Those of you who have perused my blog last year (or talked to me in person) know that I’m pretty stoked about containers. I think they are very cool conceptually and can bring a lot of value to streamlining the development process.
AWS has several options for containers and I wanted to do a VERY high level run through these to distinguish them a bit and maybe whet your appetite to dive into them a little more.
The big announcement during the 2nd general session at VMworld was around Pivotal Container Services, or PKS, which is an on-prem, managed kubernetes offering. PKS is targeted at customers who want a private kubernetes environment, operated at scale, and enterprise grade (meaning manageable, upgradeable, etc.).
I wanted to provide some context around several things that I think a lot of people aren’t aware of. I’m going to try to define all the acronyms as well, as this gets confusing fast. Give it a couple of reads if you have to! Continue reading