EXPLORING UNCHARTED WATERS

UNDERSTANDING THE KUBERNETES ECOSYSTEM


VIRTUAL SUMMIT

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10:00AM ET

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Understanding The Kubernetes Ecosystem

The wave of adoption of containers and the dominance of Kubernetes as the preferred orchestration/management for them is taking the tech infrastructure world by storm. Rivaling, even surpassing the usage of hypervisors, this new stack is quickly becoming the preferred best practice.

Before setting forth on their own Kubernetes voyage or to help make the sailing smoother, Container Journal — a MediaOps community — brings you Exploring Uncharted Waters: Understanding the Kubernetes Ecosystem. This is a virtual event that will feature 6 hours of video sessions designed to help enterprises navigate their own course in Kubernetes adoption.

Attendees will hear from thought leaders, practitioners, engineers, business executives and analysts in a variety of formats including keynotes, panels and interactive learning sessions. Additionally, there will be a full exhibit hall with some of the leading Kubernetes ecosystem providers showcasing the latest solutions and with engineers standing by to answer questions in real time. The event will also feature live chat rooms for spontaneous group discussions.

Register now to attend live on August 8. Registration is FREE, but space is limited. Reserve your spot now!

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Spotlight Sessions

The Future of Kubernetes – Tim Hockin, Founder of Kubernetes at Google

Join us for a discussion with the Founder and CEO of DevOps.com and ContainerJournal.com with Tim Hockin, the founder of Kubernetes at Google. An in-depth look at the state of Kubernetes now and what is predicted for the future.

Keynote: How Flexibility & Open Source Enable Businesses to Shape the Cloud-Native Future – Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation

In this talk, Abby Kearns will walk us through the cloud-native explosion, why it matters to enterprises, the flexibility it delivers, and the role that open source software, platforms, and ecosystems play in developing software at scale.

Keynote: Stitching Things Together – Dan Kohn, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Why are similar technologies often developed independently at the same time? Why has Kubernetes become so popular? Dan will take a very quick tour of some surprising science and technology history and suggest some answers.

Check out other interviews from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Barcelona here.

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The Future of Kubernetes – Tim Hockin, Google

The Future of Kubernetes
Tim Hockin, Founder of Kubernetes, Google

Join a discussion with Alan Shimel, founder and CEO of DevOps.com and ContainerJournal.com, and Tim Hockin, the founder of Kubernetes at Google, for an in-depth look at the state of Kubernetes and what is predicted for the future.

Keynote: How Flexibility and Open Source Enable Businesses to Shape the Cloud-Native Future - Abby Kearns, Cloud Foundry Foundation

Keynote: How Flexibility and Open Source Enable Businesses to Shape the Cloud-Native Future
Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation

Technology has fundamentally changed the way we live and the way we work. Enterprises have shifted from the question of “How can my company take advantage of the cloud?” to “What is cloud-native, and why do I need it?” in just a few short years. At the same time, they find themselves wondering, “What role does open source software play in this?” Perhaps most importantly, as software overtakes the business world, they ask, “How do I keep my technology team happy?” The answer to all of these questions is one word: flexibility.

Open source software offers flexibility, and the opportunity for broad collaboration. When combined with cloud-native application architectures and continuous delivery practices, large-scale transformation happens across every industry. In this talk, Abby Kearns will walk us through the cloud-native explosion, why it matters to enterprises, the flexibility it delivers and the role that open source software, platforms and ecosystems play in developing software at scale.

Keynote: Stitching Things Together - Dan Kohn, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Keynote: Stitching Things Together
Dan Kohn, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Why are similar technologies often developed independently at the same time? Why has Kubernetes become so popular? Dan will take a quick tour of some surprising science and technology history and suggest some answers.

Why to Cloud Native - Karthik Gaekwad, Oracle

Why to Cloud Native
Karthik Gaekwad, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Oracle

You’ve most likely heard of Kubernetes, serverless and cloud native technologies, and how everyone is using it. But why? Is it just a passing phase in tech? Or is there something more to it than just another set of technologies? Join Karthik Gaekwad in this talk to explore why you should consider the cloud native stack for your new software development projects, and how you can leverage the power of Kubernetes and serverless in your application development.

