Kubernetes in Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Environments

Address Virtual Event
Date 29 May 2020

Jetstack Connect

This is the second in a series of afternoons hosted by Jetstack, giving our customers and the wider community the opportunity to learn from each other. Each event focuses on Kubernetes and cloud native ecosystem trends and challenges, with a mixture of Jetstack speakers and special guests.

Kubernetes in Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Environments

Leveraging hybrid cloud scenarios provides the ability to control the distribution of compute across on-premises and cloud environments, as well as instigating a cloud adoption model and accelerating the provisioning of compute and storage resources.

This facilitates enterprises to deploy their software to the environment of their choosing to maximise the offering of such an environment, and thus deliver the optimum business value.

Whether it’s running on-premises or in a cloud environment, Kubernetes provides a consistent platform for running distributed workloads. Through either managed services, licensed vendor offerings or self hosting, the platform will be homogeneous such that workloads can be scheduled based on business decisions.

Common abstractions atop of Kubernetes such as Istio are providing further capabilities to secure, observe and manage our environments and workloads. Coupled with hybrid solutions, multi-mesh architectures can enable communication between federated meshes and organisational boundaries, further bridging the gap between segregated clusters of compute.

Agenda:

  • 1:00pm - 1:15pm - Welcome
  • 1:15pm - 1:30pm - Share why you’re here and what you’re hoping to get out of today
  • 1:30pm - 2:10pm - ‘Running Enterprise workloads in Hybrid Kubernetes and Multi Mesh topologies’ by Paul Jones, Jetstack / Q&A
  • 2:10pm - 2:50pm - ‘Using hybrid Kubernetes and Istio to deliver and operate more effectively in regulated markets’ by Nick Perry, William Hill / Q & A
  • 2:50pm - 3:00pm - Thank you for joining / Q & A
  • 3:00pm - Close

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Our Speakers

‘Running Enterprise workloads in Hybrid Kubernetes and Multi Mesh topologies’ by Paul Jones

Abstract

The need to quickly adapt to changing market demands have caused a rise in the requirements and expectations that are placed on enterprises. Many companies find it challenging to accommodate and adjust to these trends by using existing compute infrastructure and processes.

Consequently, enterprises are looking to leverage the capabilities of public cloud, with migrating from an on-premises environment yielding many business decisions and technical considerations. Not only must strategic decisions be made regarding vendors and technologies, but also how to provision and manage resources and deploy applications.

In this session we will cover how to achieve environmental consistency across hybrid cloud infrastructure through centralised policy and configuration, how to architect hybrid solutions as well as multi-mesh implementation patterns for Istio, and how Kubernetes’ platform agnosticism and abstractions underpins and enables these implementations.

Bio

Paul is a Solutions Engineer at Jetstack with a background in building and deploying microservice applications and distributed systems in enterprise environments for both public and private sector clients.

With 3 years experience working with Kubernetes in Hybrid environments, Paul has seen how the evolution of the project has enabled it to deliver homogeneous experiences regardless of infrastructure for developers and operators alike.

‘Using hybrid Kubernetes and Istio to deliver and operate more effectively in regulated markets’ by Nick Perry

Abstract

Aggressive expansion in the US market is a key objective for bookmaker and gaming operator William Hill. Underpinning this is a new software stack and AWS-first strategy. However, strict industry regulations mean some of our back-end components must be hosted on-prem in each state. This talk is about how we use Kubernetes and Istio to efficiently deliver and operate software across that hybrid landscape.

I will give our perspective on the value of Kubernetes, particularly as an abstraction layer, normalising differences between public cloud and on-prem infrastructure.

We will look at the tools and techniques we use to build and run our clusters and present them as a coherent, unified platform to developers. I will describe our network architecture and how we use Istio.

Finally, I shall talk candidly about what we have learned, what has worked well, problems we have faced and what the future holds.

This talk may be useful to anyone interested in using Kubernetes and service mesh to enable product teams to ship hybrid cloud / on-prem applications.

Bio

I am a cloud platform architect at William Hill. It is my job to ensure we have the right infrastructure and platform services to help us deliver and run our products efficiently and securely. I strive to shield developers from unnecessary context, allowing them concentrate on creating core value and getting features to market. I have worked as an engineer and architect in the gambling sector for the last 10 years.

First got paid for doing computer stuff in 1997 and it involved AS/400, token ring, Netware and 10base2 Ethernet.

First real career job was as a unix admin for Sun Microsystems in early 2000s.

First ran containers in production in 2008 (Solaris ;) ). Embraced Docker in 2015.

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