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Avesha Open Sources KubeSlice To Better Manage Multi-Tenancy In Kubernetes | Prasad Dorbala


Kubernetes multi-tenancy can be problematic to achieve but is essential in leveraging the greater operational efficiencies and better managing resources and cloud costs. Avesha’s platform, KubeSlice, enables enterprises to use multi-tenancy inside Kubernetes, not just in single cluster but also in multi-cluster. The online tool aims to simplify cluster management and help organizations in their journey to adopting Kubernetes.

On this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk, Swapnil Bhartiya sits down with Prasad Dorbala, Co-Founder and CPO of Avesha, to discuss some of the key challenges organizations are facing and how KubeSlice is helping.

When discussing how KubeSlice is helping tackle talent shortages, Dorbala says, “Kubernetes, as much as we all love it, the talent pool is very sketchy, in the sense like there is not enough talent pool, right? So what we are trying to do is give an open source solution. But we will wrap around the service angle to it if they want us to maintain it.”

Key highlights from this video are:

  • Although Kubernetes is good at orchestrating clusters and workloads, multi-tenancy can be problematic, and you need to have the appropriate guardrails for SOC 2 compliance. Dorbala explains how this led to starting Avesha, and how it is helping solve these problems.
  • Multi-tenancy can be challenging to achieve in Kubernetes infrastructure. Dorbala discusses how KubeSlice is helping with consistency, ensuring there are security guardrails and resource management with a control plane.
  • Dorbala discusses why they felt it was important to make KubeSlice open source, and how it is helping developers in adopting the technology rather than about top-down sales. He discusses why this approach is helping developers better understand and deploy it.
  • Talent shortages in Kubernetes present difficulties in deploying and maintaining it, but Avesha also offers a service angle to help customers. Dorbala explains that they are putting other AI usability features around the open source too, and how this will help people with Kubernetes.
  • One of the key challenges with multi-cluster is that the clusters are getting increasingly bigger. Dorbala goes into depth about the challenges of managing them from an operational efficiency perspective and how KubeSlice is addressing the problem.
  • Cloud costs and security continue to be hot topics. Dorbala discusses some of the challenges of finding a balance between these two elements in multi-clusters. He explains the concept of micro-segmentation and how it can reduce the attack surface.
  • Dorbala details the customers who are leveraging KubeSlice and shares the use cases they are seeing.

Connect with Prasad Dorbala (LinkedIn, Twitter)

The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.

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