From Containers to Kubernetes Operators

by | Feb 2, 2020 | Voxxed Days Bucharest 2020

Philipp Krenn lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for more than ten years, Philipp is now working as a developer advocate at Elastic — the company behind the open source Elastic Stack consisting of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. Based in Vienna, Austria, he is constantly traveling Europe and beyond to speak and discuss about open source software, search, databases, infrastructure, and security.

“Containers are the new ZIP format to distribute software” is a fitting description of today’s development world. However, it is not always that easy and this talk highlights the development of Elastic’s container strategy over time.

What will you learn?

* Docker images: A new distribution model.

* Docker Compose: Local demos and a little more.

* Helm Chart: Going from demo to production.

* Kubernetes Operator: Full control with upgrades, scaling…

Besides the strategy we are also discussing specific technical details and hurdles that appeared during the development. Or why the future will be a combination of Helm Chart and Operator (for now).