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Friday, October 15 • 2:30pm - 3:05pm
Here Be Services: Beyond the Cluster Boundary with Multicluster Services - Laura Lorenz, Google & Stephen Kitt, Red Hat

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For most of Kubernetes history, the edge of the cluster was always a hard boundary that was difficult to traverse. Single clusters can scale up with huge node pools and extensive geographic coverage; but many users prefer to use multiple Kubernetes clusters. This gives them more control, with isolated workloads, manageable latency, and clear data jurisdictions, reducing the effort to provide reliable platforms. However that isolation requires a lot of work to access services from one cluster in another. By using the Multicluster Services API, an OSS standard sponsored by SIG-Multicluster, users with an application spread across multiple clusters can make services available between them using simple Kubernetes object primitives available as CRDs, without needing to install a full service mesh. In this talk, we will explain the concepts and architecture behind the MCS API and walk through demos on Submariner.io and GKE, the two current implementations of the MCS API.

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Stephen Kitt

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Stephen Kitt is a software engineer working on multi-cluster networking with OpenShift at Red Hat. He is a long-standing open source and free software aficionado, and has contributed to many different projects. Outside work he enjoys cycling and tinkering with computers from his... Read More →
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Laura Lorenz

Software Engineer, Google
Laura Lorenz is a software engineer at Google working on GKE, particularly GKE’s managed offering of the MCS API. She is an active member of Kubernetes’ special interest group SIG-Multicluster.



Friday October 15, 2021 2:30pm - 3:05pm PDT
Concourse Hall 151 + Online