From Serverless (TriggerMesh) to Bare Metal (Diamanti), we've got you covered

Full Frame Theater (American Tobacco Campus) - 320 Blackwell St Durham - View Map Morrisville
Thu, Mar 21, 2019, 6:30 PM (EDT)

About this event

Hey Kubernetes and OpenShift Enthusiasts!


November Kubernetes and OpenShift Meetup #34

6:00-6:30: Gather, network, beer, food, swag

6:30-7:15 Serverless is FaaS-tastic - Mark Hinkle, Co-founder, Triggermesh

Serverless can be misleading as a descriptor. Serverless infrastructure actually runs on servers. However, the “server-less” reference comes from the fact that serverless abstracts the complexity of running servers away from the software developer which enables them to develop software without having to worry about the scaling, redundancy and overall infrastructure design. This is called Function-as-a-Service or Faas for short.

For the purposes of this talk, we’ll discuss serverless technologies where someone else is providing serverless infrastructure. Popular serverless platforms include Amazon Web Services Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, and Microsoft Azure Functions.

The presentation will also discuss the software that can be used to deliver Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) that enables serverless, including serverless frameworks like Knative, Kubeless, OpenFaaS, and Oracle’s fn.

Finally, we’ll cover what a cloud-native application might look like including the use cases and design patterns that serverless is geared towards providing.

Speaker Bio: Mark Hinkle, Co-founder, Triggermesh
Mark has a long history in emerging technologies and open source. Before co-founding TriggerMesh he was the Executive Director of the Node.js Foundation with membership including Microsoft, IBM, Google, Intel, PayPal, and other industry leaders.

7:15 break

7:15-8:00 Hack The Stack: High-Performance OpenShift Container Environments On Bare Metal

Today, organizations seeking to modernize traditional applications or build new ones based on microservices architecture often deploy containers on virtualized infrastructure. Why wouldn’t they? The VM stack is built on tried-and-true technologies and deep institutional know-how.

But in reality, legacy infrastructure isn’t architected for the way containers use compute, storage, and network resources. And as you take containers from dev/test to production, running containers on VMs adds a layer of unnecessary management complexity and reduces utilization.

In this session, Boris Kurktchiev and William Mowery, Sr. Solution Architects at Diamanti, will provide a technical deep dive on the set of infrastructure considerations necessary for maximizing application performance, container density, resource utilization, and enhancing the OpenShift experience for developers.

8:00- Q&A / Social / Wrap-up


Full Frame Theater (American Tobacco Campus)
320 Blackwell St
Durham, NC


Available in three parking decks around ATC (two connected to the actual campus) and is usually free after 5pm, unless there's a DPAC event or something going on. Which there is, Hamilton. In that case, it would be $5 to park in the deck. Street parking is available as well, and is free after 7pm. I'd suspect that the North and South parking decks would be your better option.

Food/Drink: Yes!

More swag this meetup? Of course

Live Streaming: TBD

Guests: Please bring your friends who share the same passion with us!


Thursday, Mar 21
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)


Full Frame Theater (American Tobacco Campus)
320 Blackwell St Durham