As we continue with our virtual meet-ups, until it's safe to do so in person, tune into the October meet-up featuring – "The Rusty Boat: Krustlet and Kubernetes" with Taylor Thomas (Microsoft Azure) + "Fault domains: Mesh app architectures for K8s" with Andrew Jenkins (Aspen Mesh).
**Aspen Mesh will be sponsoring Grubhub giftcards for dinner. We will share a link during the meeting for you to share your email address if you would like to receive a $20 Grubhub gift card via email.**
[05:15 - 06:00 PM] The Rusty Boat: Krustlet and Kubernetes (Microsoft Azure)
Come join me as I show you how to run WebAssembly on Kubernetes using the Krustlet project. We’ll go over how it works, why it is important, and what its limitations are. As a bonus, we’ll go over why we used Rust and the ups and downs of using it with Kubernetes.
BIO: Taylor Thomas is a Senior Software Engineer working on Krustlet, WASM, and other open source tooling at Microsoft. He has been involved with containers and Kubernetes platforms at Intel, Nike, and Microsoft and is one of the core maintainers of Krustlet and Helm. He currently lives in the Utah area and enjoys hiking and camping.
[06:00 - 06:45 PM] Choose your fault domains carefully: Mesh app architectures for K8s
Cloud Native infrastructure opens the door for extremely flexible application architectures. However, this flexibility isn't free - architects need to consider what happens when various components are unavailable. This unavailability could be due to failure, network partitioning, lack of capacity, upgrades or other factors.
We'll use the concept of a fault domain to partition availability across different levels, from "containers in a cluster" to "data centers distributed across the planet." This helps organize our approach to leveraging technologies like Kubernetes and service mesh to address availability concerns.
BIO: As CTO and co-founder of Aspen Mesh, Andrew advocates and builds efficient, flexible and cloud native application architectures. You can find him presenting and listening at meetups, webinars, conferences and contributing podcasts, interviews, and articles or standing in front of a whiteboard with anyone interested in solving hard distributed problems. He's done research for NASA, wrote code for a successful startup and provided technical leadership and architecture for teams in large organizations. You can find software and hardware that he's built powering a public cloud or data center near you, or out beyond Pluto measuring the solar system.