Kubernetes Podcast from Google

By Adam Glick and Craig Box

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A weekly podcast focused on what's happening in the Kubernetes community covering Kubernetes, cloud-native applications, and other developments in the Kubernetes community. Co-hosts Adam Glick and Craig Box can be reached on Twitter at @KubernetesPod or by email at kubernetespodcast@google.com.

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Independent Open Source, with Alex Ellis
00:49:14

Alex Ellis created serverless framework OpenFaaS while working a day job. It’s used by some big companies, but he’s resisted the temptation to join one. Instead, he’s offering consulting and seeking sponsorships, building a business from the ground up. He explains the pros and cons of independence to Craig and Adam.

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Aug 11, 2020
Minikube Redux, with Thomas Strömberg
00:42:11

Since we last spoke about Minikube 18 months ago, the project has gone 1.0, and made large performance and usability improvements. Thomas Strömberg is the manager of the Container DevEx team at Google and a maintainer of Minikube. He talks to Craig and Adam about why system administrators are the best code reviewers, the importance of surveying users, and building bikes made of bamboo.

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Aug 04, 2020
Scheduling, with David Oppenheimer
00:45:02

We finally scheduled some time to talk to David Oppenheimer. David, a software engininer at Google, has been working on scheduling there since 2007, including on both Borg and Omega. That experience naturally led to him working on the Kubernetes scheduler, as well as starting SIG Scheduling.

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Jul 28, 2020
Instrumentation and cAdvisor, with David Ashpole
00:35:11

Released on the same day as Kubernetes, cadvisor is a container monitoring daemon that collects metrics and serves them to monitoring tools. It’s built into the Kubelet, and underpins many components in Kubernetes, such as eviction and autoscaling. David Ashpole of Google Cloud is TL of Kubernetes SIG Instrumentation, and the maintainer of cadvisor; he joins Adam and Craig this week to explain where instrumentation fits in the stack, and what you should do as a Kubernetes maintainer vs. a cluster administrator.

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Jul 21, 2020
Open Source and the Open Usage Commons, with Chris DiBona
00:50:02

An open source license grants rights on copyright and patents, but not trademarks. Chris DiBona has some ideas on how to address that. He has spent his career in open source, including over 15 years running Google’s Open Source Programs Office, and is one of the directors of the new Open Usage Commons. It launched last week with three projects - Angular, Gerrit and Istio - transferring their trademarks. Chris joins Adam and Craig to talk about Google’s work in open source, and why a new organisation is needed.

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Jul 15, 2020
Scalability, with Wojciech Tyczynski
00:35:16

Before Kubernetes was launched, it could have at most 25 nodes in a cluster. At 1.0, the target was 100. Meanwhile, Borg, Omega and Mesos were all running away at 10,000. What did it take to get Kubernetes to this number, and above? SIG Scalability and GKE Tech Lead Wojciech Tyczynski tells us.

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Jul 07, 2020
Mirantis, with Adrian Ionel
00:41:43

Over the past 20 years, Mirantis has grown from an outsourcing company for semiconductor engineers to a product company that is the new home of Docker Enterprise. Past and present CEO and “co-founder” Adrian Ionel oversaw Mirantis’s adoption of OpenStack and purchase of Docker’s enterprise business, and he joins the show to discuss them both.

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Jul 01, 2020
Kubermatic, with Sebastian Scheele
00:36:15

Last week Loodse, the makers of the Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform, made that platform open source, and rebranded their company to match. Co-founder Sebastian Scheele joins us to explain how the company and platform came about, why they’ve made their changes, and what exactly a Loodse was anyway.

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Jun 24, 2020
The Financial Times, with Sarah Wells and Dimitar Terziev
00:45:50

Two years ago, Sarah Wells from the Financial Times gave a KubeCon EU keynote about how the company moved from monolith to microservices, and how her Content and Metadata platform team moved to Kubernetes specifically. She joins hosts Adam and Craig to recap that migration, and what life has been like since. As Sarah has moved to a broader role in charge of all observability for The FT, she also invited Dimitar Terziev, the current platform lead for the CM team, to the conversation.

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Jun 17, 2020
CNCF: Under New Management, with Priyanka Sharma
00:39:54

After 5 years at the helm of the CNCF, executive director Dan Kohn is stepping down to launch a new Public Health initiative. The new General Manager of the CNCF is Priyanka Sharma, who joins our show today. Priyanka tells Craig and Adam what to expect, talks about virtual events, and gives some hints on how to rename projects.

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Jun 10, 2020
CoreDNS, with John Belamaric
00:49:57

In a world where pods (and IP addresses) come and go, DNS is a critical component. John Belamaric is a Senior SWE at Google, a co-chair of Kubernetes SIG Architecture, a Core Maintainer of the CoreDNS project and author of the O’Reilly Media book Learning CoreDNS: Configuring DNS for Cloud Native Environments. He joins Craig and Adam to discuss CoreDNS, the evolution of DNS in Kubernetes, and how name resolution has been made more reliable in recent releases.

