27 episodes

Kubernetes Bytes is a podcast bringing you the latest from the world of cloud native data management. Hosts Ryan Wallner and Bhavin Shah come to you from Boston, Massachusetts with experienced backgrounds in cloud-native tech. They'll be sharing their thoughts on recent cloud native news and talking to industry experts about their experiences and challenges managing the wealth of data in today's cloud-native ecosystem.

Kubernetes Bytes Ryan Wallner & Bhavin Shah

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Kubernetes Bytes is a podcast bringing you the latest from the world of cloud native data management. Hosts Ryan Wallner and Bhavin Shah come to you from Boston, Massachusetts with experienced backgrounds in cloud-native tech. They'll be sharing their thoughts on recent cloud native news and talking to industry experts about their experiences and challenges managing the wealth of data in today's cloud-native ecosystem.

    MongoDB Kubernetes Operators with Joel Lord & Cedric Clyburn

    MongoDB Kubernetes Operators with Joel Lord & Cedric Clyburn

    In this week's episodes Bhavin and Ryan dive into the three different operators that MongoDB has for deploying and managing MongoDB with Kubernetes with Developer Advocates Joel Lord & Cedric Clyburn. Come learn about the different ways you can get started using MongoDB with Kubernetes, lessons learned getting started and how to use MongoDB's multi-cloud database service, Atlas.

    Show Links


    Mirantis acquires Amazee.io: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220726005393/en/Mirantis-Acquires-amazee.io-the-Only-ZeroOps-Application-Delivery-Hub-Built-by-Developers-for-Developers
    Cisco buys Banzai cloud: https://www.fiercetelecom.com/telecom/cisco-buys-kubernetes-start-up-banzai-cloud-to-fuel-cloud-native-connectivity
    Amazon Detective adds support for Amazon EKS clusters: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-detective-supports-kubernetes-workloads-on-amazon-eks-for-security-investigations/
    GigaOM report for Cloud Native Kubernetes Storage - https://portworx.com/resource/gigaom-radar-for-cloud-native-kubernetes-data-storage/
    Gateway API Beta https://kubernetes.io/blog/2022/07/13/gateway-api-graduates-to-beta/
    Thinking about Kubernetes-native way for data protection https://thenewstack.io/identifying-a-kube-native-approach-to-data-protection/
    3 database tools from CNCF July 28 https://containerjournal.com/features/3-cloud-native-database-tools-from-cncf/
    Kubernetes Major changes and removals for 1.25 (later in august) https://kubernetes.io/blog/2022/08/04/upcoming-changes-in-kubernetes-1-25/


    MongoDB Community -  https://www.mongodb.com/community/forums/
    Mongodb Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/mongodb

    • 50 min
    Kubernetes Cluster API 101 with Scott Lowe

    Kubernetes Cluster API 101 with Scott Lowe

    In this episode, Bhavin interviews Scott Lowe, a Principal Field Engineer at Kong. The discussion dives into what is Cluster API, how it works, and how it helps users deploy Kubernetes clusters at scale using simple YAML files. We also talk about the different components of the Cluster API project and discuss the new features introduced by the community. 

    Show Notes: 

    1. Scott Lowe - 


        Blog - https://blog.scottlowe.org/

        Podcast - https://packetpushers.net/series/full-stack-journey/

    2. Cluster API - https://cluster-api.sigs.k8s.io/

    3. Kustomize with Cluster API - https://blog.scottlowe.org/2021/11/01/using-kustomize-components-with-cluster-api/ https://blog.scottlowe.org/2021/10/11/kustomize-transformer-configurations-for-cluster-api-v1beta1/


    Grafana lab adds K8s monitoring for Grafana Cloud: https://www.dbta.com/Editorial/News-Flashes/Grafana-Labs-Releases-Kubernetes-Monitoring-for-Grafana-Cloud-153953.aspx
    Kubeshop acquires majority stake in InfraCloud’s OSS product BotKube: https://www.cxotoday.com/press-release/kubeshop-acquires-majority-stake-in-infraclouds-oss-product-botkube/
    Kyverno moves to the CNCF Incubator: https://www.cncf.io/blog/2022/07/12/kyverno-moves-to-the-cncf-incubator/

    • 39 min
    Dive into Speedscale with Matt LeRay

    Dive into Speedscale with Matt LeRay

    This Episode

    In this episode, Ryan and Bhavin interview CTO of Speedscale Matt LeRay, a testing service that can collect and replay traffic without scripting, to simulate load and chaos, measure performance for Kubernetes workloads. Learn what Speedscale is, what kind of data is works and how it can be used in Kubernetes for various API driven applications.

    Weekly News Links

    Trivy 0.29.0 release - RBAC scanning and Config scans for Helm charts - Bhavin


    EKS Anywhere Bare Metal support


    Redis High Availability architecture: (optional)


    CubeFS - now a CNCF Incubating project


    Over 900000 Kubernetes instances found exposed online - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/over-900-000-kubernetes-instances-found-exposed-online/


    Ondat 2.8 release


    Speedscale Links


    • 44 min
    InfluxDB on Kubernetes

    InfluxDB on Kubernetes

    In this episode, Ryan and Bhavin interview Rick Spencer, VP of Products at InfluxData, previously the VP of Platforms for InfluxData. The discussion focuses on InfluxData, creator of InfluxDB, and how they help customers looking for a Time-Series database solution. Rick talks about the interesting IoT and Edge computing use cases, and how getting that real-time sensor information can be transformational for customers. In the second half of the discussion, we focus on how InfluxDB cloud runs across three major cloud providers, running on top of Kubernetes itself. Rick focuses on their Kubernetes adoption journey and talks about their architecture today. We also talk about how users can leverage InfluxDB for monitoring their large-scale Kubernetes deployments too! 

