Editor’s note: this post is part of a series of in-depth articles on what's new in Kubernetes 1.8 Since its debut in September 2016, the Cluster Lifecycle Special Interest Group (SIG) has established kubeadm as the easiest Kubernetes bootstrap method. Now, we’re releasing kubeadm v1.8.0 in tandem with the release of Kubernetes v1.8.0. In this blog post, I’ll walk you…
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Five Days of Kubernetes 1.8

Kubernetes 1.8 is live, made possible by hundreds of contributors pushing thousands of commits in this latest releases. The community has tallied more than 66,000 commits in the main repo and continues rapid growth outside of the main repo, which signals growing maturity and stability for the project. The community has logged more than 120,000 commits across all repos and…
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For the 40 million users of BlaBlaCar, it’s easy to find strangers headed in the same direction to share rides and costs. You can even choose how much “bla bla” chatter you want from a long-distance ride mate. Behind the scenes, though, the infrastructure was falling woefully behind the rider community’s exponential growth. Founded in 2006, the company hit its…
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With the speed befitting a startup, Pear Deck delivered its first prototype to customers within three months of incorporating. As a former high school math teacher, CEO Riley Eynon-Lynch felt an urgency to provide a tech solution to classes where instructors struggle to interact with every student in a short amount of time. “Pear Deck is an app that students…
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Dan Farrelly uses a carpentry analogy to explain the problem his company, Buffer, began having as its team of developers grew over the past few years. “If you’re building a table by yourself, it’s fine,” the company’s architect says. “If you bring in a second person to work on the table, maybe that person can start sanding the legs while…
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How many people does it take to turn on a light bulb? Kit Klein whips out his phone to demonstrate. With a few swipes, Wink Head of Engineering officer pulls up the smart-home app created by his New York City-based company  – and taps the light button. “Honestly when you’re holding the phone and you’re hitting the light,” he says,…
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It started with a Shaky Leaf. Since its introduction a decade ago, the Shaky Leaf icon has become one of Ancestry’s signature features, which signals to users that there’s a helpful hint you can use to find out more about your family tree. So when the company decided to begin moving its infrastructure to cloud native technology, the first service…
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It’s not every day that you can say you’ve slashed an operating expense by half. But Sheriff Mohamed and Josh Chandler did just that when they helped lead their company, GolfNow, on a journey from a monolithic to a containerized, cloud native infrastructure managed by Kubernetes. A top-performing business within the NBC Sports Group, GolfNow is a technology and services…
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In the summer of 2014, Box was feeling the pain of a decade’s worth of hardware and software infrastructure that wasn’t keeping up with the company’s needs. A platform that allows its more than 50 million users (including governments and big businesses like General Electric) to manage and share content in the cloud, Box was originally a PHP monolith of…
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