Introducing Istio & Challenges Running K8s in the Enterprise

PubNative GmbH - Greifswalder Str. 212 Berlin - View Map Berlin Kubernetes Meetup
Wed, Mar 20, 2019, 6:30 PM (CET)

About this event

Hello Berlin Kubernauts!

The "short" month of February has passed us by and March is here. Please join us for an evening of K8s content and the opportunity to network with others excited about all things cloud native.

First on the program is Dmitry. In the brave new world of cloud native computing, developers and operators have to manage legions of microservices and containers. A service mesh is a handy tool to control, secure, and help debug all these microservices. Istio is a new service mesh created and open sourced by Google, IBM and Lyft. Istio is well suited to Kubernetes, and is currently the most popular and powerful service mesh in container environments. It provides services such as load balancing, authorization, circuit-breakers, A/B Tests and canary testing. After a short introduction of service meshes and the main features of Istio, Dmitry will demonstrate some of the more interesting ways to use it.

The second presentation will feature Patrick discussing some of the challenges facing enterprises adopting K8s. He will highlight the problems of cost visibility, cost control and chargeback for deployments. Knowing the problem is only half the battle, so he will dive into how enterprises can gain a consistent financial view of their K8s deployments across disparate infrastructure, how they can co-relate K8s usage to underlying infrastructure costs and how they can gain control over these costs. Finally, Patrick will cover the topic of cost visibility and allocation; how enterprises can deploy Kubernetes-as-a-service for consumption by internal teams and keep track of that consumption.

SPONSORED: Thank you to NetApp, Component Soft, and PubNative for making this event possible!

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6:30 - 7:00 - Social
7:00 - 7:10 - Community Announcements
7:10 - 7:40 - Dmitry Galkin, Component Soft
7:45 - 8:15 - Patrick Gruhn, Replex
8:15 - 8:45 - Social / Wrap-up


Dmitry has 10+ years of DevOps and process automation experience. From AWS & Openstack to Docker and Kubernetes - in the past few years he worked on several mission critical projects at companies like SAP and Otto Group as well as mentored colleagues to quickly catch up in various technologies.


Patrick is a trilingual entrepreneur and current SVP/co-founder of the international scale-up Replex. With masters in both computer science and international business management from universities in the UK, Patrick is passionate about modern cloud technologies and their impacts on organisations. Patrick is also a board member of the Digital Leaders at the World Economic Forum and public speaker on various startup and technology topics.


Wednesday, Mar 20
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CET)


PubNative GmbH
Greifswalder Str. 212 Berlin