    Show Links:

    Datastax raises a private equity round of $115M valuring the company at $1.6B to focus more on Astra DB and Astra streaming - https://techcrunch.com/2022/06/15/datastax-proves-its-still-possible-to-raise-nine-figures-at-higher-valuation-in-2022/
    Platform9 raises $26M bringing the total money raised across all the rounds to $100M - https://techcrunch.com/2022/06/14/platform9-raises-26m-to-help-manage-distributed-cloud-clusters/
    Finout raised $14M Series A funding to help organizations break down the cost of each Kubernetes namespace, each folder in the S3 bucket, each Snowflake Query, etc. -  https://www.geektime.com/finout-wants-to-reduce-your-cloud-costs-with-a-mega-bill-and-14m-in-a-round-funding/
    Mercedez Benz runs 900 K8s clusters -  https://www.infoworld.com/article/3664052/why-mercedes-benz-runs-on-900-kubernetes-clusters.html
    Weave Policy Library for HIPAA compliance - https://www.weave.works/blog/weave-policy-library-introducing-hipaa-policies
    Kanister Webinar - https://community.cncf.io/events/details/cncf-cncf-online-programs-presents-cncf-on-demand-webinar-kanister-application-level-data-protection-on-kubernetes
    Cloud-native storage - Kubernetes Podcast - https://kubernetespodcast.com/episode/182-cloud-native-storage/
    2021 K8s Annual Report - https://www.cncf.io/reports/kubernetes-annual-report-2021/
    Enhancements#3337: KEP-3333 Retroactive default StorageClass assignment

    • 52 min
    Redis on Kubernetes

    Redis on Kubernetes

    In this episode, Bhavin interviews Brad Ascar, Principal Product Manager at Redis, focusing on all things containers and Kubernetes. The discussion dives into the higher-level architecture of Redis, how to deploy a Redis cluster on Kubernetes using the Redis Operator, and what are some of the benefits and challenges of running Redis on Kubernetes. We also talk about how you can upgrade, scale and manage your Redis clusters on Kubernetes, and how you can architect a Geo-distributed Active-Active Redis cluster for your applications! 

    Show Notes: 

    1. Redis Operator

    2. Redis Use Cases

    3. Redis on Kubernetes


    1. Mirantis integrates Lens IDE with Docker Desktop

    2. Coinbase adopts Kubernetes

    3. Dynamic Kubernetes cluster autoscaling at Airbnb

    • 39 min
    KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 Recap

    KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 Recap

    In this episode, Ryan and Bhavin talk about Kubecon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 and discuss all the vendor announcements from the past couple of weeks. Kubecon Europe had close to 7500 attendees and shows a continuous increase in the adoption of containers and Kubernetes. Below, you can find links to the things discussed during the podcast: 

    The State of Cloud-Native Development Report - Q3 2021 (came out in May 2022): https://www.cncf.io/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Q3-2021-State-of-Cloud-Native-development_FINAL.pdf
    Akuity raises $20M Series A to take Argo project next level: https://siliconangle.com/2022/05/16/kubernetes-startup-akuity-raises-20m-take-argo-project-next-level/
    Teleport raises $110M series C to $1.1B evaluation: https://goteleport.com/blog/series-c/
    Snapt launches Nova - https://aithority.com/it-and-devops/cloud/snapt-announces-the-one-security-package-to-run-kubernetes-in-public-cloud/
    Kasten K10 - v5: https://www.storagereview.com/news/kasten-k10-v5-0-offers-enhanced-kubernetes-security-and-more
    Datadog https://containerjournal.com/news/news-releases/datadog-enhances-monitoring-and-security-for-kubernetes/
    Sysdig launches Sysdig Advisor:  https://containerjournal.com/kubecon-cnc-eu-2022/sysdig-introduces-sysdig-advisor-to-drastically-simplify-kubernetes-troubleshooting/
    Red Hat open sources StackRox: https://techcrunch.com/2022/05/17/red-hat-open-sources-stackrox-the-kubernetes-security-platform-it-acquired-last-year
    Portworx - PDS and BaaS - https://portworx.com/blog/announcing-general-availability-of-portworx-data-services/
    Datacore launches Bolt - based on OpenEBS after Mayadata acquisition - https://blocksandfiles.com/2022/05/18/datacore-bolt-kubernetes/
    Kubecost - 1 click Request Sizing to Automatically Optimize Kubernetes Clusters and Eliminate Wasted Spend - https://www.yahoo.com/now/kubecost-launches-1-click-request-060000724.html
    SUSE open sources NeuVector container security platform - https://containerjournal.com/features/suse-integrates-container-security-platform-with-rancher/
    Lacework - https://containerjournal.com/features/lacework-dives-deeper-into-kubernetes-security/
    NetApp Astra Data Store - https://blocksandfiles.com/2022/05/25/netapp-per-ardua-ad-as

    • 46 min

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Great podcast on relevant topics !

I am excited to learn more about Kubernetes / Cloud native data management !

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