Operating Kubernetes at Scale on OpenStack

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Mar 7, 2018, 2:30 – 4:30 AM

In-person event

About this event

We are excited to continue the discussion around OpenStack on Kubernetes (or should it be Kubernetes on OpenStack? Choices!) In this session, we'll take a look at how Kubernetes on OpenStack works in the real world.


Containers are a great way to deliver modern applications, however, as the number of containers grows so does the complexity of managing them. The leading container orchestration platform today is Kubernetes. If you do decide to use Kubernetes, you will need a way to the manage the infrastructure that Kubernetes is running on, especially if you decide to run it on your own cloud. In this regard, OpenStack is great Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution to deploy as it gives you many of the constructs that you will need to have a great user (developer/operations) experience. Learn from other people's mistakes, challenges, and their success operating, building applications and deploying it to Kubernetes.

In this talk, Victor Palma, OpenStack Architect at Rackspace, will go through how to set up Kubernetes on OpenStack, run through considerations around architectural decisions, and describe some of the challenges and pitfalls he has experienced. There will be an open Q&A session after the presentation. Victor will present some lessons learned from deploying and operating Kubernetes on OpenStack, in particular:
- What to consider when deploying Kubernetes.
- What OpenStack components you should consider for your deployment.
- Networking considerations


Victor Palma is an experienced systems architect with a passion for open source technologies. He is currently an OpenStack Architect at Rackspace. Victor is currently working behind the scenes to help deliver OpenStack and Kubernetes as a service. He has experience operating and architecting hybrid cloud solutions. Those solutions can include OpenStack private clouds to public clouds such as Azure, AWS, and GCE. He holds various cloud Architect certifications and has experience building teams and applications that can scale with demand. Outside of OpenStack and Rackspace, Victor is passionate about different technologies like kafka, fluentd, docker, kubernetes, istio, and enjoys contributes to their development.

Thanks to GlobalLogic for providing this meetup venue. Global Logic are a full-lifecycle product development services leader that combines chip-to-cloud software engineering expertise and vertical industry experience to help customers design, build, and deliver their next-generation products and digital experiences.

Can't make it? We will be streaming the event live to Global Logic's Facebook page.

And find the rest of us on @SFBayAreaOpenStack ( https://twitter.com/sfbayopenstack )

Also, visit our SF Bay OpenStack YouTube Channel ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOrg4ba1Iih2TsBxLwlSBIg ) for past meetup recordings!



Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2:30 AM – 4:30 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer