This week’s DevOps news round-up features a double-header of news due to the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US. Directly preceding the holiday, 25,000 people gathered virtually to participate in KubeCon 2020. The event illustrated the breadth and depth of enthusiasm for Kubernetes – from mature projects to new product and service announcements, including:
- DataStax releases K8ssandra, a Kubernetes Helm chart that deploys Cassandra while providing DBAs and SREs the ability to scale data on Kubernetes.
- Diamanti adds support for AWS with Diamanti Spektra 3.1 and Ultima data plane services. It also unveiled a new customer portal called Diamanti Central.
- KIOXIA grows its KumoScale storage software functionality to now serve as a container host, providing managed NVMe volumes to storage applications running locally on KumoScale storage nodes. The new capabilities and applications are deployed and managed via a Kubernetes “micro-cluster”.
- Microsoft made several updates to its Azure Kubernetes Service, such as maxSurge which enables faster upgrades, support for Kubernetes 1.19, and new support for the creation of clusters and nodepools with container.
- Red Hat introduces new capabilities for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift. The added functionality is designed to bring edge computing into hybrid cloud deployments through a remote worker node architecture that will help Open Shift deliver Kubernetes to space-constrained and remote deployments while Enterprise Linux expands to preserve workload independence in smaller physical footprints.
- Trilio announces TrilioVault for Kubernetes v2.0. It includes a new management console and enhanced enterprise-grade Kubernetes backup and restore capabilities.
Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, co-creators of Scrum, have updated the Scrum Guide, the definitive guide to the Scrum Framework, in honor of the framework’s 25th anniversary. According to Schwaber, “The 2020 version aims to bring Scrum back to its roots, being a minimally sufficient framework.” Updates include eliminating the concept of separate teams within a team, bringing together everyone as a single Scrum Team and the introduction of the concept of a Product Goal which gives the Scrum Team focus on a large objective.