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ISSUE 288: All the KubeCon News

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“Inclusion is not just inviting somebody to the dance but inviting somebody to dance — the difference between being invited to a dance and dancing.”

VMware’s Tim Pepper, KubeCon+CloudNativeCon NA 2021
What's Happening

Sometimes, multicloud just happens. Some organizations might have, for example, applications running on Amazon Web Services in one department, while another may come to rely on Google Cloud or other cloud provider services.

How do you make them work under one unified architecture? The difficulties of multicloud management is the main topic of this latest episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, where we interview the CEO and co-founder of multicloud management platform provider, Chris Psaltis. Hosted by TNS Editor-in-Chief Joab Jackson, Chris discussed the inherent difficulties and possible solutions for running operations across multiple cloud services, as well as how can help. and the Challenge of Multicloud Management

All the KubeCon News

This has been a busy week for The New Stack! KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America is the time of the year for us to catch up on the latest work being done on Kubernetes and all its associated cloud native tooling. You might have noticed that this year, TNS has had an extra heapin’ helping of KubeCon posts (more than 10 at the latest count), and we’ve had more tweets from the conference as well. For this, we owe thanks to Kasten By Veam, a company that specializes in Kubernetes data protection, for sponsoring our news coverage. They paid for it all, literally.

This “sponsored event news coverage” is not something new for The New Stack; however, it may be something pretty new for tech journalism in general, as far as we can tell. Editorially, all the stories are produced exactly in the same way as our usual event coverage: Reporters, including our mighty army of talented freelancers, ferret out the best stories around the show and file them with the editors, who post them on the site. The only difference is that we disclose at the top of each story that Kasten has sponsored this particular piece of coverage, and it gets one clearly identifiable ad-like box embedded somewhere in the story. We also devote one story to what is new with the sponsor itself, pretty safely assuming that in this field, companies are always changing in some notable way.

But other than that one story, the company in no way influences, or even knows, what we will write about at these events. Like with any other sponsor, or with any other non-sponsor, we cover Kasten only when it does something worth covering.

Although journalistically atypical, this arrangement we’ve thus far found to be a winning one for all parties. After all, the editorial department is usually confined by a modest freelance writing budget. We’d only be able to devote a few stories at best to even the biggest events. But with sponsored coverage, we balloon our coverage like a pufferfish, producing many more stories than usual.

In fact, our goal in the editorial department is to use up as much of that sponsorship money for stories as we can. Honestly, we in editorial don’t even care if there’s any money left over for “profit”! Not our problem! The important thing is our readers are getting more in-depth coverage from TNS than ever before, and our army of writers are getting paid, at least insofar as they can have all the work they desire for these few weeks (the holidays are coming up after all). We also learn more about all technologies at the show. And yes, Kasten gets its name mixed into the cloud native discussion as well. Win-Win-Win!

So in full transparency, that’s how our “sponsored event coverage” works. WDYT? Fair deal, or not so much?

Data on Kubernetes: Operators, Tools Need Standardization

While there are a plethora of “solutions” for running stateful workloads on Kubernetes today, users need more standardization across tools in order to facilitate large-scale production usage, according to a report released this week at KubeCon by the recently-formed Data on Kubernetes community.

Calyptia Builds Observability Platform around Fluentd, Fluent Bit

Calyptia was launched a year ago to support the rapidly growing community around Fluentd and Fluent Bit, open source data collection and observability tools that the two helped create and maintain and that now are a project of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Just in time for KubeCon, the company launched Calyptia Cloud, a hosted data observability platform based on Fluentd and Fluent Bit that provides first-mile data collection capabilities.

DevOps at the Crossroads: The Future of Software Delivery

Gartner reports that more than 75% of organizations do not feel their DevOps efforts have met expectations. If DevOps isn’t delivering on its promise, that means that value isn’t being delivered. Clear Ventures’ Rajeev Madhavan and Kumar Chivukula offer a path forward in this contributed post.

Party On

The New Stack Editor-in-Chief Joab Jackson interviews Rich Bentley and Brad Ascar of Stormforge during KubeCon+CloudNativeCon.

"You could log into one cluster and be able to access all the services that cluster knows about even if they're running somewhere else," said Kaslin Fields during her KubeCon keynote.

Priyanka Sharma announced that the Cloud Native Computing Foundation's KubeCon+CloudNativeCon scholarship will be called "The Dan Kohn Diversity Scholarship" during her keynote.

A lot of things were put into perspective and proper context during CNCF's Katie Gamanji's keynote "End Users: Leaders of the Cloud Native Maturity" during KubeCon+CloudNativeCon.

Left to right: Crystal Kirkland, Sophia Vargas, Elenore Bastian, Colleen Coll and Heather Joslyn talked about "imposter syndrome" during the EmpowerUs event during KubeCon. The panelists strike a pose to show just how amazing they are.

Thank you Wendi West of The Linux Foundation for all your help at the pancake breakfast and everything else! You’re the best!

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