For people unfamiliar with the gartner hype cycle (https://www.gartner.com/en/research/methodologies/gartner-hype-cycle) we would like to introduce k8s to create a higher peak of inflated expectations to make the rollercoaster ride down to disillusionment more daunting! Just kidding, we’ve been through the disillusionment and would like to share how we took k8s to the plateau of productivity with some commons things such as scaling a workload.
K8s also has had a profound impact on our mental model regarding deployment and how we reason about software development since we no longer need to take downtime into account using rolling updates. It allows us to lift concerns out of our applications and raise them to the infrastructure level. There will be a correlation with some of the 24 capabilities from the accelerate book. And then we will share some hard learned lessons with some practical examples and live demo’s of kubernetes features as well as istio and we'Il quickly touch upon knative as a serverless solution.
Hopefully we will be able to show that these powerful features are no longer only available to big tech giants but have become commodities that everyone can get their hands on.