3 things you must learn to start your cloud native journey


In a previous post a talked about what cloud native is all about. In this post I’ll share three topics you should master if you want to start on your own cloud native journey. developer mindset Managing infrastructure and platforms is more and more becoming similar to developing software. Therefore it is important to use the same mindset and technologies that software developers use to...

What cloud native is all about


Do you consider yourself an “infra” girl/guy? Or maybe a “virtualization guru”? Are you getting skeptical when people throw terms like “cloud native” or “serverless” at you? After all, without infra none of this would be possible right? So it’s OK to stay in you infra comfort zone because you know infra as we know it will be around for...

Should K8s run on VMs?


This morning I saw the VMware twitter account tweet a link to this blog post from Chip Zoller. It’s about why it’s better to run Kubernetes on VMs as opposed to running it on base-metal. I think the post is a good read so before you proceed please checkout Chips post first. That being said, I think there are some arguments in there that are not 100% valid. I’ll give you the...

Kubernetes opinions


I have recently been working with and learning about kubernetes quite a lot.  I have also spent a lot of time with Cloudfoundry and BOSH over the last few years so I can’t help myself and compare these different products. Let me start of by saying that BOSH, Kubernetes and Cloudfoundry are complementing each other in terms of functionality. I’ll probably write a separate post on...

VMware Cloud Native Master Specialist Exam


I recently passed the VMware Cloud Native Master Specialist Exam. The what? yeah…. Let me explain. By passing this exam you’ll earn a badge called “Cloud Native Master Specialist”. And according to VMware: Earning this badge will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills necessary to architect a Kubernetes-based platform supported by complimentary...

Certified Kubernetes Admin (CKA) exam tips


I recently passed the certified Kubernetes Admin exam. Head here for more info on the program. The CKA exam is a live lab exam and I heard from quite a few people that they struggled to complete all tasks within the 3 hours you’re allotted to finish the exam. Since I finished the exam early (29 minutes left on the clock) I thought I’d give some hints that will save you some time...

About the author

Christiaan Roeleveld
Chris works for ITQ and one of his passions is to share his knowledge and use his experience to find the best solution for his customers. Chris started his consulting career shortly after his first encounting with VMware back in 2004. In 2013 he shifted focus to infrastructure automation and recently made the shift to cloud native platforms.