Alan Kay: Simple things should be simple, complex things should be possible Since Google opened the Kubernetes (k8s) project, it has never been so easy to run your own application in a cloud, public or private. And because it is easy and because it is very useful, we will show you how to do it. You have the choice of running it on nearly every public cloud, or with minimal changes, in your own private data center.
We care about containers! You too? Well then we should get together! Google & CoreOS are hosting half-day events to share with you the State of Containers. That’s exciting already. But right in the middle of that excitement, showing you how to implement the technology in real-life projects, are Google partners Xebia & Endocode. The events will take place in Amsterdam, Brussels, Stockholm, Hamburg and Berlin between March 14th and March 18th.
In our world of DevOps and Open Source, February is a month to look forward to. Like a fusion of Christmas and Easter, FOSDEM and Config Management Camp bring together developers of free and Open Source software and create a feast of conversation, contribution and fantastic meetings. Endocode’s Sebastian Sucker, Matthias Schmitz and Julian Strobl took a little trip to Belgium this year and enjoyed the wonders that could be found at Config Management Camp 2016 in Gent.
Check out our self-made Kubernetes Cluster made of Rasperry Pis @cfgmgmtcamp! Credit: Matthias Schmitz It’s time for Open Source Events, it’s time for FOSDEM and it’s time for Config Management Camp. Endocode will be right in the middle of it: We are proud to be a part of Config Management Camp 2016 in Gent. Endocode’s Julian Strobl will give an exciting talk about container orchestration with Kubernetes by Google and Docker containers.
Credit: Jamie Scott, CC BY-SA 4.0, cropped We live in interesting times. Clusters and clouds are becoming ever more popular, software finds itself increasingly packaged up in containers, infrastructure is being retooled along all these lines, and DevOps is stepping up as the way to handle these new realities. Now, just as much as ever, it is essential to keep your IT skills up-to-date so you can ride the wave of change.
Introduction Computer clusters have been with us quite a few years now in one form or another, but several trends have come together to make them incredibly important today. Low-cost commodity hardware, ubiquitous fast networking, and solid distributed systems have all helped usher in today’s era of server farms and “Big Data”, things which make clusters a critical tool. In a cluster, multiple computers (or nodes) are connected together through a network.