K8s for Blockchain apps, Securing and Scaling apps with K8s, KubeCon China Recap

IBM Software Group - 4205 South Miami Boulevard Durham - View Map Morrisville
Thu, Dec 6, 2018, 6:30 PM (EST)

About this event

Hey Kubernetes and OpenShift Enthusiasts!

December Kubernetes and OpenShift Meetup #31

6:00 - 6:30pm: social, pizza, soft drinks, water

6:30 - 7:15 From Containerized Application to Secure and Scaling With Kubernetes - Shikha Srivastava, STSM, IBM
What does it really take to make sure your application is production ready?
With new privacy regulations being added, many aspects need to be taken into account.
Can your application handle multiple users with different levels of access?
Can you extend your application to use existing authentication and authorization platforms?
Have you invested in using Mutual TLS for communication between components?
How do you manage the certificates and passwords used within your product?
Is CICD your friend or your enemy when it comes to delivering your product?
Have you considered the availability and scalability of the application?
We will cover all aspects from start to finish on how to deliver production-ready code.
Speaker bio:
Shikha Srivastava is a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) and a Master Inventor at IBM. She is a lead architect at IBM Cloud Private where she brings her expertise in architecture, design, leadership towards collaboratively creating innovative pragmatic solutions that leads to enabling Hybrid cloud based solution for the clients. She has co-presented with client and BPs at conferences, and she has been a speaker at the KubeCon.

7:15 break

7:15 - 8:00 Challenges and Solutions of Using Kubernetes for Blockchain Applications - Tong Li, Senior Engineer, IBM
Blockchain applications require a lot of compute power and storage and introduce their own set of unique challenges when running in a containerized environment. In this talk, Tong will provide a brief introduction to the Blockchain and Hyperledger Fabric technologies and then dive into how they can be successfully deployed and managed on more K8S cloud providers (e.g. IKS, GKE and AKS). Highlighting the challenges Blockchain poses for networking, storage and CPU resources, he will then discuss the solutions he developed for each and how you can leverage them yourselves - finally, touching on what possible features might be needed in the future to make K8S even more robust for these compute intensive applications.
Speakers bio:
Tong Li is a senior engineer at IBM. He has been a software architect, developer, deployer, operator, advocator and a consultant through his professional career. His main focuses in recent days have been cloud computing, social software and Blockchain technologies. He has given tech talks in conferences such as KubeCon, OpenStack summit, Hyperledger Hackfest and local tech meetup.

8:00 - 8:10 KubeCon China 2018 Recap - Sahdev Zala, Senior Engineer, IBM
The first ever KubeCon China was recently held at Shanghai from November 12-15, 2018. We will briefly present interesting highlights of the conference.
Speakers bio:
Sahdev P. Zala is a senior engineer at IBM. In his current role, Sahdev is focused on contributing to the Kubernetes and etcd upstream development. He is a member of Kubernetes and etcd-io GitHub organization. Sahdev has been a speaker at KubeCon, OpenStack summits, LinuxCon, IBM Think, European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) Conf, FinTech, and meet-ups.

8:10 - Q&A / Social / Wrap-up

IBM Building 500, Room G-104
4205 S Miami Blvd Durham, NC 27703

The IBM Campus entrance is at the corner of East Cornwallis and Miami Blvd. Once you are in the IBM Campus please follow the sign for IBM Software Group Main Lobby 500, which will eventually point you to take turn on an internal street called Development Lane (Development Lane is a 3rd left turn from the campus entrance in case you miss any sign). Once you are on Development Lane, you should see parking lot and entrance to the building 500. We will have someone in the building lobby to escort you.


Thursday, Dec 6
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM (EST)


IBM Software Group
4205 South Miami Boulevard Durham