First meetup of Krakow Cloud Native Group initiated after CloudSphere mini-conference.
Talk #1: “What is the cloud anyway? Or how to use it for more than VMs” by Wojtek Kocjan
The clouds today provide a very powerful set of tools. Yet, a lot of people use it mainly for running machines as pets. This will cover some useful services that most clouds offer for creation of cloud-native applications.
Wojciech is an engineer with almost 10 years of experience with clouds — mainly AWS, but also Azure, Google Cloud and many others. Currently an architect at Bitnami, company delivering open source apps for all major clouds. Wojciech is also a certified AWS Solutions Architect — Associate.
Talk #2: “Where did Docker come from — simple story about LXC, cgroups & namespaces — how it works and why it can make your life easier” by Bartek Kowalik
Virtualization mainly relates to solutions such as VMware or VirtualBox, which are stable and well-established pieces of software. Unfortunately, they have some drawbacks in that they require a lot of system resources and the translation layer slows down everything. As a result, replicating a production environment locally is barely possible. Fortunately, there are alternatives called containers, which are totally different from VMs, but very similar at first glance. The best-known solution comes from Docker. During my presentation I will show the internal foundations of containerization, as well as some good practice and common patterns.
Scala Software Engineer @ VirtusLab
VirtusLab is the founding sponsor of Kraków Cloud Native Group.