Guest: Itiel Shwartz (LinkedIn)
Company: Komodor (Twitter)

Complexity remains the number one challenge for Kubernetes users. Vendors are still adding more on top of Kubernetes, which exacerbates the complexity problem. Komodor is a troubleshooting platform that allows users to monitor their entire Kubernetes stack, identify issues, determine the causes, and resolve them efficiently.

In this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk recorded at the KubeCon in Detroit, Swapnil Bhartiya sits down with Itiel Shwartz, CTO and Co-Founder at Komodor, to discuss how Komodor helps developers better deal with Kubernetes complexity.

Key highlights from this video interview:

  • Komodor announced the new open-source dashboard that enables people to install the Helm plugin and view all of their applications across all their clusters. Everything runs locally and it is very fast.
  • People are now approaching Shwartz to discuss platform engineering and helping developers be more self-sufficient and empowered.
  • Shwartz explains the main feedback he has gotten from people is that Kubernetes is complex and is becoming more complex.
  • There are many tools that aim to remove the complexity of Kubernetes, but it is challenging to try to simplify Kubernetes yet still provide enough context, particularly for non-experienced users.
  • Shwartz points out that vendors are increasingly adding more on top of Kubernetes, further adding to the complexity. Komodor is helping to tackle this.
  • Five years ago, there was a focus across the industry on deploying applications faster. However, the focus has now shifted to day 2 with managing the application and who is going to own it. Shwartz feels that the industry needs to provide developers with more tools after deployment in order to try to simplify it.

The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.

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