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Episode 8 – Red Hat turns 30, Kubernetes 1.27 is out, Survey says: Let someone else manage K8

So in the last episode I gave a nod to Docker turning 10 years old. A mere child compared to Red Hat. Sure, there are many software companies that are 30 years and older, but only one that cracked the $1B revenue mark as an open source software company, only one that was purchased by IBM for $34B and only one that started essentially as a mail order catalog company slinging Slackware. Yes, that’s how old this company is.

Kubernetes 1.27 is out – Apparently a release with no drama, so it’s named Chill Vibes! 1020 companies and 1603 individuals contributed to what seems to be the second most important open source project after Linux. So what is new and why should you care? That’s the question many attendees of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023 have as well. Taking place in Amsterdam 17 – 21 April 2023 this is the biggest Kubernetes event in Europe for sure. So what is new and important?

Survey says: Let someone else manage K8. Publication “The New Stack” writes, “According to the State of Kubernetes 2023 survey, 84% of companies prefer to let vendors handle assembling and keeping Kubernetes up to date.

People building Kubernetes on their own went from 28% in 2020 to 16% in 2023, according to the survey. That was already low three years ago, but it’s more or less dropped by half in the years since.

The story of open source and Red Hat

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