We had the pleasure the other week to once again host the SF Bay Area Microservices and Cloud Native Apps Meetup, this time in collaboration with our Cloud Native Apps team (thanks for the refreshments!). More than 100 people showed up, thanks everyone for making the trip!

Please find the presentations and the video recording below.

Kubernetes on AWS

First talk came from Shri Javadekar, MTS at Applatix. AWS provides a feature-rich and battle-hardened infrastructure to run Kubernetes. However, getting the architecture right for running a production grade, reliable and scalable Kubernetes cluster is not straightforward. In this talk, Shri presented his team’s experiences in running Kubernetes on AWS to achieve that and talked about the problems and limitations they ran into.

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Deploying Microservices With Spring Cloud Netflix On Nirmata

Deen Aariff, Santa Clara University, shared his experience learning Microservices and deploying the Spring Pet Clinic Application, which uses Spring Cloud Netflix OSS components, on Nirmata. Deen highlighted some key features of Spring Cloud and Nirmata that both helped him as a student better understand microservices and made deployment of the application a smooth and accessible task.

Micro-segmenting Containers: The Why and The How

Last but not least, our very own Ali Khayam, Director, Photon Networking at VMware, showed how containers are the new vehicle for delivering applications in private and public clouds. Many container PaaS and orchestration projects have emerged over the past few years; each aiming to simplify the lifecycle of application development and maintenance. However, many open questions around security of containerized workloads remain unanswered. Similar security questions existed for VMs in the past, until microsegmentation allowed security to migrate from the perimeter to the VM. Ali covered some of the key security requirements that an enterprise-grade container IaaS solution is expected to meet and discussed which aspects of VM microsegmentation are readily applicable to containers, and which ones are not. Finally, he went into explaining how VMware NSX is operating as a base networking and security platform that provides container micro-segmentation for both vSphere and non-vSphere environments.

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