• Lighthouse Roadshow - Amsterdam

    Spaces - Schiphol, Schiphol Airport

    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lighthouse-roadshow-amsterdam-tickets-60419837360 The Lighthouse Roadshow Amsterdam is a full day event organized by Microsoft, Rancher, GitHub, and Aqua. This free, invite-only event will feature content that is suitable for technical audiences from large organizations. The breadth and depth of what will be covered at the event will be relevant for business capability, agile operations, DevOps, infrastructure and platform engineering leaders including: CIO, CTO, CSO DevOps Lead VP Engineering IT Director Cloud Architects Head of Operations During the morning session, you will hear presentations from all partners that outline strategy and best practices for enterprises adopting Kubernetes as a strategic platform. In the afternoon sessions, you will see a deep-dive from each of the organizations on building a complete Kubernetes Platform, focused on introducing tools and technology. AGENDA*: Morning Strategy Sessions 8:30 - 9:00am | Registration & Breakfast 9:00 - 9:20am | Welcome & Agenda 9:20 - 9:50am | Hybrid cloud computing with AKS (Alessandro Vozza, Microsoft) 9:50 - 10:20am | Building an enterprise container strategy with Kubernetes (Rancher) 10:20 - 10:30am | Coffee Break 10:30 - 11:30am | Building an automated dev/ops strategy with containers (GitHub) 11:00 - 11:30 am | How Developer Culture is Bypassing Traditional Security Methods (Steve Giguere, CSSLP Senior Solution Architect, Aqua Segurity) 'Modern development is experiencing a transformation driven by conflicting agendas. While Security’s traditional tenets would have a risk averse mandated security practice using tested methods, the monolith to micro-service movement has given a home to containerisation and service orchestration. These new technologies have abstracted critical components of the application infrastructure into the hands of the developers, concealing it from traditional security methods. Add to mix the growing regulatory initiatives like GDPR and CCPA to provide added urgency and new unknowns to compliance directives. Amidst the growing buzz for shift-left developer centric security methods we will attempt to clarify a new paradigm harnessing new technologies towards establishing a forward thinking DevSecOps culture.' 11:30 - 12:00 | Morning wrap-up & Q&A ------------------------------ 12:00 - 12:40 | Lunch ------------------------------ Afternoon Technical Deep-Dives 12:40 - 2:00pm | Demos: Building an enterprise container service with Kubernetes (Rancher & Alessandro Vozza, Microsoft) 2:00 - 2:20 pm | Coffee Break 2:20 - 3:20 pm | Demo: Automating DevOps on Kubernetes (GitHub) 3:20 - 4:20 pm | Demo: OpenSource Security Tools for Cloud Native Environments (Steve Giguere, CSSLP Senior Solution Architect, Aqua Segurity) 'Securing production workloads used to be the responsibility of information security specialists. In a DevOps culture, security becomes part of everyone's responsibility as security shifts left. In this talk, we will look at the cloud native threat landscape and some recent high profile attacks. We will review how security can be embedded at every stage of the CI/CD pipeline, and demonstrate opensource tools that can be used to assess the security posture of your kubernetes cluster and container images.' 4:20 - 5:00 pm | Afternoon Wrap-up & Q&A *The agenda is subject to change. All meals mentioned will be provided by hosts Register today by clicking the green button to your top right - space is limited! Additional locations are planned for later in 2019 - please stay tuned for a Lighthouse stop in your city!

