K8S Apps Autoscaling & Fortune 500 Trends in 2023 Feeding Initiatives in 2024

Cloud Native Dallas

Jan 19, 12:30 – 2:30 AM

In-person event

About this event

We are excited to announce the January meetup scheduled for Thursday, January 18th.

There will be 2 presentations:  Kubernetes Application and Infrastructure Autoscaling & Fortune 500 Trends in 2023 Feeding Initiatives in 2024.

1st Presentation:

Kubernetes Application and Infrastructure Autoscaling

Explore the world of application and infrastructure autoscaling in Kubernetes and learn how to optimize cluster utilization, improve overall system performance, and enhance scalability, efficiency, and cost savings through dynamic resource allocation based on real-time demand.

Solutions Covered followed by Demo

Application Autoscaling: HPA and VPA

Infrastructure Autoscaling: Karpenter

Speakers: Hemanth AVS, Container Solutions Architect, Sajjan A, Solutions Architect

Speaker Bio: Hemanth AVS, Container Solutions Architect

Hemanth is a Sr. Containers Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS. He helps customers modernize their applications and build application platforms using AWS container services. He is passionate about cloud and cloud native technologies

Speaker Bio: Sajjan A, Solutions Architect

Sajjan AVS is a Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, based in Dallas, Texas. With a strong passion for assisting customers, he specializes in designing cloud architectures using AWS services to overcome business obstacles. Sajjan is enthusiastic about cloud and cloud-native technologies.

2nd Presentation:

Fortune 500 Trends in 2023 Feeding Initiatives in 2024


2023 was the year of streamlining and providing more efficiency between DevOps and Operations/SRE through the adoption of Platform Teams. The merging of these two disciplines provided significant impacts to several Fortune 500 organizations and as a result, they are now ready to tackle high-priority initiatives in a more rapid, scalable, and distributed manner.

Steven will talk through the motivations and benefits that fueled the adoption of Platform Teams and why you might want to look into it for your organization. With that baseline, he will get into how these processes and teams are enabling 4 key initiatives to cut operational costs and enable innovation through AI/ML.

Speaker Bio:

Steven Niessen is a seasoned cloud and Kubernetes specialist who has been working with industry-leading organizations on large-scale cloud deployments, which has made him a notable figure in the tech industry. With over five years dedicated to enabling production deployments of Kubernetes in the public cloud, Steven has become a go-to expert for companies seeking to leverage cloud technologies at an enterprise scale.

Over the past half-decade, Steven has honed experienced the growth in adoption of the public cloud and the ever-evolving cloud architecture, with a particular focus on containerized apps and Kubernetes. His journey has allowed him to collaborate with several Fortune 500 organizations playing a crucial role in enabling and optimizing their cloud infrastructure.

The Agenda

6:30 - 6:45 - Social/Club business

6:45 - 7:45 - Kubernetes Application and Infrastructure Autoscaling

7.50 - 8.30 - Fortune 500 Trends in 2023 Feeding Initiatives in 2024

8.30 - 8:35 - Social/Wrap-up



Friday, January 19, 2024
12:30 AM – 2:30 AM UTC


  • Mars Toktonaliev

    Lead Organizer

  • Bryan Landes

    Amazon Web Services

    Lead Organizer

  • Aly Ibrahim

    Red Hat

    Solutions Architect

  • Damian Igbe

    Cloud Technology Experts

    Lead Organizer