Kubernetes is quickly becoming a commodity. Setting up a highly available cluster? Easy. Running large applications in a fault-tolerant manner on top? No problem. As long as you fit the ideal mold.
But what if your production environment is a closed internal network? Or it’s behind the Chinese firewall? What if you don’t host your own applications but instead deliver your software to clients? Can you still leverage Kubernetes in such cases? As adoption of Kubernetes continues to grow, we see more use cases that don’t fit the traditional model.
Ian Crosby discusses three case studies of organizations he’s recently worked with, looking particularly at the specific challenges he encountered and the solutions (or workarounds) he implemented.
Ian Crosby is the managing director of Container Solutions, Montreal, where he works with organizations across many domains as they make the move to cloud native. His work spans application design, build pipelines, and cloud infrastructure, with a heavy focus on containers, orchestration, and other cloud-native tools. A longtime software developer and advocate, Ian has worked across a wide range of industries from military defense systems to SaaS platforms. He is passionate about improving how we build and run software.
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