Editor’s pick of the highlights from the past week.
4 Tips for Maximizing Your Virtual KubeCon Experience
Amanda Katona, VMware
With hundreds of hours of programmed content for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2020 Virtual, it risks becoming an overwhelming (and occasionally numbing) experience. Don’t worry – the CNCF community is here to help! As you start to prepare for the event, Amanda shares her advice for making the most of the virtual experience. Read the blog here.
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Virtual Session Spotlight
The countdown to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Virtual on August 17-20, 2020 is on! As we approach the event, we curated a few recommended sessions that we don’t want you to miss. Please see the feature for this week and be sure to register today!
Keynote: How to Love K8s and Not Wreck the Planet
Presented by Holly Cummins, Worldwide IBM Garage Developer Lead, IBM
The past five years have been the warmest since records began. Human activity, including the IT industry, is driving worrying about climate change. Data centers alone consume 3% of the world’s energy, and more and more of that energy is being used by Kubernetes and workloads running on Kubernetes. Is k8s helping, or making things worse?
The beauty of the cloud is that it makes it easy to run code, virtualized, and scheduled for efficiency… but it doesn’t provide any guarantee that what’s running is useful. Even when the workload is high-value and efficient, Kube sprawl can lead to low utilization, unsatisfactory elasticity, and high costs – but mega-mono-clusters have their own problems around isolation, security, and management. How should these competing requirements be balanced? This talk discusses some of the trade-offs and provides a roadmap to figuring out the right thing.