Kubernetes and its ecosystem

This is what we think about Kubernetes. Read and watch for some opinionated insights from certified Kubernetes administrators. Also some tips on how and when you should use Kubernetes are shared.

In March 2021 we organised an online event "Kubernetes, its ecosystem and Rancher – ask us anything!" for anyone interested in Kubernetes and Rancher. To be the first one to hear about such events you can join our Rancher Finland Meetup group.

In the event, we had a Q&A session with short presentations and discussions by Kubernetes and Rancher experts: Jukka Välimaa and me (Toni Röyhy) from Montel Intergalactic, as well as our visiting experts Annie Talvasto and Anoop Vijayan. The event was hosted by Montel Intergalactic together with the Cloud Native Nordics.

Here in this blog I wanted to present to you a few video clips from the event where we discuss Kubernetes. The whole Q&A session of the event as well as Annie’s keynote talk "Top new CNCF projects to look out for" can be found in our YouTube channel.

Kubernetes architecture and components

This first video includes a short introduction to Kubernetes architecture and components and their functioning. Also, k3s and k0s are shortly described and discussed. Jukka Välimaa is leading the show in this video.

How to access applications in Kubernetes cluster?

In the second video, we discuss different ways to provide access to the apps inside a Kubernetes cluster. In this recording, all of us four Kubernetes experts share our thoughts and tips about the topic.

Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Autopilot

Autopilot is a new mode of operation in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). It is designed to reduce the operational cost of managing clusters, optimize clusters for production, and yield higher workload availability.

The third video I share is a short introduction to GKE Autopilot. A DevOps expert Anopp Vijayan shares his thoughts about the newly published GKE Autopilot and also touches on the matter of nodeless approach to Kubernetes.

When should you use Kubernetes?

But when should you actually use Kubernetes? This interesting question will be answered in this last video clip that I’ll share from the event. In the video, Jukka Välimaa explains why he doesn't want to have pets, but rather have cattle. Or in other words, why he likes to use Kubernetes in certain cases. Also, I and Anoop share our opinion on the topic.

Thanks for reading and watching! If you are interested to hear how our Kubernetes experts could help your business please don’t hesitate to contact my colleague Tuba tuba@montel.fi/+358 40 063 6636 and he will organise a free consultation meeting.

Toni Röyhy

Software Developer and DevOps Magician

Toni is a seasoned full-stack developer who is fuelled by Kombucha and finds peace in top-notch cloud infrastructures and meditation.

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