Learning About Kubernetes and Learning From Kubernetes 🗓

— building blocks of Kubernetes and how they fit together

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IEEE Buenaventura Section
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Meeting Date: June 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Kris Raney of Keysight Technologies
Location: Thousand Oaks
Cost: none
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Summary: Successful businesses providing internet-based services often find themselves rapidly faced with operating their services 24×7 at tremendous scale. All of these businesses therefore end up faced with a common set of very difficult core challenges. Kubernetes is a relatively young open source technology that has been adopted at an unprecedented rate because of the clear benefit it provides in managing such services. Beyond that, the general principles used in Kubernetes teach more general lessons about how to approach system design.

Kubernetes is cluster management system derived from Google’s “Borg” system used internally to manage their search cluster. The Kubernetes design draws on Google’s years of experience managing a massively large-scale system, packaging that knowledge into an open source system started by google and turned over to the CNCF for further development. It is designed to take advantage of linux containers to host micro services and manage them in a fault-tolerant and scalable way.

This talk will describe the building blocks of Kubernetes and how they fit together, and will also use that description as a case study to delve into the Kubernetes approach to problem solving, and how it helps companies to achieve more, and do it faster.

Bio: Kris Raney is a Distinguished Engineer with Keysight Technologies, where he designs and develops cloud related software for the company’s strategic initiatives as part of their Ixia Labs group. Kris comes to Keysight Technologies having served as the Director of Software Engineering at startup BreakingPoint Systems, designing and building embedded linux devices for testing network performance and security at bandwidths up to a terabit per second. Following BreakingPoint’s acquisition by Ixia, he served as Software Architect for the Network Visibility Solutions division and then Distinguished Engineer with Ixia Labs, before Ixia was in turn acquired by Keysight Technologies. Kris holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.