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Thursday, May 23 • 16:45 - 17:20
Microservices for the Masses – Integrating a Distributed OS with Kubernetes - Quinton Hoole, Futurewei & Irene Zhang, Microsoft Research & University of Washington

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We discuss our experiences integrating an open source distributed operating system (Amino) with Kubernetes to make reliable distributed microservices much easier to write. Writing reliable distributed microservices is notoriously difficult, even with Kubernetes help. In the absence of a coherent and cohesive set of standard open source distributed computing primitives available across all programming languages, things get really hard. We take for granted standard primitives provided by Linux like file systems, virtual memory, threads, network sockets, and locks. Without them, modern application development would be almost impossible. Yet distributed systems require different primitives for things like consistent replication, sharding, distributed shared memory, load balancing, failure handling, and auto-scaling. What should these primitives look like, and how do they work?

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Quinton Hoole

Technical Vice President, Futurewei
https://www.linkedin.com/in/quintonhoole/YouTube me for previous presentations.CNCF TOC Member
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Irene Zhang

Researcher, Microsoft Research & University of Washington
Irene is a researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond and affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on distributed systems and operating systems, especially for mobile devices and datacenters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE3eMxYJDiE&t=146s

Thursday May 23, 2019 16:45 - 17:20 CEST
Hall 8.0 C4