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Wednesday, November 20 • 3:20pm - 3:55pm
OpenFaaS Cloud + Linkerd: A Secure, Multi-Tenant Serverless Platform - Charles Pretzer, Buoyant & Alex Ellis, OpenFaaS, LTD

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In this talk, maintainers of the OSS projects OpenFaaS and Linkerd discuss and demonstrate combining the features of each to build a scalable and secure multitenant serverless platform.
OpenFaaS is a lightweight serverless platform built on Docker and k8s. Linkerd is an ultralight service mesh for k8s. The projects share philosophy around simplicity, ease of use, speed, and low resource impact. OpenFaaS was designed for small teams and tackled multitenancy by creating OpenFaaS Cloud to layer on top. Scaling for multitenancy requires more robust networking, encryption, detailed metrics, and load-balancing strategies than Kubernetes L4 can offer.
Linkerd fits because it provides the features listed above required for scaling multitenancy while remaining focused on simplicity, security, and performance as a part of a modular platform built around OpenFaaS.

Speakers
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Alex Ellis

Founder, OpenFaaS Ltd
Alex is a respected expert on serverless and cloud native computing. He founded OpenFaaS, one of the most popular open-source serverless projects, where he has built the community via writing, speaking, and extensive personal engagement. As a consultant and CNCF Ambassador, he helps... Read More →
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Charles Pretzer

Field Engineer, Linkerd
Charles Pretzer is a field engineer at Buoyant, where he spends his time collaborating and engaging with the open source community of the CNCF service mesh, linkerd. He also enables production level adoption by helping companies integrate linkerd into their Kubernetes based applications... Read More →



Wednesday November 20, 2019 3:20pm - 3:55pm
Room 14AB - San Diego Convention Center Mezzanine Level
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