#154 July 15, 2021
Gatekeeper is an open source project which lets you enforce policy in a Kubernetes cluster. It’s also the basis for Policy Controller, a hosted and managed version now available for all GKE users. Max Smythe, a senior SWE at Google, is a maintainer of Gatekeeper and the TL of Policy Controller. He joins us to talk constraints, config and Cruise.
#153 July 9, 2021
Debugging Kubernetes often involves correlating what happened just before something went bad. Itiel Shwartz is a co-founder of Komodor, a startup who builds a platform to help with exactly that. We talk Hebrew names, Hungarian dogs and German car crashes.
#152 June 18, 2021
Steve McGhee worked as an SRE at Google for almost 10 years, then took a job outside the company. He was tasked with recreating “Google Production” and SRE practice from first principals, but with three books, modern cloud providers, and the entire Kubernetes ecosystem to help. How did he do? Learn about that which you can and can’t replace.
#151 June 11, 2021
NVIDIA and Google have teamed up to bring the new Multi-Instance GPU feature, launched with the NVIDIA A100, to GKE. We speak to Kevin Klues from NVIDIA and Pradeep Venkatachalam from Google Cloud on how and why people use GPUs, optimising instance shapes for machine learning, and why less is often more.
#150 May 13, 2021
Pixie Labs built an observabiity platform for Kubernetes, which uses eBPF to get telemetry without user intervention. They were recently acquired by New Relic, who open sourced the Pixie software. Co-founders Zain Asgar and Ishan Mukherjee join Craig Box to tell the story and talk about what’s next. Guest host Alex Ellis tends his garden.
#149 May 6, 2021
A small army of community volunteers is necessary to host a KubeCon, but behind them is a professional events team. Colleen Mickey is Director of Event Services at the Linux Foundation and is responsible for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, as well as other events like Hyperledger Global Forum and cdCon. She talks to us about hosting, feeding and watering 10,000 people, as well as the change to virtual events.
We also bring the round-up of the KubeCon news, including our famous Lightning Round.
#148 April 30, 2021
Liqo is short for Liquid Computing. It’s a tool for extending Kubernetes onto others clusters, developed at the Polytechnic University of Turin. Research assistant and Liqo co-creator Alex Palesandro is our guest this week.
#147 April 23, 2021
Brian Singer co-founded Orbitera, which was acquired by Google in 2016. During that process he met Kit Merker, who was a PM on GKE and the GCP Marketplace, and the two are now working togther on relability engineering startup Nobl9. We talk about migrating Orbitera to GKE and Google’s SRE platform, and how many 9s are too many.
#146 April 15, 2021
Celebrate the release of Kubernetes 1.21 with release team lead Nabarun Pal from VMware. Nabarun talks about choosing between “hardware” and software, additions and removals from Kubernetes 1.21, and how the Kubernetes project has become more welcoming to people outside the USA.
#145 April 8, 2021
We conclude our two-part conversation with Weaveworks co-founder Alexis Richardson, picking up when the company received Series A investment in December 2014. Since then, they built projects like Scope, Cortex and Flux as well as SaaS offerings based on them. We also look at Alexis’s role in the founding of the CNCF.
Please be sure to listen to the first part before this one!