Let's get started with Kubernetes

Posted on 2022-06-03 by ungleich k8s team

It's time for Kubernetes

Like everybody else, you might have been following the topic of kubernetes for a while and maybe you wondered whether or not it's about time to learn kubernetes. So have we at ungleich. Over the years we tested kubernetes many times and quite often had the verdict "no, not yet".

About one and a half year ago, our verdict finally changed. After much testings and learnings, we came to the conclusion that Kubernetes is stable enough to be running in the ungleich environment. Speaking of our environment, it is not only IPv6-only, but also needs to support a huge variety of workloads.

Open Source and Open Teaching

Applying Kubernetes on our own datacenter required a lot of intense learning and real-life problem solving. We won't say that was always easy, but it has been quite rewarding. One of the main takeaways is that it can be tough to kickstart Kubernetes. Since it has a lot of different use-cases, concepts and configurations, it can be easily overwhelming.

At ungleich we have always been standing for Open Source and Open Communication and we want to continue this by passing on our knowledge about Kubernetes.

Is Kubernetes for me?

That depends and there are many factors to consider. If you are an organisation and you want to standardise your application deployments or increase the efficiency of deployments, Kubernetes is a good choice.

If you are an engineer or a developer and you are considering improving your career, learning Kubernetes is a good choice.

2 Beginner Courses starting in Digital Glarus

For this reason we will start 2 beginner courses this June (Update: only 2 places left) in the beautiful Hacking Villa in Diesbach, Switzerland.

Setting up Kubernetes

The first course, Kubernetes Setup Course focuses on how to set up Kubernetes clusters. It is intended for Sysadmins and DevOps engineers that want to operate Kubernetes clusters.

Using Kubernetes

After having a cluster setup, the big question is how to actually use it. Our second course, the Kubernetes Usage Course is focussing on the aspect of understanding the concepts of Kubernetes.

On-Site and Online

Both courses are available On-Site in Switzerland as well as Online (choose the "Learning only" package for this one). If you choose to be onsite, you will visit us in the beautiful Swiss Alps and lodge in a historic, protected building.

Intense + Personal + Relaxing

At ungleich we know that intense learning (6 hours per day, 3 hours in the morning, 3 hours in the afternoon) also requires fitting calming down to be able to concentrate.

For this reason we have local recommendations for hiking paths, swimming or - if you join the winter course - skiing.

Our experience has shown that learnings in small groups with personal training are most effective. For this reason the size of the training groups is limited to 6 people.

A or B or A+B?

If you are considering participating in the setting up or using Kubernetes course: you can take either of them or both of them, they work independently of each other.

Note: for both courses we have 2 places free - if you are interested, you can apply directly on the course websites:

Looking forward to seeing you

Ever since we started our company ungleich we have done things a bit differently, focusing on sustainability and open source. Since the launch of project Digital Glarus in 2015, many people from all over the world have visited us, learned with us and a lot of them even stayed in our community via our Open Chat. We look forward to welcoming you to Digital Glarus or teaching you online and maybe staying with us even longer.

Our Open Chat is based on Matrix and if you are curious about what we do and write about Kubernetes, feel free to join