On beyond Crowbar: RackN and Digital Rebar

January 11, 2016

Last, but not least in my KubeCon video-palooza series is an interview with RackN founder, Rob Hirschfeld.  Rob talks about their offering Digital Rebar and how it addresses composable operations.

Some of the ground Rob covers

  • How he’s taking what he did at Dell (Crowbar) and taking it beyond physical provisioning and automation.
  • V3 is now called DigitalRebar Composable operations – the company name is RackN
  • Allows you to build up a “ready state” on the infrastructure and then can bring in Ceph or Kubernetes, OpenStack, Mesoshpere…
  • What companies they’re working with and where they seem themselves going – composable operations and addressing the “fidelity gap” – taking the same work from start to scale and addressing the deployment hassles

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Covering Mesos and Mesosphere

January 8, 2016

Today’s post is the penultimate video in my series of interviews from KubeCon back in November.  Below, Aaron Bell, the product manager working on developer facing tools, talks about the Mesos project and Mesosphere — what they do and who’s using it.

Some of the ground Aaron covers

  • How mesosphere is connected to the Apache Mesos project (powers Siri and is used at Twitter) 50% of the committers
  • What Mesos does and how it works
  • DCOS (data center OS) what it is
  • What to expect from Mesos in the next year

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Learning about CoreOS and Tectonic

January 6, 2016

With today’s post we are five interviews into the videos I took at Kubecon with three remaining.

Today’s interviewee is Rob Szumski, one of the early employees of CoreOS.  Rob explains CoreOS, Tectonic and where CoreOS is going from here.

Some of the ground Rob covers

  • CoreOS began as an operating system for large scale clusters and how Docker came around at just the right time and worked with CoreOS
  • CoreOS as the original micro OS
  • The components of Tectonic – How you should deploy your containers, on top of: kubernetes, flannel, coreOS, etc; it also comes with support and architectural help
  • Whats on tap for CoreOS and Tectonic – tools and more

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Learning about Joyent and Triton, the elastic container infrastructure

January 5, 2016

Here’s another interview from KubeCon back in November.  This one’s a twofer.  Joyent’s CEO and CTO, Scott Hammond and Bryan Cantrill respectively, talk about taking their learnings from Solaris zones and applying them to the world of modern apps and containers.

Some of the ground Scott and Bryan cover

  • Joyent, a software company focused on delivering a container native software infrastructure platform
  • They had been doing containers for 6 years and when Docker came along they focused on that
  • How Solaris zones came about, how Joyent picked it up and ran with it, and how it acted as a foundation for today’s containerized world – How they were in the right place at the wrong time
  • Whats in store for Joyent going forward – supporting the movement to modern app dev and the intersection of containers – taking this new tech and productizing and simplifying them to allow enterprises to roll them out

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Google Kubernete’s new community lead: Sarah Novotny

November 30, 2015

A couple of weeks ago I attended KubeCon in San Francisco.  There were a series of talks as well as a bunch of vendors who were there in mini-booths chatting with folks and showing off what they do.  As always, the part I get the most out of at conferences like this is the “hallway track” where I get to chat one-on-one with various folks.

One such folk was Sarah Novotny, who recently joined Google as the first Kubernetes community lead.  Check out the video below where Sarah talks about her goals for the community, how it will fit with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and how she hopes to extend this beyond a Google only effort.

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