April 2020 Meetup @ VMWare

Singapore Kubernetes User Group
Singapore Kubernetes User Group
Public group

6 Temasek Blvd

6 Temasek Blvd · Singapore

How to find us

VMware Singapore Pte. Ltd. 6 Temasek Blvd, 6th Floor Suntec Tower 4 Singapore 038986

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Moving this event to April due to Covid-19 concerns.

Hello Everyone, for the first time VMWare will host the Kubernetes User Group Meetup.

Session 1 - ClusterAPI
Session 2 - Project Pacific

Presenter Bio : Olive Power Cloud Native Specialist, VMware, APJ


Olive came to VMware through the Heptio acquisition where she worked as a Field Engineer in the EMEA region, working with end users on production Kubernetes in the Financial and Government Sectors. Previously Olive spent several years at Red Hat working on the emerging technologies specialist team, working with several products and across several verticals.

Before Red Hat Olive built up 18+ years of experience working on the large-scale enterprise management of two hugely significant accounts with the UK government and Defense bodies.

Olive regularly speaks at industry summits and has recently presented at Kubecon, VMworld and Kubernetes Forum on a range of topics related to Kubernetes including Kubernetes Certification and Kubernetes Operators.

Olive also teaches Kubernetes and currently is an Instructor for the KubeAcademy, a free online resource from VMware providing content on all things Kubernetes and Containers from beginner to advanced level - https://kube.academy

Olive is also proud to be a host for popular podcast “thepodlets” https://thepodlets.io – which regularly discusses all things Cloud Native - and whose guests have included Joe Beda and Craig McLukie.

Session 1 - ClusterAPI

ClusterAPI – Kubernetes all the way down
The aim of Cluster API (CAPI, for short) is, as outlined in the project’s GitHub repository, “a Kubernetes project to bring declarative, Kubernetes-style APIs to cluster creation, configuration, and management. It provides optional, additive functionality on top of core Kubernetes to manage the lifecycle of a Kubernetes cluster”.
This is basically Kubernetes provisioning and orchestrating Kubernetes clusters. Weird right? Or genius??
In this session we will take a closer look at cAPI, what are the components and how does it work.
We will talk about current contributors in terms of providers and discuss the use cases of this project.
We will finish with a live demo of cAPI concepts and Q&A on this technology

Session 2 - Project Pacific

Embedding Kubernetes into vSphere
Last year, VMware announced an internal project – Project Pacific – which declared the enrichment of vSphere with capability to provision Kubernetes clusters and pods alongside traditional virtual infrastructure.
The design of Project Pacific is interesting! It’s a mixture of the worlds of vSphere and Kubernetes clusters. This session is an attempt to demystify Project Pacific.

In this talk we will look at the features of Project Pacific from a high level.
We will then study each component individually and understand how the technology is built.
Finally, we will look at the technology landscape in this area, and the many projects that have explored the management of virtual machines and containers in the same way, and what VMware are trying to achieve with this technology.

I am also looking to host this event in Changi Business Park. If anyone can host this event in Changi please contact me.