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Thursday, October 14 • 5:25pm - 6:00pm
How We Built a Cloud On K3s: The Learnings Of Growing Up Fast - Alex Jones & Anaïs Urlichs, Civo

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K3s has radically altered the way we think about interacting with Kubernetes by reducing operational knowledge to an API. This promotes a highly compelling experience through its simplicity and speed. At Civo, we have spent the past two years building an ethical cloud computing company around this technology in collaboration with the open-source community. But the journey has been hard... Running hundreds of micro-clusters has had a steep learning curve. Observability, production support and reliability have been dramatically scaled and tested as services have become popular. We have found nuances in K3s, changes within the hardware requirements and had to rebuild server racks. This talk will illustrate our journey of making clusters resilient within a multi-tenant environment and how company culture had to scale with the tech and community to support it.

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Alex Jones

Principal Engineer, AWS
As both a contributor and end-user of cloud-native technology, Alex has a unique perspective on how to translate tooling, practices, and behaviours into generators of strategic value and positive cultural change. 
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Anais Urlichs

Developer Advocate, Aqua Security
Anaïs is a Developer Advocate at Aqua Security, where she contributes to Aqua’s cloud native open source projects. When she is not advocating DevOps best practices, she runs her own YouTube Channel centered around cloud native technologies. Before joining Aqua, Anais worked as... Read More →

Thursday October 14, 2021 5:25pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 502 AB + Online