This week we had a Rancher User Meetup in Cologne, and Jan Bruder of Rancher introduced us to the new features in 2.2:
- Built-in cluster and application monitoring
- Global DNS
- Multi-tenant catalogs
- Backup and Restore for Kubernetes configuration (etcd)
- Bitbucket support for pipelines
It was a great session and many thanks to Jan (and Rancher) for coming!
(Taken at location: Gute Botschafter GmbH, Cologne)
A year ago today was my last day at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. As part of the many reorganizations, HPE were offering very generous redundancy packages at that time and I decided to take them up on their offer and go back to University (FOM), to study Computer Science in Cologne.
I’m now at the end of the first year, and I’m absolutely loving it! It’s such an enormous privilege to be able to concentrate just on learning, given my age and the fact that I have two (almost grown-up) kids.
To stay on top of all the developments around cloud computing I also work part-time at a small Cloud Consultancy, supporting customers on their journey to cloud; by now I’ve become pretty experienced on all things related to Containers and Security too. Serverless will be next!
In the process I’ve also lost over 40lbs – can’t complain! There’re still a couple of pounds to go, though …
(At FOM, looking out from our lecture hall)
Yesterday we had the first Kubernetes Conference in Cologne, KubeCologne.
With over 150 attendees and more than 15 session I hope we were able to present a good point of view on the current state of Kubernetes and the road ahead.
There was also ample time for networking and sharing – we really hope that people were able to learn a lot and get the information they were looking for.
Thanks a lot to all who joined us, our sponsors and our film crew!
This week we went to the GoDays in Berlin, a technical conference dedicated to Golang and the Gopher.
The conference had two tracks, full with great technical talks around developing in Go and running Go in public clouds or on Kubernetes; the keynote was delivered by Natalie Pistunovich (Fraudster) on The Importance of Beginners.
The organizer (Loovent) provided a great location with Factory Goerlitzer Park and went to great length to make sure that there was good food and ample opportunities for networking.
Highly recommended for 2020!
On Monday, December 10, we had the fourth Rancher Rodeo this year, focusing on the new 2.x branch of software and Kubernetes container orchestration.
We had a good sized crowd and guest speakers from our partners NeuVector and Cologne Intelligence, all in all a very successful afternoon.
If you’re not sure what Rancher is – it’s a tool, or better, the tool, to manage multiple Kubernetai in the Enterprise – https://rancher.com/
This week we had the opportunity to be in St. Johann, a small city in the state of Salzburg in Austria and a prime skiing destination, to deliver a small workshop on Kubernetes and Rancher.
Although St. Johann is a very touristy destination, even outside of winter, prices were surprisingly low and the food was exceptionally good.
We’ll definitely try to come back!
The Call for Papers is now open for the KubeCologne Conference 2019.
If you’re interested in Kubernetes and Cloud Native software development, and want to present something – this event is for you!
Submit you abstract now!
The conference will take place from February 6th to 8th in Cologne, Germany; the event will be held in the KOMED convention center, which is centrally located in Cologne’s Media Park.
A couple of days ago Rancher have released Rancher version 2.1.1 as latest and stable
Rancher v2.1 introduced new improvements to Kubernetes cluster operations and app management, as well as a migration path for users moving from Rancher’s Cattle orchestrator introduced in 1.x to Rancher Kubernetes.
You can also use Rancher 2.x to quickly set-up managed clusters in a hosted Kubernetes provider, such as Google GKE.
The following Kubernetes providers are supported in Rancher 2.1:
- Google GKE (Google Container Engine)
- Amazon EKS (Elastic Container Service)
- Microsoft AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service)
Rancher 1.6 to 2.1 Migration documentation