Escaping the buzz and hype around Kubernetes seems impossible these days. Clearly the platform has won the container orchestration wars and has been embraced by developers.
In Enterprise IT, we often see technology vendors begin life with a singular purpose. They see a problem, create a solution, and do one thing really well. As the product matures and the company is focused on growth, additional products and features are added. Some of them are good and some of them…not so good. Rarely do we see a technology company iterate off their initial product and continue to excel with new products and features.
On this episode, our roundtable discusses the premise that learning Kubernetes is a waste of time. With so many managed Kubernetes service available, actually learning the ins and outs of the obtuse orchestrator isn’t necessary for the vast majority of organizations. They discuss the actual business value of managing Kubernetes, compare it to learning vSphere, and discuss what organizations should be investing time in.
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Curious how Kubernetes seems to magically achieve your desired state? When you pass you YAML file to the Kubernetes API and stuff just happens, what is going on? Eric Shanks breaks down the basics of the control loop that Kubernetes uses to accomplish this.
Automation has been mainstream for a long time when you think about it, however, the types of automation typically seen were machines and robots designed to perform manual tasks. Many of the repeatable tasks performed by humans today are done in software, so why not automate all the repetitive business processes being performed by task workers? As part of a digital transformation project, RPA from companies like Automation Anywhere can help companies realize greater efficiencies and better user experiences
As public cloud has grown, there was likely a perception that it would be a threat to smaller service providers. However, cloud means something different to every organization, and the needs of every enterprise are not necessarily met by a hyperscaler.
Rich Stroffolino and Ken Nalbone discuss the IT news of the week, including Docker’s quest for more funding, PDF encryption problems, WeWork cancelling their IPO, and why Congress is interested in DNS-over-HTTPS.
Josh Warcop suggests that IT organizations borrow a role from manufacturing and production floors called “the floater” to address the difficulty in enabling IT silos to communicate. A floater had enough knowledge of each silos operations and elements to keep the “big machine” running smoothly.
For organizations that are not enterprise class and size, there is a need for storage solutions tailored to their use case. Even at a small size, massive amounts of data are being created and it is difficult to keep up with the amount of storage and availability of that storage when keeping things on premises. Backblaze helps fill the void for customers who need cloud storage now.