May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

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Panel: Enterprise Adoption of Kubernetes and Containers

Enterprises are increasingly wanting to consume OpenStack as a Managed Service to avoid the complexity of running it themselves.  As they adopt kubernetes, many view kubernetes on bare metal as an alternative to OpenStack for microservice workloads. We will explore kubernetes on bare metal and kubernetes on OpenStack for private clouds, what drives enterprise preference and perception, and the journey for these customers as their workloads and needs change over time.

What can I expect to learn?

Gain insight from industry luminaries on the questions for this panel. Understand where the experts agree, and perhaps where they don't.

Sample Questions for the Panel

  1. In a private data center context, initially enterprises are wanting to try kubernetes on bare metal without OpenStack.  True or False?  
  2. What interest do your see in Kubernetes, and what is driving customer behavior? 
  3. The Kubernetes community plug-in ecosystem is enabling multiple options for networking, storage and compute.  When is an IaaS layer like OpenStack something that should be introduced into a kubernetes microservice solution?  
  4. What workloads or factors come in to play when thinking about whether to run Kubernetes with or without an IaaS layer like OpenStack? 
  5. IaaS’ are all starting to look similar (AWS, OpenStack, GKE)… Does this mean Kubernetes on bare metal is just for market entry/experimentation, or do you see it as a viable alternative to Private Cloud on IaaS (OpenStack, VMWare, etc.)?
  6. From a Managed Services perspective, what does it look like to have separate solutions for Kubernetes on bare metal vs. Kubernetes on OpenStack?   
  7. Or are Managed Service providers focusing on including an underlying IaaS platform?  If so, why?
Monday, May 8, 2:50pm-3:30pm (6:50pm - 7:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
GitLab, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Security
Chris Hoge is a Senior Strategic Program Manager for the OpenStack Foundation. He's been an active contributor to the Interop Working Group (formerly DefCore), and helps run the trademark program for the OpenStack Foundation. He also works on collaborations between the OpenStack and Kubernetes communities. Previously he worked as an OpenStack community manager and developer at Puppet Labs, and... FULL PROFILE
Adrian is the founding PTL of OpenStack Magnum, and OpenStack Solum. He serves as the chair of the OpenStack Containers Team, and is an active technical contributor to OpenStack. Adrian is passionate about next generation cloud technology, and believes that true collaborative development is significantly more powerful than individual companies working in isolation. See... FULL PROFILE
Co-Founder and Chief Architect at Platform9
Co-Founder and Chief Architect of Platform9. Virtualization and containers enthusiast. 14-year veteran of VMware. FULL PROFILE
Comcast Cable
Jonathan Chiang recently joined Comcast as the Chief Architect of Cloud Infrastructure.  In this role, he helps guide the direction of cloud computing at Comcast. Previously, Jonathan served as IT Chief Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a focus of moving mission critical workloads to the cloud.  He has had the privilege of working on many high profile... FULL PROFILE
Tony leads the Educational Services team at Red Hat (formerly CoreOS) and is on a mission to educate the world on Kubernetes and cloud native technology. He is the author of “Troubleshooting OpenStack” and a member of the OpenStack Speakers Bureau. Tony is a big evangelist for the Container Operator Framework.Prior to joining CoreOS, Tony spent nearly fourteen years at Rackspace in... FULL PROFILE