Monthly Newsletter – January 2018

Rook Project Joining to Further Cloud-Native Storage Capabilities

We are happy to announce that Rook has been accepted as an inception-level project, under the CNCF Graduation Criteria v1.0. The CNCF Graduation Criteria by the TOC provides every CNCF project an associated maturity level of either inception, incubating or graduated, which allows CNCF to review projects at different maturity levels to advance the development of cloud native technology and services.

Rook brings File, Block and Object storage systems into the Kubernetes cluster, running them seamlessly alongside other applications and services that are consuming the storage. By doing so, the cloud-native cluster becomes self-sufficient and portable across public cloud and on-premise deployments.

Learn more about Rook’s features and how it allows us to handle persistent storage in a Cloud Native way.

Diversity Scholarship Series: Ivange’s Experience at KubeCon

CNCF along with its generous members, offered 103 diversity scholarships to developers and students to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon last month. One of the recipients, Ivange Larry, Software Developer in Africa, shares his experience attending sessions and meeting the community.

“While at the conference, the first thing on my list was Kubernetes Doc Sprint. My goal was to grab every opportunity to learn about Kubernetes and one day contribute code to this awesome project.”

Read more about Ivange’s lasting memories formed while at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, including his first ever experience with snow.


Rolling Out Kubernetes in 100 Days

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager that saw record net inflows in 2017 of $367 billion, recently rolled out a full production Kubernetes environment in 100 days and released a new investor research web app on it, within one quarter.

“My message to other enterprises like us is you can actually integrate Kubernetes into an existing, well-orchestrated machinery. You don’t have to throw out everything you do. And using Kubernetes made a complex problem significantly easier.” – Michael Francis, Managing Director

Kubernetes 1.9.1 Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam

We are committed to grow Kubernetes ecosystem by ensuring that developers and operations can demonstrate their skills with the latest version of Kubernetes. The latest CKA exam maps to the latest Kubernetes 1.9.1 release published last month. A number of bugs and inconsistencies in earlier versions have now been eliminated.

The online exam takes three hours to complete and consists of a set of performance-based items (problems) to be solved in a command line running Version 1.9.1. The Certification focuses on the skills required to be a successful Kubernetes Administrator.

The curriculum, along with the updated CKA Exam Tips, and Candidate Handbook can be found linked below.

Sponsorship Opportunities @ KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in 2018

We would love to have you be apart of the event. See all locations below and claim your sponsorships this week!