Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details

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Build Your Serverless Container Cloud with OpenStack and Kubernetes

Kubernetes make container easier to deploy, manage and scale. However, using Kubernetes on OpenStack still requires users to manage the underlying infrastructure such as a cluster of virtual servers. Users are responsible for the initial capacity planning, such as deciding the cluster size, as well as the maintenance of the running clusters.

The emerging of serverless container technologies or solutions such as Amazon Web Service (AWS) Fargate, Azure Container Instance (ACI) and OpenStack Zun provide a viable alternative to run containers on the cloud. The serverless approach allows users to run containers without having to pre-create or manage their own clusters.

In this presentation, we will talk about how we adopt the serverless approach. We will leverage Kubernetes as the orchestration layer and make Kubernetes provision “serverless” containers using OpenStack Zun. This approach allows us to use Kubernetes with zero server management.


What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will have a good knowledge from 2 parts:

First, attendees will get knowledge of OpenStack containers service. Just as ACI, Fargate, Zun is the good approach for severless container cloud. We will describe what we've done to make Zun as a good "serverless" container cloud solutions.

Second, we will cover how we leverage Kubernetes as the orchestration layer and make Kubernetes provision “serverless” containers using OpenStack Zun. This is a new method for Kubernetes integration with OpenStack. It is more cloud native way for running container without considering any underlying infrastructure.

Tuesday, May 22, 11:50am-12:30pm (6:50pm - 7:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Linaro, Tech Lead
Kevin Zhao is currently the tech lead at Linaro Developer Cloud. Now, he is serving as the Core Reviewer for OpenStack Zun project. He is also an active contributor in Kolla and Nova, mainly focusing on making OpenStack work fine on AArch64. His expertise including container and Kubernetes related technologies, deployment and management of containerized applications, etc. FULL PROFILE