Cloud Native Explained - Interview with John Leonard, Computing.co.uk
What cloud native means, for IT leaders who are considering making the switch in 2021.
The containers, Kubernetes and microservices revolution has been bubbling away for some time now, but IT leaders could be excused for having a limited understanding of the whys and wherefores of a topic that can sometimes seem like a bewildering mix of technical minutiae and marketing babble.
Indeed, a recent survey by Computing Delta found that only a third of the IT leaders polled had a firm grasp of what ‘cloud native’, the umbrella term for the trend, was all about, many confusing it with a cloud-first or cloud-only strategies.
Cheryl Hung is VP Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) arriving at this role from Google, where she says cloud native practices have been the norm for a decade, via a stint a with storage platform StorageOS. All things considered, she seemed the ideal person to help us cut through the confusion around cloud native.