A few weeks ago I attended Cloud Foundry summit Europe 2017 held in Basel, Switzerland. One of the more interesting topics that came up was the “Cloud Foundry Container Runtime,” an effort formerly known as “Kubo.”
Kubo, which comes from “Kubernetes on Bosh,” was created jointly by Pivotal and Google in order to provide a simple way to deploy and operate production-ready Kubernetes clusters on premise and in the cloud. Back in June, the Kubo code was donated to the Linux Foundation as an open source project.
To learn more about Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (nee Kubo) and the larger context it fits within I sat down with Ian Andrews, Vice President of Products at Pivotal. Armed with only a pen and paper Ian provides an overview of the container runtime and explains how it differs from the Cloud Foundry application runtime, as well as which workloads are most appropriate for each.
Ian ends by walking us through the recently announced, Pivotal Container Service (PKS) that VMware and Pivotal worked on together with help from the Google cloud team (PKS is based on the Cloud Foundry container runtime with extra goodies thrown in).
00:00 –07:25 Intro/background: How Kubo came about and how it and Cloud Foundry (CF) elastic runtime were renamed “Cloud Foundry container runtime” and “Cloud Foundry application run time”
07:25 – 24:00 Sketches out the CF architecture. From there he goes through each of the two components that sit on top of BOSH: CF container runtime and CF application run time. He then compares the two runtimes
24:00 – 28:55 Goes through Pivotal’s implementation of the above: Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Pivotal Container Service.
Take Kubernetes, and bish bash BOSH, you’ve got Container Runtime – The Register
Cloud Foundry Morphs Kubo into Container Runtime – sdxcentral
VMware teams up with Pivotal, Google Cloud on new container service – ZDNet
Google, VMware and Pivotal team for on-premises Kubernetes – The Register
Choosing the Right Tool for Your App Modernization Project – VMware | Blogs
Back in June I attended the Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara, CA and grabbed a bunch of interviews. As an example, here is a quick summary of the summit as seen through the eyes of Tech evangelist and commentator Ben Kepes:
Ben talks about the great vibe and community as well as how Cloud Foundry and “serverless” computing do or do not fit together.
He also gives his thoughts about what over the next year, Cloud Foundry needs to do and watch out for.
Ben ends by talking about what he thinks is the most exciting technology/development out there today (spoiler alert, its developer tools).
Before we get to the rest of the videos here are some quick notes:
There was a bunch of announcements at the event, two of the biggest being Microsoft joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation and the announcement of the Foundation’s inclusion of the Kubo project which is designed to help manage containers using Kubernetes by applying Cloud Foundry’s BOSH.
On the Dell EMC side we gave a bunch of talks and had a booth where we showed of the work that our “Dojo” is doing in writing and contributing code to the Cloud Foundry foundation. We also featured our Native Hybrid Cloud offering, which is a turnkey developer platform based on Pivotal Cloud Foundry.
Interviews from the front
Below are the rest of the videos I captured at Cloud Foundry Summit. Featured are representatives of Google, Datadog, GE Predix, the Cloud Foundry foundation, anynines and Dell EMC.
Ray Colletti of Datadog talks about what they do, where they’ve been and where they’re going. (Datadog is infrastructure monitoring platform that plays well with everyone from Cloud Foundry to AWS to Azure to Google Cloud and more).
Ray discusses how Datadog has adapted to the changes in the industry over the last four years, the announcement of Datadog’s official Cloud Foundry integration and general integrations with other ecosystem players.
He ends by discussing their focus on alerts over the next year.
Native Hybrid Cloud:
Drew Dimmick of Dell EMC’s Native Hybrid Cloud team talks about what this Pivotal Cloud Foundry-based offering is made of and what it allows organizations to do.
Drew talks about Dell EMC’s value-add on top of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, the Developer Workbench. The Workbench is made up of the Access tool as well as Fractal.
He also explains the different focuses of Native Hybrid Cloud and Enterprise Hybrid Cloud.
Chip Childers, CTO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation talks about Kubo which just joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation.
Kubo is a packaging of Kubernetes that can be deployed by Cloud Foundry’s “BOSH” onto any cloud infrastructure.
Chip also discusses Microsoft joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation.
Talking to Julian Fischer, founder and CEO of anynines which is based in Germany. AnyNines’ main focus is building data services around Cloud Foundry.
Julian see’s the Cloud Foundry runtime as one of its key assets but became aware of its need for production grade data services. As a result they have chosen to focus on these services.
Key segments they focus on are insurance and manufacturing which are currently undergoing digital transformation.
Google Cloud Platform
Colleen Bryant of Google talks about her team which handles Open source integration with google cloud platform as well as her specific focus on the GCP service broker for Cloud Foundry.
She explains how Cloud Foundry, GCE (Google’s VM offering) and GCP all work together as well as what the heck’s a “tile.”
Talking with Ryan Bohm, a Developer evangelist within GE digital, focusing on their Predix Platform.
Ryan talks about their Cloud Foundry-based platform and its focus on the Industrial Internet of Things and specifically the analysis of big data.
She explains their efforts to build their developer program and the dev certification program they launched recently.