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Kubernetes’ next step could be to try orchestrating everything else
Could every element of an enterprise data center's infrastructure -- not just those newfangled containers, but virtual machines, "big data" platforms, and machine learning frameworks -- all eventually become orchestrated by Kubernetes, a product originally born out of Google's need to make order out of chaos?
Kubernetes  cloudnative  links  via:Workflow 
8 weeks ago by cote
VMworld 2019: VMware expands its multicloud, security, Kubernetes strategies | ZDNet
VMware in the span of seven days set its strategy to grab more multicloud deployments, positioned itself in case developers favor containers over virtual machines in the future and reiterated its case as a go-to enterprise engine for digital transformation.
Vmworld  M&A  vmware  Pivotal  cloudnative  containers  links  via:Workflow 
10 weeks ago by cote
VMware Tanzu Completes the Modern Applications Picture
help customers build modern applications, run Kubernetes consistently across environments and manage it all from a single point of control.
kubernetes  VMware  vmworld  Pivotal  cloudnative  links  via:Workflow 
11 weeks ago by cote
VMware plan elevates Kubernetes to star enterprise status
VMware says that from 2018 to 2023 – with new tools/platforms, more developers, agile methods, and lots of code reuse – 500 million new logical apps will be created serving the needs of many application types and spanning all types of environments.
Modernization  VMware  vmworld  virtualization  kubernetes  cloudnative  links  via:Workflow 
11 weeks ago by cote
VMware is bringing VMs and containers together, taking advantage of Heptio acquisition
“Kubernetes is a way of bringing a control metaphor to modern IT processes. You provide an expression of what you want to have happen, and then Kubernetes takes that and interprets it and drives the world into that desired state,” McLuckie explained.
VMware  kubernetes  systemsmanagement  cloudnative  vmworld  links  via:Workflow 
11 weeks ago by cote
Scale and velocity are driving the next generation of DevOps
This massive growth in scale has required an evolution in practices and organization to achieve success. Most of what technologists are aware of in this regard is labeled “DevOps,” but there is more nuance to it than that. The way infrastructure capacity is allocated becomes decoupled from specific hardware, so the infrastructure team has to adapt new tools. The way databases and message busses, among other things, are operated and made available to applications has become more “self-service”, and thus those teams have to see themselves as service providers rather than as infrastructure teams.
DevOps  SRE  Platform  cloudnative  links  via:Workflow 
august 2019 by cote
Ignore the hysteria, Cloud Foundry is just fine
Sure you can do a lot of things with Kubernetes. It’s great, but Cloud Foundry is designed to make “Happy developers,” as Comcast open-source senior director Nithya Ruff put it at the Cloud Foundry Summit.

Cloud Foundry’s audience, as Karl Isenberg, one of its developers, explained on StackOverflow, is “enterprise application devs who want to deploy 12-factor stateless apps using Heroku-style buildpacks.”
Cloudfoundry  kubernetes  docker  cloudnative  dxc  links  via:Workflow 
may 2019 by cote
Comic Relief switched from multi-cloud to serverless with AWS and saw a 93% cost reduction
As a team, going serverless has given us a lot more velocity, we can rapidly release, we can test the same infrastructure we’re deploying in production, in a pull request environment, in a staging environment, we can rapidly retest ideas- and every developer can do that because we’re using Lambda to load test, so the power it gives you as a developer and engineering team is pretty amazing.
Serverless  cases  aws  cloudnative  proofpoints  links  via:Workflow 
may 2019 by cote
Cloud Foundry PaaS undergoes seismic shifts as IT evolves
"Who cares about buzzword bingo?" said an executive director at a major media and entertainment company who requested anonymity. "How does Kubernetes solve my business problems? How does it improve the developer experience? I'm not sure throwing more flour around necessarily creates more bread."
cloudfoundry  kubernetes  cloudnative  quotes  cff 
april 2019 by cote
Cloud Foundry Project Eirini Inches the Group Closer to Kubernetes
“A lot of work needs to be done for that but it’s evolving quickly,” Childers said of interoperability tests using Eirini as a bridge between Diego and Kubernetes. He did add that the evolution from Diego to Eirini, if it does occur, will be similar to how Cloud Foundry moved from its DEA architecture system to its Diego architecture system. That involved Diego having to show functional parity to DEA and the necessary production readiness for vendors and organizations to feel comfortable using Diego in place of DEA.
Cloudfoundry  kubernetes  Cff  cfsummit  cloudnative  links  via:Workflow 
april 2019 by cote
SUSE on Cloud 9 for love-in with OpenStack and Kubernetes
> With the Cloud Application Platform 1.4, SUSE has set its sights on a multi-cloud world laying claim to being the first software distribution to go 100 per cent Kubernetes for Cloud Foundry.
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> The juice comes from Cloud Foundry's Project Eirini, which allows devs to seamlessly switch between Kubernetes or Cloud Foundry Diego as their container scheduler. An organisation already invested in the Kubernetes world therefore does not have to faff around with the Cloud Foundry Application Runtime orchestration. A single scheduler should do the trick.
SUSE  openstack  kubernetes  cloudnative  cloudfoundry  links  via:Workflow 
april 2019 by cote
The Best Digital Transformers Choose When to Choose
There’s a cost to all this choice: it delays decision making, causes distress, and it leads to post-decision regret.
Pivotal  cloudnative  platformops  links  via:Workflow 
march 2019 by cote
Kubernetes Culture Change
> Thus we've seen a bunch of Kubernetes services spring up, run by the same people who brought you all the other Infrastructures-as-a-Service. Google (from whence Kubernetes emerged originally) has Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Amazon has Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), Microsoft has Azure Container Service (AKS), VMware has VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE), you get the idea. Pivotal has Pivotal Container Service (PKS) that can run on AWS, Google Cloud Platform, VMware, and (as of its recent PKS 1.3 launch) also Azure.
cloudnative  kubernetes 
february 2019 by cote
Production Guideline
Checklists of things to check before deploying.
ops  releasemanagement  cloudnative  configurationmanagement 
january 2019 by cote
PKS - a Painkiller for Kubernetes
The list of pains:

