What we're about

Cloud Native Computing means to create and drive the adoption of a new computing paradigm that is optimized for modern distributed systems environments capable of scaling to tens of thousands of self healing multi-tenant nodes. We are committed to advancing the development of cloud native technology and services by creating a new set of common container technologies informed by technical merit and end user value, and inspired by Internet-scale computing.
There are many open source projects running under the umbrella of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation: Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, Containerd, rkt
This meeting is open to everyone wanting to learn about these projects, both newbies and experts, committed to share their experiences and help others learn.

Upcoming events (3)

Cloud Native Computing Meetup | August 2022

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Please join our August 2022 CNC meetup on Thursday, August 25th 2022 at 18:00 CEST.

Location:
Isovalent GmbH
Hönggerstrasse[masked] Zürich

Agenda:

18:00 – Doors opening
18:20 – Welcome & Intro
18:30 – Session 1: "Open Policy Agent, what's new and what's ahead?" by Anders Eknert (Styra)
19:15 – Session 2: "eBPF-based Security Observability & Runtime Enforcement with Cilium Tetragon" by Raphaël Pinson (Isovalent)
20:00 – Session 3: "Simplifying Kubernetes autoscaling with Karpenter" by Simone Pomata and Scott Gerring (AWS)
20:45 – Final words, networking and apéro!

Session 1: "Open Policy Agent, what's new and what's ahead?"
2021 saw the Open Policy Agent (OPA) project graduate in the CNCF. This sparked a boom both in interest and in activity in the project. In this session, Anders Eknert of Styra will guide you through some of the most exciting recent updates, as well as some of the things to look forward to in 2022.

Speaker: Anders Eknert is Developer Advocate and a member of the Open Policy Agent team at Styra, with a long background in software development, security and identity systems in primarily distributed environments. When not in front of his computer he enjoys watching football, cooking, and Belgian beers.

Session 2: "eBPF-based Security Observability & Runtime Enforcement with Cilium Tetragon"
eBPF is used in several cloud native security tools. In this talk we’ll dive into demos and code to explore how eBPF can be used for the next generation of security enforcement tooling. This talk will cover:
- Why enforcing NetworkPolicy with eBPF has been in place for years, but preventive security for applications has taken longer.
- How Phantom attacks can compromise the use of basic system call hooks.
- How other eBPF attachment points, such as BPF LSM, can be used for preventive security.

Speaker: Raphaël Pinson is a Solutions Architect with Cloud Native networking and security specialists Isovalent, creators of the Cilium eBPF-based networking project. He works on Cilium, Hubble & Tetragon and the future of Cloud-Native networking & security using eBPF. An early adept of the DevOps principles, he has been a practitioner of Configuration Management and Agile principles in Operations for many years, with a special involvement in the Puppet and Terraform communities over the years.

Session 3: "Simplifying Kubernetes autoscaling with Karpenter"
The session would dive into different strategies for managing Kubernetes capacity on AWS. We will learn about the different mechanisms to provide compute to Kubernetes on AWS, and how Karpenter can be used to automatically provision the right compute resources to handle your cluster’s applications at the right time, helping you to take full advantage of the cloud with fast and simple Kubernetes cluster provisioning.

Speakers: Scott Gerring is a Solutions Architect at AWS, working with digital native customers in Zürich, Switzerland. He has extensive experience building on the cloud, and is passionate about empowering developers through modern tools and architectures.
Simone Pomata is Senior Solutions Architect at AWS. He has worked enthusiastically in the tech industry for more than 10 years. At AWS, he helps customers succeed in building new technologies every day.

The event will be live-streamed, recorded, and made available later on VSHN's YouTube channel: https://vshn.tv – subscribe to be notified of updates!

Live-stream URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pL4pIM87dQ

We expect all participants to abide by VSHN's Conference Code of Conduct: https://www.vshn.ch/en/code-of-conduct/

If you would like to talk about your cloud-native projects in the CNC Switzerland meetup events, just send us your talk suggestion here: https://cnc-meetup.ch – we look forward to hearing from you!

Cloud Native Computing Meetup | November 2022

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Please join our November 2022 CNC meetup on Thursday, November 24th 2022 at 18:00 CET.

Location: To be announced later.

