Alex Chircop, StorageOS co-founder and CTO, was first up discussing “A Journey through the Storage Landscape”. He discussed how storage solutions need a variety of interfaces suitable for different use cases and multiple layers of functionality. He also talked about how the different components of an overall storage solution can impact the attributes of a storage system:
Next up, Khash Sajadi from Cloud 66 talked about how ‘Success in Kubernetes is about the conversation’, his takeaways were that:
- In Kubernetes, communication and buy-in between devs and ops, across the whole lifecycle, is critical.
- You need to invest in tools that do the above, that balance Ops governance and Dev pace (“Day-2 Operations”), and facilitate collaboration across functions.
- You can also use and star their open source on GitHub.
Lastly, Théo Chamley from Google described ‘Kubernetes and istio, the efficient path to well-managed infrastructure’. In his talk, he mentioned:
- Containers help improve the portability of an app, and the management of its dependencies. They also bring much more.
- Kubernetes empowers developers to take control of deployments – and solves a bunch of others operational problems too.
- Istio moves up the stack, and solves problems we invariably encounter when we standardize on micro services, including smart canary testing.
He can be found on Twitter @MrTrustor.
Cloud Native London – August
The August meetup will be on 7th August, with some fun and interesting talks by speakers from Ocado Technology, Pusher, and Oracle. Come join us there!
Author: Cheryl Hung
Cheryl Hung is the Director of Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Cheryl codes, writes and speaks about storage, containers and infrastructure. Cheryl previously worked at StorageOS as product manager and as a Google Maps software engineer, with particular expertise in mapping and geolocation services, C++, Java and Python. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Masters in Computer Science and has worked in London and New York.