DOP 225: The Rise of Kubernetes: From Google to Global Phenomenon

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 23, 2023

Show Notes

#225: How did Kubernetes become the predominant choice for modern-day DevOps teams? From changing how applications run to reshaping security parameters, learn how this open-source platform continues to turn heads.

In today’s episode, we talk with Craig Box, VP of Open Source and Community at Armo, as he uncovers the secrets behind Kubernetes. From Google’s original vision for the tool to its unexpected rise in popularity within the DevOps community, we’ll explore Kubernetes’ improbable journey. Also, we’ll get insights into managing potential security issues, and learn how Kubescape is transforming Kubernetes’ security landscape.


Craig Box

Craig Box

Craig Box is VP of Open Source and Community at ARMO, the enterprise company that created the CNCF Kubernetes security platform Kubescape.

Prior to this role, Craig had a number of roles at Google, including as a lead for the Istio open source project, and the Cloud Native developer relations team, responsible for Kubernetes, GKE and Anthos. He was the founder and co-host of the Kubernetes Podcast from Google, producing the top 20 show for over four years.

Craig brings the voice of users and customers to the engineering teams and builds better experiences for both groups. He has worked with Cloud Native customers and communities since the launch of Kubernetes in 2014, and has delivered talks on 6 continents, including a KubeCon keynote.

Craig started his career in systems administration, and has 20 years of experience in development, deployment, DevOps, consulting, advisory and management roles around the world.


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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