Kubernetes Application Lifecycle/Best Practices & Istio Service Mesh

Cloud Native San Antonio

Oct 11, 2018, 11:30 PM – Oct 12, 2018, 1:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

Join us for a action-packed Kubernetes San Antonio Meetup with two fanastic presentations!

Kubernetes Application Lifecycle and Best Practices
Presented by Edmund Ochieng (Rackspace)

What should you consider prior to deploying Kubernetes? Join Edmund Ochieng as he explores potential issues and best practices when deploying Kubernetes. He will draw comparisons between GKE and self-hosted environments during the talk.

About Edmund
Edmund currently works as a Cloud Engineer in the Managed Google Cloud Platform team at Rackspace.

While not working, he loves riding his bike, tinkering with tech stuff and working on other DIY projects.

Istio: Making a Mesh of Microservices
Presented by Don Schenck (Red Hat)
Microservice Architecture means a lot of ‘things’ you have to prepare and account for. Just to rattle off some concepts (buzzwords): Load balancing, routing, circuit breakers, Canary and Blue/Green deployments, pool ejection, tracing, monitoring, chaos engineering, dark launches STAHP. JUST STAHP!

To account for any (or all) of this ‘stuff’, you have historically had to include several libraries in your code and write code to support those libraries. But aren’t *micro* services supposed to be small … micro, even?

Enter Istio and sidecar containers and the Service Mesh. Implement all of the above without changing your code. Move these operational concerns away from developers and into the domain of the operations people. Go home Friday at 5.

This session will introduce Istio and show some of its capabilities, giving you the information you need to start using the next generation of microservice tools.

About Don
A developer who has seen it all, Don is a former Microsoft MVP, author of “Transitioning to .NET Core on Linux” by O’Reilly Media, and currently a Director of Developer Experience at Red Hat, with a focus on Microservices and Serverless computing. Prior to Red Hat, Don was a Developer Advocate at Rackspace where he was immersed in cloud technology. He enjoys cooking and studying human behavior, and loathes the designated hitter rule.

Don's overarching belief is this: "A program is not a communication between a developer and a machine; it's a communication between a developer and the next developer."



October 11 – 12, 2018
11:30 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


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