DOP 265: The Impact of Kubernetes and GitOps on the Tech Landscape

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Show Notes

#265: The worlds of Kubernetes and GitOps are constantly evolving, each iteration bringing us closer to a more streamlined, efficient, and powerful way of managing and deploying our software architectures. Kubernetes has become the cornerstone of container orchestration, offering an unmatched level of flexibility and scalability. Meanwhile, GitOps practices are revolutionizing how we view and implement CI/CD pipelines, emphasizing a declarative way to manage infrastructure and applications.

As the Kubernetes landscape matures, clear winners in each category, such as Cilium for CNI and CertManager for certificate management, are emerging, streamlining the selection process for Kubernetes tooling. This maturation leads to a consolidation of best practices and tools, analogous to the evolution observed in Linux distributions. While diversity in tools offers flexibility, a certain level of standardization is necessary for broader adoption and ease of use.

In this episode, we talk with John Dietz, CEO and Cofounder of Kubefirst, about a potential future where Kubernetes becomes an unseen yet omnipresent force in software development.


John Dietz

John Dietz

John Dietz is CEO and technical cofounder of Kubefirst. He has over 20 years of experience in lead roles in the IT field, including testing, performance, development, data, DevOps, platform architecture and cloud engineering. He was instrumental in moving USA Today to the cloud and has been helping companies adopt Kubernetes since 2017.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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