Thursday, November 21 • 4:25pm - 5:00pm
Tinder's Move to Kubernetes - Chris O'Brien & Chris Thomas, Tinder

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Almost 2 years ago, Tinder decided to move its platform to Kubernetes. Kubernetes afforded us an opportunity to drive Tinder Engineering toward containerization and low-touch operation through immutable deployment. Application build, deployment, and infrastructure would be defined as code.

We were also looking to address challenges of scale and stability. When scaling became critical, we often suffered through several minutes of waiting for new EC2 instances to come online. The idea of containers scheduling and serving traffic within seconds as opposed to minutes was appealing to us.

During our migration in early 2019, we reached critical mass within our Kubernetes cluster and began encountering various challenges due to traffic volume, cluster size, and DNS. We solved interesting challenges to migrate 200 services and run a Kubernetes cluster at scale.  


Chris O'Brien

Senior Engineering Manager, Tinder
Chris is a Software Engineer who works in Cloud Infrastructure—Kubernetes, CI/CD, AWS, Linux, Automation and Configuration Management (Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet), and other open source technologies.

Chris Thomas

Engineering Manager, Tinder
Chris is an Engineering Manager for Tinder Cloud Infrastructure. He leads the Resiliency team, which is responsible for much of the infrastructure powering the Tinder backend platform, as well as Observability.

Thursday November 21, 2019 4:25pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom Sec 20AB - San Diego Convention Center Upper Level