CNA weekly #005

Welcome back to another edition of the CNA weekly! Sorry for the slight delay with this edition – I am still aiming for a weekly cadence. But lets kick-off this Monday with some fresh content!
First of all, I’d like to point you to a must-read series for everyone that is interested in Kubernetes by VMware: Getting started with VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) blogposts by my friend William Lam (@lamw):

William also summarizes his work in a tweet:

Just recently, Kubernetes 1.10 has been released. Read more about it by my (new) colleagues Clint and Vladimir in their blogpost here. Find out more on the official K8s blog here.

Are you planning to attend KubeCon in Copenhagen in May? Are you interested in getting involved in VMware & Kubernetes? Join the VMware SIG (Special Interest Group) meeting on Thursday, May 3 from 11:55 – 12:30! The SIG site can be found here

From the series “back to basics“: vSphere HA Restart Priority – another great blogpost from my colleague Duncan. Make sure to get the configuration for you cluster management and worker VMs right!

From our friends at the VMware User Group (VMUG) there is a “Containers 101 for the vSphere Admin” session available. Learn more about vSphere Integrated Containers 

The VMware Open Source team shares some thoughts about maintaining large open source projects as well as five “secret” practices for Open Source success.

Some great news for Platform Operators: vRealize Operations & Wavefront are getting a close integration as part of the vROps 6.7 release. Read more about the integration here.

My colleague Alex Ellis has recently written an interesting blogpost about how to move your project to Kubernetes – he is sharing is learnings from the OpenFaaS community from the past 12 months.

Are you designing or thinking about building Kubernetes and are you willing to share some of your thoughts? Check out this survey

CNA weekly #004

Happy Monday everyone!

Pivotal Container Service

vSphere Integrated Containers

Platform Reliability Engineering & Operations


Interesting industry updates

CNA weekly #003

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Pivotal Container Service
In case you missed it last week: Pivotal Container Service is now generally available. Check out these blogposts that capture some of the highlights:

Here is the download link for Pivotal Container Service (PKS) on Pivotal Network. You need to create an account to get to the download bits. Documentation can be found here

VMware Cloud Native Applications and Platform News

Kubernetes / Container Ecosystem

“All-things Cloud-Native” Newsletter

Last week I started a small experiment that I have been thinking about for some time now: a newsletter about all-things “Cloud-Native”. I have been using Twitter and RSS/feedly for quite some time now to keep up with my favorite areas of technology. But it’s tough – there is just too much going on. Some people asked me how I keep up with all these fast-moving topics and news and also stay engaged e.g. on Twitter. In essence, I made this part of my daily routine and I keep improving that practice each day. I also found inspiration on some other newsletters that I started to find useful for myself (e.g. cron.weekly or devops weekly) – in a world of literally 1000s new updates per day, a solid newsletter can be quite valuable.

Over the past years I already captured content from various channels that I found useful and shared that in a structured manner with my customers. But I feel there might be value in this – now laser focused on Cloud-Native – even for people outside of my direct network. So I decided to formalize it even further and offer my very personal summary of highlights from the week in a newsletter. From a tool perspective I picked tinyletter because it feels like there isn’t much overhead for the sender, it has a clean interface and a pretty straight-forward archive option.  

CNA weekly #002

After some issues with sending out #001 of this newsletter, I’ll try again with some different settings on tinyletter. Sorry for yet another email tonight – I promise it’ll be the last one for today!