Gene Kim (@RealGeneKim) posted an exclusive Q&A with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle) today on IT Technology: Rob Hirschfeld on Containers, Private Clouds, GIFEE, and the Remaining “Underlay Problem.”
Questions from the post:
- Gene Kim: Tell me about the landscape of docker, OpenStack, Kubernetes, etc. How do they all relate, what’s changed, and who’s winning?
- GK: I recently saw a tweet that I thought was super funny, saying something along the lines “friends don’t let friends build private clouds” — obviously, given all your involvement in the OpenStack community for so many years, I know you disagree with that statement. What is it that you think everyone should know about private clouds that tell the other side of the story?
- GK: We talked about how much you loved the book Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems by Betsy Beyer, which I also loved. What resonated with you, and how do you think it relates to how we do Ops work in the next decade?
- GK: Tell me what about the work you did with Crowbar, and how that informs the work you’re currently doing with Digital Rebar?
Read the full Q&A here.
Yesterday, RackN CEO, Rob Hirschfeld, described the remarkable progress in OpenStack on Kubernetes using Helm (article link). Until now, RackN had not been willing to officially support OpenStack deployments; however, we now believe that this approach is a game changer for OpenStack operators even if they are not actively looking at Kubernetes.
We are looking for companies that want to join in this work and fast-track it into production. If this is interesting, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why should you sponsor? Current OpenStack operators facing “fork-lift upgrades” should want to find a path like this one that ensures future upgrades are baked into the plan. This approach provide a fast track to a general purpose, enterprise grade, upgradable Kubernetes infrastructure.
Here is Rob’s Demo
Rob’s Original Blog Post
RackN revisits OpenStack deployments with an eye on ongoing operations. I’ve been an outspoken skeptic of a Joint OpenStack Kubernetes Environment because I felt that the technical hurdles of cloud native architecture would prove challenging.
I was wrong: I underestimated how fast these issues could be addressed.
… read the rest at Beyond Expectations: OpenStack via Kubernetes Helm (Fully Automated with Digital Rebar) — Rob Hirschfeld