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KubeCon Showed Kubernetes’ Power and Challenges

December 14, 2018 / Dan Meyer

This week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 event in Seattle was a pretty powerful showing on just how fast Kubernetes has permeated the cloud ecosystem. It seemed like just about every company we cover here at SDxCentral had a presence at the event and/or had some sort of Kubernetes-related announcement tied to the show. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which organized the event, claimed 8,000 attendees with an additional 2,000 on a waitlist. And from my own attendance at the event’s keynotes, a handful of sessions, and roaming the show floor, I think those 2,000 on the waitlist found a way to sneak in. Every attendee I spoke with said they were surprised by the growth of the event, noting that it was substantially busier than last year’s domestic KubeCon event in Austin, Texas. So, what did I get out of the event? It has become apparent that Kubernetes has made the jump from something that only early adopters are interested in to a platform ...