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Jun 02, 2020
Cloud Foundry, with Chip Childers
00:46:13

Over the last 10 years, Cloud Foundry has grown from “open Heroku clone” to “software used at your bank”. The Cloud Foundry Foundation and the CNCF launched within a few months of each other in 2015, and the two worlds are now colliding as Cloud Foundry replatforms on top of Kubernetes. Our guest this week is the Executive Director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, Chip Childers. He talks to Adam and Craig about foundations, the boredom of infrastructure, and the cost of every line of code you write.

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May 26, 2020
Ingress and the Service APIs, with Bowei Du
00:49:18

SIG Network is completely rethinking the way you define groupings of applications (Service) and get traffic sent to them (Ingress) by building the Service APIs, a new set of primitives which are better suited to how different groups of users interact with them. Bowei Du is a Tech Lead on GKE and a member of SIG Network who is leading the design and implementation of these new APIs, as well as working on getting Ingress to GA in Kubernetes 1.19.

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May 20, 2020
CSI: Storage, with Saad Ali
00:54:03

More gripping than a crime scene in Las Vegas, the Container Storage Interface (CSI) lets vendors interface with Kubernetes. Saad Ali from Google led development of Kubernetes storage, including the CSI and volume subsystem. He joins hosts Adam and Craig for an in-depth look at how storage works in Kubernetes.

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May 12, 2020
Helm, with Matt Butcher
00:43:37

In celebration of Helm graduating to a top-level CNCF project, Adam and Craig. talk to its creator and primary architect, Matt Butcher of the Deis Labs team at Microsoft Azure.

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May 05, 2020
Open Policy Agent, with Tim Hinrichs and Torin Sandall
00:46:07

Tim Hinrichs and Torin Sandall are the creators of Open Policy Agent (OPA), a project which allows policy to be integrated with popular cloud native software (including Kubernetes and Envoy) or anything you write yourself. Adam and Craig discuss OPA with Tim and Torin after the news of the week.

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Apr 28, 2020
Kubernetes Community Redux, with Paris Pittman
00:43:18

To celebrate our 100th episode we welcome back our first ever guest, Paris Pittman, open source program manager at Google Cloud and member of the Kubernetes steering committee - among many other roles. Along with hosts Adam and Craig, Paris looks at how the community has changed and how it has stayed the same, and how other projects are able to adopt learnings from Kubernetes.

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Apr 21, 2020
kpt, with Morten Torkildsen
00:28:58

kpt (“kept”) is a new open-source tool for Kubernetes packaging built by Google Cloud. Morten Torkildsen is an engineer at Google, focusing on configuration management and the workloads APIs, and he worked on Kpt. He explains it to Adam, while Craig fills his mind with penguins.

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Apr 14, 2020
Cassandra, with Sam Ramji
00:49:56

Apache Cassandra, a scale-out datastore, is becoming more Kubernetes-native. Sam Ramji is Chief Strategy Officer at DataStax, a company that builds Cassandra-based products. He explains how DataStax has pivoted back towards supporting upstream Cassandra, and how they’re making it easier to manage on Kubernetes. As always, we also cover the news of the week, and we look at what is and is not a dinosaur.

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Apr 07, 2020
Jaeger, with Yuri Shkuro
00:48:06

Jaeger is a distributed tracing platform built at Uber, and open-sourced in 2016. It traces its evolution from a Google paper on distributed tracing, the OpenZipkin project, and the OpenTracing libraries. Yuri Shkuro, creator of Jaeger and author of Mastering Distributed Tracing, joins Craig and Adam to tell the story, and explain the hows and whys of distributed tracing.

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Mar 31, 2020
Kubernetes 1.18, with Jorge Alarcon
00:34:24

Kubernetes 1.18 is out - almost! A bug has pushed it back a day. While you’re waiting, release team lead Jorge Alarcon will tell you all about the fit and finish you can expect in the release when it’s out tomorrow. Adam and Craig bring you the other community news of the week, as well as some podcast follow-up.

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Mar 24, 2020
etcd, with Xiang Li
00:30:28

If you’re running Kubernetes, you’re running etcd. The distributed key-value store was started as an intern project at CoreOS by Xiang Li, who is still maintaining it but now working on infrastructure at Alibaba. Xiang joins your hosts to discuss.

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Mar 17, 2020
gRPC, with Richard Belleville
00:35:22

Richard Belleville works at Google on gRPC, a high-performance, universal RPC framework. Richard used gRPC before joining Google to work on it; he talks to the hosts about its history and derivation from Google’s internal Stubby, how it works, and how it differs from other RPC and messaging systems.

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Mar 10, 2020
Kubeflow 1.0, with Jeremy Lewi
00:27:18

Kubeflow, the Machine Learning toolkit for Kubernetes, has hit 1.0. Google software engineer Jeremy Lewi is a core contributor to Kubeflow and was a founder of the project. He joins the show to discuss what Kubeflow does, and what it means to have hit 1.0.

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Mar 03, 2020
Accelerators and GPUs at NVIDIA, with Pramod Ramarao
00:31:00

GPUs do more than move shapes on a gamer’s screen - they increasingly move self-driving cars and 5G packets, running on Kubernetes. Pramod Ramarao is a Product Manager at NVIDIA, and joins your hosts to talk about accelerators, containers, drivers, machine learning and more.

