Monthly Newsletter – July 2017

New Kubernetes MOOC

This free massive open online course (MOOC) 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!

Kubernetes Turns 2!

What feels like just a short while ago, Google (and others) worked with The Linux Foundation to create the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and donated Kubernetes, the open source platform for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. The result? Of the 54 million projects on GitHub, Kubernetes is in the top 5 for the number of unique developers contributing code. Today, you, the Kubernetes community are building on the project with best-of-breed ideas and practices.

Just a few of the incredible participants at the July 20th event, captured in the photo booth above. It’s been a wonderful two years, thank you, and the best is yet to come!

Box: An Early Adopter Envisions a New Cloud Platform

Box: An Early Adopter Envisions a New Cloud Platform

A platform that allows its more than 50 million users (including governments and big businesses like General Electric) to manage and share content in the cloud, Box was originally a PHP monolith of millions of lines of code built exclusively on top of bare metal inside of its own data centers. It had already begun to slowly chip away at the monolith, decomposing it into microservices. And “as we’ve been expanding into regions around the globe, and as the public cloud wars have been heating up, we’ve been focusing a lot more on figuring out how we run our workload across many different environments and many different cloud infrastructure providers,” says Box Cofounder and Services Architect Sam Ghods.

See what’s been done to achieve this, as well as what’s in store for the future below.

Welcoming Microsoft As Platinum Member!

Over the past few years, Microsoft has become one of the biggest open source contributors on Github. That effort has included Kubernetes, Helm, containerd, and gRPC. Corey Sanders, Partner Director, Microsoft Corp says, “Joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is another natural step on our open source journey, and we look forward to learning and engaging with the community on a deeper level as a CNCF member.”

Kubernetes Beta Certification Exam

Beta testing will begin soon for the inaugural exam certification for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program. CNCF is looking for skilled Kubernetes professionals at vendor companies to beta test the exam curriculum. Volunteers receive first access to the exam at a discounted price of $100 (regularly $300).

Are you interested in getting an early peek as a beta tester?