One cluster is not enough
Developers want clusters close to them, for low latency
Data storage
Day two operations - upgrading, scaling, capacity management
Managing heterogeneous infrastructure underneath the platform
Backup & restore, disaster recovery
pks  kubernetes  cloudnative  pivotal  containers 
january 2019 by cote
Simplifying kubernetes use
> As a scheduler of containers, Kubernetes does a pretty good job. If you keep it focused on that key task, it can take you miles. As a manager of a large scale distributed infrastructure, it’s not so good.
cases  kubernetes  target  cloudnative 
january 2019 by cote
Contemporary Views on Serverless and Implications
It either means not having to worry about managing your middleware stack and/or a trigger-driven event system.
serverless  lamda  paas  cloudnative 
january 2019 by cote
The future of Kubernetes is Virtual Machines
Multi-tenancy ain’t easy:

> The Kubernetes cluster itself becomes the line of “Hard Tenanacy”. This leads to the emerging pattern of “many clusters” rather than “one big shared” cluster. Its not uncommon to see customers of Google’s GKE Service have dozens of Kubernetes clusters deployed for multiple teams. Often each developer gets their own cluster. This kind of behavior leads to a shocking amount of Kubesprawl.
cloudnative  containers  kubernetes  cloud 
january 2019 by cote
Kubernetes, what it’s for
> The reason that Kubernetes is successful is because people look at it and they don’t understand why they need it until they see it do stuff. Then they say “Oh my God, I need that!”I can’t say how many talks and presentations I’ve done in front of skeptical audiences where they don’t understand what it’s for. Just by showing short and simple features like “let’s do a rolling update” I watch what happens. I stop it halfway through and then roll it back and they’re like ”that’s what I do by hand. It takes me a ton more energy than what you just did.” So I think it captures things that people really wanted.

On DevOps-oriented app teams vs. SREs:

> I’m a little bit sad how complex Kubernetes is right now. In some sense Kubernetes is not for end users, it’s for people who set up clusters and clusters are for end users. At Google, we’ve always separated the roles that were involved in cluster management into two very specific ones: the cluster operators and the application operators.
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> The cluster operators know everything about Borg and they know a little bit about each application that runs on Borg in a profile they understand, but not the details. They’re able to keep the Borg clusters up and running and they have SLAs around that and so forth. The application teams (like Google search or Gmail) come in and they say “I know how to use Borg but I don’t know how Borg runs and I don’t need to.” They come in and they run their applications on top of Borg and that split gives people a really nice ability to focus. Kubernetes is really aimed at those cluster operators.
kubernetes  cloudnative  containers 
december 2018 by cote
Cloud Comfort Level is Growing, Survey Finds
> Cloud Foundry Foundation reported that more than 50 percent of companies it surveyed are developing at least 60 percent of their applications on cloud platform. That total is up sharply—13 percent—from the group’s last survey released in March.

