January meetup: "Kubernetes at Enterprises: To Boldly Go... Episode 1"

Cloud Native Dallas

Jan 25, 2019, 12:00 – 2:30 AM

In-person event

About this event

Our first meetup in 2019!
This is a first part of several presentations by Verizon and AWS experts on Kubernetes adoption in Enterprise.

"We will be sharing the Verizon journey on adopting Kubernetes, and the challenges we had to solve for that are unique to large organizations. We will also be sharing the challenges we ran into adopting and enabling the platform at scale. Our discussion will revolve around:
Capabilities – Solving for the Kubernetes platform services like single sign-on, RBAC for the enterprise
Migration – Retrofitting existing apps to run in Kubernetes
Compliance – Meeting compliance requirements around software and hardware inventory, separation of duty concerns
Security – Implementing an enterprise grade security solution through all facets of software development life cycle
Value Proposition – Rallying everyone (Developers, Security Engineers, Operations Engineers & Management) in the organization to support this initiative and getting past resistance
Our aspiration is to build a community for enterprises by enterprises that focuses on solving for requirements / challenges that are unique to the enterprise organization. We want to share our best practices and lessons learned through our own experience. "

The first session will focus on:

"1. Foundational Challenges We Solved For
Preparing for Adoption at Scale – From aspiration to executable strategy
Value proposition for the organization and why we chose a multi- tenant model & how to sell the organization on this model
Platform Architecture
MVP1 architecture, CI/CD approach, secrets management, private Docker registry, leveraging Docker Hub images & addressing vulnerabilities
Supporting Multi Tenancy – 7 portfolios and 10k developers
Corporate LDAP integration – (KubeCtl plugin, Auth-API), Namespace Management & Automated provisioning controller, Helm/Tiller architecture"

Speakers are:
Ramesh Podila -
Solution Architect at Verizon with experience in application development and systems engineering. Current focus is on building Kubernetes container platform for Verizon.

Ragu Srinivasan -
More than 20 years of experience in Software Development and Application Architecture. As an Associate Fellow at Verizon currently responsible for our cloud migration strategy.

Please, note that AWS office location requires RSVP and full names for security and registration.



Friday, January 25, 2019
12:00 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