  • Cloud Native Meetup April - hosted by Jefferson Frank

    We're back at our favourite sport which is to organise great meetups and let the community gather in an informal and relaxed setting. We are hosted by Jefferson Frank this time (https://www.jeffersonfrank.com/) at WeWork offices in Stravinskylaan, and we'll have another great line up of speakers. Please come forward if you want to give a lighting talk, bring your slides on a USB stick or mail them. 17.15 Doors open 18:15 1st talk: "Reactive from Code to Cloud" 19:00 break and dinner 19:15 2nd talk: "Kubernetes operators and you" 20:00 lighting talks (10min/talk) - Abstracting Kubernetes with an open source DSL (Jude Pereira) Abstracting away kubernetes using a DSL which is focused on business logic - Storyscript focuses on the movement of data between pods and functions. We’ll quickly see how much it takes to launch a scalable group of services on kubernetes, vs using Storyscript to do the exact same. - Cloud Native Day Update 20.30 Closing First talk is from a well-known member of many communities in Amsterdam, Fabio Tiriticco. Bio: Fabio is a software engineer, conference speaker, and community leader based in Amsterdam. While building his own start-up, he fell in love with Akka, Scala, and Reactive systems, so much so that he founded the 2000-member strong Reactive Amsterdam meetup group. When not in front of a screen, he enjoys long distance bike rides and fingerpicking his guitar. Reactive from Code to Cloud A fully Cloud-Native system needs to rely on BOTH infrastructure and application levels to deliver scalability and resilience. What runs inside the containers is important! This talk shows Akka as the perfect match to Kubernetes to be cloud-native all the way - from your code up to the cloud. The second talk is from yet another well-known member in the cloud-native communities, Pieter Lange. Bio: Pieter is a self-driven IT systems infrastructure specialist, has a strong affinity with open source technology and security, and has been facilitating development teams for some time now. Kubernetes operators and you The update to the k8sday talk last summer - what are kubernetes operators? And what the core concepts that enable this pattern? A broad section of the current operator landscape plus my experiences with some of them will be on display, and probably demoed. Let us know in the comments if you like to have 5 minutes on stage to present your project or experience (no sales or hiring pitches please!). Location is: WeWork Strawinskylaan[masked]th Floor, 1077 ZX Amsterdam

  • Right way to expose Azure K8s Services & Detecting activity in the K8s event log

    Hi Kubernauts, Our next Meetup in Amsterdam will take place on 13th March @Cinq ICT. Agenda: 6:30pm - Admission, Food & Drinks 7:00 pm - Thijs Cramer 7:30 pm - Mateo Burillo 8:00 pm - Networking ******************************************** Thijs Cramer (DevOps engineer) "Case Study: Defining the right way to expose Azure Kubernetes Services" In this case study, we will explain our (starting) journey into AKS, Ingress Controllers (and their flaws), default exposure of AKS service, and securing these in an enterprise environment. ******************************************** Mateo Burillo, Sysdig "Detecting suspicious activity in the Kubernetes event log" Kubernetes produces an endless stream of API events that are often overlooked and underused. In this talk we are going to integrate the Kubernetes event audit log with an external engine - Falco, open source - using its native webhook forwarder. Attendees will learn how to create custom Falco rules to automatically analize this log and detect unwanted activity. ******************************************** See you there.

  • Building Kubernetes as a Service & Building a K8s Powered Go Modules Repository

    Hi Kubernauts, Our next Meetup in Amsterdam will take place on 19th February @TRUE. Agenda: 6:30pm - Admission 7:00 pm - Alexander Charykov 7:30 pm - Leon Stigter 8:00 pm - Food, drinks & networking *************************************************************************** Alexander Charykov, Innovation engineer @ True 'Building Kubernetes as a Service' Abstract: In this talk Alexander will discuss how to run Kubernetes at a hosting provider: What problems you need to solve to build awesome Kubernetes platform. Topics covered during this presentation: - Rancher/kubespray or manual installation - Services should be provided by KaaS - Control plane inside or outside of cluster - monitoring multiple clusters with prometheus About Alexander: Alexander Charykov is an innovation engineer at True who works on building True's Kubernetes platform. Prior to True he was working as a DevOps Engineer at Mirantis where he built Fuel Infrastructure for CI. He has operational experience on different cloud platforms - OpenStack, GCE and AWS. His passions are new technologies, cloud platforms, automation and DevOps. His favourite programming language is Python and he is he also interested in Go and Rust. *************************************************************************** Leon Stigter, JFrog "Building a Kubernetes Powered Central Go Modules Repository" Abstract: Today, Kubernetes is the defacto standard if you want to run container workloads in a production environment. As we set out to build our next generation of products, and run them smoothly in the cloud, we needed to move to Kubernetes too! In the process of building tools like KubeXray and GoCenter we learned a whole bunch. Join this talk to learn how to get started with Kubernetes and how we got started at JFrog building our new tools. After the session you will know: - How we got to Kubernetes (and why we chose it) - How to know what you have in your apps and containers (and how we built ours) - How we’re running GoCenter at scale. About Leon: Leon is a Developer Advocate at JFrog where his focus is on helping developers get the most out of their DevOps tools with the end goal of enabling those developers to achieve the Liquid Software vision. As an outspoken supporter of developers Leon advocates for the needs of developers within JFrog and helps to drive open source tooling and Developer Relations strategy. Leon is passionate about serverless and container technologies and enjoys writing code and speaking and blogging about that. In his personal life, he’s on a mission to taste cheesecake in every city he visits (suggestions are welcome @LeonStigter). *************************************************************************** Looking forward to meet you.