Demographics:

> ClearPath Strategies conducted this wave of quantitative research as part of the Global Perception Study on behalf of Cloud Foundry Foundation from September 2 to 17, 2018. The survey consisted of 600 interviews of IT professionals and execs, covering 11 geographies (Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR), Ireland, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, UK, US) and was offered in five languages corresponding to those geographies.
surveys  cff  cloudnative  digitaltransformation 
december 2018 by cote
Add It Up: FaaS ≠ Serverless
> Despite attempts to educate the market, we still believe the word “serverless” connotes many different things, especially for the 79 percent of organizations that plan to adopt serverless architecture but have not planned to use FaaS in the next 18 months.

Oh boy.
serverless  faas  surveys  cloudnative  cloud 
october 2018 by cote
Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.3
A laundry list of new feature and services in the software I market around. There’s a lot of .Net expansion, adding some standard platform services (like a task scheduler), and Morlock stuff like multi-install (would you say “zone”?) OpenStack, and Kubernetes and embedded OS update:
releases  kubernetes  pivotal  cloudnative  PivotalCloudFoundry 
october 2018 by cote
VMworld 2018: VMware Wants to Re-Architect Your Containers for NSX - The New Stack
“The developer shouldn’t have to know how to program NSX, or know what the security isolation boundaries are,” continued Fazzone. “But they should know that their organization has taken steps to unify the networking approach between the containerized applications and the traditional applications running in VMs, and take advantage of that ‘service’ offered by IT to extend the NSX-T support up into their container platform, versus just defaulting to the Layer 2 default that’s available in the open source community — so that their organization can realize that complete connectivity model in a consistent way.”
vmware  vmworld  pks  kubernetes  cloudnative 
september 2018 by cote
Cloud Native Computing Foundation Accepts Harbor Into CNCF Sandbox
“Harbor is a privately hosted registry, which allows running either on-premises or in any of the major cloud vendors, making it a possibility for organizations that cannot use a public container registry or want to implement a multi-cloud strategy. Harbor started as an internal VMware project and became open source in 2016. Multiple partners, including companies like Pivotal and Rancher, either use Harbor for their container-based environment or work together with Harbor to give the possibility of running the project on their infrastructure. For instance, the Pivotal Container Service includes Harbor as its built-in container registry. For Rancher, Harbor is one of the packages you can deploy to provide a container registry. Moreover, Harbor gives the option to set up multiple instances of these registries on several of these platforms simultaneously and allows replication between them. Through the signing and vulnerability scanning capabilities provided by the project, it turns these into trusted resources.”
cloudnative  containers  docker  vmware  registries  opensource  privatecloud 
september 2018 by cote
Google sets Kubernetes free with $9m in its pocket for expenses
“CNCF has reason to be magnanimous beyond the Chocolate Factory prize money – cloud-oriented enterprise software is all the rage. According to CNCF stats published on Wednesday, production usage of CNCF projects has increased more than 200 per cent on average since December 2017 and evaluation – companies testing said code – has risen 372 per cent.... Among CNCF survey respondents – 2,400 IT-types mostly from the US and Europe – 40 per cent of those from enterprise companies (5,000+ employees) report running Kubernetes in production. Over the whole set of people answering the survey, 58 per cent said they are using Kubernetes in production, with 42 per cent considering it for future deployment.”
cloudnative  surveys  containers  opensource  kubernetes 
august 2018 by cote
What Will Be the Real Impact From Knative?
“Knative is using the market momentum behind Kubernetes to provide an established platform on which to support serverless deployments that can run across different public clouds.”
marketing  kubernetes  serverless  knative  cloudnative 
august 2018 by cote
GKE On-Prem
Networking considered hard: “The amusing thing is that they wanted to connect a GKE On-Prem install running on VSphere for the demo. They could not get a public IP, so they just used MiniKube. Frankly, I think the demo at #GoogleNext2018 was far more amazing connecting MiniKube.”
kubernetes  google  cloudnative  privatecloud 
august 2018 by cote
Istio Aims To Be The Mesh Plumbing For Containerized Microservices
“The latter piece can be the tricky one when using containers to develop microservices. How do you link up all the component parts when they may be spread across a cluster of server nodes, and instances of them are continually popping up and later being retired as they are replaced by updated versions? In a service-oriented architecture (SOA), which microservices can be seen as the evolutionary heir to, this kind of task is analogous to that taken care of by an enterprise service bus (ESB). So what is needed is a kind of cloud-native version of an ESB.... This is the job that Istio, a relatively new open source project, aims to fill. It is officially described as a service mesh, because parts of it are distributed across the infrastructure alongside the containers it manages, and it sets out to meet the requirements of service discovery, load balancing, message routing, telemetry, and monitoring – and, of course, security.”
istio  containers  kubernetes  cloudnative  servicemesh 
august 2018 by cote
Kubernetes for the Kubernewbie - The Journey
“Kubernetes was created to bring the idea of dynamic, container-centric, managed, scheduled-cluster thinking outside of Google... But what is a container and what does a containerized application mean in this context?”
kubernetes  containers  cloudnative  frontside 
august 2018 by cote
Configuring your release pipelines for safe deployments
“Also, it is recommended to not deploy to all production environments in one go, exposing all the customers to the changes. A gradual rollout that exposes the changes to customers over a period, thereby implicitly validating the changes in production with a smaller set of customers at a time... As an example, for an application is deployed in 12 regions with US regions (4) having a high load, European regions (4) having a medium load and Asian regions (4) having a relatively lighter load, following would be the order of rollout.”
releasemanagement  cicd  cloudnative  cases  featureflags  microsoft 
august 2018 by cote
Progressive Delivery, a History…. Condensed
“On the business side, Progressive Delivery involves two core changes in the delivery model:

