Cloud Native London July 2018 Speakers

Cloud Native London July 2018 Roundup

Cloud Native London were back to our normal venue, Skills Matter/CodeNode for July. Thanks to our sponsors for the month: StorageOS, Tecknuovo, Contino, Pusher, Armakuni and Google.

Alex Chircop at StorageOS speaking at Cloud Native London July 2018

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:

  • Availability
  • Scalability
  • Performance
  • Consistency
  • Durability

His slides are available here. Find him on Twitter at either @chira001 or @Storage_OS.

Khash Sajadi from Cloud 66 speaking at Cloud Native London July 2018


Next up, Khash Sajadi from Cloud 66 talked about how ‘Success in Kubernetes is about the conversation’, his takeaways were that:

  1. In Kubernetes, communication and buy-in between devs and ops, across the whole lifecycle, is critical.
  2. 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.
  3. You can also use and star their open source on GitHub.

You can reach him on Twitter at either @khash or @cloud66.

Théo Chamley from Google speaking at Cloud Native London July 2018


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.

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