Kubernetes – Security Threat or Opportunity? - Liz Rice, Aqua Security

Kubernetes – Security Threat or Opportunity?
Liz Rice, Technology Evangelist, Aqua Security

When we run an application in containers under Kubernetes, we no longer control which machine a piece of code will run on. Does this constitute a security weakness? How do we cope when security patches need to be applied in response to vulnerabilities? In this talk, we will see how automation and DevSecOps processes can help us address these concerns, and explore how the properties of an orchestrated deployment can even help us keep our software safer from attack.

Defining a Kubernetes Pipeline – A Case Study That Gets You Ready for Microservices - Steve Taylor, DeployHub, Nathan Martin, Sagecore Technologies

Defining a Kubernetes Pipeline – A Case Study That Gets You Ready for Microservices
Steve Taylor, Co-founder and CTO, DeployHub
Nathan Martin, President and Co-founder, Sagecore Technologies

Sagecore creates value by providing enterprise (ERP) solutions which are tailored to the needs and workflows of businesses, non-profits, education and government entities. With the increasing need for performance, security and manageability for an expanding customer base, Sagecore realized Kubernetes could provide these benefits and more!

The transition to Kubernetes and Docker was the best decision Sagecore had made. It enabled monitoring, collaboration and tighter library management as one service could be re-used by multiple Sagecore customers deployed into multiple private clusters.

While Kubernetes was extremely powerful, the process of deployment and management of Kubernetes was time-consuming and not as scalable as it needed to be. This is why Sagecore connected with DeployHub. DeployHub provided the platform for cataloging, sharing and deploying components and microservices with dependency tracking.

This presentation will tell the story about how Sagecore created a scalable and manageable Kubernetes pipeline using DeployHub to perform both configuration management and deployments of the shareable services and components.

Containers at Risk: A Review of 21,000 Cloud Environments - Dan Hubbard, Lacework

Containers at Risk: A Review of 21,000 Cloud Environments
Dan Hubbard, CEO, Lacework

Securing workloads in public clouds requires a different approach than the one used for traditional data centers. The need to operate security at cloud speed, respond to continuous change and adapt at scale all require a dramatic shift in the type of security solution required by today’s operation.

This session will deliver a detailed analysis of the threats and risks discovered by recent research done by Lacework when it comes to deploying containers and orchestration services such as Kubernetes running on AWS.

The Evolution of the Kubernetes Landscape - Brandon Jung, GitLab

The Evolution of the Kubernetes Landscape
Brandon Jung, VP Alliances – Cloud Native, GitLab

We will give you an overview of the players in the Kubernetes landscape, how these providers got to where they are now and what this means for the space moving forward.

Naked and Afraid: Surviving the Kubernetes Sprawl - Moe Anderson & Gareth Greenaway, SaltStack

Naked and Afraid: Surviving the Kubernetes Sprawl
Moe Anderson, VP Engineering, SaltStack
Gareth Greenaway, Senior Software Engineer, SaltStack

In this session Gareth and Moe will reflect on the accelerated adoption of Kubernetes and the challenges it introduces. From management to lifecycle integration and compliance, enterprises are starting to look for solutions to these challenges. This “chat amongst friends” will uncover some of the proven best practices and techniques to consider when tackling this journey.

Kubernetes Monitoring and Metrics with Time Series - Gianluca Arbezzano, InfluxData

Kubernetes Monitoring and Metrics with Time Series
Gianluca Arbezzano, Site Reliability Engineer, InfluxData

In this presentation, Gianluca Arbezzano, SRE of InfluxData, will look into monitoring Kubernetes with InfluxDB. He will cover metrics that should be collected, when to use push and pull metric collection, and the role that Prometheus plays in any K8s monitoring environment.

Operators: Distributing Software in the Kubernetes Ecosystem - Josh Wood, Red Hat

Operators: Distributing Software in the Kubernetes Ecosystem
Josh Wood, OpenShift Developer Advocate, Red Hat

Kubernetes scales and manages stateless applications quite easily. Stateful applications require more work. Databases, caching systems and file stores are harder to dynamically manage with data intact, and sometimes come with their own notion of clustering. Operators are Kubernetes agents that know how to deploy, scale, manage, backup and even upgrade complex, stateful applications. Operators are a pattern for extending Kubernetes and are at the heart of Red Hat’s OpenShift Kubernetes distribution. Operators make it easier to consume foundation software on orchestrated clusters, they present a Kubernetes-native mechanism for automating, packaging and distributing software.

