Kubernetes User Group for February 2018
Speaker #1: Deploying with Spinnaker on Kubernetes engine - Markku Lepisto - Solution Architect at Google Cloud
Speaker #2: Stop reinventing the wheel with Istio - Mete Atamel - Developer Advocate at Google
Tools like Helm and Ksonnet make it really easy to package up your application and deploy it across multiple Kubernetes environments and there are many more options to deploy applications to Kubernetes. But, these tools usually only solve part of the problem. Deployments are rarely as simple as helm install my-chart. Deployments often involve multiple steps and assurances that the application in question is operating properly. In this talk we will look at how Spinnaker makes deployments to Kubernetes simpler and more reliable.
Containers provide a consistent and reproducible environment to run our services. Orchestration systems like Kubernetes help us to manage and scale our container cluster with a consistent API. This is a good start for a loosely coupled microservices architecture but it is not enough. How do you control the flow of traffic and enforce policies between services? How do you visualize service dependencies and quickly identify issues? How can you provide verifiable service identities, handle and test for failures? You can implement your own custom solutions or you can rely on Istio, an open platform to connect, manage and secure microservices. In this talk, we will take a look at some of the key capabilities of Istio and see how it can help with your microservices network.