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Kubernetes Will Become The De Facto Standard For Modern Applications | Itiel Shwartz


Guest: Itiel Shwartz (LinkedIn, Twitter)
Company: Komodor (Twitter)
Show: 2022 Prediction Series

Itiel Shwartz, CTO and co-founder of Komodor, predicts that in 2022, Kubernetes will become the de facto standard for running modern applications, very much like Linux for any application. He also shares that Day 2 operations (the phase when the application shifts from a development project to the production environment) will make Kubernetes more mature, more enterprise ready but less sexy. Check out the above video to know what else Shwartz is predicting for 2022.


Swapnil Bhartiya: Hi, this is your host Swapnil Bhartiya and welcome to our 2022 prediction series. We have with us today once again, Itiel Shwartz, CTO and co-founder of Komodor. Itiel, it is good to have you on the show.

Itiel Shwartz: Hey, happy to be here.

Swapnil Bhartiya: Before I ask you to share your predictions, please quickly tell us about the company.

Itiel Shwartz: Sure. Komodor is the first and only Kubernetes native troubleshooting platform. That means that we have developers and DevOps that are bombarded with issues around Kubernetes, to understand what is currently happening in your cluster and to resolve it as fast as possible. If you have any issue with Kubernetes, we allow you to understand the root cause. How did the system behave over time and basically to allow you to solve issues much faster.

Swapnil Bhartiya: Excellent. Now it’s time for you to grab your crystal ball and share with us what predictions you have for 2022.

Itiel Shwartz: Yeah, Okay. So the first prediction is that Kubernetes will become the de facto standard operating system for modern applications. Very much like Linux for any application. The second one is that Day 2 operation will make Kubernetes more mature, more enterprise ready but less sexy. The third one is that because of the Shift Left movement, we will see changes in DevOps tools that are going to be more dev oriented and on the other hand, the Dev road is going to move more towards DevOps. So we are going to see the two worlds emerging into one: Dev and DevOps. The Day 2 operation will make Kubernetes more mature and less sexy. I have seen a lot of companies moving to Kubernetes. From small banks to huge enterprises. You name it, they are on Kubernetes. That means that we will see more features around monitoring, observability, security, authentication.

I think Kubernetes as the next operation system is going to move slower than it used to move like the core of Kubernetes. We’re going to see the main changes or Kubernetes going to change rapidly, mainly around community based projects that are not the core of Kubernetes, but more of like things you install on top of your cluster. I think Kubernetes is going to be less stable, right? Like Linux, they’re not changing everything with every new addition of Linux. They are adding things. But on the other hand, the community is going to make the ecosystem much stronger and will see a lot of things trying to help mature organizations bridge the gap and basically to make Kubernetes more like EnterpriseRed.

Swapnil Bhartiya: Thanks for sharing those predictions. Now, if I ask you what is going to be the focus of Komodor in 2022?

Itiel Shwartz: In 2022, we are releasing a very big capability inside Komodor named ‘Workflow’. Basically we spend dozens of manpower in researching what are the root causes of a lot of different Kubernetes issues and problem. That means issues with your service, with the PVC, with the load balancer, with the ingress. We mapped for each one of those issue, we mapped a full workflow of what and where should I look at when this issue happens? And now we’re taking all of the research that we done and basically codifying it. So think about having the best SRE that you can think about with you, when you are trying to solve an issue with Kubernetes. We’re going to release it and for each problem you are going to be facing in your Kubernetes cluster, Komodor will be there. We’re running the checks for you and we are giving you a digested response of this is the root cause, this is where you should look at next. So this is a huge project and I hope it’ll be successful in 2022.

Swapnil Bhartiya: Excellent. I do trust that it will be successful Itiel. Thank you so much for taking time out today and talk about the company, your focus and more importantly, the predictions that you have. Especially with the Kubernetes and how it’ll become kind of what Linux is to the stack. Thanks for those and I look forward to talk to you again soon. Thank you.

Itiel Shwartz: Thank you very much.


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