The Podlets - A Cloud Native Podcast

The Podlets - A Cloud Native Podcast
Exploring cloud native, one buzzword at a time!

The Past, Present and Future of Kubernetes with Craig McLuckie (Ep 13)
Jan 20 • 46 min
Craig has loads of expertise and shareable experience in the cloud native space and we have a fascinating chat with him, asking about his work, Heptio and of course, Kubernetes! Craig shares some insider perspective on the space, the rise of Kubernetes…
Learning Distributed Systems (Ep 12)
Jan 13 • 47 min
Today we discuss the necessity (or not) of formal education in working in the realm of distributed systems. There is a common belief that studying computer science is a must if you want to enter this field, but today we talk about the various ways in…
CI and CD in Cloud Native (Ep 11)
Jan 6 • 43 min
CI and CD are two terms that usually get spoken about together but are actually two different things entirely if you think about them. We begin by getting into exactly what these differences are, highlighting the regulatory aspects of CD in contrast to…
The Dichotomy of Security (Ep 10)
Dec 30, 2019 • 44 min
Security is inherently dichotomous because it involves hardening an application to protect it from external threats, while at the same time ensuring agility and the ability to iterate as fast as possible. This in-built tension is the major focal point of…
Stateful and Stateless Workloads (Ep 9)
Dec 23, 2019 • 43 min
The purpose of today’s show is coming to a deeper understanding of the meaning of ‘stateful’ versus ‘stateless’ apps, and how they relate to the cloud native environment. We cover some definitions of ‘state’ initially and then move to consider how ideas…
Disaster and Recovery (Ep 8)
Dec 16, 2019 • 42 min
We discuss some of the different ways that people are backing things up to suit their individual needs, recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives, what high availability can offer your system and more! The team offers a bunch of great safety…
Kubernetes as per Kelsey Hightower (Ep 7)
Dec 9, 2019 • 56 min
Kelsey begins by telling us what he has been doing and shares with us his passion for learning in public and why he has chosen to follow this path. From there, we then talk about the issue of how difficult many people still think Kubernetes is. We…
[BONUS] A conversation with Joe Beda (Ep 6)
Nov 21, 2019 • 47 min
We use this open table discussion to look at a bunch of exciting topics from Joe’s past, present, and future. He shares some of the invaluable lessons he has learned and offers some great tips and concepts from his vast experience building platforms over…
Cloud Native Infrastructure (Ep 5)
Nov 13, 2019 • 51 min
This week on The Podlets Podcast, we talk about cloud-native infrastructure. We were interested in discussing this because we’ve spent some time talking about the different ways that people can use cloud-native tooling, but we wanted to get to the root of…
Understanding Observability (Ep 4)
Nov 13, 2019 • 44 min
Today we speak to the topic of observability: what the term means, how it relates to the process of software development, and the importance of investing in a culture of observability. Each of us has a slightly different take on what exactly observability…
Why (API) Contracts Are Important (Ep 3)
Nov 13, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode of The Podlets Podcast, we are diving into contracts and some of the building blocks of the Cloud-Native application. The focus is on the importance of contracts and how API’s help us and fit into the cloud native space.
Making Sense of Container Orchestration (Ep 2)
Nov 11, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode, we dive into the exciting world of container orchestration in Kubernetes. We have all heard about container orchestration, but to truly understand this concept, we have to first understand what containers are and why they started! From…
Bloopers: Say What
Nov 5, 2019 • 1 min
What is this show about? Our hosts try to articulate it. Note: our show changed name to The Podlets! Follow us: Website: Feeback: [email protected]
Cloud Native (Ep 1)
Nov 5, 2019 • 50 min
Welcome to the first episode of The Podlets Podcast! On the show today we’re kicking it off with some introductions to who we all are, how we got involved in VMware and a bit about our career histories up to this point. We share our vision for this…