KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA kicks off in Detroit on Oct. 24, assembling some of the greatest minds in cloud computing and infrastructure technology to showcase current trends and upcoming technologies.
Containers, especially the Kubernetes open-source container orchestration system, continue to show strong spending momentum, raising questions about what innovations KubeCon will reveal as containers gain rapid global adoption.
“I did an interview with Deepak [Singh], who owns all the container and open-source activity at Amazon, earlier this year, and his comment was the default deployment mechanism in Amazon is containers,” said Stu Miniman (pictured), director of market insights, cloud platforms, at Red Hat Inc. “We’re helping lots of customers in their overall adoption. AI’s a great workload for these types of technologies, and it’s becoming pervasive in the marketplace. “
Miniman spoke with industry analyst Dave Vellante of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, during a CUBE Conversation in anticipation of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon. They discussed what trends to look out for at KubeCon, how containers and Kubernetes will play into the conference, how containers lend to new application innovations, and where Red Hat fits in.
The future is contained
With its flexibility, efficiency and ability to handle complex applications, Kubernetes is gaining popularity fast. This opens a playground of opportunities for developers to toy with, with many former obstacles now lifted.
“We’re always looking for what that next thing is,” Miniman said. “What’s great about this ecosystem is most of it tends to be additive and plug into the pieces. There are certain tools that span beyond what can happen in the container world and aren’t limited to it, and there are others that are specific for it.”
Even with its widespread application, the skill sets needed to fully utilize Kubernetes are lacking amongst most developers. These developers are frequently left wondering how much they need to know about containers versus subscribing to a platform or a service to fill in the gaps.
“Our first recommendation is … how much Kubernetes do you really want to learn versus you want to do what you can build on top of it, modernize the pieces and … taking advantage of the technologies there?” Miniman said. “[Red Hat’s] got a big SRE team that can manage that for you so that you have to spend less time worrying about what is undifferentiated heavy lifting and spend more time on what’s important to your business and your customers.”
Here’s the complete video interview, one of many CUBE Conversations from SiliconANGLE and theCUBE: