Cloud native technologies are expanding into extreme environments, sophisticated workloads, and multi-cluster environments. The community is also focused on expanding its reach to new end users and increasing diversity.
- Cloud native technologies are being pushed into physically extreme environments such as space, offshore oil rigs, and vehicles through projects like kubej and cube edge.
- The introduction of the Volcano project has allowed for the integration of sophisticated scheduling algorithms for machine learning training into cloud native environments.
- The KRM project is focused on cross-cluster, cross-cloud scheduling to create a single pool of resources across different environments.
- The Cloud Native Elite Club is onboarding new end users into the community and focusing on increasing diversity, particularly for women in technology.
One of the challenges of bringing Kubernetes to vehicles is the issue of state sync when vehicles enter tunnels or areas with bad network connections. The traditional fallback of using a data sync is not cloud native, so the kubej project was introduced to allow for full state sync and the management of clusters of up to 100,000 vehicles with just one cluster.