Bret's Cloud Native DevOps #18


Lots of live streams and podcasts I've done lately. Check 'em out!

🗓️ What's new this week

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🔴 Live show: Kubernetes Backup and Restores with Kasten

On our Live show this week, Matt and I will be joined by Michael Cade of Kasten to talk about Kubernetes backup, restore, disaster recovery, ransomware, and more.

We're upping our thumbnail game.👇 What do you think? 😆

🎉🎧 Podcast

Ep 133: Falco Logs Suspicious Events on Your K8s and Servers

We released another podcast this week where Matt and I welcome Jason Dellaluce and Luca Guerra from Sysdig to talk about the open source Falco project.

Falco is a security tool I've mentioned multiple times on this show, because I mostly think that a low level security-focused logging product is something that every production server needs.

The ability to log unexpected events and behaviors on your Linux host is powerful and necessary to be able to audit what's really happening on your infrastructure outside of your app itself.

Falco has been a CNCF incubating project for over four years, and I was immediately drawn to it in its early days, because it was container and Kubernetes aware. It can log and alert with default rules for everything, from someone starting a shell inside a container, to a bash history file being deleted, to a container trying to talk to the Kubernetes API. This episode will be useful for those of you new to tools like Falco and for those familiar with its basics, but also wanting to learn about newer features and use cases, which I did some learning on myself in this episode. So please enjoy this discussion with Jason and Luca of Sysdig.

🐦 Tweet of the week

Did I tell you I'm a sci-fi fan? (Twitter broke embeds last week. Sorry this is a screenshot.)

👀 In case you missed it

(headlines from last week's newsletter that you can skip if you already read it)

🔴 Live show: K8s & Swarm alternative (Ep 217), May 18 2023

Two weeks ago on my Live show, Jake Warner from is back to talk with Matt and me about LowOps. What does LowOps mean? What can Cycle offer us as an alternative to Swarm and Kubernetes?

🎧 Podcast

Ep 131: Docker's 2023 New Stuff

We released a podcast May 19 where we talk with Docker's Chief Technology Officer Justin Cormack and Senior Manager of Developer Relations Michael Irwin, about recent Docker Hub changes, Docker Scout, Docker plus WebAssembly, and the Telepresence extension for Docker Desktop.

🎧 Podcast

Ep 132: DevPod for Dev Containers

Last week, May 26, we released the special Live show I did with Loft Labs where I was joined by Lukas Gentele and Rich Burroughs. We talk about their new project called DevPod, that supports dev containers and VMs. It works with local Docker instances and AWS, GCP, Azure, and several other cloud providers. The project is compatible with Microsoft's DevContainer standard, which means it works with the VC Code standalone app and VS Code in the browser.

Lukas and Rich were on this show last year, showing off vcluster, which allows you to run a full Kubernetes cluster inside an existing Kubernetes namespace. In this episode, we announce the release of DevPod and also go through some demos. I'm already thinking of how I might use it in my own developer workflow.

🔴 Cloud Native DevOps: Live AMA (Ep 218), May 25, 2023

Last week was our monthly Q&A on all things cloud native DevOps. Check it out if you missed it.

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