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Feb 25, 2020
eBPF and Falco, with Leonardo Di Donato
00:35:59

We dive into the Linux kernel this week with guest Leonardo Di Donato, Open Source engineer at Sysdig. Leonardo works full-time on the Falco project, a runtime security engine that listens to the Linux kernel using eBPF - the extended Berkeley Packet Filter. Leonardo tells the hosts about the architecture of eBPF, how he has used it before and now, and what’s coming up for Falco.

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Feb 18, 2020
CockroachDB, with Peter Mattis
00:40:33

Peter Mattis is a creator of the CockroachDB open source database and co-founder and CTO of Cockroach Labs. His history in open source goes back to the creation of the GIMP image editor and UI toolkit Gtk at university in 1995, and his history at Google saw him work on storage and build systems. Hosts Craig and Adam ask him about all of the above.

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Feb 11, 2020
GitLab, with Marin Jankovski
00:31:19

GitLab is a single application DevOps platform, including source code management and CI/CD tools for targets including Kubernetes. The application itself runs on Kubernetes, including in its largest installation, the SaaS version at gitlab.com. Marin Yankovski is an Engineering Manager at GitLab, where he was Employee #1. He joins Craig and Adam to talk about migrating to Kubernetes, remaining a monolith, and the company value of radical transparency.

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Feb 04, 2020
VMs, Edge, and Platform9, with Madhura Maskasky
00:30:02

Madhura Maskasky is co-founder and VP of Product at Platform9, a company who manage both OpenStack and Kubernetes. She talks to Adam and Craig about the transition from VMs to containers, why OpenStack is still relevant, and what they have to do to be able to offer a 99.9% SLA on cloud-native applications.

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Jan 28, 2020
Multitenancy at Cruise, with Karl Isenberg
00:37:14

Self-driving cars need self-driving backend infrastructure. Karl Isenberg is the tech lead & manager of the platform team at Cruise, a self-driving car company backed by GM and Honda. He joins hosts Craig and Adam to discuss two years of running multitenant Kubernetes.

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Jan 21, 2020
Invention, IBM and Istio, with Lin Sun
00:44:18

What do you when you have over 150 patents to your name? Write a book, of course! Lin Sun is a Senior Technical Staff Member and Master Inventor at IBM, where she has spent the past 14 years doing software engineering in areas including cloud and open technologies. She has worked on the Istio service mesh since 2017, and is on the Istio steering and technical oversight committees. Lin joins Adam and Craig to discuss invention, making Istio easier to use, and how being a mother has impacted both.

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Jan 14, 2020
OpenShift and Kubernetes, with Clayton Coleman
00:47:09

Five years ago, Clayton Coleman took a bet on a new open source project that Google was about to announce. He became the first external contributor to Kubernetes, and the architect of Red Hat’s reinvention of OpenShift from PaaS to “enterprise Kubernetes”. Hosts Adam Glick and Craig Box return for 2020 with the story of OpenShift, and their picks for Game of the Holidays.

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Jan 07, 2020
Monitoring, Metrics and M3, with Martin Mao and Rob Skillington
00:35:37

Martin Mao and Rob Skillington are co-founders of Chronosphere; CEO and CTO respectively. They both worked on the monitoring team at Uber, where they created M3: a metrics platform with an open source time-series database built for scale. They join Craig and Adam to talk about monitoring, metrics and M3 on the last episode of 2019.

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Dec 17, 2019
Kubernetes 1.17, with Guinevere Saenger
00:32:48

Hop on the release train for the fourth and final Kubernetes release for 2019. Release manager Guinevere Saenger joins Adam and Craig. to discuss how a classically trained pianist has a second act as a Kubernetes release team lead.

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Dec 10, 2019
Chaos Engineering, with Ana Margarita Medina
00:32:12

Chaos Engineering is the discipline of experimenting in identifying potential areas of failure before they express themselves in outages. Ana Margarita Medina is a Chaos Engineer and Developer Advocate at Gremlin, a chaos-as-a-service vendor that recently added Kubernetes support. She talks to Adam and Craig about the discipline, and her journey to it.

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Dec 03, 2019
Vitess, with Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane
00:37:26

Vitess is a cloud native database clustering system for horizontal scaling of MySQL. It was built for YouTube, open sourced, and has recently graduated from the CNCF. Two members of the team who wrote and ran Vitess at YouTube, Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane, are CEO and CTO of PlanetScale; a company they founded to support Vitess commercially. They join Craig and Adam to talk databases.

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Nov 26, 2019
Lyft and KubeCon NA 2019, with Vicki Cheung
00:32:57

Catch all the news (and there is a lot of it!) from KubeCon NA 2019 in this week’s show. We then talk to Vicki Cheung, the conference co-chair, and an Engineering Manager running Kubernetes infrastructure at Lyft.

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Nov 19, 2019
Cloud Native Rejekts, with Chris Kühl
00:26:44

Due to overwhelming submission numbers, 85% of talks proposed to KubeCon are rejected. Cloud Native Rejekts, a two-day community conference immediately before KubeCon, gives a second chance to some of those talks. Chris Kühl is CEO and co-founder of Kinvolk, a Berlin-based Linux company, who organise events including Cloud Native Rejekts. Hosts Adam and Craig ask him about this, and somehow the discussion includes both Pearl Jam and Mötley Crüe.

