5 Interesting Things to Check Out at KubeCon North America 2019

Virtualization Review | November 06, 2019

Just when I thought the hype and excitement around Kubernetes (K8s) hit a plateau I was proven wrong as at the major IT conferences (VMworld, NetApp Insight, MS Ignite, etc.) this year K8s took front stage. By all accounts the enthusiasm for K8s will continue unabashed in the foreseeable future as developers love it and enterprises are trying out how to incorporate and tame it. Cloud Native Computing Foundation's flagship K8s conference KubeCon and CloudNativeCon will be held in San Diego Nov. 18-21, 2019, and I am excited to be going. KubeCon has grown dramatically over the past couple years and even though all of the heavy hitters in IT will be there it still has very much a developer vibe to it. At most other IT other conferences dress shirts and slacks are de rigueur but at KubeCon, and especially as this one as it will be held in San Diego, vintage t-shirts, cargo shorts and huaraches sandals will NOT be out of place.

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Serverless computing lets developers build apps without the hassle and cost of managing servers. It makes it simpler to write code for cloud platforms. But despite the benefits, there are some disadvantages, too -- watch to learn about both.

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Serverless computing lets developers build apps without the hassle and cost of managing servers. It makes it simpler to write code for cloud platforms. But despite the benefits, there are some disadvantages, too -- watch to learn about both.

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