This months Cloud Native will be looking at how Conde Nast International have created a platform that is both scalable and reliable! We will also be discussing how you can get more out of the modern cloud by letting someone else look after your servers - Come join us!
6:30 Food and drink
7:00 Kick off
7:15 HPA and VPA: scale your K8s cluster on any metrics (Ecaterina Gamanji, Condé Nast International)
7:45 Development in the Cloud (Jakub Borys, Student.com)
8:30 How you can get more out of the modern cloud by letting someone else look after your servers (Asfand Qazi, Cloudership)
9:00 Wrap up and pub
In the last years Kubernetes has been the nucleus of container orchestration frameworks. With the growing number of microservices in a cluster, scalability is one of the core pillars for a fault-tolerant application. Horizontal pod autoscaler (HPA) and vertical pod autoscaler (VPA) are resources that are addressing scalability concerns in a Kubernetes cluster. In this talk, will focus on how a cluster can be scaled on any metrics, well as how resource requests are set and adjusted for an application based on historical usage.
Ecaterina is currently a Cloud Platforms Engineer at Conde Nast International. Previously worked on maintaining and automating site delivery on Openstack based infrastructure, which transitioned into a role with a focuses on designing, deploying and evolving a Kubernetes centric infrastructure. Condé Nast International sets the benchmark for publishing excellence with leading print and digital brands, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Glamour, Wired, Conde Nast Traveller and AD. Hence, having a scalable, reliable and highly available platform in a combinations with a robust delivery process is the reason d'etre of the infrastructure team.
How you can get more out of the modern cloud by letting someone else look after your servers (Asfand Qazi, Cloudership)
During his career, the cloud has evolved from just a few services like virtual machines to offering so much more. Asfand will discuss how these amazing new services, like AWS Fargate and Azure Container Instances, can be used to run the web applications we create using traditional frameworks like Rails and Django, thus allowing us to reap the benefits of the modern cloud while delegating lots of laborious infrastructure management away to the cloud providers themselves.
Asfand Qazi works as an AWS architect and engineer, and a CI/CD specialist. He helps organizations develop their cloud architecture in AWS, and creates continuous integration and delivery pipelines to enable their development teams to release their changes quickly and safely. Check out his website and blog at https://cloudership.com/
With an advent of Microservices architectures, limitless compute resources enabled by Kubernetes has to be utilised in early stages of development lifecycle to ensure continuous high velocity of development teams.
Jakub Borys is Engineering Manager at Student.com, and has experience in: Leading Teams, Software Architecture, Consulting, Financial Markets, SaaS, marketplaces, e-Commerce, Travel, Business Process Outsourcing, Automotive.