A presentation at OpenShift Commons Briefing by Fen Aldrich
There’s no such thing as vanilla Kubernetes in the same vein that there is no vanilla Linux; even if you start from source, you must custom build everything around it to make it production ready. By looking at the past and the present, this talk will explore what it takes to build and operate Kubernetes in production, what alternatives you can buy, and extrapolates on industry trends towards “utility” services to explore what the future of Kubernetes might look like.
The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.
Talk from Datadog folks at Kubecon about implementing kubernetes and the challenges they have faced with extremely large scale implementation.
Additional Datadog talk about how hard it was to implement Kubernetes early on
Background on what is a Wardley Map
Maybe a more practical introduction from Ben Mosior (@hiredthought)
Where that Map comes from describing the evolution process and differences of Built for Purpose, built for manufacture and Built for operationalization