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Thursday, May 23 • 14:50 - 15:25
Embracing Upstream Kubernetes in Web Scale Organization - Lei Zhang, Alibaba & Jun Chen, Ant Financial

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How does a web-scale organization meet the demands of performance & scalability without forking Kubernetes while still offering a fully integrated and secure offering?

Actually, for any large scale organization or public cloud, we believe the problems we share are the similar: Should I maintain a swarm of small clusters or a single "monster"? What would be the challenge when I scale the cluster to 1k nodes or more? How to fix issues or add features without breaking Kubernetes code? How often the cluster would be upgraded? And how to make engineers think in a “Kubernetes Native” way?

In this talk, we will share some experience & lessons we learnt from applying upstream Kubernetes in Alibaba ecosystem. We will list every challenge we faced, and the "upstream native" practice we fixed it. We will share our unique way of upgrading our Kubernetes with keeping pace of upstream as well.

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Jun Chen

Senior Software Engineer, Ant Financial
Jun Chen is a Senior Software Engineer of Ant Financial, an affiliate company of Alibaba. He mainly works on core components and extension plugins of Kubernetes and also designed an automated testing and CI/CD system to meet the needs of delivering Kubernetes agilely and reliably... Read More →
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Lei Zhang

Staff Engineer, Alibaba
Lei is leading the engineering effort in Alibaba including its Kubernetes based large-scale cluster management system and unified application platform. Lei has been working as a maintainer on Kubernetes upstream since its beginning and a popular speaker in KubeCon.

Thursday May 23, 2019 14:50 - 15:25 CEST
Hall 8.0 F1