February 12, 2018

The Full-Time Job of Keeping Up with Kubernetes

There is no such thing as Kubernetes LTS (and that’s fantastic).

TL;DR - Unabated 1.xx major “minor” releases of “vanilla” upstream Kubernetes every three months could continue forever. You have to keep up, while also paying close attention to Kubernetes API object versioning. This relentless pace is the key ingredient in Kubernetes’ domination of the distributed infrastructure world.

What is the Kubernetes Release Cycle?

One of the questions we encounter when talking to those looking to leverage Kubernetes, especially for DIY deployments, is simply “How do you stay up-to-date?”

This leads to a Kubistential awakening:

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