Krishna Kumar, Cloud Architect at Huawei, sat down with Kaitlyn Barnard, Cloud Native Computing Foundation(CNCF), to talk about cloud native, trends in the industry, and being an Ambassador. Below is their interview. You can also view the video.

Kaitlyn Barnard: Hi Krishna.

Krishna Kumar: Hi.

Kaitlyn Barnard: Thank you so much for joining me today.

Krishna Kumar: Thanks for welcoming me.

Kaitlyn Barnard: So we’re gonna chat a little bit about the community work that you’re doing, your involvement in the ambassador program.

Krishna Kumar: Okay.

Kaitlyn Barnard: Could you just start off by giving us a brief introduction?

Krishna Kumar: Sure.

Krishna Kumar: My name is Krishna Kumar, and I am from Bangalore, India, and I work for Huawei as a cloud architect. And also, I run Bangalore CNCF meet up groups. We are around 2000 members, in that group.

Kaitlyn Barnard: Oh wow, awesome.

Kaitlyn Barnard: : What is your favorite cloud native technology, and why?

Krishna Kumar: I would say, at this point, Kubernetes because it really changed the landscape of containers deployment. So, today, if somebody talks about cloud, it’s pretty much containers and Kubernetes. And also I like Helms because deployment package, right? And it’s not only the containers matter, how you deploy applications’ also very important. Speaker 1: And what are you most excited to see in the cloud native space over the next couple of years?

Krishna Kumar: I think other than the technology, I think two things.

Krishna Kumar: One is Kubernetes and those technologies are still very complex, so I would like to see these technologies are much more easier to adapt, so tools, techniques, or SDKs which help people to adapt the technology – that’s one thing.

Krishna Kumar: Second thing is, I would like to see this cloud can be applied for all kind of workloads. Whether data bases, or big data We should use it because it meant for something; it really make difference.

Krishna Kumar: So I would like to see next one to two years these things happen

Kaitlyn Barnard: So you’re one of our CM Safe Ambassadors. Can you tell us a little bit about why you wanted be part of the program, and some of the work you’re doing in the community?

Krishna Kumar: Two years back, I got an invitation to become an ambassador – that’s how I become the ambassador. I am the first CM Safe Ambassador from India, so I’m very honored to be that. And ambassador means: you go talk to the community members, get to know what are the solutions they are looking for. We can take that knowledge back and feed to the developers and other members, so they can come out with the solutions that really make sense.

Krishna Kumar: That’s what is one of the thing I like to see, and India’s cloud adoption is not that much compared to the western part of the world. So, if I can really push something there, in that region of the world, that will be the great success, actually. So I’d really like to be in that space.

Kaitlyn Barnard: Awesome. Yeah, we’re gonna be in Bangalore next year now.

Krishna Kumar: Yeah, I know that you guys are coming in March, next year, right?

Kaitlyn Barnard: Yeah.

Kaitlyn Barnard: So, we talked a lot about work. When you’re finished working for the day, what do you like to do for fun?

Krishna Kumar: I really like to do yoga, and I’m a long marathon runner, so weekend I go for running, like twenty kilometer to forty kilometer, like that.

Kaitlyn Barnard: Oh my gosh!

Kaitlyn Barnard: Well, thank you so much for joining me today.

Krishna Kumar: Thank you for welcoming me.

Kaitlyn Barnard: Awesome.

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