My how KubeCon (now “KubeCon+CloudNativeCon”) has grown! We remember four years ago, when the conference was held in the second floor of a Seattle hotel, you could take a tour of all the booths within a few minutes. This year, more than 12,000 attendees packed the San Diego Convention Center, dozens of vendor booths span three gigantic rooms. You needed a map just to find one you were looking for. A good number of the companies we met with back in 2016 have grown into full-fledged businesses. And thanks to a sponsorship of Portworx, we were able to dispatch a team of crack reporters to capture many of the product updates that debuted at the show.
On this week’s episode of The New Stack Context podcast, we discuss some of these stories as well as the event itself. In this episode, we are joined by Alex Williams, founder and editor-and-chief of The New Stack, as well as TNS correspondent Emily Ormier and TNS managing editor Joab Jackson. TNS editorial and marketing director Libby Clark served as host.
Among the topics we touched upon included the emerging issue of integrating Kubernetes into the enterprise, the ongoing challenge of securing containers, and whether or not the service mesh is ready for production use. We also share our personal highlights from the event, discussing the conference's free daycare for children (thumbs up!) and Kelsey Hightower's bittersweet farewell keynote.