thread Whereas I've gone the other
way and am now ensconced in Red Hat Linux training for Cloud and Kubernetes Containers. It's a lot more interesting than I thought it would be!
permalink Kuberwhatnow?
I just had to look at something in NavisWorks. Ewww.

I've managed not to open that for over a year.
permalink Kubernetes.
K-yoo-ber-netty-s. It's a pod system like Docker where you separate the traditional 'operating system running applications' approach into 'core OS running basic services' and 'applications packaged into pods that can be deployed and destroyed at will without affecting service to the end user'.

Quite clever stuff.

I also fibbed. Not 5 mins after I typed that reply I got swamped with tickets and that took the rest of the day.
permalink I find it very confusing to see people talk about it
The general way it's explained to us at the google is that it's an open sourced version of borg. But then we just run stuff on borg without having to think very hard about it.
permalink I've not heard of borg,
but then I've coasted along managing to avoid all things container based until now so I haven't done too badly. Seems to be good stuff though, say you've got an app running on Nginx and there's a sudden push for demand. It will autoscale and deploy more Nginx pods with the same IP address and load balance. Once demand dies off so do the pods.
permalink Borg is the internal jobby, it’s like 15 years old.
If I need to run something, I tell Borg to run it somewhere. It takes care of finding actual machines, scaling and moving it around as other users’ scheduling needs change. The most granular location I can ask for is a data centre the size of wembley stadium, containing tens of thousands of computers.
permalink Sounds very similar, aye, though
geared more towards serving scalable apps to internet clients. Passed all the sales courses today despite me being a sharp end tech support engineer, I've not touched pre-sales since the turn of the century but it looks good with the beancounters apparently. Tech stuff next week doing all the install/config, yay!
permalink It being RedHat they are presumably pushing openshift?
I play with k8s on a daily basis. I really enjoy it as a tool.
permalink Yarp.
This time next week I'll be an OpenShift expert based off 20 hours of training :) It's actually quite fun.
permalink I’ve had no need for openshift myself. Too much stuff that isn’t relevant for us.
I absolutely love Rancher. Would highly recommend it.

When The Bad Thing started, I grabbed 3 unused desktops out of storage, put Rancher and a custom build of Guacamole on it. This is now the main rdp gateway for the company while everyone works from home.
permalink I'm new to all this container malarkey remember,
despite being a unix/linux bloke forever, so Rancher and Guacamole are just things to me :) I'll have a look.
permalink Shout if you want some hand holding