What are the current Kubernetes trends?
A current trend in the cloud-native environment is the development of serverless frameworks, exemplified by the well-known Google Cloud Functions and Amazon AWS Lambda pioneering technologies. There are several different frameworks available on the Kubernetes platform that can be used to map these types of serverless deployments. However, as no project has really established itself yet, it is too early for PostFinance to implement specific developments in this area. But it is something we will be keeping a close eye on. Another trend in the Kubernetes environment is “service mesh”. A service mesh can, for instance, be used to map different deployment strategies (blue/green, canary, a/b), and to implement fine-tuned, cross-service security rules. In this area too, the development of different frameworks is progressing. PostFinance is also focussing on this trend, and has already started work on some initial proofs of concept and taken some initial steps.