Nodeless Kubernetes

Cloud Native Barcelona

Oct 16, 2019, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

In-person event

About this event

Kubelet provides nodes to a Kubernetes system so the Scheduler can bind pods on them. What if we don't want to manage nodes? How can we use other APIs to provide compute resources to a Kubernetes system?


18:30 Welcome
18:45 What is a Kubernetes Node?
19:20 How we can run containers without nodes?
19:40 Break
19:55 Going 100% nodeless kubernetes in AWS
20:40 Networking with snacks and drinks thanks to Marfeel!


- Welcome
> Introduction to the Cloud Native community and Marfeel!

- What is a Kubernetes Node?
> Deep dive into what defines a Kubernetes node, what is a container runtime and how Kubernetes interacts with them to orchestrate containers. As usual, driven by live demos.

- How we can run pods without nodes?
> Introduction to managed container services, how to use them with Kubernetes and what providers are available. Live demo using the Azure Kubernetes Engine.

- Going 100% nodeless kubernetes in AWS
> How to run an AWS EKS cluster without a single EC2 instance.


- Nacho Alonso
> SRE at CAPSiDE, contributor at Kubernetes and co-organizer at Cloud Native Barcelona

- Rael Garcia
> SRE at Red Hat, contributor at Kubernetes and organizer at Cloud Native Barcelona gh@raelga

- Roi Vázquez
> SRE at Red Hat and contributor at Kubernetes gh@roivaz

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM UTC


  • Rael Garcia Arnés

    Red Hat

    Senior Software Engineer, SRE

  • Imma Valls

    Grafana Labs

    Community Advocate

  • Pablo Chacin

    Grafana Labs

    Technical Lead Chaos Engineering

  • Niki Manoledaki

    Grafana Labs

    Software Engineer

  • Dimitris Kapanidis

    Founder at

  • Jose Adan Ortiz

    Roche Diagnostics

    Customer Adoption Platform Engineer