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Nov 12, 2019
KUDO, with Gerred Dillon
00:32:12

KUDO is the Kubernetes Universal Declarative Operator, a toolkit for writing operators for Kubernetes. Gerred Dillon works on KUDO at D2IQ, formerly Mesosphere, and joins Craig and Adam to discuss KUDO, how Mesos frameworks relate to Kubernetes operators, and taking care of chickens.

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Nov 05, 2019
Engineering Productivity and Testing, with Katharine Berry
00:24:49

Katharine Berry works in the Engineering Productivity team at Google Cloud, and works in SIG Testing on the Kubernetes project. She joins Adam and Craig to discuss Prow, Pebble and ponies.

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Oct 29, 2019
Pulumi, with Joe Duffy
00:39:03

Joe Duffy is the founder and CEO of Pulumi, an open-source cloud development platform. He joins Adam and Craig to explain why a general purpose programming language is a better tool for cloud infrastructure than a domain-specific language (or YAML), and how you can use Pulumi to provision cloud infrastructure and Kubernetes resources alike.

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Oct 22, 2019
cert-manager, with James Munnelly
00:41:04

cert-manager is a certificate management toolkit for Kubernetes, commonly used to get TLS certificates from Let’s Encrypt. Project founder James Munnelly of Jetstack joins hosts Craig and Adam to explain how how certificates are issued and managed, and how cert-manager automates it all.

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Oct 15, 2019
Community and Contributor Experience, with Jorge Castro
00:41:42

Jorge Castro is a community manager employed by VMware to help keep the Kubernetes project running smoothly. He joins Adam and Craig to talk about the programs run by SIG Contributor Experience, the difference between supporting contributors and end users, and the recent steering committee election.

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Oct 08, 2019
CRDs, Extensibility and API Machinery, with Daniel Smith
00:31:00

Daniel Smith is co-Chair and co-TL of SIG API Machinery, as well as TL of the corresponding Google team. Daniel has been working on Kubernetes since before it was open sourced, and is one of the top overall contributors to the codebase. He joins Adam and Craig to discuss CRDs and extensibility.

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Oct 01, 2019
Kubernetes 1.16, with Lachlan Evenson
00:38:25

Kubernetes 1.16 is out, and our guest this week is its release manager, Lachlan Evenson. Lachie is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft and an Australian living in the US; Craig and Adam are therefore method-interviewing, being this week in those two countries respectively.

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Sep 24, 2019
containerd, with Derek McGowan
00:32:51

containerd was born from community desire for a core, standalone runtime to act as a piece of plumbing that applications like Kubernetes could use. It sits between command line tools like Docker, which it was spun out from, and lower-level runtimes like runC or gVisor, which execute the container’s code. This week’s guest is Derek McGowan, a Software Engineer at Docker and a containerd maintainer-d.

Along with the news of the week, Adam and Craig discuss the many Vancouvers.

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Sep 17, 2019
Windows Server Containers, with Patrick Lang
00:39:25

Patrick Lang is the co-chair of the Kubernetes Windows SIG. He is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, developing Kubernetes and related open-source projects supporting Windows Server Containers. Patrick joins Adam and Craig to tell the story of how containers came to Windows.

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Sep 11, 2019
kind, with Ben Elder
00:32:04

kind stands for Kubernetes in Docker. Originally built for continuous integration (CI) and testing of Kubernetes itself, kind has found many uses, including acting as a cluster for bootstrapping other clusters. Original author Ben Elder from Google Cloud joins Craig and Adam to talk about it.

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Sep 03, 2019
Container Camp, with Angie Maguire
00:30:09

Container Camp is a series of independent conferences, spanning three continents and in their fifth year. “Camp mother” Angie Maguire is the co-organiser, and is also the founder of Ladies of Code. She joins Adam, who is yet to attend a camp, but actually goes camping, and Craig, who has spoken at events in London and Sydney, and prefers hotels.

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Aug 27, 2019
Orka, with Chris Chapman
00:37:08

Kubernetes and Docker might not seem the obvious choice for managing virtual macOS instances on hosted Apple hardware. Learn how they were used to build Orka - Orchestration for Kubernetes on Apple - a virtualisation layer for Mac build infrastructure offered by hosting company MacStadium. Craig and Adam ask MacStadium SVP of Software Chris Chapman about Orka, and how Kubernetes is useful in places you might not expect.

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Aug 20, 2019
kubectl Plugins and krew, with Ahmet Alp Balkan and Luk Burchard
00:24:34

No matter how you say it, you probably use kubectl all the time. Did you know you can extend it with plugins? Did you know you can find and install those plugins using krew, a plugin manager for kubectl? krew was built by Luk Burchard, a student at TUBerlin, as an intern project. He was supervised by Ahmet Alp Balkan at Google Cloud, and they both join Craig and Adam to discuss it.

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Aug 13, 2019
Attacking and Defending Kubernetes, with Ian Coldwater
00:43:19

Ian Coldwater specializes in breaking and hardening Kubernetes, containers, and cloud native infrastructure. A pre-eminent voice in the Kubernetes security community, they are currently a Lead Platform Security Engineer at Heroku. Ian joins Adam and Craig to talk about the offensive and defensive arts.

