Wednesday, November 20 • 5:20pm - 5:55pm
The Myth of the Monocluster - Matt Silverlock, Google

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Building out a single monolithic Kubernetes cluster and trying to migrate all the things rarely, if ever, works out, and Kubernetes doesn't change that. It becomes harder to gather non-conflicting requirements, or avoid scope creep as new teams have what seem like reasonable asks (to them). Not to mention the technical challenges & increased blast radius of a big cluster.

How can we start with smaller teams, help them migrate and operationalize their clusters, learn from the inevitable mistakes, document the shortcuts, and use that as the framework for future teams?

Let's talk through what we need to ask ourselves in order to migrate to Kubernetes, how to divide & conquer (our clusters), and some lessons learnt from working with large organizations.

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Matt Silverlock

Customer Engineer, Google
Matt is a customer-facing engineer at Google, and regularly works with organizations actively moving to Kubernetes, from DIY on-prem, unmanaged on VMs, or managed platforms like GKE (and sometimes, a mix of all three). This gives him first-hand insight into how organizations are building... Read More →

Wednesday November 20, 2019 5:20pm - 5:55pm
Ballroom Sec 20CD - San Diego Convention Center Upper Level