Dallas Kubernetes meetup: September. Openstack + K8s. Istio Service mesh.

Cloud Native Dallas

Sep 27, 2018, 11:00 PM – Sep 28, 2018, 1:30 AM

In-person event

About this event


We're going to have 2 great speakers this month.

Presentation 1: OpenStack and Kubernetes.

We will discuss and deploy two of the most crucial open source projects of the past 5 years. OpenStack provides robust IaaS while Kubernetes takes advantage of OpenStack to make orchestation of applications on your infrastructure second nature. Deploy OpenStack via OpenStack-Ansible. Deploy Kubernetes via Pharos. Talk about next steps:
* Secure containers via Kata
* Service mesh via Istio and Envoy

OpenLab: A key need for working with open source projects is integrating them into usable stacks. OpenLab provides a playground for doing just that. During this time we will do the following:
* Introduction to OpenLab
* What we have done since we started
* Where we want to go now
* Getting Started

About Melvin:
Melvin Hillsman is an open source community operations manager at Huawei. Melvin is passionate about user and developer collaboration and cross-community interaction and communication. His current focus is OpenLab, where he works closely with members of the Kubernetes, OpenStack, OpenCi, CNCF, CloudFoundry, and OPNFV communities for integration and validation of cloud ecosystem tooling and support of hybrid and multicloud validation. He is the current chair for the OpenStack user committee and on the governance board for OpenLab.

Presentation 2: Microservices with Istio Service Mesh

Microservice Architecture means a lot of ‘things’ you have to prepare and account for. Just to rattle off some concepts (buzzwords): Load balancing, routing, circuit breakers, Canary and Blue/Green deployments, pool ejection, tracing, monitoring, chaos engineering, dark launches STAHP. JUST STAHP!
To account for any (or all) of this ‘stuff’, you have historically had to include several libraries in your code and write code to support those libraries. But aren’t *micro* services supposed to be small … micro, even?
Enter Istio and sidecar containers and the Service Mesh. Implement all of the above without changing your code. Move these operational concerns away from developers and into the domain of the operations people. Go home Friday at 5.
This session will introduce Istio and show some of its capabilities, giving you the information you need to start using the next generation of microservice tools.

About Don:
A developer who has seen it all, Don is a former Microsoft MVP, author of “Transitioning to .NET Core on Linux” by O’Reilly Media, and currently a Director of Developer Experience at Red Hat, with a focus on Microservices and Serverless computing. Prior to Red Hat, Don was a Developer Advocate at Rackspace where he was immersed in cloud technology. He enjoys cooking and studying human behavior, and loathes the designated hitter rule.
Don's overarching belief is this: "A program is not a communication between a developer and a machine; it's a communication between a developer and the next developer."



September 27 – 28, 2018
11:00 PM – 1:30 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