An echo chamber has formed around the promise of Kubernetes
Insiders of cloud-native circles are falling over themselves to get in on the action. I can’t fault their enthusiasm.
K8s’ potential dawned on me not so long ago. To me, it will be a great support for future-making ideas like edge computing and machine learning.
It’s early days for those spaces so let’s see what comes.
Outsiders are trying to come to terms with it
By outsiders, I mean anyone who isn’t in Silicon Valley’s blast radius of tech doctrine. To some of these outsiders, K8s seems only that – hype.
Others who are not as sceptical are trying their damndest to make Kubernetes work for them. But they feel like they’re jumping over ever-growing obstacles.
(@virtualhobbit) November 14, 2020
The sheer complexity of K8s taxes mental bandwidth. The job doesn’t end at the kubectl CLI. A myriad of tools will need to be in play to make the deployment truly valuable. And it’ll end up something like this…
Can Kubenuts come to the rescue?
I have had the privilege of wrangling many technologies for many years. Not only that, making them instrumental in my people’s professional growth. So I propose a simple but powerful approach to the problem of K8s complexity:
We INGEST ideas about Kubernetes and related tools
We PARSE those ideas into tactics that can boost your project
You PULL the tactics that suit your project’s goals
Kubernetes is a complex beast. Let’s work towards putting it to good use.
Updated on 19th Nov 2020 with photos and Twitter clips (yay!)