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Aug 06, 2019
Cloud Code, with Sarah D'Angelo and Patrick Flynn
00:33:49
Jul 30, 2019
Economics of Kubernetes, with Owen Rogers
00:40:40

Owen Rogers is a Research Vice President at 451 Research, co-leading the cloud team. He gained a PhD in the economics of cloud computing in 2013. Owen joins Craig and Adam to discuss the economics of cloud computing generally, and Kubernetes specifically.

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Jul 23, 2019
Large Hadron Kubernetes at CERN, with Ricardo Rocha, Lukas Heinrich, and Clemens Lange
00:40:30

Back in 2012, CERN announced one of its most important achievements; the discovery of the Higgs boson. This work led to the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics. Ricardo Rocha, Lukas Heinrich and Clemens Lang of CERN redid the data analysis on top of Kubernetes this year, which Ricardo and Lukas demonstrated at a keynote at KubeCon EU. All three join Adam and Craig for a short physics lesson and a view into computing at the largest scale, for particles at the smallest.

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Jul 16, 2019
Cloud Native Application Bundles, with Jeremy Rickard and Ralph Squillace
00:38:57

The Cloud Native Application Bundle is a spec for packaging distributed apps, developed by Microsoft with support from Docker and Pivotal. Jeremy Rickard, a senior software engineer at Microsoft Azure, and Ralph Squillace, principal PM for open source/developer user experience at Microsoft Azure, join Craig and Adam to discuss it.

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Jul 09, 2019
Ubuntu, with Mark Shuttleworth
00:31:16

Mark Shuttleworth is the founder of Ubuntu and CEO of its parent company Canonical. Ubuntu is the Linux distribution of the Cloud. You can use it inside your containers, or you can use it as your node OS. Canonical packages Kubernetes for both the edge (MicroK8s) and the server (Charmed Kubernetes). Oh, and aside from that, Mark was the first African in space, spending 8 days on the International Space Station in 2002. Craig and Adam ask Mark about how this all happened, and how it has changed his perspective on technology.

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Jul 02, 2019
Banzai Cloud, with Janos Matyas
00:30:46

Banzai Cloud is a cloud-native software company that builds Pipeline, a managed Cloud Native application and devops platform, featuring tools for managing multi- and hybrid-cloud Kubernetes deployments. Pipeline is open source, and Banzai Cloud has many other interesting open-source projects, including a Kubernetes distribution, and operators for things like Vault, Kafka and Istio. Adam and Craig talk to its co-founder and CTO, Janos Matyas, who is based in Budapest, but is spiritually of Oahu, Hawaii.

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Jun 25, 2019
Istio 1.2, with Louis Ryan
00:48:30
Jun 18, 2019
Rancher Labs, with Darren Shepherd
00:28:26

Darren Shepherd builds the Cloud at Rancher Labs, a company making entirely open source Kubernetes tooling, from the enterprise to the edge. This week Craig and Adam will finally learn how to pronounce ‘k3s’ and ‘k3OS’.

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Jun 11, 2019
OpenEBS, with Evan Powell
00:31:09

Evan Powell is the CEO and chairman of MayaData, the corporate sponsor of OpenEBS, which has just joined the CNCF Sandbox. He talks to Adam and Craig about Cloud Native storage, chaos engineering for stateful workloads, and the stubbornness of hybrid clouds.

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Jun 04, 2019
Solo.io, with Idit Levine
00:35:17

Solo.io was founded in 2017 by this week’s guest, Idit Levine. She talks to Craig and Adam about API gateways, service meshes, and lots of project names with two O’s in them.

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May 28, 2019
Tech, Life, and KubeCon EU, with Bryan Liles
00:41:27

Bryan Liles is a Senior Staff Engineer at VMware, the program co-chair for this week’s KubeCon EU, a sought-after speaker, and a minority in an industry with few people who look like him. He shares his story with Craig and Adam, who also bring you the week’s news from KubeCon EU and beyond.

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May 21, 2019
Optiva and Arctiq, with Dan Dyer and Kyle Bassett
00:40:34

Dan Dyer is Senior Vice President of Technical Product Management at Optiva, a provider of business support services to the telecommunications industry. Optiva have been moving services to Kubernetes, and with the help of Kyle Bassett and team from Arctiq, a cloud-native consultancy, kicking the tyres of Anthos and GKE On-Prem. Adam and Craig learn about this journey from Dan and Kyle, and discuss dragons and foxes.

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May 14, 2019
AutoTrader UK, with Russell Warman and Karl Stoney
00:38:02

AutoTrader UK were an early adopter of Istio. Adopting it to meet GDPR requirements for encrypted traffic, Head of Infrastructure and Operations Russell Warman and lead engineer Karl Stoney have gone on to use it to reduce resource usage, and thus cost, as well as uncover bugs in their applications. They talk to Craig about it, while Adam serves his country.

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May 07, 2019
KeyBank, with Gabe Jaynes
00:31:25

Gabe Jaynes is a DevOps Architect at KeyBank, an American retail bank. KeyBank were an early adopter of containers, and Gabe talks about the reasons they undertook this transformation. Craig and Adam also celebrate our first birthday and spoil the concept of spoilers.

