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How Kubernetes Is Cannibalizing OpenStack | Julian Fischer, anynines


anynines helps businesses migrate workloads to Kubernetes or open source based Cloud Foundry with their modular, infrastructure-agnostic platform solutions. The company has recently onboarded some clients with interesting constraints to Kubernetes with the company having to navigate challenges with European OpenStack providers. OpenStack remains challenging with three main issues: automation, operating OpenStack itself, and the hardware and its integration into the network.

“Kubernetes also cannibalizes as part of that ex OpenStack territory and becomes an infrastructure abstraction. Well, you lose a bit of the automation power if those APIs aren’t standardized on how to control the life cycle of their Kubernetes, but at least you get that infrastructure abstraction and you can schedule your parts,” says Julian Fischer, CEO and Co-Founder of anynines, at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022.

Key highlights from this video interview are:

  • Momentum continues with onboarding clients to both Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes. Fischer describes the challenges they have experienced with onboarding clients to Kubernetes with European OpenStack hosting providers.
  • Fischer discusses the three main challenges they see with OpenStack and to what extent they remain unsolved. He discusses the role Kubernetes plays in infrastructure abstraction.
  • With small to medium enterprises which may only have a few Kubernetes clusters, there are many components to help secure your cluster. However, with large enterprises with many clusters security can be complicated.
  • Fischer explains the difficulties of lifecycle management, particularly when enterprises have a hundred Kubernetes clusters and they have all different operators and different extensions.

Connect with Julian Fischer (LinkedIn, Twitter)

The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.

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