Agenda:

18:00 – Door Opening
18:20 – Welcome, Intro, & Announcement
18:30 – Session 1: "How to put an elephant in a container ship in 3 steps?" by Laetitia Avrot (EDB)
19:15 – Session 2: "Multi-tenancy solutions on Kubernetes, how Capsule and Kamaji provide them" by Alessio Greggi and Massimiliano Giovagnoli (Clastix)
20:00 – Session 3: "When GitOps Is Not Enough" by Alexander Hungenberg (Roche)
20:45 – Final words, networking & apéro!

Session 1: "How to put an elephant in a container ship in 3 steps?"
Have you ever asked yourself what was all this fuss about PostgreSQL running on containers with Kubernetes? Did you try it several years ago and your scars are still hurting? Are you convinced it's a good idea for your company but you can't find out how to proceed? Would you like to know more about the new open source project "CloudNativePG" and its young community? This talk should answer your questions! Come and see why and how you can make Postgres happily running in containers alongside Kubernetes and, most importantly, if that's a good move for your project and context.

Speaker: Lætitia Avrot is Field CTO for EDB in France. She began working with PostgreSQL in 2007. She also had to learn Oracle and SQL Server at the same time. She had a lot of exciting experiences with high availability, production crashes, disaster recovery plan, load balancing, spatial data... She’s involved with the community as she was elected PostgreSQL Europe treasurer, she co-founded Postgres Women, and she's a recognized PostgreSQL project contributor.

Session 2: "Multi-tenancy solutions on Kubernetes, how Capsule and Kamaji provide them"
Managing tenants is hard. The more isolation we provide the higher security level we reach. Nevertheless, isolating clusters per tenant can lead to the well-known problem of cluster sprawl. Multi-tenancy solutions come as a large spectrum of implementation points. Let's see how we approached this challenge.

Speakers: Alessio Greggi is a DevOps Engineer playing with containers and automation at Clastix. He has a background in cyber security and he's worked as Security Analyst. Alessio holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Rome, Tor Vergata and is very passionate about open source and community engagement.
Massimiliano Giovagnoli having always been fascinated by mathematics and computers, began his career as a web developer, and with a need to dive into how things work his interests and experience moved to infrastructure design and management. With growing awareness and experience in operations and site reliability, he's now a Cloud solution architect at Clastix, where he is responsible to help customers design cloud native infrastructures and support development of cloud native products.

Session 3: "When GitOps Is Not Enough"
GitOps is an awesome pattern for managing infrastructure. However, in some cases, managing one (or a few) environments is not sufficient - but instead many, potentially even thousands of very similar environments must be handled (and kept in sync).
Think about examples like:
- Keeping your dev, staging and prod environments in sync
- Setting up and maintaining common infrastructure in many AWS accounts for an entire organization
- Operating a large number of similar Kubernetes clusters
This talk will show how Roche, one of the world's largest healthcare companies, is tackling this problem with a new approach we call MegOps (=Meta GitOps). It is based on utilizing templates for Git repositories, which can be easily applied with a new open source tool (foxops).

Speaker: Alexander Hungenberg is a tech lead on the edge infrastructure team at Roche. The team is solving the challenge of deploying applications to thousands of on-premise environments around the world. Before that, he worked (and still does) as a software engineer not only in healthcare but also in the telecommunications industry and public sector.

The event will be live-streamed, recorded, and made available later on VSHN's YouTube channel: https://vshn.tv – subscribe to be notified of updates!

We expect all participants to abide by VSHN's Conference Code of Conduct: https://www.vshn.ch/en/code-of-conduct/

If you would like to talk about your cloud-native projects in the CNC Switzerland meetup events, just send us your talk suggestion here: https://cnc-meetup.ch – we look forward to hearing from you!

Cloud Native Computing Meetup | February 2023

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Please join our February 2023 CNC meetup on Thursday, February 23rd 2023 at 18:00 CET.

Location: To be announced later.

Agenda:
18:00 – Door Opening
18:20 – Welcome, Intro, & Announcement
18:30 – Session 1: Slot available!
19:15 – Session 2: Slot available!
20:00 – Session 3: Slot available!
20:45 – Final words, networking & apéro!

The event will be livestreamed, recorded, and made available later on VSHN's YouTube channel: https://vshn.tv – subscribe to be notified of updates!

We expect all participants to abide by VSHN's Conference Code of Conduct: https://www.vshn.ch/en/code-of-conduct/

If you would like to talk about your cloud-native projects in the CNC Switzerland meetup events, just send us your talk suggestion here: https://cnc-meetup.ch – we look forward to hearing from you!

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