Please say hello and 🎂🎁!

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Apr 30, 2019
Spotify, with David Xia
00:32:37

Spotify were early adopters of Docker, and wrote their own deployment tool to run it in production. David Xia from the Spotify platform team talks about Spotify’s engineering, challenges, how Helios worked, and migrating from it to Kubernetes. Adam and Craig also give a round up of the week’s news, in the form of a question.

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Apr 23, 2019
Live from Google Cloud Next '19, with Eric Brewer
00:50:28

Live from Google Cloud Next ‘19 the KPfG team presents a fireside chat with Eric Brewer, our first guest with their own Wikipedia page. Eric devised the CAP theorem for distributed systems, based on his work at early search company Inktomi and UC Berkeley. He was the person who announced Kubernetes to the world almost 5 years ago, and has been working on Google’s cluster and compute infrastructure since 2011.

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Apr 16, 2019
Anthos Migrate, with Issy Ben-Shaul
00:32:19

Anthos (previously known as Cloud Services Platform) has just gone GA at Google Cloud Next. One of its new features is Anthos Migrate, a tool for migrating monolithic apps directly to containers. Issy Ben-Shaul is a Director of Software Engineering at Google Cloud and led the team building Anthos Migrate. He talks to Craig and Adam about it.

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Apr 09, 2019
Tekton, with Kim Lewandowski
00:21:09

Tekton brings Kubernetes-style resources for declaring CI/CD-style pipelines. Kim Lewandowski is the Google Cloud product manager who recently announced it. She talks to Adam about the project while Craig sneaks in some vacation at the cafes of New Zealand.

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Apr 02, 2019
Kubernetes 1.14, with Aaron Crickenberger
00:38:51

Kubernetes 1.14 is out! Your hosts talk to release manager Aaron Crickenberger of Google Cloud about the release process, working with Kubernetes Enhancement Proposals (KEPs), cat t-shirts, and being bearded on face vs. at heart.

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Mar 26, 2019
SPIFFE, with Andrew Jessup
00:35:55

SPIFFE is the Secure Production Identity Framework for Everyone. Craig hates the name. Andrew Jessup, co-founder and VP of Product at Scytale (with a C) tells him and Adam why they should look past that and how Jason Bourne fits into the world of Cloud Native.

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Mar 20, 2019
Continuous Delivery Foundation, with Tracy Miranda
00:21:22

Today Google and CloudBees, along with 20 other companies, launch the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF). Tracy Miranda is the Director of Open Source Community at CloudBees, who coordinated donating Jenkins and Jenkins X to the CDF. She talks to Adam and Craig about why it the CDF been formed, and what to expect in this space in the future.

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Mar 12, 2019
Borg, Omega, Kubernetes and Beyond, with Brian Grant
00:35:27

Brian Grant joined the Borg team in 2009, and went on to co-found both Omega and Kubernetes. He is co-Technical Lead of Google Kubernetes Engine, co-Chair of Kubernetes SIG Architecture, a Kubernetes API approver, a Kubernetes Steering Committee member, and a CNCF Technical Oversight Committee member, where he’s sponsored 11 CNCF projects. Your hosts talk to him about all those things.

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Mar 05, 2019
Policy and Config Management, with John Murray
00:26:49

Kubernetes has a number of mechanisms to enforce policy: some built-in, like quota and NetworkPolicy; some extensions or add-ons like OPA. John Murray, a product manager at Google Cloud, joins Craig and Adam to talk about policy and configuration, and introduce the new CSP Config Management tool launched to Beta along with the new Cloud Services Platform.

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Feb 26, 2019
Ingress, with Tim Hockin
00:27:44

The history of Borg influences the history of Kubernetes in many ways: Google has different teams handle “get traffic to a cluster” and “serve traffic”, so Kubernetes has a conceptual split here too. Tim Hockin, Kubernetes co-founder, Google principal engineer and former Borg/Omega team leader, joins Adam and Craig to explain the history and future of the Ingress API, why it’s taken so long to get to v1, and how it might evolve in the future.

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Feb 19, 2019
GKE Usage Metering, with Madhu Yennamani
00:20:35
Feb 12, 2019
Minikube, with Dan Lorenc
00:26:54

Minikube is a tool that makes it easy to run Kubernetes locally, by running a single-node Kubernetes cluster inside a VM on your desktop or laptop. Craig and Adam talk to author and maintainer Dan Lorenc from Google Cloud, and in the wake of the Super Bowl, discuss how “football” means something different to each of them.

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Feb 05, 2019
Kubernetes Failure Stories, with Henning Jacobs
00:31:53
Jan 29, 2019
Prometheus and OpenMetrics, with Richard Hartmann
00:27:40

Richard Hartmann is a member of the Prometheus Team and the founder of the OpenMetrics project, which aims to replace SNMP with a modern format for transmitting metrics. He joins your hosts to discuss both projects, and how Cloud Native technology can improve the datacenter.

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Jan 22, 2019
Rook, with Jared Watts
00:27:48

Rook is a cloud native storage orchestrator and a controller for storage systems such as Ceph. Jared Watts has been working on Rook since the start, first at Quantum, and then at Upbound. He talks to Craig and Adam about storage, chess, and premium-rate telephone numbers.