With Red Hat’s OperatorHub.io catalog, an SDK supporting a growing list of languages, and a vibrant community of partners and developers already building them, Operators enable a flexible way to extend Kubernetes automation to arbitrarily complex applications.

Securing Kubernetes, Istio Service Meshes, and the Workloads That Run on Them - Gary Duan, NeuVector

Securing Kubernetes, Istio Service Meshes, and the Workloads That Run on Them
Gary Duan, CTO & Co-Founder, NeuVector

With the recent Kubernetes vulnerabilities, it has become clear that orchestration tools such as Kubernetes and Istio can be an attractive target for hackers. These systems need to be monitored and secured just as much as the application workloads which run on them.

Join Gary Duan, NeuVector co-founder and CTO, in this session for an overview of the attack surface of a container infrastructure, and how to protect against attacks with built-in security features of these tools combined with third party offerings which extend security for business critical deployments.

Security as Code –Leveraging Kubernetes to Enable Better Security for Cloud-Native Applications - Kamal Shah, StackRox

Security as Code –Leveraging Kubernetes to Enable Better Security for Cloud-Native Applications
Kamal Shah, CEO, StackRox

The security capabilities inherent in cloud-native applications –specifically microservices, containers, and Kubernetes –give us the potential to build the most secure applications ever. That potential has been hard to realize, though. Complexity, a steep learning curve, rich capabilities, and a “default allow” approach have all contributed to the challenge.

This session will detail how you can build more secure applications from the start, reduce your attack surface, and effectively prioritize risk in your environment. Effectively leveraging the powerful capabilities of containers and Kubernetes is a key enabler to delivering Security as Code.

Continuous Kubernetes Cluster Hygiene in Your CI+CDPipeline - Gadi Naor, Alcide

Continuous Kubernetes Cluster Hygiene in Your CI+CDPipeline
Gadi Naor, CTO& Co-Founder, Alcide

Kuberentes adoption is growing by the day. As the pace and complexity of Kubernetes deployments are increasing, misconfiguration drifts translate into security risks. DevOps, who are now also tasked with security responsibilities, are dealing, on a daily basis, with questions like:

  • Am I pulling software from an approved list of Image registries?
  • Can I prevent tainted CI/CD deployments?
  • Are my all of my clusters conform to X?

In this presentation we will talk about the unique challenges of this use case, such as how to automatically generate ‘good’ profile/baseline for each cluster, and make sure your continuous cluster hygiene level checks are automatically tuned.

Application Observability with Kubernetes - Understanding the Benefits of Tracing, Logs and Metrics - Kevin Crawley, Instana

Application Observability with Kubernetes – Understanding the Benefits of Tracing, Logs and Metrics
Kevin Crawley, Developer Advocate, Instana

In this session, we will discuss how distributed tracing, logs and metrics (and analyzing their aggregates) offers the deepest level of observability available for cloud native workloads.
Join our session to learn about:
– The theory behind observability
– Best practices for analyzing data (traces, logs, metrics)
– How or ship faster, and handle change management for large and complex distributed systems

Kubernetes Best Practices and Architecture - Eamon Bauman & Alexandre Menezes, CloudOps

Kubernetes Best Practices and Architecture
Eamon Bauman, CloudOps
Alexandre Menezes, CloudOps

During this information session we will gain first-hand knowledge of a variety of Kubernetes best practices and architecture through an interview style presentation. Hosted by both Rancher and CloudOps, this presentation will help us navigate this complicated landscape by highlighting the answers to some of our most interesting questions about Kubernetes by engaging the experts directly.

Reality-Check: Key Considerations for Your Kubernetes Operationalization Strategy - Oleg Chunikhin & Terry Shea, Kublr

Reality-Check: Key Considerations for Your Kubernetes Operationalization Strategy
Oleg Chunikhin, CTO, Kublr
Terry Shea, CRO, Kublr

While Kubernetes provides the ‘right level’ of abstraction to develop and run containerized applications in multiple environments, these abstractions as well as the numerous cloud-native and legacy technologies involved make deployment a complex endeavor.

Oleg Chunikhin, CTO of Kublr, and Terry Shea, CRO, will discuss the Kubernetes ecosystem and what they see as a comprehensive, production-ready Kubernetes management platform. Topics will include the relationship between Kubernetes and infrastructure automation solutions – both cloud-based and environmentally independent, DevOps tooling/pipelines, and Kubernetes and other frameworks like Apache Spark or service meshes.

*Additional sessions will be added soon!

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