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Kubernetes Will ‘Disappear’ in 2021: Predictions By Shipa

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Bruno Andrade, CEO of Shipa shares his predictions for 2021. According to Andrade:

  • Kubernetes will disappear.
  • Enterprises need to rethink how they deploy apps in the cloud
  • Focus on implementing workflow around security and application, as companies to scale

Here is an abridged version of the transcript:

Swapnil Bhartiya: Hi, we are at the end of 2020 and we’re almost there with 2021. We don’t literally hold a crystal ball in our hands, but we do have somebody who has his own crystal ball, Bruno Andrade, CEO of Shipa. Bruno, first of all, welcome to the show. Before we ask you to grab your crystal ball, I want you to tell me about Shipa. What problem are you guys trying to solve for the ecosystem?
Bruno Andrade: Thanks for having me today. The problem that we target is how to quickly deploy cloud-native applications across distributed environments and clusters, while keeping those deployments secure, and under control from a developer and DevOps perspective. So that’s the problem we tackle. We do that by creating an application management framework for these developers and DevOps today.

Swapnil Bhartiya: Now, go grab your crystal ball and tell me what predictions you have for 2021.
Bruno Andrade: I think 2021 is moving more and more towards a workflow management base. There are a lot of complexity when it comes to Kubernetes, management and others, but these problems are becoming less and less apparent with the managed providers versions that they’re coming out, they’re open sourcing. So, the problem is actually moving up to how do we implement a workflow around security and workflows around application as companies to scale, I think that’s going to be the focus moving into 2021.

We believe that Kubernetes will end up disappearing, while Kubernetes is definitely a powerful tool. We believe that with the versions that are coming out of the cloud providers and others, Kubernetes will inherently become a commodity in the infrastructure where the DevOps team are going to start focusing more on the app and solving the problems. And as companies scale their Kubernetes use, the problem will actually start moving towards the application side. So we believe that Kubernetes will end up disappearing as much as people really love dealing with Kubernetes, YAML and others, we believe that Kubernetes will become a commodity, will become more and more automated from an infrastructure perspective and now the application is going to be the new key for 2021.

We believe that organizations and especially enterprises, as they scale their cloud, native infrastructure and Kubernetes, and applications being deployed, we believe that they will have to rethink how operations are done today. Operating Cloud Native applications are very different from operating what we had before from virtual machines and others, where there is a security that has to be embedded, there’s a CI process, and now you have a very complex and distributed architecture. So we believe that enterprises will have to rethink on the workflow from both the developer and the DevOps perspective on how to implement controls and agility at the same time. And while leveraging the best resources from either cloud providers or clusters, they’re leveraging underneath that workflow.

Swapnil Bhartiya: Thank you so much for taking time out today. And not only talk about the focus of Shiva, but also the predictions that you have for 2021. We’ll see how much of this really come true. But I would love to talk to you again, in 2021. So once again, thank you.
Bruno Andrade: No, thank you for having me today. And looking forward to touching base again in 2021 and see how many of these predictions actually became true. So thanks for having me.

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