As the world of enterprise IT becomes increasingly tolerant and dependent on the cloud and its various underlying technologies, a major quality that stakeholders increasingly demand is speed.
Basically faster app development and deployment times. Kubernetes has proven to be useful in meeting this demand from developers.
“Kubernetes has succeeded in its main mission, which helps us to no longer worry about all the issues that we have spent countless time arguing over – questions like how to deploy software, how to deploy it? ” noted Clayton coleman (photo), Principal Architect, OpenShift and Kubernetes, at Red Hat Inc.
Coleman spoke with Jean Furrier, host of theCUBE, the live streaming studio of SiliconANGLE Media, during KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA. They discussed Kubernetes and its driving role in the multicloud movement. (* Disclosure below.)
The next step for Kubernetes and Red Hat
As the the largest open source software company globally, Red Hat – and its OpenShift container orchestration platform, which is built on the Kubernetes foundation – is looking to chart the cheapest path for developers to turn directly into business value, says Coleman .
Kubernetes has its own complexities, with a whole ecosystem of intrinsic applications and libraries. Therefore, in structuring the evolution of OpenShift, Red Hat refined the packaging of the entire product to suit the use cases of organizations seeking containerization solutions.
“Going forward, I like to think about the practical benefits; what is a practical advantage that a little opinion could bring to this ecosystem, and I think it is around applications ”, Coleman said. “Iit’s about being application-centric, it’s about finding a way for developers to get their code out there wherever they want it to be – and that’s all over. It is not a cloud or on-premises or a data center; this is the edge.
According to Coleman, delivering solutions that integrate these features at high speed and at scale is the thinking process for the future of the Red Hat / Kubernetes partnership.
Watch the full video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA. (* Disclosure: Red Hat Inc. sponsored this segment of CUBE. Neither Red Hat nor other sponsors have editorial control over the content of CUBE or SiliconANGLE.)