East Bay Cloud Native - Oct 2018

Oracle - 5805 Owens Dr Pleasanton - View Map Pleasanton
Thu, Oct 18, 2018, 6:00 PM (PDT)

About this event

Welcome to our third 'East Bay Cloud Native' meetup!

6:00: Grab a seat. Have some food and drinks and network.
6:30: Talk 1 - Securing Containerized Applications (Kashif Zaidi)
7:30: Talk 2 - Metrics, monitoring, alerting and troubleshooting Microservices (Matt Ho)
8:30: More networking until 9:00pm.

Talk 1 Description: Do Containers have security and vulnerabilities? We will look into how containers work no matter what the orchestration is being used, and we'll show you how you can protect your container environment from known and unknown vulnerabilities. I will walk through the best practice , how you should scan for vulnerabilities from the build cycle , and continue to protect that image all the way to run-time. Then I will explain what could happen while at run-time and how you need to also provide protection to running containers.

Speaker Bio: Kashif Zaidi is an experienced Sr. Solutions Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Requirements Analysis, SaaS, API Management, Analytics, Sales, & Pre-Sales and a strong consulting professional. Kashif is currently a Sr. Solutions Architect at Aqua, where he works to educate organizations on the importance of container security and enable them to improve their security through DevSecOps.

Talk 2 Description: As more teams move to microservices, capturing what is happening becomes increasingly more important and at the same time increasingly more difficult to do. Historically, capturing what's happening was the domain of the ops team. Ops would set up monitoring and alerts that treat apps as a black box. The shift to microservices has also shifted what teams need to capture from their apps. That shift has also included having developers shoulder more of the burden. That shift has even gotten a shiny new name, observability.

The three pillars of observability are logging, metrics, and tracing. In this talk, we'll go through an overview of observability and a discussion of the three pillars including when to use each. For much of the talk, we'll use live code samples to illustrate how each of these pillars can be used in context. We'll also touch up on the various managed observability solutions: Datadog, Google Stackdriver, AWS X-Ray etc.

Speaker Bio: Matt Ho is a consultant with over 25 years in the industry. He has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies helping them deliver data driven solutions that leverage the cloud. Matt is a contributor to both OpenTracing and OpenCensus.

Please RSVP so the food can be ordered accordingly!


Thursday, Oct 18
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)


5805 Owens Dr Pleasanton


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