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SRE Items of the Week
RackN and our Co-Founder and CEO Rob Hirschfeld openly called for a significant change to the OpenStack and Kubernetes communities in his VMBlog.com post, How is OpenStack so dead AND yet so very alive to SREs?
“We’re going to keep solving problems in and around the OpenStack community. I’m excited to see the Foundation embracing that mission. There are still many hard decisions to make. For example, I believe that Kubernetes as an underlay is compelling for operators and will drive the OpenStack code base into a more limited role as a Kubernetes workload (check out my presentation about that at Boston). While that may refocus the coding efforts, I believe it expands the relevance of the open infrastructure community we’ve been building.
Building infrastructure software is hard and complex. It’s better to do it with friends so please join me in helping keep these open operations priorities very much alive.”
To provide more information on this idea, Rob posted a new blog, OpenStack’s Big Pivot: our suggestion to drop everything and focus on being a Kubernetes VM management workload.
“Sometimes paradigm changes demand a rapid response and I believe unifying OpenStack services under Kubernetes has become an such an urgent priority that we must freeze all other work until this effort has been completed.”
This proposal has caused significant readership for a typical RackN blog as well as on social media so Rob has posted a 2nd post to further the proposal. (re)Finding an Open Infrastructure Plan: Bridging OpenStack & Kubernetes.
“It’s essential to solve these problems in an open way so that we can work together as a community of operators.”
As you would expect, RackN is very interested in your thoughts on this proposal and its impact not only on the OpenStack and Kubernetes communities but also how it can transform the ability of IT infrastructure teams to deploy complex technologies in a reliable and scalable manner.
Please contact @zehicle and @rackngo to join the conversation.
Using Containers and Kubernetes to Enable the Development of Object-Oriented Infrastructure: Brendan Burns GlueCon Presentation
Is SRE a Good Term?
Interview with Rob Hirschfeld (RackN) and Charity Majors (Honeycomb) at Gluecon 2017
Rob Hirschfeld and Greg Althaus are preparing for a series of upcoming events where they are speaking or just attending. If you are interested in meeting with them at these events please email email@example.com.
Velocity : June 19 – 20 in San Jose, CA
SRE Weekly (@SREWeekly) – Issue #74