Release progression – progressively increasing the number of users that are able to see (and are impacted by) new features (e.g. Stage 1: visible to developers only; Stage 2: visible to developers and beta users; Stage 3: visible to more users; Stage n: visible to everyone)

Delegation – progressively delegating the control of the feature to the owner that is most closely responsible for the outcome. (e.g. Stage 1: Release owner = dev. Stage 2: Release owner = PM; Stage 3: Release owner = Marketing; Stage n: Release owner = Customer Success)

An important point about delegation: while the initial implementation likely involves both the assignment of responsibility as well as the need for manual approval or action, the goal should be to base all of the delegation changes or release progressions on criteria and use metrics and event data to automate the transitions.”
cicd  featuredlags  cloudnative  releasemanagement 
august 2018 by cote
Towards Progressive Delivery
“Progressive Delivery” - wrapping analyst-think and a sprinkle of business operations around rolling deploys.
redmonk  cloudnative  cicd  devops 
august 2018 by cote
TUTORIAL - Deploying Software on PKS: Creating a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with Spinnaker
"I can see how on larger teams with meaningful applications it could add a ton of value and help streamline the deployment processes."
cloudnative  cicd  kubernetes  spinnaker  pivotal 
august 2018 by cote
Istio sets sail as Red Hat renovates OpenShift container ship
“The software serves as a management mechanism for distributed microservices, providing capabilities like traffic management, service identity and security, policy enforcement and telemetry among apps running across multiple Kubernetes clusters and hosts.”
istio  kubernetes  microservices  cloudnative  redhat 
august 2018 by cote
Lessons from Elad Gil and High Growth Handbook
It’d be useful at some point to compare the “how to be a startup” advice to “how to modernize and suite of enterprise applications.” For example, an enterprise often knows its product/market fit (e.g., selling kidnapping insurance to executives). However, it may not know the best product/technology approach (it needs a mobile app that tracks when the executive leaves the country), or product/design fit (the executive’s assistant does most of the interaction with the software, so you need to add a secondary user).

For enterprises, there’s much to be learned from startup think, but there’s also much that’s different.
startups  books  reviews  cloudnative 
july 2018 by cote
Serverless survey
“Serverless is growing, and fast. Several key adoption metrics are 2x what they were last year. And not just with smaller companies; the enterprise is adopting serverless technologies for critical workloads just as rapidly.”
charts  survey  serverless  cloudnative 
july 2018 by cote
Thoughts on DockerCon 2018
“Docker is focusing on enterprise buyers and legacy workloads.”
containers  cloudnative  docker  modernization  redmonk 
july 2018 by cote
Kubernetes is the new app server
Indeed!