  • Update from KubeCon Seattle & Management DC/OS & k8s & 70+ ways to deploy k8s

    Hi Kubernauts, Our Meetup series in Amsterdam goes on. Next Meetup will take place on 16th January @ Vamp.io. Agenda: 6:00 pm - Admission & Food, drinks & networking 6:55: Welcome by Vamp.io 7:00 pm - Jörg Schad 7:30 pm - Olaf Molenveld 8:15 pm - Taco Scargo 9:00 pm - Networking *************************************************************************** Jörg Schad, Mesosphere.io "Update from KubeCon Seattle" From December 10-13 Jörg Schad has visited KubeCon in Seattle and will talk about the various highlights of the conference. Jörg Schad is a distributed systems engineer at Mesosphere who works on DC/OS and Apache Mesos. Prior to this he worked on SAP Hana and in the Information Systems Group at Saarland University. His passions are distributed (database) systems, data analytics, and distributed algorithms and his speaking experience include various Meetups, international conferences, and lecture halls. *************************************************************************** Olaf Molenveld, Vamp.io "Smart release management and optimisation for DC/OS & k8s with Vamp" Smart release management and optimisation for DC/OS & k8s with Vamp Vamp Co-founder and CTO Olaf Molenveld will demonstrate how Vamp can quickly add valuable DevOps patterns like smart automated Canary releasing to DC/OS & k8s. Canary releasing allows you to release your containerised services faster with less issues. He will also talk about how Vamp’s Gateways can create mesh, micro-gateway and ingress layers that can scale single-tenant microservices into multi-tenant architectures. Olaf Molenveld is co-founder and CTO of Vamp, and has been working for over 20 years in the internet-industry as a developer, solutions architect and technical consultant. *************************************************************************** Taco Scargo, Mesosphere.io "70+ ways to deploy k8s" In this sessionTaco Scargo will share his experiences on deploying and handling day-2 operation of k8s Taco Scargo is Senior Solution Engineer at Mesosphere and has a long history in building distributed systems. *************************************************************************** If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section below. See you there!

