November 26th, 2019 | 32 mins 50 secs
cloudbees, cloudnativecon, devops, kubecon
The idea is to empower all DevOps' stakeholders with better access to continuous integration (CI)/continuous delivery (CD) pipelines. Your organization also very likely relies on Jenkins as the backbone for the production pipeline with a reliance on Git to share and collaborate.
However, the problem has long been that Jenkins is notoriously hard to implement and use for many organizations. The added complexities of shifting to cloud native and Kubernetes platforms have further compounded the difficulties — but this new age of Jenkins and cloud native deployments have also set the stage for the creation of CloudBees' open source Jenkins X. CloudBees created Jenkins X mainly to help facilitate and automate CD pipelines to Kubernetes and cloud native environments. The idea is also to allow Jenkins X to make it easier to develop and deploy cloud native applications to Kubernetes without having to learn the intricacies of the orchestrator. Jenkins X is also one of four projects of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), which also includes Jenkins, Spinnaker and Tekton.
CloudBees says it is also continuing to try and improve Jenkins X, by simplify how developers and all DevOps stakeholders work with the tool. To that end, the company has developed its first-ever graphical interface.
In this The New Stack Makers podcast recorded during KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in San Diego last week, CloudBees' Moritz Plassnig, vice president, cloud and Peter Muir, lead architect, spoke with Alex Williams, founder and editor-in-chief of The New Stack about how CloudBees continues to try to make Jenkins X both more accessible and easier to use.
August 23rd, 2018 | 32 mins 31 secs
cloud, cloud native, cloud native computing foundation, cloud-native- cncf, cloudnativecon, kubecon
Cloud native isn’t limited to containers and microservices orchestration. This was the main conclusion the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) reached when it set out this year to re-define the term “cloud native,” said Justin Garrison, co-author of the book Cloud Native Infrastructure, who was involved in the CNCF’s lengthy process. Under the new definition, CNCF recognizes that cloud native is not just a set of technologies to adopt, but that it also reflects a change in an organization’s structure and processes.
June 28th, 2018 | 24 mins 53 secs
ci/cd, cloudnativecon, cncf, continuous deployment, continuous integration, kubecon, kubernetes, red hat, red hat openshift
At KubeCon in Copenhagen in May, many talks focused on the work required to build continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines using containers. One of the major issue still remaining in the container world is specifically that last bit of the CI/CD pipeline: building, storing, and securing containers built for internal software projects.
Steve Speicher, principal product manager on the Red Hat OpenShift Team, spent a good deal of time at KubeCon looking into the solutions and remaining pain points that exist around dynamically building and managing containers within a more traditional agile development environment. "A lot of people want to leverage Kubernetes for the build in the pipeline itself, and so that's one of the things we're talking about here and learning more about what people are interested in to leverage the platform to do more CI/CD," said Speicher.
Episode 304: Red Hat's Michael Hausenblas Discusses The State Of Functions As A Service On Kubernetes
June 18th, 2018 | 25 mins 7 secs
cloudnativecon, cncf, kubecon, kubernetes, openshift, red hat
Michael Hausenblas, Red Hat developer advocate for OpenShift, still prefers the term Functions as a Service. In the push to expand the serverless capabilities of Kubernetes, Hausenblas, at KubCon in May, told us that one of the key desires for enterprises is to be able to host Amazon Lambda-like functionality internally as well as in public clouds. He expects as more users adopt serverless functions, that developers will increasingly become comfortable with function accessibility via APIs.
June 12th, 2018 | 41 mins 52 secs
cloudnativecon, cncf, google, kubecon, kubernetes, open source, open source software
Back in May, the world's biggest Kubernetes users and contributors gathered in Denmark for KubeCon Europe. One of the topics we were keen to see addressed by this meeting of the minds was the future of Kubernetes, and the CNCF as a whole.
June 4th, 2018 | 29 mins 53 secs
cloudnativecon, cncf, coreos, kubecon, kubernetes, red hat, red hat openshift
At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Copenhagen in early May, we caught up with Red Hat's newest CTO, Brandon Philips, to discuss the state of CoreOS and containers as a whole. Philips and his team were acquired by Red Hat back in January, and the pairing has focused a good amount of Linux thought leadership onto the Kubernetes project. In Copenhagen, he and Diane Mueller, director of community development at Red Hat, sat down to talk about what it's been like merging the CoreOS and Red Hat teams.
May 24th, 2018 | 24 mins 59 secs
aqua security, ci/cd, cloud-native, cloud-native security, cloudnativecon, continuous deployment, continuous integration, ebook, kubecon, kubernetes, kubernetes ebook series
When it comes to securing an application deployed on Kubernetes, automation through a CI/CD pipeline is key. Using cloud-native security tools that hook right into Jenkins or your favorite CI/CD tool, enterprise security teams can set policies for developers who are building container images. The pipeline enforces those policies through automated vulnerability scanning of each image during the build process. Developers only deploy images that the security team is confident in because they've been scanned.
“CI/CD automation is key because of the scale,” said Liz Rice, technology evangelist at Aqua Security, in this podcast with The New Stack. “You couldn't possibly manually check all these different images when you're shipping potentially hundreds or thousands of deploys in a day.”
May 22nd, 2018 | 19 mins 58 secs
cloudnativecon, cncf, kccn, kubecon, kubernetes, opa, open policy agent, policy, software development, software engineering
On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Editor-in-Chief Alex Williams sits down with Chris Aniszczyk, COO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and Torin Sandall, a Software Engineer at Styra, to discuss how the Open Policy Agent (OPA) is a secure, simple, and compliant way to manage services.
"From a CNCF perspective, policy was a missing piece within our cloud native landscape," Aniszczyk explained, discussing why the Foundation on-boarded OPA.
May 17th, 2018 | 31 mins 15 secs
cloudnativecon, cncf, developers, enterprise software, kubecon, kubernetes, microservices, service mesh, software development
Service mesh technologies are being used in production just six months after the KubeCon North America keynotes that explored what a service mesh is, and its benefits to both organizations and developers. Many are still attempting to truly grasp what a service mesh offers, particularly as observability and compatibility concerns are raised.
January 23rd, 2018 | 42 mins 2 secs
cloud native computing foundation, cloudnativecon, cncf, developers, ebook, kubecon, kubernetes, kubernetes deployment & security patterns, networking, security, storage
The goal for the Kubernetes community in 2018 is to make Kubernetes rock solid. Over the past year, the community has focused on building out the Kubernetes core. Networking, security and storage are all examples of Kubernetes projects that have matured quite a bit in the past year. For the new year, we shouldn’t necessarily expect major changes or even Kubernetes 2.0. Instead, it's a year to focus on the basics, providing a base on which different distribution providers can build out their unique offerings.