Is Kubernetes right for your small company?James McShane of SuperOrbital helps unpack the question: Will Kubernetes help solve your small company's problems?
James McShane is the Engineering Director at SuperOrbital and has been working with Kubernetes for about 6 years, in a large number of environments. He joins the show today to help unpack whether Kubernetes is a good choice for your small company.
In this episode:
- What is Kubernetes, and what problems does it solve for you?
- Choosing Kubernetes means choosing a set of problems.
- Which application architectures match well with Kubernetes?
- Which problems Kubernetes doesn’t solve well for you.
- How to handle your application data layer when starting with Kubernetes
- Some of the differences between the big three’s Kubernetes offerings
- Should you hire experienced Kubernetes engineers before adopting Kubernetes?
- Why is Kubernetes controversial, and how can a newcomer cut through the hype?
- Common newbie mistakes
- How does price figure into the decision to choose Kubernetes or not?
- How to learn Kubernetes if your employer isn’t using it
Don't try fix everything at once
Most teams have many problems that could be fixed. But not all should be fixed. At leat not yet.
Why reproducible builds?
The most common answer I got was that reproducible builds were desirable in case of rollbacks.
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