  • Kubernetes to the rescue! & Open Source Multi-Cloud Networking at Scale

    Hi Kubernauts, On December 6th we do not only celebrate Nicholas but also our next Meetup in Amsterdam @inspark. :) Hope to see many of you. Agenda: 6:00 pm - Welcome & Pizza 7:00 pm - Akmal Chaudhri 7:30 pm - Michel Peog 8:00 pm - Drinks & Networking ***************************************************************************** Akmal Chaudhri, Gridgain "Distributed Database DevOps Dilemmas? Kubernetes to the rescue!" Distributed databases can make so many things easier for a developer, but not always for DevOps. Kubernetes has come to the rescue with an easy application orchestration! It is straightforward to do the orchestration leaning on relational databases as a data layer. However, it is more difficult to do the same when a distributed SQL database or other kind of distributed storage is used instead. In this presentation, attendees will learn how Kubernetes can orchestrate a distributed database like Apache Ignite, in particular: • Cluster Assembling - database nodes auto-discovery in Kubernetes. • Database Resilience - automated horizontal scalability. • Database Availability - what’s the role of Kubernetes and the database. • Utilizing both RAM and disk - set up Apache Ignite in a way to get in-memory performance with the durability of disk. A bit more about Ignite: Apache Ignite is a high-performance, integrated and distributed in-memory platform for computing and transacting on large-scale data sets in real-time, orders of magnitude faster than possible with traditional disk-based or flash technologies. Ignite is a collection of independent, well-integrated, in-memory components geared to improve the performance and scalability of your application. Some of these components include: Advanced Clustering, Data Grid, SQL Grid, Streaming and CEP, Compute Grid, Service Grid, and the Ignite File System. Ignite also has integrations for accelerating data processing frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark. ***************************************************************************** Michel Ploeg, Juniper Networks "Tungsten Fabric: Open Source Multi-Cloud Networking at Scale" Tungsten Fabric (http://www.tungsten.io; formerly OpenContrail) is an open source, scalable and multi-cloud networking platform being used by large enterprises and service providers at massive production scale. Tungsten Fabric is integrated with Kubernetes, VMware and OpenStack. It also supports public cloud deployments including AWS, Google and Azure. As both Enterprise and Telco IT architectures evolve, supporting multi-cloud environments is table stakes. This meetup will lay out how users can quickly get going with Tungsten Fabric, using software-driven networking and policy management to operate in a multi-cloud environment. ***************************************************************************** If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section below. See you there!

  • Mesh networking on Kubernetes with Istio & Making Helm 2 Secure and Scalable

    Hi Kubernauts, Get ready for our next K8s MeetUp in Amsterdam. This time we've got three great speakers: Berk Gökden & Alessandro Valcepina from Vamp will talk about "Mesh networking on Kubernetes with Istio" and Rimas Mocevicius from JFrog will present "Making Helm 2 Secure and Scalable". Agenda: 6:00 pm - Admission & Welcome 7:00 pm - Berk Gökden & Alessandro Valcepina 7:30 pm - Rimas Mocevicius 8:00 pm - Food & Drinks & Networking *************************************************************************** Berk Gökden & Alessandro Valcepina, Vamp "Mesh networking on Kubernetes with Istio" These last years have seen the rise not only of Container Orchestration Frameworks, but also of a plethora of techniques and tools that integrate with them, enhancing their functionalities and providing more advance features. Among these, a privileged spot certainly goes to Service Meshes. In this talk we will explore in depth the defining characteristics of a Service Mesh and the benefits it provides to microservices architectures. We will touch upon such topics as security, monitoring, high availability, scalability and network routing while showcasing how the Service Mesh paradigm can be implemented using Istio on Kubernetes. We will then discuss the challenges our team faced during the development of Vamp Lamia, our latest Istio based product, and the technical solutions we employed to overcome them, focusing particularly on how Istio resources can be configured to achieve complex and flexible A/B testing solutions. After this presentation you will have a clearer idea of what a Service Mesh can do for you and your organisation and how to set it up successfully through the use of tools such as Istio. About Berk: Berk is the lead developer in Vamp.io. He is experienced in distributed systems, cluster management and big data applications. Currently, he is working with Scala and Java for creating awesome micro-services on Kubernetes and Istio. About Alessandro: Alessandro is an experienced Java and Scala software developer working for vamp.io. Originally from Italy, he moved to the Netherlands three years ago and has, since, worked on a broad range of projects developing an interest in cluster management systems and distributed applications. ******************************************************************************* Rimas Mocevicius, JFrog "Making Helm 2 Secure and Scalable with Rimas Mocevicius" Rimas will talk about some of the core security issues related to a server-side component "Tiller" in Helm v2. Hence, in the recent Helm Summit, the community decided to vote for a Tiller-less Helm in v3. The question to ask is how you can make Helm v2 more secure in the meantime, given that v3 is planned to be released in some time next year. About Rimas: Rimas Mocevicius is big Open Source supporter. He Co-founded Helm and wrote the CoreOS Essentials book. Rimas is working at JFrog as a Senior Developer. ******************************************************************************* If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section below. See you there!