Does anyone actually read the show notes? Turns out a few of you do. Thank you for listening and reading!

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Jan 15, 2019
Cloud Native Computing Foundation, with Dan Kohn
00:48:04

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation was formed to create a vendor-neutral home for Kubernetes. Now with over 30 projects, we kick off 2019 by talking to Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the CNCF, and hearing his views on projects, licenses and conferences.

Please reach out and say hello:

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Jan 08, 2019
Kubernetes CVE-2018-1002105, with Jordan Liggitt
00:27:30

Adam and Craig end the year by talking to Jordan Liggitt, the member of the Kubernetes Product Security Team who fixed the recent critical security vulnerability in the Kubernetes API server. We also take a look at the news from KubeCon.

This is our last episode for 2018. Thank you for your support this year, and we’ll be back on the 8th of January!

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Dec 17, 2018
Envoy, with Matt Klein
00:39:43

The Envoy proxy, a universal data plane for Cloud Native, has just graduated as the third top-level project in the CNCF. Craig and Adam talk to its author, Matt Klein from Lyft, about modern load balancing for microservices and pragmatically avoiding “second system” syndrome.

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Dec 11, 2018
MetalLB, with David Anderson
00:21:53

If you’re running on-prem, and you say set up a Service type=LoadBalancer, what happens? Does your cluster call your NOC and have them order you a Juniper router? MetalLB is a popular answer to that question. Your hosts discuss load balancing with MetalLB’s author, Google Cloud SRE David Anderson.

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Dec 04, 2018
Kontena Pharos, with Jari Kolehmainen
00:19:52

Kontena Pharos is a Kubernetes distribution which “just works”, even on bare metal. Adam and Craig talk to Kontena’s CTO, Jari Kolehmainen on the decisions required to distribute Kubernetes and heating your house with bare metal.

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Nov 27, 2018
Tencent, with Joe Zou
00:16:40

In some ways, China has a parallel Internet to the West. Is that Internet powered by Kubernetes? Of course! Joe Zou, PaaS Product Center Director at Tencent Cloud, talks to Craig and Adam about Kubernetes in China.

Thanks to our translator, Rae Wang.

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Nov 20, 2018
Workloads API and KubeCon, with Janet Kuo
00:18:53

On the eve of the first KubeCon in China, your hosts talk to co-chair and Google software engineer Janet Kuo about the program, and her work with SIG Apps.

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Nov 13, 2018
TriggerMesh, with Sebastien Goasguen
00:29:18
Nov 06, 2018
Evolution of the Kubernetes Community, with Sarah Novotny
00:35:30

Sarah Novotny is Head of Open Source Strategy at Google Cloud and a board member of the Linux Foundation (the parent of the CNCF). She joins Craig and Adam to talk about the evolution of the Kubernetes community, governance models and Codes of Conduct, and how nascent open source communities can learn from it.

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Oct 30, 2018
Agones, with Cyril Tovena and Mark Mandel
00:24:45

Ubisoft and Google Cloud have extended Kubernetes to support dedicated game servers. Cyril Tovena, a Technical Lead from Ubisoft in Montreal, and Mark Mandel a Developer Advocate at Google Cloud, lead the project. They talk to Adam and Craig about what they had to do, the Agones community, and how you can apply it to your Enterprise Software.

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Oct 23, 2018
GKE Container-Native Load Balancing, with Ines Envid and Neha Pattan
00:16:40

GKE container-native load balancing enables Google Cloud load balancers to target Pods directly, rather than the VMs that host them, and to evenly distribute their traffic. Product manager Ines Envid and staff software engineer Neha Pattan explain how.

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Oct 16, 2018
Spinnaker, with Steven Kim
00:22:08
Oct 10, 2018
Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, with Andrew Phillips and Lars Wander
00:30:25

Andrew Phillips (PM) and Lars Wander (Software Engineer) from Google Cloud talk to Adam and Craig about the difference between CI and CD, and how to apply these processes to your release and rollout processes.

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Oct 02, 2018
SIG-Node, with Dawn Chen
00:22:46

Dawn Chen, TL for SIG-Node and the Google Kubernetes Engine node team, joins Craig and Adam this week. She has worked on containers and container schedulers since 2007 - not a typo. We also bring you the news, in part from the echo chamber of Google Cloud Summit in Sydney.

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Sep 26, 2018
Kubernetes SIG-PM, with Ihor Dvoretskyi
00:30:50

This week, your hosts talk to Ihor Dvoretskyi, Developer Advocate at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, about SIG-PM, the Special Interest Group for Kubernetes Program, Product and Project Management.

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Sep 19, 2018
Cloud Native Patterns for Ops, with Justin Garrison
00:24:55

Justin Garrison is both a student and a teacher. A senior systems engineer in the media industry, he has boiled his experience and wisdom, as well as that of his co-author Kris Nova, into the book Cloud Native Infrastructure. He talks to Craig and Adam about the Kubernetes community and the process of writing.

