorites:

  1. Serverless, Not So FaaS - Kelsey Hightower
  2. How to Get a Service Mesh Into Prod without Getting Fired - William Morgan
  3. Anatomy of a Production Kubernetes Outage - Oliver Beattie
  4. What Does “Production Ready” Really Mean for a Kubernetes Cluster? - Lucas Käldström
  5. Kubernetes Project Update - Aparna Sinha
  6. YAML is for Computers. ksonnet is for Humans - Bryan Liles
  7. The Serverless and Event-Driven Future - Austen Collins
  8. Jenkins X: Easy CI/CD for Kubernetes - James Strachan
  9. You Ever Wonder Why We're Here? - Sarah Christoff
  10. From Kubelet to Istio: Kubernetes Network Security Demystified - Andrew Martin

The Future

Service mesh is still a big thing. If you check for presentations you will see a lot of Istio talk. Also, Monzo shared their experiences in production with Linkerd.

You could learn a few things about Serverless. It is not about running without servers, of course, but more on running event-driven applications. Great talk by Kelsey Hightower and Austen Collins about this topic!

DigitalOcean added Kubernetes in their portifolio and it is a big thing. More and more cloud providers are adding Kubernetes managed clusters. This will continue in 2018.

If you watched some presentations carefully you could notice that there is a lot of talk about Kubernetes Cluster API. This will change how we deploy and operate Kubernetes clusters. Tools like kops will probably switch to Kubernetes Cluster API at some point.

There was a lot of noise around new project from Google, gVisor. Think of gVisor like a microkernel running in userspace without privileged access and full isolation.

Enterprises are going with Kubernetes, that is a fact.

And, it is hard to find the better ending of one important conference than this