Kubernetes Co-Founders Field Hard Questions on Kubernetes’ Past, Present and Future

Episode 479 · June 27th, 2019 · 30 mins 20 secs

About this Episode

Kubernetes is not everything for everybody, as DevOps teams know. And while Kubernetes  can, of course, offer amazing power- and resource-savings and computing-performance advantages, the platform has also seen its share of controversy, such as during the Docker split in 2016.

Many also have an opinion of what is right — and wrong — about Kubernetes. During this podcast recorded live at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Barcelona in May, The New Stack posed some of the harder questions about Kubernetes’ past and future to Kubernetes co-founders Tim Hockin, principal SW engineer, Kubernetes, GKE, and Google Cloud, and Craig McLuckie, vice president, VMware. who is one of Kubernetes creators. 

The New Stack also solicited thoughts from Gabe Monroy, partner program manager, Microsoft, who is a lead product manager for containers on Microsoft Azure and described himself as  “one of the most engaged early community members.

”While the Kubernetes creators were certainly happy with the results from the outset, Hockin said its popularity was something “you could never have predicted.”

“In terms of lessons learned, it’s not something you could have planned for, but then again, we could have tried,” Hockin said.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fSb5N_OjJ8A