Welcome to the inaugural episode of Kubernetes Unpacked, a new podcast in the Packet Pushers Community Channel. The goal of this podcast is to help IT professionals understand Kubernetes: how it works; how and why it’s used; how to deploy, operate, and manage the platform on premises and in the cloud; Kubernetes networking and security concepts; and more.
In this episode, host Michael Levan begins with the basics of containers and Kubernetes and why we need container orchestration. He also outlines prerequisites that infrastructure engineers and operations professionals should be familiar with as they enter the realm of Kubernetes.
This episode covers:
* Container basics
* The role of an orchestrator
* Kubernetes alternatives
* Prerequisites for learning containers and Kubernetes
* Integrating Kubernetes with networking, storage, security, and more
* The role of APIs
Host Michael Levan brings his background in system administration, software development, and DevOps to this podcast. He has Kubernetes experience as both a developer and infrastructure engineer. He’s also a consultant and Pluralsight author. You can also see his free instructional videos on YouTube.