  • Kubernetes Ingress Controller for Kong & Multi-cluster deployments with Helm

    Details: Join us at the upcoming Meetup to hear good talks and discuss the new topics with us. This time Thijs Schreijer from Kong Inc will talk about Kubernetes Ingress Controller for Kong and Ben Tyler from Booking.com will talk about Multi-cluster canary or blue-green deployments with Helm. Agenda: 18:00 - 19:00 Networking 19:00 - 19:30 Thijs talk 19:30 - 20:00 Bens talk 20:00 - 21:00 Networking Drinks and food served starting from 6pm onwards until the end. ............................................................................................. Thijs Schreijer, Kong Inc. Thijs Schreijer, will speak about the Kubernetes Ingress Controller for Kong, recently released. The presentation will include a demo of the Ingress Controller and other features of the new releases. ....... Ben Tyler, Booking.com Shipper: Multi-cluster canary or blue-green deployments with Helm Every fast-moving company needs to find a way to innovate without constantly taking the site down. At Booking, we’ve traditionally relied heavily on multi-step canary rollouts to enable a high pace of change with acceptable levels of safety. However, when we started building our Kubernetes platform, we found that the solutions for scriptable canary rollouts were not very strong: Spinnaker was in the middle of re-writing its Kubernetes integration, Jenkins X wasn’t a thing yet, and Istio was pre-alpha. Worse than that, none of those solutions allowed us to gracefully deploy applications to multiple clusters. Sure, we can run `kubectl` in a for loop, but the whole reason we’re using Kubernetes is to have self-healing, convergent systems. Federation is getting there, but they’re solving a much harder problem. We needed _just enough_ multi-cluster. To answer this, we built Shipper, a set of controllers that implement multi-cluster customisable rollouts (blue green, canary, or anything else) based on Helm charts. In this talk I’ll discuss the system, how it works, and our plans for open sourcing. See you there!

  • ContainerDays 2018 - 20% Community Discount

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    All sails are set for ContainerDays 2018! From June 18 - 20, the European container community will gather in Hamburg for three days full of container craziness. For our community we have a special discount code (CDS2018_COMMUNITY) you get 20% of the current tickets price. Which means that if you order a ticket until April 30th, you get 20% off the Early Bird Special. But you better be quick, the community tickets are limited to 50. https://goo.gl/9MXpgv Just like last year, ContainerDays will be loaded with exciting talks, hands-on workshops, great speakers and lots of opportunities to meet like-minded container enthusiasts. Check out our speaker lineup. https://goo.gl/cmutyy We have somethings for everyone. Our topics range from Container Technologies & Tooling, CI/CD & DevOps to Microservices & Distributed Applications. Join us and get inspired!

  • In-Memory Computing Essentials

    Bestseller HQ - Spaces Vijzelstraat

    Hi Kubernauts, our next meetup is coming and this time we will have a bit of a different set up. The guys from Gridgain are going to do to talk, followed by a workshop on in-memory computing. A great chance to learn something new or refresh some old skills. The workshop will be based on Java. So, if you want to take part you should know the basics and just remember to bring your laptop. the location will be announced shortly. 18:30 - Doors Open 19:00 - Talk + workshop 21:00 - Pizza + Drinks ******************************************************************** Abstract: Attendees will be introduced to the fundamental capabilities of in-memory computing platforms that boost highly-loaded applications, research projects, risk analysis and fraud detection tasks by storing and processing massive amounts of data in memory and on disk across a cluster of machines. These capabilities and benefits will be demonstrated with the usage of Apache Ignite which is the in-memory computing platform that is durable, strongly consistent, and highly available with powerful SQL, key-value and processing APIs. By the end of the workshop the attendees will learn how to: Deploy a distributed Apache Ignite cluster. Preload data into the cluster deciding how much RAM is to be available for storage needs. Create custom calculations and algorithms and utilize cluster’s resources for their execution. Solve optimizations problems by simulating the process of biological evolution. Apply machine learning algorithms supported by Apache Ignite. • Important to know Know Java basics and if you want to take part in workshop bring laptop