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KubeCon 2020: Why Kubernetes Professionals Should Attend

Kubernetes KubeCon
KubeCon 2020: Why Kubernetes Professionals Should Attend
Kubernetes KubeCon

Every year, the Cloud-Native Computing Foundation organizes its flagship conference KubeCon, or CloudNativeCon, which gathers DevOps, SRE, developers, and technologists to meet leading open source and Cloud-Native communities. This year, you can join virtually from 17-20 November 2020. A few of the adopters of leading open-source communities will be present, such as Kubernetes, Prometheus, Fluentd, Jaeger, OpenTracing, gRPC, Notary, Linkerd, Helm, and Magalix. You will also get to meet the Magalix team. Magalix is security and resource advisor, which provides a unified view of all resource consumption and policy violations. Learners will be taking full advantage of these communities, making working with Cloud-Native technologies or advancing the cloud field easier.

Who Should Attend KubeCon2020

Attendees will be kept up to date, as there will be leading communities to explain which software helps us on which part of DevOps. On top of this, attendees are also invited to join a talk from keynote speakers. This conference will appeal to a broad variety of people, such as:

  • Application Developers
  • IT Operations
  • Technical Management
  • Executive Leadership
  • Product Managers and Product Marketing
  • End-users
  • Service Providers
  • CNCF Contributors
  • Those looking to learn more about Cloud-Native

What to Expect From KubeCon2020

Cloud-Native Security Day

Cloud-Native Security Day is designed to bring communities together to discuss and share current challenges and their solutions in the Cloud. Security is always a concern, whether it's through the traditional approach to deploying an application or using a microservice. The session provides vendor-neutral space for people involved in Cloud-Native security.

The Cloud-Native Computing Foundation will host this session. Link to the event

Cloud-Native Data Management

This session invites various stakeholders in Kubernetes storage, application backup, and data mobility to discuss and share current challenges and their solutions in Cloud-Native. There will be a hands-on demo to show attendees how easy it is to use these solutions for data backups. You can also view a hands-on lab on data mobility where you can move data across one cluster to another.

This session is hosted by Kasten K10 management, Data management for Kubernetes startup. Link to the event

Goodbye to YAML

Say goodbye to YAML by using CDK for Kubernetes. CDK is the open-source software development framework for creating Kubernetes resources with familiar programming languages. This session shows you how to create an application or resource with CDK, define reusable components called "constructs", and saying goodbye to writing in YAML. This session also includes the demonstration of the cdk8s library, as well as accelerating application development by using cdk8s for any Kubernetes cluster.

This session is hosted by AWS speaker Eli Polonski, a Principal Software Engineer, SDKs of AWS. Link to the event

Increase App Confidence Using CI/CD

This session will demonstrate how to increase confidence during deployment and discuss the advantages of the smoke test pattern CI/CD pipeline using Infrastructure as a code. Teams can leverage automation, which tests deployment live in the environment and provides valuable insight pre-deployment. The speaker will also demonstrate how to use IaC to provision infrastructure, deploy apps, test and then destroy the resources created by the IaC in a single CI/CD pipeline.

This session is hosted by CircleCI speaker Angel Rivera, a Developer Advocate at CircleCI. Link to the event

Cost Optimization and Cluster Management

Every startup, business or organization when started they try to find a way to minimize their cost and improve their efficiency. When it comes to the Kubernetes cluster we also want our financials to be optimized and works in compliance with company policies, here what Magalix is doing is an exact job of providing recommendations to optimize certain resources for over utilizing the compute resource. It provides recommendations by using trends. Magalix also advises on resources that are not in compliance with company policies.

You can visit the Magalix booth at KubeCon2020 and enter a chance to win an airpod by running one policy, or book a demo here.

Protect your K8’s Apps

This video session will demonstrate how to protect your Kubernetes stateful application by doing backups using the CSI driver and volume snapshot capabilities. You will also see how to use dynamic application discovery via the label sector and namespaces to automate protection. Data mobility is also the most significant concern when dealing with Cloud-Native. This session also shows you how to seamlessly migrate to the GKE cluster from an on-premises cluster.

This session is hosted by Commvault speaker Mat Ericson, Senior Product Manager, Commvault. Link to the event

Real-Time Object Detection with Pravega and Flink

You can see real-time objection detection with streams of data built on pravega and Apache Flink. It’s built with streaming data from enterprise Dell EMC Streaming Data Platform, with long term storage on the Kubernetes-based object storage Dell EMC ObjectScale. The entire solution is deployed on vSphere with Tanzu.

This session is hosted by Dell technologies speakers David Adams, Sr. Principal Tech Marketing Engineer, Ashish Batwara, Engineering Head, Streaming Data Platform, and Andre Keedy Sr., Principal Software Engineer. Link to the event

Building a GitOps Workflow

KubeCon also provides hands-on training from the communities that are working on making life easier with Kubernetes. GitOps is what separates CI from CD. It is more like having a cruise control button that handles the application in production. The idea behind GitOps is having a repository and an automated process that takes in repository code and deploys it to the cluster. There will be hands-on training by the speaker, including

  • Set up a GitHub repository to serve as a version control system
  • Create an automation to enable your team to check out a repository from GitHub.
  • Install and configure a local InfluxDB OSS instance to mimic production.
  • Make changes and push those changes to the repository.
  • Deploy those changes automatically into the production account using GitHub Actions.

This session is hosted by Influx data and speakers. Link to the event

Blow Up your Kubernetes Cluster

This session is a practical example of Airbnb, where the speaker software engineer of Airbnb tells us a problem they’ve faced in the past year and how they overcame it. They also say they have seen great results by using Kubernetes in production. They will also share ten ways they’ve messed up with Kubernetes last year, including "What do you mean CPU Limits caused OOM-kills?", "Half the pods are gone and this was broken for 7 days?", "Yes, things do break when all the masters are down", and more.

This session is hosted by Airbnb speakers Jian Cheung and Joseph Kim, software engineers. Link to the event

You can see the schedule and list of KubeCon2020 North America sessions here. The session will also be recorded so you can watch it later.

The Obvious Conclusion: "If you're interested in enterprise IT infrastructure, Kubernetes should be your technology of choice, and KubeCon is the place to be."

Jason Bloomberg, SiliconANGLE

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