Monthly Newsletter – August 2017

Learn Kubernetes Alongside 8,400 Others For Free

Since July, 8,400 technologists have enrolled in this massive open online course (MOOC), which covers some of Kubernetes’ basic concepts, the architecture of the system, the problems it solves, and the model that it uses to handle containerized deployments and scaling. The course offers an introduction to Kubernetes and includes technical instructions on how to deploy a stand-alone and multi-tier application. Students will learn about ConfigMaps and Secrets, and how to use Ingress.

Enjoy the complimentary course, offered through edX below!


Welcoming AWS As A Platinum Member!

CNCF is thrilled to officially welcome Amazon Web Services as our newest Platinum member. According to a recent survey, 63 percent of respondents run containers on AWS; up from 44 percent a year ago.

With this news, and Microsoft joining CNCF last month, five of the five largest public cloud providers are now active members. Also on our governing board are most of the world’s biggest private cloud vendors. This combined industry momentum signals not only the value of Kubernetes and our other cloud native technologies but also underlines the Foundation’s commitment to making these technologies ubiquitous.


Cloud Native Part 1: Definition

In this 6 part blog series originally posted by Heptio, Joe Beda (CTO of Heptio and starter of Google Compute Engine, Kubernetes and Google Container Engine) dives into the definition of Cloud Native, practical considerations of applying Cloud Native, how Cloud Native relates to DevOps, Containers and Container Clusters, how Cloud Native enables microservices, and how Cloud Native creates both problems and opportunities in the security domain.

At its root, Cloud Native is structuring teams, culture and technology to utilize automation and architectures to manage complexity and unlock velocity. Joe continues to explain why the real value goes far beyond that.

In 2015, Ancestry decided to begin moving its infrastructure to cloud native technology, and the first service that was launched on Kubernetes, was its renown ‘hint’ system. Think of it as Amazon’s recommended products, but instead of recommending products, the company recommends records, stories, or familial connections.

“It was a very important part of the site,” says Ancestry architect Paul MacKay. And when it went live smoothly in early 2016, “our deployment time for this service literally was cut down from 50 minutes to 2 or 5 minutes,” MacKay adds. “The development team was just thrilled because we’re focused on supplying a great experience for our customers. And that means features, it means stability, it means all those things that we need for a first-in-class type operation.”

This created momentum for greater adoption of the technology; hear more of their story below!

Find Us @ Upcoming Events

Huawei Cloud Connect, Shanghai, 9/6/2017
Software Circus, Amsterdam, 9/7-8/2017
Open Source Summit NA, Los Angeles, 9/11-13/2017
Alibaba Cloud Conference, Hangzhou, 10/11-14/2017
Kubernetes End User Conference, Hangzhou, 10/15/2017
DockerCon EU, Copenhagen, 10/16-18/2017