We're back with three fantastic speakers for you:
6:30 Food and drink
7:00 Kick off
7:15 Cloud State Of Play (Richard Simon, World Wide Technology)
7:45 Build and Test GCP Infrastructure using Terraform Modules (Pradeep Bhadani, Cloud Native Technologies)
8:30 “Declarative cluster management using Kubernetes all the way down” - The why and how of Kubernetes Cluster API (Naadir Jeewa, VMWare)
9:00 Wrap up and pub
Cloud State Of Play (Richard Simon, World Wide Technology)
Organisations are trying to get the best out of migrating to the cloud but there is a confusing array of technologies and solutions available, so it's important to distinguish between them, understand their capabilities and choose the best solution for your business. Therefore, it's essential to not only choose a partner that will come on the journey with you but to also adopt a strategy and design that's fit for purpose - not just for now but also in 3, 5 years' time and beyond. In this talk you will gain insights into the latest developments in the cloud market. Learn about considerations for migrating workloads to the cloud and avoiding the pitfalls already experienced by others. Walk away with knowledge of the Cloud Operating Model and why this is vital for implementing a future-ready cloud environment for your business.
Over 30 years in the IT industry, Richard Simon has worked in a number of various roles and has knowledge in a number of IT markets and technologies; you could say he is the definition of the IT Renaissance Man! Richard has worked for GRiD Systems, IBM, Lenovo, SUSE, Mirantis, Heptio/VMware and now leads the Multicloud Practice in EMEA at World Wide Technology. He likes to tinker with his Raspberry Pi (tabletop Space Invaders game, anyone?), going for long walks and running the odd half marathon!
Build and Test GCP Infrastructure using Terraform Modules (Pradeep Bhadani, Cloud Native Technologies)
In this talk, I will talk about the Terraform modules and how to use them to build Infrastructure on Google Cloud Platform(GCP) and accelerate the cloud journey. Terraform module allows teams to reuse the code and build infrastructure faster across the organization. As a software practice, testing is a key component when releasing code, and I will demonstrate how “inspec-gcp” can test Terraform modules and gain confidence.
Pradeep Bhadani is an IT Consultant with over 8-years of experience and founded Cloud Native Technologies to fill the Cloud skills-gap by providing tailored Training and Consultancy. He has extensive experience in building Data Platforms on Cloud and On-premises with great use of automation, delivering technical training. He is a conceptual thinker who effectively partners with architects and senior management to deliver successful projects. Find him on Twitter: @bhadanipradeep or LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/pradeepbhadani
“Declarative cluster management using Kubernetes all the way down” - The why and how of Kubernetes Cluster API (Naadir Jeewa, VMWare)
Most organisations running Kubernetes will need to manage multiple clusters, often across different types of infrastructure - but how can organisations control this complexity? The Kubernetes community developed Cluster API to address this problem. We’ll go into why using Kubernetes to manage Kubernetes is the right way to go, and what we learnt from building multiple interacting controllers to manage disparate infrastructure. You’ll go away with an understanding of how to get started with the new v1alpha3 version of Cluster API, and tips on building your own, best practice controllers.
Naadir Jeewa is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at VMware, working on AWS and vSphere implementations of Kubernetes Cluster API. He was previously a field engineer with Heptio, and prior to that as an AWS Solution Architect for 5 years within the London tech sector.