KubeCon Wrap Up and More with Apprenda and Rancher Labs

- View Map Kubernetes and Cloud Native New York
Wed, Nov 16, 2016, 6:00 PM (EST)

About this event

Hi all,

We will be hosting our November Kubernetes Meetup on Wednesday, November 16th. As usual, we will have free food and drinks for all attendees. We hope you can join us!


6:00 - 6:25 p.m.: Social

6:25 - 6:30 p.m.: KubeCon 2016 Wrap Up

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.: Demo of Kubernetes on Windows Server

7:00 - 7:45 p.m: Dear IT, Can I Get a Kubernetes Cluster?

7:45 - 8:00 p.m.: Social

Presentation 1: "Demo of Kubernetes on Windows Server"

Windows Server, and .NET, currently host 30-50% of enterprise workloads in the Global 2000. For Kubernetes to provide a single distributed application fabric to all enterprise workloads, it must have full integration with Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server containers. In KubeCon London 2016 Apprenda announced that it would lead this development effort and teamed up with Red Hat to extend Kubernetes to the Microsoft ecosystem. In this session we will demo Kubernetes on Windows Server 2016 and discuss its features. 


Michael Michael (or M2 as he's known) is Apprenda's Senior Director of Product Management. Michael also leads the Kubernetes SIG-Windows which is tasked to bring Windows Server support natively to Kubernetes. He is an experienced, detail-oriented software engineer with problem-solving and program-management skills. Prior to Apprenda, Michael spent 12 years at Microsoft as a Principal Program Manager working on Virtualization, Azure, and Windows Server technologies. Michael holds a Master in Computer Science from Stanford University, a Technology M.B.A., and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. Many Apprenda employees believe he could one day play ping-pong professionally. Follow him on Twitter at @MichMike77 

Presentation 2: "Dear IT…Can I get a Kubernetes Cluster"

Containers are getting closer to mainstream adoption, but many IT teams are not yet ready to provide container orchestration as a central service. In this talk, I’ll share how a handful of companies are building Container Services, which make deployment of orchestration clusters a standard IT function.

I’ll discuss some of the key challenges companies have faced rolling out Containers-as-a-Service, such as managing access controls, centralizing audits, leveraging a variety of existing infrastructure services, and selecting between different container orchestration platforms, such as Kubernetes, Swarm and Mesos. Finally, I’ll talk about how DevOps teams can leverage existing projects to generate momentum for central services.


Shannon Williams is a co-founder of Rancher Labs. Prior to founding Rancher, Shannon was Vice President of Market Development at Citrix Systems, after the company acquired Cloud.com. He has more than 15 years of experience working in startups and has held management positions at technology companies such as Solidcore Systems (acquired by McAfee), Teros (acquired by Citrix) and Securant Technologies (acquired by RSA).


Wednesday, Nov 16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)