EBS in Kubernetes with OpenEBS and Self-Driving ELK Stacks

Los Angeles

Jul 21, 2017, 1:30 – 3:45 AM

In-person event

About this event

Los Angeles Kubernauts and Cloud Native enthusiasts! 

We're excited to announce our July meetup will be hosted at Upfront Ventures on July 20, 2017 in Santa Monica.

Also, if you'd like to speak at a future meetup ping us via meetup or twitter (@baldwinmathew). Anyone can present or do a lightning demo regardless of experience. 

6:00 - 7:00 - Social Mixer / Open House

7:00 - 7:30 - Evan Powell - OpenEBS - Containerized Storage for Containers:  Why, What and How OpenEBS Works

In this talk Evan will walk through a quick demo of OpenEBS 0.3, showing it at work delivering storage to persistent workloads in containers - such as PostgresSQL or the Spark notebook Jupyter.  Then he'll back up and share a bit about the architecture, why they chose Go, and future direction for this open source project.  

7:30 - 8:00 - Jordan Cooks - CoreOS - Self-Driving Logging on Kubernetes

A gold standard in the industry for some time, the combination of Elasticsearch and Kibana provides operations teams with deep insights into exactly what their infrastructure is doing for performance monitoring, business intelligence, and troubleshooting. Combined with the data collector fluentd, these tools are very powerful for exposing data inside your Kubernetes cluster. Using the concept of Operators and deploying these tools using Helm charts (a Kubernetes package manager) this stack can be deployed with a few commands. Additionally, the Operator for Elasticsearch allows you to easily scale and snapshot with just a few additional commands. We will explore the concepts of Helm charts and Operators in Kubernetes, demo the deployment methodology, and then explore the value of the EFK stack in production.

8:00 onward - QA, Wrap-up, Mixer


Evan Powell is founding CEO of a number of eventually successful infrastructure software companies including Clarus Systems (Riverbed), Nexenta, and StackStorm (Brocade).

In late June of this year Evan became CEO and Chairman of OpenEBS / CloudByte, having been executive chairman since the beginning of 2017.

Jordan Cooks is a Solutions Engineer at CoreOS, helping companies deploy self-hosted and self-driving Kubernetes infrastructure. Prior to CoreOS, Jordan was an Enterprise Support Engineer at Rackspace working with customers running RHEL on bare metal and VMware.


Upfront Ventures

1337 6th Street

Suite 600

Santa Monica, CA 90401



Friday, July 21, 2017
1:30 AM – 3:45 AM UTC


  • Faisal Afzal


    Solutions Architect