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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, Civo
Alex works as both a contributor and end-user of cloud-native technology. He spends his work-time translating tooling, practices and behaviours into generators of strategic value and positive cultural change. His passion is to create positive engineering cultures that enable inclusivity... Read More →
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Anais Urlichs

Site Reliability Engineer, Civo
Anaïs is a Site Reliability Engineer at Civo, a cloud computing company based on Kubernetes. When she is not advocating DevOps best practices, she runs her own YouTube Channel centered around cloud native technologies. Before transitioning to the cloud native ecosystem, Anaïs helped... Read More →



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