Podcast about DevSecOps


This time we are talking unikernles! Ian Eyberg from NanoVMs joins us to discuss how far this technology is from prime time. And it turns out that you don’t have to be a kernel developer to take advantage of unikernes. Today, there are tools available to package, distribute, and run them locally as well as in the public cloud. While talking to Ian, it felt that the state of the technology is very similar to Linux containers at the beginning of 2010x, just before Docker made Linux containers available for everyone.

The real cloud lock-in is security! Every service/cloud provider has its own levels of granularity regarding resources. Cloud engineering is mainly about compute, storage, and networking and how to make them scale. Scaling security is often left out as it is hard to measure on so many levels.

We think that it is a myth and that we can measure how many steps it takes to add, modify or remove access rights. It all starts with monitoring, knowing what is there in a cloud infrastructure is a very good first step. By making it easy to see and manage access rights, we make it easier for ourselves to keep resources secured.

This time we are joined by Paul Stack (Pulumi developer, former Terraform developer) and podcast friend Jacob Lärfors to talk about

  • What is Pulumi?
  • What and who is it for?
  • The difference between Pulumi and Terraform (and if we should compare them at all)
  • What is hard about Pulumi?
  • What people ask the most? What are the common confusions?
  • Cross-language infra libraries? How is it even possible?!
  • Is there a possibility of a supply chain attack via Pulumi library?

How do you run Kubernetes in the cloud? Still using Kops? Or is it time to jump to the managed offerings? We go through the list of things you might be missing out on if not yet using a managed solution. Also, in this episode - what do you always configure in the k8s cluster? CNI, Ingress, IAM, and even more!