New Introductory Kubernetes Courses are now Available

If you need to learn Kubernetes quickly, “read the docs” is not really a helpful answer. We’ve just released two new introductory courses that will jump you over the steep part of the learning curve and get you oriented and working with Kubernetes in less than a day. Both courses …

The new way to Build Cloud-native Applications

What are microservices? Do they have to be small? What do APIs have to do with all this? Microservice application architecture is the current favorite, new model for application development in general and Cloud-native applications in particular. But what are they, how do they work and why are they better …

Are they really just Containers v2.0?

Unikernels – will they be the next hype thing after Containers or are they “just” Containers v2.0? How do they compare to Containers, Bare Metal or Serverless compute models? Kumulus Tech CTO, Robert Starmer, breaks down how they are like, yet differ from, Linux Containers and where their value proposition …

AKA “Function-as-a-Service”

Serverless Computing- a powerful Cloud function, but also the latest confusing buzzword in the world of Cloud computing and application development. Perhaps better described a “Function-as-a-Service,” this tool allows developers to focus on application development rather than the infrastructure needed to support an application. In this episode, Robert Starmer, Kumulus …

Public Cloud is _not_ the answer.

The pundits are wrong. The Public vs Private vs Hybrid argument is sort of like arguing whether a truck, sedan or SUV is the car to own. Kumulus Technologies CTO, Robert Starmer, explains why like the car analogy, each deployment or service model has distinctive pros and cons that make …

PacketPushers: Datanauts Podcast 060: Running OpenStack in Containers

Robert Starmer talks with Datanauts host Drew Conry-Murray about the general whys and hows of operating OpenStack in Containers. They then explore the relationship between OpenStack and Kubernetes, and how stateful services like storage and databases might function. Finally, they discuss the Kolla project which leverages Ansible and Docker to …