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Sep 12, 2018
kube-hunter and KubeCon, with Liz Rice
00:26:01

Liz Rice from Aqua Security builds penetration testing tools for Kubernetes by day, and runs the KubeCon program by night. Adam and Craig dig into both topics.

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Sep 05, 2018
Supporting Kubernetes, with Ken Massada
00:25:19

What does it take to support Kubernetes for other users? Kenneth Massada, a lead for GKE support at Google Cloud, tells Craig and Adam his story.

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Aug 28, 2018
Shopify and Security, with Jon Pulsifer
00:23:38

Jon Pulsifer is a Production Security Engineer at Shopify, and Canada’s biggest Kubernetes fan. Adam and Craig dig into why, and what Adam’s new mode of transport is going to be.

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Aug 21, 2018
Descartes Labs, with Tim Kelton
00:21:06

Tim Kelton is co-founder and cloud architect for Descartes Labs. Prior to starting Descartes Labs, he was a R&D engineer for 15 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, working on problem areas such as deep learning, space systems, nuclear non-proliferation, and counterterrorism. Tim talks to Craig and Adam about the use of Kubernetes and Istio in geopolitics, machine learning and food supply.

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Aug 14, 2018
Istio, with Jasmine Jaksic and Dan Ciruli
00:24:38

Istio has hit 1.0, and there’s no-one better to tell you about it than Jasmine Jaksic and Dan Ciruli from Google Cloud. Adam and Craig bring you this, as well as the news from the ecosystem.

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Aug 07, 2018
Knative, with Oren Teich
00:22:43

One of the most interesting announcements from Google Cloud Next was Knative, a framework for building serverless products on top of Kubernetes. Craig and Adam talk to Google Director of Product Management, Oren Teich, about the launch.

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Jul 31, 2018
Google Cloud Services Platform, with Aparna Sinha
00:24:14

Learn about the announcements from Google Cloud Next, including GKE On-Prem, Cloud Services Platform, and Istio 1.0. Google’s product management lead for Kubernetes and CNCF governing board member Aparna Sinha joins Adam and Craig to discuss what’s new.

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Jul 24, 2018
Kubernetes Origins, with Joe Beda
00:44:48

Joe Beda, Craig McLuckie and Brendan Burns are considered the “co-founders” of Kubernetes; working with the cluster management teams at Google, they made the case that their implementation of the Borg and Omega patterns should become a proper product. Joe and Craig now run Heptio, a company working to bring Kubernetes to the enterprise. Your hosts talk to Joe Beda about the history of Kubernetes, creating a diverse company, and what exactly is wrong with YAML.

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Jul 18, 2018
Helm, with Vic Iglesias
00:24:14

Helm and its Charts help you manage Kubernetes applications. Vic Iglesias, a Solutions Architect at Google Cloud, is a maintainer of the Helm charts repository. He talks to Craig and Adam about how people are using Helm, and where the project is going.

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Jul 10, 2018
Kubernetes 1.11, with Josh Berkus and Tim Pepper
00:39:30

A special extended episode going deep on the process of releasing Kubernetes, and this week’s 1.11 release in particular. Hear from Josh Berkus from Red Hat and Tim Pepper from VMware, release manager and shadow release manager for Kubernetes 1.11, on how a release team is put together, the good and the bad of 1.11, and how Kubernetes is like a pastry oven.

Don’t you think it’s about time you said hello?

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Jul 03, 2018
SRE, with Tina Zhang and Fred van den Driessche
00:26:19

Craig and Adam from the Kubernetes Podcast talk to Tina and Fred from Google Cloud Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) about managing GKE and what lessons you can take to your own clusters.

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Jun 26, 2018
Security, with Maya Kaczorowski
00:18:54

On this week’s Kubernetes Podcast, your hosts talk to Maya Kaczorowski from Google Cloud about Kubernetes security, and look at announcements from Microsoft, Docker, Cisco and Spotify.

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Jun 19, 2018
Kustomize, with Phillip Wittrock
00:19:02
Jun 12, 2018
Skaffold, with Matt Rickard
00:18:34
Jun 05, 2018
Kubernetes Documentation, with Zach Corleissen and Jared Bhatti
00:25:20
May 29, 2018
Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring, with JD Velasquez
00:20:09

On this weeks Kubernetes Podcast, your hosts talk to JD Velasquez from Google Cloud about Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring; a new product that brings first-class Kubernetes monitoring and Prometheus support to the Stackdriver monitoring and observability suite.

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Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring:

May 22, 2018
gVisor, with Nicolas Lacasse and Yoshi Tamura
00:24:28

On this weeks Kubernetes Podcast, Adam and Craig talk to Nicolas Lacasse and Yoshi Tamura from Google Cloud about gVisor, a user-space kernel, written in Go, that implements a substantial portion of the Linux system surface. It provides an isolation boundary between the application and the host kernel and integrates with Docker and Kubernetes, making it simple to run sandboxed containers.

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May 15, 2018
Kubeflow, with David Aronchick
00:26:10
May 08, 2018
Kubernetes Community, with Paris Pittman
00:19:51

In this first episode your hosts introduce the show, give an update to the news of the week, and interview Kubernetes community manager Paris Pittman.

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Gimbal

Docker

Kubernetes Best Practices

Certification

Apr 30, 2018