Monitoring at Cloud Native speed & Containers aren't just for stateless apps

Red Hat Annex - 190 E Davie Street Raleigh NC 27601 - View Map Morrisville
Thu, Jan 17, 2019, 6:30 PM (EST)

About this event

Hey Kubernetes and OpenShift Enthusiasts!

November Kubernetes and OpenShift Meetup #32

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

6:30-7:15 : Monitoring at the Speed of Cloud Native: Move Fast and DON'T Break Things - Kevin Crawley, Developer Evangelist at Instana

With the rise of microservices, serverless, and all things cloud native, we've seen a huge explosion of tooling and solutions rise from tens of thousands of developers and operators seeking to make the rapid deployment of software effortless. This ecosystem introduces a new complex set of problems that come when development teams see an exponential rise in features/changes shipped.

In this talk we'll cover how organizations who deploy software changes almost daily (or more frequently) are handling the discovery of performance regression and bugs in production using metrics and data gather by distributed tracing solutions. We'll talk about why automating your monitoring and leveraging AI and Machine Learning to give deeper insights into your operations is the future of observability, and how these tools have already enabled organizations to move fast and NOT break things.

Speaker bio: Kevin has been distinguished by his peers as a Docker Captain for his work with the community and the successful implementation of Docker at multiple organizations over the past 4 years. He's currently the organizer for the Docker Nashville meetup group, and lead organizer for Nashville's DevOpsDays.

7:15 break

7:15-8:00 Containers aren't just for stateless apps - Brad Ascar, Portworx

Containers aren't just for stateless apps. You have mission-critical stateful applications like Postgres, MySQL, Kafka, or Cassandra databases that you want to run in containers.

• Do's and don'ts of running stateful applications on Kubernetes
• Best practices for delivering stateful applications at scale

Speaker bio: Brad Ascar is Solution Architect at Portworx. His previous roles have included Product Management at Red Hat, Developer/Architect in Enterprise IT, IT Operations, R&D, medium and small startups in his 30+ year career.

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


Red Hat Annex, Dodgeball conference room

190 E Davie Street · Raleigh NC 27601, NC


Street parking is free after 5pm. There are also various neighboring parking decks whose rates vary

Food/Drink: Yes!

More swag this meetup? You'll have to attend to find out (by probably and provided by Red Hat)

Live Streaming: TBD

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


Thursday, Jan 17
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM (EST)


Red Hat Annex
190 E Davie Street Raleigh NC 27601