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A Northern outpost for all things Cloud Native - from Kubernetes to Etcd and everything in between...


If you're interested in container orchestration and all its surrounding ecosystem, then we welcome you onboard!

Want to speak or sponsor our meetup? We've a form for that: http://tinyurl.com/cloudnativemcr

Upcoming events (4)

Cloud Native + Kubernetes Manchester, June 2019

Join us at the Booking.com offices in Manchester for the June edition of Cloud Native + Kubernetes Manchester. Approximate running order will be as follows: 6:30pm - Food and drink, sponsored by Booking.com 7:00pm - Welcome 7:15pm - Kubernetes Transformation - A Case of History Repeating (Andy Burgin, Sky Betting & Gaming) 8:00pm - Break 8:15pm - Talk 2 TBC 9:00pm - Wrap up, pub (probably) · Kubernetes Transformation - A Case of History Repeating Sky Betting and Gaming have been on a Devops journey since 2011. They've undertaken numerous "Devops Transformations" and learned that this is an ongoing program rather than a "Big Bang" initiative. As the company has restructured in to agile autonomous tribes and squads, they've identified and reused a number of patterns and techniques as they've evolved their ways of working. This talk aims to share those learnings. It looks at how team structures changed, the way work was managed, how they learned, how products/services are owned and how they can safely increase velocity. In addition to looking holistically at the whole company, the talk will focus on one case study of how the Container Platform Squad evolved from a small greenfield POC to be the platform of choice for many projects/products across the tribes. To conclude there will be a whistle stop tour of our Kubernetes infrastructure addressing why we made certain design decisions and challenges. Andy is a Platform Engineer at Sky Betting and Gaming. He considers himself a Kubernetes and Hadoop fettler, spending a far too much of his spare time making Raspberry Pis do things they shouldn’t. He was a small part of the organising team for DevOpsDays London 2018 and has been running the Devops meetup in Leeds for 5 years hosting over 40 events. He’s attended and spoke at a bunch of DevOps conferences and in his words is ‘an all-round DevOps nuisance’.

Cloud Native + Kubernetes Manchester, July 2019

Federation House

This is shaping up to be a particularly awesome one with two very practical talks. Reminder to get in touch if you want to speak or sponsor: https://tinyurl.com/cloudnativemcr Approximate running order will be as follows: 6:30pm - Food and drink, sponsored by TBC 7:00pm - Welcome 7:15pm - Using Istio to for TLS termination and load-balancing as-a-service (Stephen Howell, Dell) 8:00pm - Break 8:15pm - How not to build a Kubernetes Cluster (Tristan Watson and Mike Ward, BookingGo) 9:00pm - Wrap up, pub (probably) · Using Istio to for TLS termination and load-balancing as-a-service (Stephen Howell, Consulting Corporate Systems Engineer, Dell EMC) Micro-services are popular, as is migrating physical-to-VM-to-Container. With all these service it can be challenging to manage load-balancing and TLS certificates. We will show how Istio can abstract that problem and help you standardise your security posture across all your services. We will also demonstrate how to add the open-source MetalLB to Istio to allow self-hosted systems to benefit from sophisticated IP load balancing. Stephen runs Open Source on everything he can from palm-sized quadcopters, phones and tablets to datacentre big-iron. Stephen is a systems architect, lead engineer and technology strategist. Long-time sysadmin, occasional network engineer. Currently working at DellEMC to automate system build and stand-up. · How not to build a Kubernetes Cluster (Tristan Watson, Infrastructure Engineer and Mike Ward, Cloud and Infrastructure Tooling Team Lead, BookingGo) We're heavily and increasingly using “polycloud” Kubernetes (k8s) for our production infrastructure. Before we moved to a dual region, dual public cloud environment at BookingGo, we had envisioned retaining our in-house based model and building ourselves within both our Datacentres. To begin this process, we started to build out a 3 phase environment (dev/stage/prod) but ran into a number of bugs, restrictions, and gotchas. This is essentially a war-stories talk on how not to deploy Kubernetes. Importantly, we will highlight the role open tooling has to play in the Open Infrastructure concept. Mike is the team lead within Cloud and Tooling and has spearheaded change within the business to evaluate and implement new avenues and technologies to modernise the business. He likes Greggs. Tristan is an Infrastructure Engineer at BookingGo working within the Cloud and Tooling team delivering Kubernetes. He likes bicycles and mechanical keyboards. Be sure to stay away from these topics in conversation.

Cloud Native + Kubernetes Manchester, September 2019

Federation House

Details TBC, get in touch if you want to speak or sponsor: https://tinyurl.com/cloudnativemcr

Cloud Native + Kubernetes Manchester November 2019

Federation House

Speakers and sponsors TBC, get in touch if you're interested in either: https://tinyurl.com/cloudnativemcr

Past events (1)

Cloud Native Manchester, May 2019

Federation House

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