The Headlines

Editor’s pick of the highlights from the past week.

4 Tips for Maximizing Your Virtual KubeCon Experience
Amanda Katona, VMware

With hundreds of hours of programmed content for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2020 Virtual, it risks becoming an overwhelming (and occasionally numbing) experience. Don’t worry – the CNCF community is here to help! As you start to prepare for the event, Amanda shares her advice for making the most of the virtual experience. Read the blog here.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Virtual Session Spotlight

The countdown to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Virtual on August 17-20, 2020 is on! As we approach the event, we curated a few recommended sessions that we don’t want you to miss. Please see the feature for this week and be sure to register today!

Keynote: How to Love K8s and Not Wreck the Planet
Presented by Holly Cummins, Worldwide IBM Garage Developer Lead, IBM

The past five years have been the warmest since records began. Human activity, including the IT industry, is driving worrying about climate change. Data centers alone consume 3% of the world’s energy, and more and more of that energy is being used by Kubernetes and workloads running on Kubernetes. Is k8s helping, or making things worse?

The beauty of the cloud is that it makes it easy to run code, virtualized, and scheduled for efficiency… but it doesn’t provide any guarantee that what’s running is useful. Even when the workload is high-value and efficient, Kube sprawl can lead to low utilization, unsatisfactory elasticity, and high costs – but mega-mono-clusters have their own problems around isolation, security, and management. How should these competing requirements be balanced? This talk discusses some of the trade-offs and provides a roadmap to figuring out the right thing.

Register now!

ICYMI: CNCF Webinars

Weekly recap of CNCF project, SIG, Ambassador, and member webinars that you might have missed.

You can view all CNCF recorded and upcoming webinars here.

CNCF Project Webinar: How We Doubled System Read Throughput with Only 26 Lines of Code
Minghua Tang, Infrastructure Engineer @PingCAP

CNCF Member Webinar: Comparing eBPF and Istio/Envoy for Monitoring Microservice Interactions
Roko Kruze, Solutions Engineer @Flowmill and Jonathan Perry, CEO @Flowmill

CNCF Member Webinar: Making Data Work for Developers with Kubernetes & Cassandra
Chris Splinter, Sr. Product Manager – Developer Solutions @DataStax and Patrick McFadin, VP of Developer Relations @DataStax

CNCF Member Webinar: Debugging your debugging tools; What to do when your service mesh goes down in production?
Neeraj Poddar, Co-founder and Chief Architect @Aspen Mesh and John Howard, Software Engineer @Google

CNCF Member Webinar: Maximizing M3 – Pushing performance boundaries in a distributed metrics engine at global scale
Ryan Allen, Senior Software Engineer @Chronosphere

The Technical

Tutorials, tools, and more that take you on a deep dive into the code.

Providing Persistent Storage to Windows Containers
Alina Ryan, Red Hat and Mohammad Saif Shaikh, Red Hat

Why I use Ingress Controllers to expose Kubernetes services
Kevin Crawley, Containous

Sandboxing and Workload Isolation

How To Set Up and Secure an etcd Cluster with Ansible on Ubuntu 18.04
Digital Ocean

Kubernetes in Production with Jessica Deen at swampUP 2020
Jagdish Mirani and Adi Atzmony, JFrog

How we migrated Dropbox from Nginx to Envoy
Alexey Ivanov and Oleg Guba, Dropbox

The Easiest And Fastest Way To Deploy An OKD 4.5 Cluster In A Libvirt/KVM Host
Carlos Camacho, Red Hat

Debugging tool for Kubernetes which tests and displays connectivity between nodes in the cluster.

Public Sector on Air: Managed Openshift on AWS w/ Tres Vance
Tres Vance and Erik Jacobs, Red Hat

Deconstructing Kubernetes Networking
Emanuel Evans

The Editorial

Articles, announcements, and more that give you a high-level overview of challenges and features.

Minikube Redux, with Thomas Strömberg
Craig Box and Adam Glick, Kubernetes Podcast from Google

LOTE #14: Katie Gamanji on Kubernetes Tooling DX, GitOps, and the Cluster API
Ambassador Podcast

The community hat rules the company hat in open source
Matt Asay, AWS

3 reasons to use an enterprise Kubernetes platform
Ernest Jones, The Enterprisers Project

The Ups and Downs of Box’s Kubernetes Journey
Alex Williams and B. Cameron Gain, The New Stack

A Guide to Untangling the CNCF Cross-Community Relationships
Diane Mueller, Red Hat

Upcoming CNCF webinars

Member Webinar: Hardware for Kubernetes, Peeling Back the Layers
Erik Reidel, SVP Compute & Storage Solutions @ITRenew
Aug 11, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Member Webinar: The Open-Source Observability Playbook
Hen Peretz, Head of Solutions Engineering @Epsagon
Aug 12, 2020 7:00 AM Pacific Time

Member Webinar: Migrating Real-Time Communication Applications to Kubernetes at Scale: Learnings from 8×8’s Experience
Michael Laws, Sr. Site Reliability Engineer/DevOps at 8×8
Pankaj Gupta, Sr. Director at Citrix
Aug 12, 2020 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Ambassador Webinar: Navigating the service mesh ecosystem
Lachie Evenson, Principal Program Manager @Azure & CNCF Ambassador
Aug 14, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Member Webinar: MLOps automation with Git Based CI/CD for ML
Yaron Haviv, Co-Founder and CTO, Iguazio
Aug 26, 2020 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Project Webinar: Kubernetes 1.19
Kubernetes release team
Aug 28, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Member Webinar: Getting started with container runtime security using Falco
Loris Degioanni, CTO and Founder @Sysdig
Sept 2, 2020 1:00 PM Pacific Time

KubeWeekly is curated by Bob Killen, Chris Short, Craig Box, Kim McMahon, and Michael Hausenblas