‘Then there's the whole cloud angle. Kubernetes has "quickly become the central container orchestration engine for most major cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, and Red Hat OpenShift," Guiu states. "With services like Amazon EKS, Azure Kubernetes Service, and Google Kubernetes Engine the developer experience is becoming more seamless and doesn't require a developer to install, manage, or operate Kubernetes clusters. We're going to see further innovation here so that a developer can just drop an application and run it in Kubernetes without having to build the Docker image."’
redhat  kubernetes  appservers  cloudnative 
july 2018 by cote
Goodbye Microservices: From 100s of problem children to 1 superstar
“Briefly, microservices is a service-oriented software architecture in which server-side applications are constructed by combining many single-purpose, low-footprint network services. The touted benefits are improved modularity, reduced testing burden, better functional composition, environmental isolation, and development team autonomy. The opposite is a Monolithic architecture, where a large amount of functionality lives in a single service which is tested, deployed, and scaled as a single unit.”

That’s a good definition!
microservices  cloudnative 
july 2018 by cote
"An astonishing paper that may explain why it’s so difficult to patch."
The most important thing is to be able to fix The Broken quickly, not make sure it never breaks.

"They monitored 400 libraries. In 116 days, they saw 282 breaking changes! Each day, there’s 6.1% chance of breaking chg, for each lib you use!"
cloudnative  uptime  monitoring  patching 
july 2018 by cote
Will Containers Replace VMs?
“One of the most important benefits containers provide is that once you have a containerized application, it runs in exactly the same environment at every stage of the lifecycle, from initial development through testing and deployment, so you get mobility of a workload at every stage of its lifecycle," said Iams. "In the past, you would develop an application and turn it over to production. Any environment they would be running it in would run into problems, so they'd kick it back to developers and you'd have to try to recreate the environment that it was running in. A lot of those issues go away once you containerize a workload."
gartner  cloudnative  containers  testing 
june 2018 by cote
IBM Drops Cloud Management Platform Onto Kubernetes
“The CMS platform is used by organizations to manage enterprise applications. Those applications include offerings from SAP and Oracle. CMS includes security, disaster recovery, automated infrastructure, and application management.... IBM launched its Cloud Private service last November. It’s built on a Kubernetes-based container architecture that supports integration and portability of workloads between the cloud environment and management across multiple clouds. This includes IBM Cloud, IBM PowerVC, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and VMware on and off premises.”
kubernetes  cloudnative  IBM  containers  legacy 
june 2018 by cote
Serverless Impacts on Business, Process and Culture
‘Sharples said the main interest stems from an enterprise love of microservices, where incremental delivery, agility and faster delivery are being embraced. “But we see adopters struggle with the operational complexity of managing and monitoring distributed systems, and that is where serverless has gotten their attention. You get the microservices benefits, but from a developer perspective it is very easy — it is just about the code. And on the ops side, serverless is a very good model for those building automated ops systems. To respond to a log event, doing that as a serverless invocation is pretty convenient.” Sharples says that in his weekly and daily chats with enterprise customers, serverless is piquing their interest.’

Microservicoed fine in dev, SRE problem now.
cloudnative  serverless 
june 2018 by cote
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Is Now Generally Available - More Regions and New Features
“The GA release of AKS includes a set of new features available in all regions like the Kubernetes role-based access control (RBAC), Azure Active Directory-based identity, and the ability to deploy clusters into pre-existing custom virtual networks.”
azure  kubernetes  publiccloud  cloudnative 
june 2018 by cote
The full-time job of keeping up with Kubernetes
“In practice and actual fact, what really matters for older Kubernetes version support is the continued availability and exercising of its end-to-end testing pipeline. If the machinery to quickly update an old release continues to exist, and exist in a state of good (non-flakey) repair, cutting a patch release is just a matter of someone – you, your provider or your vendor – having the engineering gumption to push it through. If a critical security fix isn’t back-ported to an older Kubernetes version, that’s a strong sign that no reasonably professional team is using that version in production anymore.”
history  testing  opensource  cloudnative  kubernetes 
june 2018 by cote
CNCF Brings the Helm Package Manager for Kubernetes into the Fold
“The software allows users to share applications as Kubernetes charts. The applications themselves, under Helm, can be consistently set up across different Kubernetes deployments. The software also provides a way to manage individual Kubernetes manifests, or configuration files... Helm joins a growing number of CNCF projects, all designed to ease the process of running workloads on cloud services in a vendor-neutral way. Other projects include Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, and NATS.”
cloudnative  packaging  kubernetes 
june 2018 by cote
The State Of The Kubernetes Ecosystem
Overview of the (vendor) players.

