Our streaming video team has been hard at work creating new videos, answering your questions and live streaming demonstrations of all manner of OpenShift technologies. If you haven't stopped by the Twitch channel, get over there now! As I write this, the channel is live discussing DevOps practices and there's plenty of room to ask questions and be a part of the discussion.
Wondering when, exactly, we are streaming? Check out the schedule on our calendar, here. Did you miss one of our past shows? Check out our YouTube channel, where all our shows are saved for later, and streamed live concurrently with Twitch.
Here are the highlights from the past week (or two) you may have missed:
High Availability PostgreSQL on OpenShift
The Crunchy Data PostgreSQL Kubernetes Operator gives you a lot of options and capabilities when deployed to your OpenShift cluster. For one thing, you set boundaries on its usage while also enabling developers to have access to brand new databases on demand. Thus, when configured properly, the operator can provide on-demand database deployments, without exposing default-settings-style security exploits to the outside world every time a developer wants to experiment. Jonathan Katz, Vice President of Platform Engineering at Crunchy Data takes us through the ins and outs of this important Kubernetes Operator.
A Chat with Dan Walsh
Daniel Walsh has worked in the computer security field for over 30 years. Dan is a Senior Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat. He joined Red Hat in August 2001. Dan leads the Red Hat Container Engineering team since August 2013, but has been working on container technology for several years.
Dan helped developed sVirt, Secure Virtualization as well as the SELinux Sandbox back in RHEL6 an early desktop container tool. Previously, Dan worked Netect/Bindview's on Vulnerability Assessment Products and at Digital Equipment Corporation working on the Athena Project, AltaVista Firewall/Tunnel (VPN) Products. Dan has a BA in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross and a MS in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Building an OpenShift Cluster at Home
You know you want to build an OpenShift cluster at home, don't you? Where else are you going to build it, these days? This ~50 minute video will take you through the process of setting up a cluster from simple hardware in your very own home. You know you've got some systems laying around your garage. Maybe a NUC or two? Some Raspberry Pi's? Laptops? Break 'em out and let's get installing. The related GitHub repo from this video is here.
An Hour with Joe Fernandes
Red Hat's own Vice President and General Manager of Core Cloud Platforms, Joe Fernandes, stops by OpenShift TV to chat with Chris Short. If you've been wondering what the future of OpenShift, Red Hat and the Open Hybrid Cloud will look like, Joe can give you a glimpse into what he thinks is coming for all three. If you've been wondering what we're thinking here at Red Hat, when it comes to enabling businesses and how to make cloud computing better, safer and easier for developers, your answers are in this video.
IBM Cloud Paks Overview and Development Lessons Learned
Andre Tost, IBM Cloud Paks CTO, discusses at length the six Cloud Paks offered by IBM, all of which include Red Hat OpenShift as a basis for container-based deployments. When it comes to addressing industrial strength business requirements, IBM's experience combined with Red Hat's Open Hybrid Cloud platform based on open source software enables robust customized solutions for even the most edge of business and government use cases.
Top 5 Problems with Kubernetes and How We are Fixing Them
Mike Barrett and Chris Short discuss the top five bugs in Kubernetes and OpenShift, and how we either fixed them, or are working to fix them. This video also includes very deep discussions of how and when OpenShift is patched, and how each of these bugs will be addressed going forward.
Qualitative Analysis for the Digital Transformation
The Digital Transformation isn't just some fanciful buzzword we read about anymore. It's a business imperative as work-from-home has become the new norm. Instead of being on a road map, the idea of transferring business processes and duties into applications and cloud-based services is now an imperative from the CEO down. Maybe even from the board, down. With the gas pedal to the floor, and management breathing down IT's neck to get things "Transformed," there is one tried and true method that can save everyone involved from getting digitally transformed into sleepless zombies: data. But just how do you measure the success of a digital transformation initiative? John Willis is here to help.