Kubernetes - a necessary evil

Jon Arild Tørresdal

Short talk - in English

This is the story from Sparebanken Vest were we started Serverless, but ended up with Kubernetes. Kubernetes became the necessary evil. We used complexity as our currency for necessary flexibility.

We dive into the problems we faced, the assessments we did, and why we made the choices we did. Would we make the same choices today?

We look into the crystal ball and make some qualified guesses about the future, specifically about Kubernetes as a future container platform and which essential requirements are typically missing from today's serverless cloud offerings.

Key takeaways from this talk should be well founded reflections on why Kubernetes might not always be the answer you're looking for, and why you might end up using it anyway.