Apr 05, 2023

Michael Neubarth


D2iQ at KubeCon Europe 2023

7 min read

D2iQ is pleased to be a sponsor of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference being held in Amsterdam on April 18-21. 

As a founding member of the CNCF and a significant contributor to open-source Kubernetes technology, D2iQ is excited to participate in the North American and European KubeCon events. These conferences showcase the latest Kubernetes advances and help customers enrich their cloud-native learning and advance their modernization programs.  

Among the highlights of KubeCon Europe 2023 are sessions by D2iQ software engineering experts Daniel Lipovetsky, who will be speaking about “Breakpoints in Your Pod: Interactively Debugging Kubernetes Applications, and Mary Karroqe and Zinnia Gibson, who will explain how to “Scale Down Your Environmental Impact.”  

Kubernetes Is the Infrastructure of the Future

The CNCF Annual Surveys reveal key cloud-native trends. The previous CNCF Annual Survey showed that Kubernetes adoption had become widespread and that Kubernetes had “crossed the chasm” to become mainstream. 

The latest CNCF survey finds that “containers are the new normal.” Among those surveyed,  44% said they were using containers for nearly all applications and business segments, and another 35% said that containers were used for at least a few production applications.

The CNCF survey also cited Dynatrace's Kubernetes in the Wild 2023 report, which shows that “In 2022, Kubernetes became the key platform for moving workloads to the public cloud.” In doing so, says the report, Kubernetes has matured to the point where it has become the platform for running almost anything–emerging as the “operating system” of the cloud.

Still Early in the Cloud-Native Game

Despite all these advances, we are still in the early stages of cloud-native Kubernetes adoption. The latest CNCF survey found that just 30% of the organizations polled have adopted cloud-native approaches across nearly all development and deployment activities.

The biggest challenges responders reported in using and deploying containers were lack of training and security. In fact, lack of training was cited as the most significant barrier inhibiting adoption. It was the top challenge cited by 44% who have yet to deploy containers in production, and 41% of those who use containers on a limited basis. Once containers are used for nearly all applications, then security becomes the top challenge.

Reducing Complexity Through Platform Engineering

The concept of platform engineering as a replacement for DevOps emerged as a hot trend during last year’s KubeCon North America in Detroit. As Intellyx principle analyst Jason English reported, if there was one big takeaway from this year’s KubeCon 2022 conference, “it would be the re-emergence of the platform paradigm in cloud-native clothing.”  

English’s observations were supported by a Cloud Native Computing Foundation blog that noted that “2022 was an explosive year for platform engineering.

Kaspar von Grünberg went as far as to sound the death knell for DevOps in his CNCF presentation entitled “DevOps Is Dead. Embrace Platform Engineering.”

Instant Platform Engineering Does the Trick

D2iQ solves the Kubernetes security and skills problems by providing “instant platform engineering,” a ready-made internal development platform (IDP) that reduces the complexity of managing complex cloud-native Kubernetes environments chiefly through best-of-breed automation. This includes multi-cloud and multi-cluster centralized fleet management, declarative programming, GitOps workflow, integrated cost control, and built-in security.

Instant platform engineering also helps ease the burden on DevSecOps teams by providing a production ready, consistent infrastructure with built-in security. Among DKP’s unique capabilities is enabling organizations to easily deploy an air-gapped environment in minutes.

Another key DKP design feature is basing the platform on pure upstream CNCF-conformant Kubernetes. This enables organizations to avoid a host of problems–including maintenance, security, upgrades, and vendor lock-in–while enabling you to enjoy all the innovation benefits of the open-source community without inhibitors.

Meet Us Here 

If you are attending the conference, drop by the D2iQ booth (#G2) to speak with the D2iQ experts on-site, or book an exclusive one-on-one meeting. You will be able to learn first-hand why “D2iQ does Kubernetes management right” from some of the best minds in the Kubernetes space, including D2iQ chief technology officer Deepak Goel.

Also, don’t miss the opportunity to hear D2iQ software engineering experts Daniel Lipovetsky speak about “Breakpoints in Your Pod: Interactively Debugging Kubernetes Applications, and Mary Karroqe and Zinnia Gibson explain how to “Scale Down Your Environmental Impact.”  

Finally, don’t miss the opportunity to enter our raffle to win a Nintendo Switch!

To book a one-on-one meeting or jumpstart your Kubernetes conversation, contact the experts at D2iQ.

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