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  • Six Keys for Platform Teams to Operate Kubernetes at Scale - Container Journal

    For organizations looking to modernize and build cloud-native apps, Kubernetes (K8s) has become the orchestration platform of choice. K8s is a great way to provide better service to customers, gain a competitive advantage when it comes to your products and services and speed up digital transformation initiatives with self-service. But building out your development infrastructure with enterprise-level Kubernetes can be complex and challenging and requires a significant investment in terms of time and resources. In this article, we will detail some of the critical requirements that make Kubernetes management more manageable and help your organization put K8s to work for you through a platform approach.


    The good news is that with the right approach, Kubernetes is not only good at scaling—it is excellent at scale. Which brings us to our [drumroll please] six keys for platform teams to enable enterprise-grade K8s operations. These six capabilities can help your organization put Kubernetes to use without fear of growing pains, spiraling complexity or unsustainable resource needs. If you bake these six tips into your central architecture and platform, you’ll be set up for long-term success:

  • Waliki: a Flat-file Git-based Wiki engine written in Django

    Waliki is a wiki engine and app written using Python and Django Web framework. It is a pure file-based system that store all data in flat-files. As it is written in Django, it inherits its built-in features as its Advanced ACL system, Django admin, and customizable templates.

  • Baïkal: Have your own CalDav and CardDav server

    CalDav is an internet standard and protocol used to sync calendars across devices and services. It is often used to sync your calendar events between your calendar apps, webmail, devices and services.


    Baïkal is licensed under the GNU GPL v3 License.

  • The challenge of open source in the enterprise is not technical

    There is no doubt that open source is the future of software development. But IT leaders trying to instil an open source culture in their organisation may struggle due to business practices established years earlier to support commercial software contracts.

    Computer Weekly recently had a chat with Amanda Brock, the CEO of OpenUK about how enterprise software contracts have evolved with the advent of open source.


    Brock points out that in itself, open source is not a business model. Managed services provides a commercial wrapper. But commercial open source companies are increasingly looking at SaaS as the direction they will take their enterprise software products.

  • Open-source Mattermost expands workflow platform with 7.0 release | VentureBeat

    Since it got started as an open-source effort in 2016, Mattermost has been building out a messaging platform that has a growing number of use cases.

    Today, the company announced its Mattermost 7.0 platform that brings new voice call, workflow templates and an application framework to the open-source technology. The new release builds on capabilities the company launched with its 6.0 update in October 2021. Mattermost competes against multiple large entities, including Slack, Atlassian and Asana, for a piece of the growing market for collaboration tools. Mattermost has a particular focus, however, on developer enablement, though the platform can also be used for security and IT operations as well.

  • Neon delivers a serverless PostgreSQL | VentureBeat

    The marketplace for structured data storage continues to boom and newcomers are racing to compete for their share of the bits. Today, Neon, a fifteen-month-old startup, moved officially out of its invite-only mode and announced that it will be delivering what it calls “serverless PostgreSQL.” What was once a “limited preview” is becoming an open “technical preview.” Now, developers can build their applications on the well-known and trusted foundation of PostgreSQL with the freedom that comes from the serverless model.

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