Episode 27: The Hybrid Cloud Forecast Series – Outlook: Hybrid Cloud Research
In this episode of the Hybrid Cloud Forecast series, Andre talks with Gosia Steinder, IBM Fellow, Hybrid Cloud Research, where she guides research teams in innovative research projects that advance the state of Cloud computing. Gosia began her career working on the first example of a system that offered compute capacity as-a-service to users, before virtualization and infrastructure-as-a-service existed. Then containers came along for managing applications, and she built the first of incarnation of IBM Container Service which ultimately moved to Kubernetes. Over the years, her role has naturally expanded across two areas: advancing the hybrid cloud platform, and ensuring it has the security and compliance capabilities that are required, especially in regulated industries. Together they discuss the challenges of securing multi-cloud solutions as the API services, semantics, and risks vary across Cloud providers. Andre asks her what it means to be a researcher and she describes how the role has changed over time. Gosia is currently working on a new technology from Red Hat, called “kcp”. It is a new spin on Kubernetes, which can be applied to a variety of other problems, not just container management. The kcp technology extracts the desired state management layer and applies it to different contexts by provisioning and managing the lifecycle of resources that have nothing to do with Kubernetes, such as VMs on another cloud, or network resources. You can learn more at https://github.com/kcp-dev/kcp
Art by Sam Smith.
Intro by Nathan Brophy.
Music “Happiness” by Mixaund https://mixaund.bandcamp.com/