Cloud Native London Meetup – December Roundup

The end to its inaugural year, we celebrated in style at the December Cloud Native London Meetup. On the agenda was exploring the life of cloud native organizations, digging deep into GPU-accelerated workloads and understanding Istio.

James Stewart Presenting at Cloud Native London

James Stewart presented on cloud native organizations. He focused on how we can spread the power of cloud native for those people not building applications. Watch the video. His three main takeaways include:

  • Every architectural choice sets direction for your organization
  • Always have an eye to the whole system you’re working in
  • Avoid talking about value in terms of technology, even within dev teams

Adnan Abdulhussein Presenting at Cloud Native London

Adnan Abdulhussein’s presentation was on Running GPU-accelerated workloads on Kubernetes. Watch the video. Takeaways from Adnan’s talk were:

  • Discover applications for deep learning on cloud-native platforms
  • The benefits of moving high-performance workloads to the cloud and containers includes fault tolerance, auto-scaling and scheduling
  • How to configure GPU nodes in a Kubernetes cluster and schedule GPU-accelerated workloads

Nick Joyce Presenting at Cloud Native London

Nick Joyce discussed Istio, a service mesh to connect, manage and secure services running on Kubernetes. He showed us some of the core concepts of Istio and how adopting a service mesh can help you reduce development time, be more resilient to outages and aid in debugging a micro-service environment. Watch the video.

Cloud Native London – February

We are back in February with speakers from StackPointCloud/Helm, Dailymotion and Datadog. Mark your calendars now and register!


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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