Network Policies For Security & Auditing Using Calico + Types of K8s Storage

Google Boulder - Building 2930 (New Campus) - 2930 Pearl Street Boulder - View Map Boulder
Wed, Jun 5, 2019, 6:00 PM (MDT)

About this event

Join us in June for a two talks featuring "Herding Cats : Network Policies For Security and Auditing Using Calico" w/ Drew Oetzel (Tigera) + TBD


[06:00 - 06:30 PM] Dinner/Drinks

[06:30 - 07:15 PM] Herding Cats : Network Policies For Security and Auditing Using Calico

Of course providing pod networking and facilitating service discovery are great! But open source Calico’s real super power is its ability to implement zero trust networking for security inside Kubernetes. This talk will show you the basics of setting up these policies. Equal emphasis will also be given to why implementing these types of security policies is so important to keeping our ever-expanding Kubernetes workloads secure.

BIO: Drew Oetzel is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Tigera and has been working with enterprise software since the late 90s. Focusing on his recent experience, he spent seven years at Splunk, honing his security skills. Two and a half years at Mesosphere, then Heptio mastering the art of distributed systems, containers, and all that goes along with them. Outside of tech ask him about history, gardening, or what he's doing to try to curb his Reddit addiction!

[07:15 - 07:30 PM] BREAK

[07:30 - 08:15 PM] The many types of storage in kubernetes - and why we have them

At first glance, the topic of "storage" in Kubernetes can send people running for the door. Rather than untangling all of the pieces, it's sometimes easier to just say "Kubernetes is just for stateless workloads". In reality though, Kubernetes isn't really unique when it comes to
storage – there are some unique concepts but for the most part, storage challenges are in fact "storage" challenges, not Kubernetes problems.

In this talk, I'll go through an overview of "how storage works" in Kubernetes, what the different types of storage currently available in use with Kubernetes are, and why you might choose one over another. I'll also talk about some Kuberenetes concepts as it pertains to storage, introduce the Container Storage Interface, and finally talk about different ways to deploy storage in Kubernetes, including how to transform your kubernetes cluster into a storage device.

BIO: John Griffith is a Software Engineer at Red Hat. He has worked on various open source cloud projects from both a software development perspective as well as working directly with customers and communities for the last nine years. Currently, John's main focus is on storage as it relates to Kubernetes, as well as contributing to the Kubevirt project running virtual machines on Kubernetes.

John has over 15 years of experience in both hardware and software development and is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado where he teaches a graduate course on "Cloud Technologies".

[08:15 - 08:30 PM] Stick around, socialize & network!


Wednesday, Jun 5
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)


Google Boulder - Building 2930 (New Campus)
2930 Pearl Street Boulder