A white paper on serverless technology released this week by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), seeks to establish some ground rules for the nascent market. “Serverless is the natural evolution of cloud-native computing,” said Chris Aniszczyk, the foundation’s COO. Nevertheless, the group warns that a lack of serverless interoperability and standards among cloud providers foreshadows “vendor lock-in.” READ MORE.
CNCF created the WG to “explore the intersection of cloud native and serverless technology.” The first output of the group was a summary of serverless computing projects. These include Apache OpenWhisk, AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, and Azure Cloud Functions. In short, all the major public cloud players are investing in serverless architectures. The vast majority of these are using Kubernetes to orchestrate their activities. READ MORE.
The second storage project — and CNCF’s 16th hosted project — is a database orchestration system for horizontal scaling of MySQL. YouTube originally developed Vitess in 2010 as a better way to scale massive amounts of traffic. READ MORE.
By Quentin Hardy
Google now runs about 2 billion containers a week on its in-house version of Kubernetes. Open source Kubernetes is managed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which counts among its members Google Cloud, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and Amazon. Dan Kohn, the foundation’s executive director, has predicted that eventually much the world’s legacy software, worth about $100 trillion in net GDP, will be ported into Kubernetes, for better servicing. READ MORE.
Several different analysts and tech journalists have proclaimed that 2017 was the year of Kubernetes. But if you’re not involved in the day-to-day management of cloud workloads, you can be forgiven for not understanding what the fuss is all about.
Kubernetes is a relatively young technology. The first open source code for the tool became available in 2014. But in the roughly three years it has been around, Kubernetes has really taken off. READ MORE.
The Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) this week has decided to accept Vitess as a new project.
Vitess is a database orchestration system developed at YouTube that automatically shards instances of open source MySQL databases as they horizontally scale. READ MORE.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has agreed on the 15th project to grace its roster: Rook, a storage-oriented plugin for Kubernetes. READ MORE.
Kubernetes has become the standard way of deploying new distributed applications. Most new internet businesses started in the foreseeable future will leverage Kubernetes (whether they realize it or not). Many old applications are migrating to Kubernetes too. Before Kubernetes, there was no standardization around a specific distributed systems platform. Just like Linux became the standard server-side operating system for a single node, Kubernetes has become the standard way to orchestrate all of the nodes in your application. READ MORE.
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017 was held in Austin, Texas, at the beginning of December 2017. It’s one of the largest (if not the largest) container-centric events of the year. Due to its size and importance, many companies, both large and small, choose to announce their new products and services at the conference. Although I won’t be able to list all the announcements that were made this year, following are some of the major ones that caught my attention. READ MORE.