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Lesson 1 1:56

Introduction to Getting Started with Kubernetes

Before we dive into the material, let's review what this course covers.


Hi, this is Jonathan Smith, Director of Field Engineering and Education for Cloud Native Applications. Thank you for joining me for this Getting Started course. In this course, we're not going to talk about specific technologies. We have a ton of hands-on material in other courses, as well as many more planned. What we want to do is talk about the forces that really have influenced how cloud native came to be and, of course, how Kubernetes came to be as part of that ecosystem as well.

If you have a background in distributed systems and you want to dive right into those technical details, please feel free to skip ahead and jump right into those additional technical courses. However, if you're interested in the origin of Kubernetes, perhaps a few Easter eggs that you may not already know, we covered that in our first lecture. We also poke a little bit of fun at some of the terminology in this space, because part of becoming an expert is sounding like an expert.

Finally, we have a two-part series that covers some definitions and, again, dives a little bit more into forces that have influenced cloud native and describe how we got to where we are today, primarily focusing on really organizations needing more agility and how technologies such as cloud native application and infrastructure architecture provide some of those benefits. Thank you again for checking out our Getting Started course, we will dive right into the material and hope to see you again in future courses. Thank you.


Jonathan Smith

Hi everyone! I am a Director in VMware’s Cloud Native Field Engineering and Education organization. My team works with customers to both teach Kubernetes and Cloud Native concepts as well as help implement solutions in this fast-changing space.

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