Also:

- "According to predictions from 451 Research, the market is set to grow from $762 million in 2016 to $2.7 billion by 2020."

- “A Forrester study found that 66% of organizations who adopted containers experienced accelerated developers efficiency, while 75% of companies achieved a moderate to significant increase in application deployment speed.”
kubernetes  marketsizing  451  Forrester  surveys  overviews  startups  cloudnative  profiltes 
june 2018 by cote
The Kubernetes ‘fork’: Open source purists miss the point | InfoWorld
“Enterprises want stuff that works. As much as we in the open source world chatter and fret about vendor lockin, enterprises have demonstrated a remarkable ability to shrug off that concern and buy deeply into Microsoft, Oracle, and, yes, Red Hat’s OpenShift.”
cloudnative  redhat  opensource  kubernetes 
may 2018 by cote
Full Cycle Developers at Netflix
How Netflix thinks about standardized platforms and tools, plus their adaptation of DevOps and SRE.

“Full cycle developers apply engineering discipline to all areas of the life cycle. They evaluate problems from a developer perspective and ask questions like “how can I automate what is needed to operate this system?” and “what self-service tool will enable my partners to answer their questions without needing me to be involved?” This helps our teams scale by favoring systems-focused rather than humans-focused thinking and automation over manual approaches.”
cases  sre  devops  netflix  platforms  cloudnative 
may 2018 by cote
Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth takes aim at VMware and Red Hat at OpenStack Summit
“A lot of institutions are figuring out that Ubuntu and upstream Kubernetes gives them 80% of what they need from PaaS, while the open Kubernetes ecosystem takes care of the remaining 20%. And that comes in at a third of the cost of Red Hat,” he said.

Also, he says they’re much cheaper than VMware and RHEL.
kubernetes  opensource  linux  cloudnative  canonical 
may 2018 by cote
Can IT finally deliver innovation without busting its own budget? Docker's CEO says yes.
“What we’re seeing at companies like MetLife or Northern Trust is they’re taking their app and infrastructure management cost, and cutting it in half. Let’s say that you can cut 15 million dollars out of your app and infrastructure management cost, which by the way, some of our customers are at. That’s 50 million dollars you can go spend on innovation. That’s not going to the CEO and saying look, I need another hundred million dollars in my budget. That’s freeing up 50-100 million dollars of your existing budget.”

I assume that jump from $15m to $50m is a typo, or something.
cloudnative  docker  containers  cases  interviews 
may 2018 by cote
CoreOS Is New Linux, Not A RHEL Classic Killer
‘Importantly, the OpenShift platform cloud software, which included Red Hat’s own implementation of the Kubernetes container controller, will be deployable on either the full-on Red Hat Enterprise Linux in pets mode or the minimalist Red Hat CoreOS in cattle mode. But it will be using the Tectonic version of the Kubernetes controller going forward as well as integrating the Prometheus monitoring tool and etcd for storing telemetry. Gracely tells The Next Platform that the implementation of Kubernetes had outside dependencies such as the CloudForms hybrid cloud management tool (formerly ManageIQ) and was not “native” to Kubernetes in the same way that Tectonic is, meaning free of outside dependenies.’
kubernetes  integration  redhat  platforms  openshift  cloudnative  coreos 
may 2018 by cote
Air Force looks to rapidly develop software with Project Kessel Run
More coverage of the USAF modernizing their approach to software. Here, what some of the apps are: “Kessel Run has been able to push five applications to the classified network, Kroger said.... The project is currently working on a number of things, including how the Air Force plans air tasking orders, a document which tasks units to fly their aircraft, Kroger said. It’s also working on building a tool that automates mission reports, which have to be written for every mission that flies, Kroger said.”
USAF  proofpoints  cloudnative  pivotal  cases  agile 
may 2018 by cote
Bringing CoreOS technology to Red Hat OpenShift to deliver a next-generation automated Kubernetes platform
“With the acquisition, Container Linux will be reborn as Red Hat CoreOS, a new entry into the Red Hat ecosystem. Red Hat CoreOS will be based on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux sources and is expected to ultimately supersede Atomic Host as Red Hat’s immutable, container-centric operating system.

“Red Hat CoreOS will provide the foundation for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Online, and Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform will also, of course, continue to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux for those who prefer its lifecycle and packaging as the foundation for their Kubernetes deployments.

