There is a much larger opportunity to bring open infrastructure to new markets. From edge computing, to AI, to Container Security, to CI/CD, the work we do to ensure that the infrastructure our economy relies on is truly open has never been more vital.
DevOps and Open Infrastructure group mission is to make cloud native computing ubiquitous.
Cloud native technologies empower organizations to build and run scalable applications in modern, dynamic environments such as public, private, and hybrid clouds. Containers, service meshes, micro-services, immutable infrastructure, and declarative APIs exemplify this approach.
These techniques enable loosely coupled systems that are resilient, manageable, and observable. Combined with robust automation, they allow engineers to make high-impact changes frequently and predictably with minimal toil.
The term Kubernetes is Greek for "Helmsman" - the person responsible for steering a ship to safety. Kubernetes certainly solves a lot of hard problems once resources are provisioned, but how do we provision these resources in the first place? Furthermore, how can we do so repeatedly and reliably? What will guide our software to sunny shores?
Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes, bringing us ease and familiarity of tools such as apt, yum, or homebrew. Helm packages are known as "charts", or pre-configured bundles of Kubernetes resource YAMLs. Create a custom chart for your application, or pick from one of the 600+ community-provided charts on Helm Hub to install things such as Wordpress.
Learn about all the features that Helm provides, from YAML templating, to release management, to working with chart repositories. We will describe and demo Helm-based developer workflows, on-demand environments, and zero-downtime application upgrades.
We will also take a look at what to expect in Helm 3, the upcoming major release containing several new features and improvements.
He is the creator of ChartMuseum, an open-source Helm chart repository server, and is one of the Helm project org maintainers. He lives in Chicago with his wife and dog-child.