Cloud native technologies empower organizations to build and run scalable applications in modern, dynamic environments such as public, private, and hybrid clouds. Containers, service meshes, microservices, immutable infrastructure, and declarative APIs exemplify this approach.
These techniques enable loosely coupled systems that are resilient, manageable, and observable. Combined with robust automation, they allow engineers to make high-impact changes frequently and predictably with minimal toil.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation seeks to drive adoption of this paradigm by fostering and sustaining an ecosystem of open source, vendor-neutral projects. We democratize state-of-the-art patterns to make these innovations accessible for everyone.
This group is for all the people in the Napoli area who are interested in the cloud native computing as a new way for developing distributed systems running containerized applications and microservices oriented solutions. The meetups are all about open-source projects by Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) like Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, gPRC and so on and how to use and integrate other different technologies with them.
We are glad to announce a new meetup of the Cloud Native Computing Napoli group hosted by Relatech S.p.A. (http://www.relatech.com/).
Going serverless with Knative: the future is already here
Serverless technologies offer a new way to deal with infrastructure in the cloud, with a different approach that affects both technical development and costs. Knative, an open source project started in mid 2018 and now reaching GA, is emerging as a foundation for adding serverless capabilities on top of Kubernetes. The future seems bright, but companies still struggle to find a path for adopting such technologies and integrating them with their existing applications.
In this session, we’ll discuss how serverless technologies can change the way modern applications are developed, why they should be adopted and especially how.
With the help of a demo, we’ll explore the most important features of Knative, such as auto-scaling, scaling to zero and event-based communication.
We’ll see where such features are helpful and how it’s possible to connect existing applications and cloud services to Knative to leverage the new possibilities. In this context, we’ll present “Camel K”, a lightweight integration platform “born on Kubernetes, with serverless superpowers”, that brings the legendary integration patterns of Apache Camel into the Knative world.
Nicola Ferraro, Principal Software Engineer @ Red Hat
Nicola Ferraro is a principal software engineer at Red Hat, passionate about open source, Apache Camel PMC member, creator of Camel K, Knative collaborator, Syndesis committer and contributor on the Fabric8 development tools for Kubernetes.