“Current Container Linux users can rest easy that Red Hat plans continue investing in the operating system and community. The project is an important base for container-based environments by delivering automated updates with strong security capabilities, and as a part of our commitment and vision we plan to support Container Linux as you know it today for the community and Tectonic users alike.”
m&a  redhat  containers  cloudnative  coreos  integration 
may 2018 by cote
Mesosphere’s Investors Bet on Multicloud
“being used in production by more than 125 companies.”
mesos  mesosphere  cloudnative  startups  funding  momentum  investing  platforms 
may 2018 by cote
Innovation at the edge: the top air defence trends by domain
"Software company Pivotal, backed by Dell EMC, VMWare, GE, Microsoft and Ford, has developed a tanker refuelling solution for the USAF with the US Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx); Running on the firm’s Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform, the software solution was built for under $2m in 90 days and is now being used in operational areas including Qatar. It currently saves the US Air Force $1 million per day in fuel costs, with the software being managed by just one person. It also aligns with USAF’s Air Operations Centre (AOC) capabilities via a continuous delivery software development pipeline to a hybrid cloud-based platform alongside the legacy AOC 10.1 system."
cases  USAF  PivotalCloudFoundry  pivotal  proofpoints  cloudnative 
may 2018 by cote
The Top Challenges Kubernetes Users Face with Deployment
“The results show that complexity — a common criticism of Kubernetes — is only the fifth most cited challenge. In the lead are infrastructure-related challenges. Security was cited by 46 percent of Kubernetes users, with networking and storage coming in second and third place.”
cncf  kubernetes  cloudnative  surveys 
may 2018 by cote
The End of Enterprise IT, ING org. structure
“They chose to adopt an organizational structure in which small teams – ING calls them squads – accept end-to-end responsibility for a consumer-focused mission. Squads are expected to make their own decisions based on a shared purpose, the insight of their members, and rapid feedback from their work. Squads are grouped into tribes of perhaps 150 people that share a value stream (e.g. mortgages), and within each tribe, chapter leads provide functional leadership. Along with the new organizational structure, ING’s leadership team worked to create a culture that values technical excellence, experimentation, and customer-centricity.”

Also, a note on still needing the big picture:

> We had assumed that alignment would occur naturally because teams would view things from an enterprise-wide perspective rather than solely through the lens of their own team. But we’ve learned that this only happens in a mature organization, which we’re still in the process of becoming.
cases  ING  agile  digitaltransformation  cloudnative  orgstructure  enterprisearchitecture 
may 2018 by cote
My Interoperable Opinions of Cloud Foundry Summit 2018
"[I]n my previous life working in IT, I’ll admit I wasn’t in the opinionated camp. I didn’t even understand it as a concept. I generally went for selecting software with the ultimate flexibility. What I didn’t realize was how often this led to analysis paralysis and decreased productivity."

I remember one of the last projects I worked on. We were selecting a software product for financial planning and reporting. Ideally, we’d have found a solution that did 80% of what was required. We should have reevaluated the actual importance of the other 20% we thought we needed. Instead, we focused on that 20% until we settled on something that could handle it. Then implementation details, changing requirements, and complex technology got in the way anyway. As I recently heard one industry analyst say, “Choice is not a differentiator.”
cfsummit  platforms  cloudnative  lockin  conferences 
april 2018 by cote
The Sorry State of Digital Transformation in 2018
Organizations talk a lot about transformation, but their actions don't always back it up:

"To find out the state of digital transformation, we surveyed 1,600 business and IT decision-makers in North American and European enterprises. The answer? Sorry, I’m afraid. As you can see from the picture below, 21% of firms think their transformation is dusted and done. Really? Done? And another 22% are investigating or not transforming at all. And while 56% of firms are transforming, their level of investment and scope of transformation are still mostly small. For example, only 34% of banks and insurers are even bothering to transform marketing and only 45% are transforming customer care — a too-small percentage given consumers’ of mass adoption of mobile devices.

"Why? As one respondent put it, “It’s a war between old-school technophobe leaders and the technology innovation that represents a completely different way of doing business.”
surveys  digitaltransformation  banking  forrester  cloudnative  charts 
april 2018 by cote
How Insurance Giant Allstate Is Using Cloud Tech to Build New Businesses
“When you’re an 86-year-old company things have done a certain way, there are rules in place because of what someone did 10 years ago,” says Opal Perry, vice president and divisional chief information officer of claims for Allstate. “Now, instead of a 200-person team, you have small six- and eight-person teams working on things. It unleashes creativity.”

