On today’s Kubernetes Unpacked we speak with Evis Drenova about whether AI has a role to play in the Kubernetes ecosystem. We discuss everything from using chat-based generative AI tools to interact with Kubernetes to data models and data sets on Kubernetes to Machine Learning with Kubernetes.
In today’s Kubernetes Unpacked, Kristina and Michael talk about whether Kubernetes is getting boring, and how elements such as service mesh, security-centric CNIs, and movements such as GitOps, can keep Kubernetes moving forward.
In this episode of Kubernetes Unpacked, Michael and Kristina catch up with with Nigel Poulton, an independent consultant, trainer, and content creator to discuss what Web Assembly (WASM) is, why it’s gaining popularity, and whether it can be the future of programming and development.
In this episode, Michael catches up with Anton Smith, Head Of Product at Spectro Cloud. This episode goes outside of the standard engineering conversation and into a conversation of why it makes sense for Technical Product Managers (TPMs) to not only get a certification like the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), but why staying technical as a TPM in the Kubernetes space helps you with your job.
In this episode of the Kubernetes Unpacked podcast, co-hosts Michael Levan and Kristina Devochko interview David Flanagan, a Kubernetes consultant, about his experience running his own consultancy and specializing in a specific technology or platform. David shares his career journey and emphasizes the importance of authenticity, credibility, and long-term thinking in the world of technology consulting. The conversation also touches on the use of AI in Kubernetes, the challenges and rewards of being an independent consultant, and the importance of setting personal boundaries and constraints early on to prevent burnout. David also shares his insights into some of the quirks of Kubernetes.
In today’s Kubernetes Unpacked podcast, Michael and Kristina chat about KubeCon EU, which took place in April 2023 in Amsterdam. They explore the latest and greatest technologies that are coming, the value of in-person gatherings, and why conference codes of conduct matter. They also share their top 3 KubeCon takeaways.
On today’s Kubernetes Unpacked podcast, Michael and Kristina catch up with with Geoff Burke, Senior Cloud Solutions Architect, to talk about running backups for Kubernetes, how to recover those backups, and which tools to use for backup and disaster recovery. We’re also pleased to welcome Kristina Devochko as full-time co-host of the podcast!
Michael Levan and Calvin Hendryx-Parker talk about their experience using Kubernetes, the pros and cons of the orchestration platform, and its impact on infrastructure engineers and developers. Calvin offers great tips on how to make the developer experience better and what platform engineering teams can do to make everyone’s job flow properly.
In this episode, Michael catches up with Kristina Devochko, a Senior Software Architect to talk about Day Zero Kubernetes. Originally, Michael thought that it would be similar to Day One and Day Two Ops, but Day Zero is drastically different. Kristina and Michael discuss what engineers need to know to get the job done, how to think about planning Kubernetes architecture, and overall security best practices for what’s needed in Day Zero.
Today’s Kubernetes Unpacked discusses essential requirements to secure a Kubernetes environment.
In this episode, Michael catches up with Stephane Karagulmez, Senior Solution Architect at Isovalent (founded by the creators of Cilium). Michael spent a lot of time working with Cilium, which is open-source software that provides networking and observability capabilities for Kubernetes workloads. Cilium is based on another open-source project, eBFP. It’s important to understand the details and performance changes when implementing eBPF and removing kube-proxy.
On today’s Kubernetes Unpacked, Michael and guests explore Windows containers. A few years ago there was a lot of hype around Nano, which then morphed into Nano Server. We look at the current state of containerized Windows, using Windows containers with Kubernetes, customer scenarios for container adoption, and Microsoft’s approach to the container space.
The edge is one of those terms that can be shaped to fit almost any use case. On today’s Kubernetes Unpacked episode, host Michael Levan talks with Alan Hohn, Director of Software Strategy at Lockheed Martin, about what the defense industry means by the edge, and getting a working definition of the edge we can all live with.
In today’s Kubernetes Unpacked podcast, we explore the concept of a service mesh and why you might want to run one in a Kubernetes cluster. While there are many service meshes to choose from we focus on Linkerd. Linkerd is available under an Apache 2.0 license and hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
In today’s Kubernetes Unpacked episode, host Michael Levan and guest Michael Chenetz examine the complexity that comes with Kubernetes and its broader ecosystem, what engineers should expect when diving into it, and why organizations should invest in people not just tech.
On today’s Kubernetes Unpacked podcast, host Michael Levan discusses six big ideas to consider as you build your Kubernetes foundation in 2023. Topics include abstractions, the need to understand what’s beneath those abstractions, Kubernetes security, and more.
On today’s Kubernetes Unpacked podcast we talk about taking on Kubernetes as a young engineer. As all IT pros know, learning Kubernetes isn’t the easiest thing, especially when you’re first entering the field. Guest Alero Awani, a college student, talks about her transition from Data Engineering to cloud and DevOps, and how and why she came to learn Kubernetes.
In this episode of the Kubernetes Unpacked podcast, Michael explores the concept of Financial Operations, or FinOps, with guest Chris Love. As CTOs get their cloud bills, they want to know why and how so much money is being spent. Chris introduces Michael to the concept of FinOps for tracking cloud spend, why it’s important, and how it can help engineers keep their jobs.
In today’s episode of Kubernetes Unpacked, Michael catches up with Steve Buchanan, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, to talk about using GitOps and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to automate the building and deployment of applications. Microsoft has been working incredibly hard on AKS, including integrating different tools and platforms to make the lives of DevOps and Platform Engineers easier.
In this episode, Michael Levan catches up Richard Hooper, Microsoft Azure MVP and Azure Architect, to chat about Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in production. Richard spends the majority of his time working with organizations that are either using AKS, or are migrating to AKS, so he has a ton of experience in how to actually use AKS in the real-world.
In this episode, Michael catches up with Chad Crowell to talk about the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. They talk about why the certification is important, its hands-on emphasis, how you can study for the cert, and what you should know when going in to sit for the exam.
On today’s Kubernetes Unpacked podcast, Michael catches up with Eric Wright to discuss the current and future of containers and Kubernetes, as well as a look into how the world of containers has evolved. They dive into virtualization, how orchestration actually works, and how to think about ephemeral workloads.
In this episode, Michael catches up with Natan Yellin, CEO of Robusta.dev. Michael and Ned chat about how logging and troubleshooting works in Kubernetes today. They discuss three stages of troubleshooting evolution – manual playbooks, automatic playbooks, and the third stage, which is what you do with logs and how automatic remediation can come into play for any Kubernetes environment.
In this episode, host Michael Levan talks with Ned Bellavance about why orchestration is important in today’s world, how the HashiCorp stack (primarily Terraform and Vault) fit into Kubernetes, and more.
In this episode, Michael catches up with Josh Duffney, Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft to talk about Go (golang). Kubernetes, Docker, and Terraform are all written in Go. Josh and Michael talk about their journey into Kubernetes and Go, some fun projects to play with, how to learn Go, and why understanding certain programming languages is crucial for breaking into Kubernetes.