Monthly Newsletter – October 2017

Announcing the Beta Release of devstats.k8s.io

DevStats is a new open source tool to help the K8s community monitor its development and workflow. DevStats downloads all public GitHub activities from the last 3 years via GitHub Archives, stores the results from the ~80 Kubernetes repos in Postgres, processes and stores the time series in InfluxDB, and displays visuals via Grafana. New data is available every hour. Users can select their preferred views of the data and bookmark the unique URL for future reference without needing to do or request any new development. There are currently 25 dashboards available and the project accepts pull requests for new and improved visualizations.

Kubernetes 1.8: Security, Workloads and Feature Depth

We’re pleased to announce the delivery of Kubernetes 1.8, the third release this year. Kubernetes 1.8 represents a snapshot of many exciting enhancements and refinements underway. In addition to functional improvements, we’re increasing project-wide focus on maturing process, formalizing architecture, and strengthening Kubernetes’ governance model. The evolution of mature processes clearly signals that sustainability is a driving concern, and helps to ensure that Kubernetes is a viable and thriving project far into the future.


Case Study: BlaBlaCar

The world’s largest long-distance carpooling community, BlaBlaCar, connects 40 million members across 22 countries. Experiencing exponential growth since 2012, the team knew they had to scale the platform, but wanted to stay on their own bare metal servers. The BlaBlaCar team became early adopters of containerization, using the CoreOs runtime rkt. Last year, the company switched to Kubernetes orchestration, and now also uses Prometheus for monitoring.


2018 Sponsorships are Now Open for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

We’re excited to announce that KubeCon + CloudNativeCon sponsorships are now available for our 2018 Europe and North America events: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Copenhagen May 2 – 4, 2018, and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Seattle Dec. 11 – 13, 2018. Sponsorships at all levels are in high demand so we encourage you to sign up for your sponsorship quickly.


Kubernetes Community Steering Committee Election Results

The Kubernetes Community is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Steering Committee Elections. The newly formed Kubernetes Steering Committee consists of Aaron Crickenberger, Derek Carr, Michelle Noorali, Philip Wittrock, Quinton Hoole and Timothy St. Clair, who will be joining the members of the Bootstrap Governance committee. The group will meet regularly in order to clarify and streamline the structure and operation of the project.


Version 0.9.9 of the Cloud Native Landscape has Been Released

The CNCF Cloud Native Landscape Project is a map through the previously uncharted terrain of cloud native technologies. There are many routes to deploying a cloud native application, with CNCF Projects representing a particular open-source path. We update and categorize many of the most popular project and product offerings on a monthly basis, with the latest version includes dozens of improvements.

Find Us @ Upcoming Events

Cloud Native in the Datacenter: Why, How and Who, New York, 11/1/2017
Open Source Strategy Forum, New York, 11/8/2017
AWS re:Invent, Las Vegas, 11/27/2017 -12/1/2017
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017, Austin, 12/6/2017 – 12/8/2017