Monthly Newsletter – September 2017

Envoy and Jaeger Join The Family!

Two weeks ago at Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, Lyft and Uber shared the stage as they announced the donation of their projects (Envoy and Jaeger respectively) to the CNCF.

Envoy is a service mesh for cloud native applications, which provides a dedicated infrastructure layer for making service-to-service communication safe, fast, and reliable.

Jaeger is a distributed tracing tool that gives developers the ability to understand what is happening inside the flow of an application. This is critical for monitoring application performance and health.

Keynotes and Full Agenda for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

After a sold-out show in Berlin last March, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America will bring together technologists from thriving open source communities to further the education and adoption of cloud native computing. Maintainers and end users of CNCF’s hosted projects and other cloud native technologists will gather for three days to share insights around this fast growing ecosystem.

Some of this year’s rockstar keynote presenters include:

  • Sarah Novotny (Google)
  • Brendan Burns (Microsoft Azure)
  • Dianne Marsh (Netflix)
  • Brian Grant (Google)
  • Chen Goldberg (Google)
  • Clayton Coleman (Red Hat)

See more of the fantastic lineup linked below and register for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon by October 6 to
save up to $300

Welcoming Oracle, VMWare, Pivotal, and SAP As Platinum Members!

CNCF is thrilled to welcome Oracle, VMWare, Pivotal, and SAP as our newest Platinum members. With this news, and Amazon as well as Microsoft joining CNCF last month, six of the six largest public cloud providers are now active members.

This combined industry momentum signals not only the value of Kubernetes and our other cloud native technologies but also underscores the Foundation’s commitment to making these technologies ubiquitous.

Learn Kubernetes Alongside 11,000 Others For Free

Since July, 11,000 technologists have enrolled in this massive open online course (MOOC), which covers some of Kubernetes’ basic concepts. These include the architecture of the system, the problems Kubernetes 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. Click the link below to enroll.

Cloud Native Part 2: In Practice

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.

In part 2 of the series, Joe examines multiple angles of how to apply “cloud native” thinking.

The three-year-old startup, Pear Deck, provides a web app for teachers to interact with their students in the classroom. It was originally built on Heroku. However after scaling, the team wanted to have multiple services. “The deployment story got pretty horrendous,” said CEO Riley Eynon-Lynch. “Tracing and monitoring became basically impossible.”

Last year, Pear Deck transitioned to Docker containers running on GKE, orchestrated by Kubernetes and monitored by Prometheus. Learn what changed for them in this case study.

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