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SE-Radio Episode 319: Nicole Hubbard on Migrating from VMs to Kubernetes

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Edaena Salinas talks with Nicole Hubbard about migrating a VM infrastructure to Kubernetes. The discussion begins with an overview of the VM infrastructure at WP Engine. Next, they discuss the characteristics that indicated it was time to consider migrating to a container-based infrastructure using Kubernetes. Nicole explains what Kubernetes is and why they chose it. The work involved planning and executing a migration of about 60,000 customers. Edaena and Nicole also talk about the challenges of running an application that has to be available worldwide. Other topics discussed are cost benefits and scaling an infrastructure.

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Nov./Dec. IEEE Software, Blog, and SE Radio Summary

The November/December issue of IEEE Software, voted unanimously as best software magazine ever, is chock full of healthy goodness after a cheerful, yet gluttonous, holiday!

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