Kubernetes SF: Digging into CSI and Amazon's Steps into Open Source

Quantcast - 795 Folsom Street San Francisco - View Map San Francisco Kubernetes Meetup
Thu, Sep 13, 2018, 6:30 PM (PDT)

About this event


We are excited to announce the next San Francisco Kubernetes meetup will be September 13, 2018 at Quantcast's offices in San Francisco.

If you want to host or speak at the K8s community meetups, please reach out to me via email ([masked]) or Twitter (@baldwinmathew).


6:30 - 7:00 - Social

7:00 - 7:30 - Kubernetes and the Container Storage Interface (CSI) - Saad Ali, Google

One of the key differentiators for Kubernetes, since the first release, has been a powerful volume plugin system. And since the beginning, Kubernetes has supported multiple volume plugin options, including NFS, iSCSI, along with native support for storage solutions from the major public and private cloud providers. As the project and ecosystem continue to grow, more and more storage systems want to integrate with Kubernetes. However, adding volume plugins for new storage systems has been a challenge both for storage providers and for the Kubernetes dev team.

Kubernetes 1.9 introduced the Container Storage Interface (CSI) which makes installing new volume plugins as easy as deploying a pod.

In this talk Saad will describe what CSI is, where it came from, how it integrates with Kubernetes, and how it will impact Kubernetes users and admins.

7:30 - 8:00 - Open Source @ AWS EKS - Chris Hein, Amazon

One of the core tenets of Amazon building Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) was that "the EKS team actively contributes to the Kubernetes project". In this talk, Chris will give you a rundown of some of the projects that AWS have been working on in the Open Source world. We'll discuss the work being done by @errordeveloper and AWS on eksctl, then dive into the move from Heptio owning the AWS IAM Authenticator to being donated to SIG-AWS and where the project is going, along with the K8s VPC CNI plugin and how that enabled a flat networking stack and lastly we'll talk about the ALB Ingress controller.

8:00 - 8:30 - Social, Wrap-up, Jet


Saad Ali is a senior software engineer at Google where he works on the open-source Kubernetes project. He joined the project in December 2014, and has led the development of the Kubernetes storage and volume subsystem. He serves as a lead of the Kubernetes Storage SIG, and is co-author and maintainer of the Container Storage Interface. Prior to Google, he worked at Microsoft where he led the development of the IMAP protocol for Outlook.com.

Twitter: @the_saad_ali

Chris Hein is a Partner Solutions Architect for the Amazon Partner Network where he specializes in all things Kubernetes and container related. Before Amazon, Chris worked for a number of large and small companies like GoPro, Sproutling, & Mattel.

Follow him at @christopherhein


795 Folsom Street (corner of Folsom and 4th in SoMa)
San Francisco, CA


Thursday, Sep 13
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)


795 Folsom Street San Francisco