Kubernetes This Month

Kubernetes CNCF Annual Report & Chaos Mesh

Episode description

In Kubernetes news this month, Nigel Poulton highlights the important points to come out of the CNCF Annual Report. Chaos Mesh moves from the CNCF sandbox and into the incubation stage. The 9th Docker birthday is coming up, with some free events you can get involved in, and you can also try our Docker Deep Dive course https://bit.ly/3t9Ik9P. Google Security blog extends their Kubernetes bug bounty for the rest of the year – and you could get up to $90K! And you can now watch a great new Kubernetes history documentary by Honeypot.

0:00​ Introduction
0:52​ CNCF Report 2021
3:25​ Chaos Mesh moves to incubation
5:30 Docker turns 9
6:02 Kubernetes security vulnerability bounty
6:34​ IstioCon 2022
6:42​ Kubernetes history on film

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Kubernetes This Month is the show that keeps you up-to-speed with everything going on in the Kubernetes world.In each episode, join host Nigel Poulton as he goes through quick-fire updates on the major announcements in our Kubernetes Catch-up section. We'll then run a Deeper Dive section where we'll cover the bigger announcement in more detail. Lastly, we'll end off with our Kubernetes Guru of the Month section, where you can answer a question in our forums each month for a chance to win a monthly prize!

Hello, Cloud Gurus. I'm Nigel Poulton the  author of The Kubernetes Book and the KCNA book,   all about how to smash the KCNA exam.  Anyway, this is Kubernetes This Month,   the show that keeps you up to date with all the  news and announcements from the Kubernetes world.   In this episode, we'll look at the latest  trends from the CNCF annual survey of 2021,   some cool stuff happening with Chaos Mesh, more  money for finding Kubernetes vulnerabilities,   another Docker birthday and way more. Plus  something really cool right at the end.   And I mean, really cool. Now, while  you’re here, be sure to subscribe,  

coz you know you wanna be up-to-date with all the  cool stuff happening with cloud and Kubernetes. Right? So hot off the press is the CNCF's annual  report of 2021. And they're leading with the   notion that Kubernetes has well and truly crossed  the adoption chasm, and it is properly mainstream.   So the headline stat is that according to the  respondents, 96% of organizations are either   evaluating or using Kubernetes. 96%! Now, while  that blows my mind, it does kind of reflect the   conversations that I'm having. I mean, I rarely  speak with anyone these days that isn't doing  

something with Kubernetes, but you know what,  even the more mainstream consumer tech podcasts   and stuff that I listen to, they're starting to  drop the word Kubernetes into conversations. So   even to me, it feels like it's breaking into the  everyday vocabulary of regular tech people. Like   not just your geeky backend developers. Anyway,  another stat that I'm not surprised is with is 79%   of respondents are using managed Kubernetes,  with Amazon EKS leading the pack there. Again,   it's no surprise just about everyone I speak  to these days is consuming hosted Kubernetes.

It's just so easy. Now sticking with hosted stuff,  39% of respondents are using serverless. Okay, but   of those 39%, three quarters are using hosted  serverless. And then three quarters of those   are using AWS Lambda. So three quarters of  the three quarters of the 39%, head exploding,   they're using Lambda. Either way, hosted  Kubernetes is huge. Serverless is being really   well used. And the majority of serverless users  are also using fully managed or hosted platforms,  

in particular, AWS Lambda. Now all of this  consumption via hosted or managed services   is seen as Kubernetes going "under the hood". So  becoming less and less visible. Yeah. More and   more just part of the infrastructure that happens  to be there. Kind of like, oh yeah, Kubernetes,   it's in there somewhere, but you know what? We  don't really get our hands dirty with that. Little   bit like Linux actually. So phones, tablets,  TVs, doorbells, you name it, they all run Linux,  

but the users don't necessarily know. They  interact with higher level abstractions. Well,   Kubernetes is heading in a similar direction,  which I think is a really good thing. But look,   there's plenty more in the report and it's free  to download. I've put a link in the description. Huge congratulations to the Chaos Mesh team  and community as the project moves out of the   CNCF sandbox and into the incubating stage.  And that's no mean feat, a proper sign that   the project is maturing. So a key concept of  cloud native design is expecting things to fail.  

Like no matter how well you build stuff, things  will always fail. So a well designed environment   handles failures really well, which sounds great  on paper, but how do you actually do that? Well,   I mean, loosely coupling things and distributing  for high availability, that's table stakes,   but knowing what kind of things can break  and actually go wrong, that can be hard. And that's where Chaos Mesh comes into play.  Basically it injects all kinds of failures   and other chaos into your Kubernetes dev and  test environments, and you can see how well   they hold up or maybe how well they don't hold  up. Maybe they crash and burn. So for example,   Chaos Mesh can throw in node failures, network,  DNS, HTTP, and loads more chaos and failures.  

And it's got a decent dashboard for managing  and monitoring your chaos experiments.   The project's got over 50 users, it's got over  125 contributors for more than 60 organizations,   and it's had over 30 releases. Now  it was originally accepted as a CNCF   sandbox project in the summer of 2020, but  just now in February 2022, it's progressed   to incubating. So if you haven't checked  it out yet, you should. It's actually fun,   but it's really important if you're  serious about Kubernetes in production. Keen to start your cloud journey? We've just  launched a new limited time offer for our personal   plus annual plan, saving you 36%! The personal  plus plan gives you access to great course   features like Hands-on labs and practice exams,  making it easier to kick-start your cloud career.  

If you’re interested, scan the QR code on the  screen, or click the link in the description. Okay. So time for my other topics from February.  Docker is having another birthday. And this year   it's turning nine years old, which is hard to  believe really. Has it been that long since   Solomon Hykes did his infamous misspelled 'hellow  world' container at PyCon? Anyway, look, their   holding an online annual community meetup with  a bunch of great cool stuff. They've got news,   panels, specialists tracks,  and loads more, and it's free.

On Valentine's day, the Google Security blog  announced it was expanding its current Kubernetes   bug bounty program until at least the end of  the year 2022. Basically they're super keen   to catch vulnerabilities and they're offering  from 20,000 to over 90,000, US dollars that is,   for anyone who can compromise  their Kubernetes CTF sandbox.   Apparently they paid over 175,000 US  dollars in the last three months alone.   And they're keeping the program and its increased  payouts live until at least the end of 2022. The second annual IstioCon will be  on the 25th to the 29th of April.  

And it'll be a hundred percent virtual. And then last, but absolutely not least.  And this is the cool thing that I mentioned   at the top of the show, so I hope you're not  disappointed, but if you don't already know,   Honeypot have released a really  well-made Kubernetes documentary.   Yeah, absolutely. Now it's in two parts and it  tracks the rise of Kubernetes and cloud native.   I've seen most of it, and in fact I might watch  the rest of it tonight actually. But seriously, it  

really is well made and it is a proper good watch  if you're into this stuff. So the link's below,   and I think you love it. I reckon it should be  on like Netflix or Amazon Prime or something.   And that's it for this month. If you liked this  episode, you can check out more of our original   series with an ACG free plan. You’ll also get  access to our learning paths, and new courses   every month, like our newly added on-theme  free course this month Docker Deep Dive. And  

the best thing is, you don’t even need a credit  card to sign up - check out the links below.  And on that note, stay safe and I'll see you  again next month. Same kube time, same kube place.

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