In the past, many enterprise software projects required millions of dollars, and even sign-off by the CEO. “By the time you got permission, ideas died,” explains Perry. “Now a senior manager has $50,000 or $100,000 to do a minimum viable product.”
proofpoints  allstate  cases  digitaltransformation  insurance  cloudnative 
april 2018 by cote
Shaking up Scotiabank: Three exclusive insights into CEO Brian Porter’s revolution - The Globe and Mail
“We’re in the technology business. Our product happens to be banking, but largely that’s delivered through technology.”
Brain Porter, CEO, Scotiabank
proofpoints  banking  scotiabank  digitaltransformation  cloudnative 
april 2018 by cote
Survey Shows Cloud and DevOps Complexity and Culture Concerns
"The findings, based on more than 1,300 responses from DevOps and IT professionals, showed the top barriers to DevOps adoption involve stagnant organizational cultures (according to 22 percent of respondents); managing the jumble of legacy processes, IT infrastructure and newly created cloud environments (21 percent); and growing software complexity that impacts application modernization initiatives (20 percent). "

And:

"DevOps teams are still highly dependent on IT assistance to help deliver infrastructure, often through a ticket-based process. About 27 percent of those surveyed get access to the necessary infrastructure and environments within one day. But nearly 50 percent must wait up to one month for infrastructure access, while 24 percent wait for more than a month, particularly those with distributed teams."
surveys  cloudnative  digitaltransformation  automation  devops 
march 2018 by cote
Kubernetes 1.10 Release Hits Storage, Security, and Networking
“a stronger focus on storage, security, and networking as it hits double digits.”
releases  cloudnative  containers  kubernetes 
march 2018 by cote
Why should Kubernetes be scared of AWS?
The scenario of AWS out-kubernetes kubernetes by layering another abstraction layer on-top of it to hide kubernetes from end-users “caring” about it: “In a not so distant future, users of container clusters will not care if they are using Kubernetes or under some AWS abstraction because it is the efficient way to do containers.”

Also, clever invocation or Xen as a historic analog.
kubernetes  cloudnative  cloud  containers 
march 2018 by cote
Why is Everything a "Platform"?
Manage IT as a product, not a project, and things will go better: “we are finding the concepts of product and platforms very useful for establishing governance. As companies move to agile development, they quickly realize the power of treating their applications or web/device apps as products with a well understood customer to keep happy and prioritize improvements.”

Actually paying attention to and responding to how people use your IT stuff is key. Make the software useful, not just a project delivered to plan.
gartner  digitaltransformation  cloudnative  agile  platforms 
march 2018 by cote
The History of the Service Mesh
Gotta find and manage all that middleware.
cloudnative  middleware  services 
february 2018 by cote
Heptio readies its customers and community for Kubernetes critical mass
Includes some packaging/pricing:

“HKS is offered in four tiers including Starter, with one supported configuration, unlimited tickets and up to 25 nodes; Professional, intended for organizations that are growing their deployments, with up to three supported configurations, unlimited tickets and up to 250 nodes; Enterprise, for large, mission-critical environments that covers up to five supported configurations, unlimited tickets and up to 750 nodes; and a Custom version, intended for the largest web-scale environments of more than 750 nodes. Pricing starts at $24,000 per year for the Starter tier.”
heptio  pricing  451  kubernetes  cloudnative 
february 2018 by cote
Look at stupid, sexy Kubernetes with all the cloud firms hanging off its musclebound arms
"I think that a lot of companies find themselves using Kubernetes because it's going to be built into the AWS's and the Azures and so on," Longbottom said. "So if you're going to be looking at a hybrid cloud then you might as well be putting Kubernetes in place in your private cloud environment, because you'll be able to plug far more easily into the public cloud component of the hybrid."
platforms  publiccloud  kubernetes  cloudnative 
february 2018 by cote
The rise and fall of 18F
“By most metrics, 18F is withering away.”
cloudnative  govt  18f 
february 2018 by cote
Red Hat tries CoreOS on for size – and buys
‘The elder open source software biz sees the younger firm's technology helping it automate and simplify its OpenShift container app platform, as well as improving its security and application portability in hybrid cloud environments. Red Hat says it will provide more details about how CoreOS products will be handled in the months ahead. It characterizes them as complementary to its own wares, althugh its plans may involve "integrating products and migrating customers to any combined offerings" at some later date.’
m&a  redhat  coreos  exits  cloudnative  kubernetes 
february 2018 by cote
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