• Rook: Open Source K8s Ceph Orchestration & CrossPlane: Multi-cloud control plane

    In this talk, we will be introducing the Rook project to attendees of all levels and experience. Rook is an open source cloud-native storage orchestrator for Kubernetes, providing the platform, framework, and support for a diverse set of storage solutions to natively integrate with cloud-native environments. Rook turns storage software into self-managing, self-scaling, and self-healing storage services. It does this by automating deployment, bootstrapping, configuration, provisioning, scaling, upgrading, migration, disaster recovery, monitoring, and resource management. We will explore the benefits and use cases of Rook, and we will also walk through the architecture that the project is built on. Rook was accepted as the first storage project hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in January 2018. https://rook.io/ CrossPlane CrossPlane is the open source multicloud control plane supporting workload portability across disparate environments, clusters, regions, and clouds. Crossplane enables workload portability across clusters and cloud providers for the most common managed services. https://crossplane.io/ Thank you to Jared Watts, a Rook core developer, for volunteering to speak to us.

  • Bridging the Gap to Serverless on Kubernetes

    This month, we're lucky to have Cody Hill, a Lead Cloud Architect at Platform9 where he works on Fission, an open source serverless stack. He'll be walking through the basics, features, and installation of a serverless cluster atop Kubernetes. Serverless computing allows application developers to push microservices into a cloud without the overhead of a virtual machine or even a container. While serverless does simplify the application developers job, it still requires an underlying container infrastructure. Kubernetes is the ideal underlying platform to run serverless. As part of this walkthrough, a MicroK8s cluster will be set up to support this serverless cluster. Photo by Tyler Lastovich on Unsplash