James Urquhart, Tanzu Executive Technical Advisor, & Jay Lyman, Senior Research Analyst, 451 Research
So You Built a Kubernetes Platform, Now What? Achieving Platform Economics with Kubernetes
The ecosystem that’s developed around Kubernetes is astonishing, if not overwhelming, as demonstrated by the 99 projects hosted by Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and that’s just open source. According to 451 Research there are more than 80 commercial vendors in the container management and orchestration segment, with major growth in areas like monitoring and logging, DevOps and CI/CD, and data management to name a few*.
Because of Kubernetes’ portability, flexibility, speed, and infrastructure efficiency, many organizations are building their own Kubernetes-based platforms. But these DIY platforms fall short of delivering a good developer experience, leaving many developers stitching together various cloud services or components to get their code to production. This toil takes them away from writing code, fuels redundancy and inefficiency, and, worst of all, fails to add business value.
So, what’s an ambitious platform engineer to do? How do you build a great, self-service developer experience on Kubernetes? And how do you make it safe, scalable, and consistent?
Join James Urquhart, Tanzu executive technical advisor, and Jay Lyman, senior research analyst for cloud native and DevOps at 451 Research, in conversation about what you’ll need to deliver a great application platform on top of Kubernetes.
Moderated by Rita Manachi
*Source: Applied Infrastructure & DevOps Market Monitor: Application Container Ecosystem; By Greg Zwakman, Jay Lyman, Kathleen Frodyma; June 21, 2021.