Introducing Talos, a modern OS for Kubernetes & Istio: Since 1.0

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

About this event

Hey Kubernetes and OpenShift Enthusiasts!

August Kubernetes and OpenShift Meetup #37

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

6:30-7:15 Introducing Talos, a modern OS for Kubernetes

Methods of application deployment and management have been changing rapidly, from virtualization to cloud, and then cloud to containers. Container orchestration tools like Kubernetes have now given operations engineers and application developers incredible flexibility for their infrastructure. But methods of managing the host OS for these modern architectures have remained relatively unchanged. Talos, an open source OS for Kubernetes, aims to change that.

Talos has been designed specifically to host Kubernetes clusters, and has replaced the ordinary shell and console access with a well-designed and consistent API, driven by a series of custom userspace tools written in Go. Talos's architecture provides security and performance benefits, and makes updates safer and more consistent. It is an ideal platform for multi-cloud and edge computing environments. In this talk we'll show you how to start a Talos test cluster on your laptop or workstation running on Docker, and we'll talk about what makes Talos different from other host operating systems.

Speaker bio:

Tim Gerla, co-founder and CEO of Talos Systems. Tim has been working in the open source world to make software infrastructure better his entire career, from building the first software appliances at rPath, to co-founding Ansible in 2013, acquired by Red Hat in 2015. His latest project is Talos, a modern OS for Kubernetes. He lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

7:15 break

7:15-8:00 Istio: Since 1.0

It's been two years since we introduced the Istio project to the Triangle Kubernetes Meetup group. This presentation will be a brief re-introduction of the Istio project, and a summary of the updates to the Istio project since its 1.0 release.

Speaker bio:
Ram Vennam is a Product Manager and Developer Advocate for IBM with deep experience in the landscape of web application technology. He has worked in a number of roles at IBM, with his current focus being on IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the

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! Thanks to our sponsors Talos and Red Hat!

More swag this meetup? Of course

Live Streaming: TBD

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


Wednesday, Aug 21
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)


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