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Thursday, May 23 • 11:05 - 11:40
Running Kubernetes on Ephemeral Infrastructure - Greg DeArment & Vlad Ungureanu, Palantir Technologies

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Palantir runs millions of Kubernetes pods on thousands of nodes to power data platforms that, in turn, power the world's most important institutions. Palantir's infrastructure engineering team decided early in their Kubernetes journey to make infrastructure failure a feature of the deployment systems: every node gets destroyed and rebuilt every 48 hours, thus turning extraordinary events into daily routine. In this talk, Greg and Vlad present the reasoning behind implementing an ephemeral Kubernetes infrastructure, discuss the consequences for application architecture, and sketch solutions to the problems encountered along the way.


Greg DeArment

Head of Infrastructure, Palantir Technologies
Greg is responsible for building the systems used to run, manage, and monitor Palantir's Foundry and Gotham platforms. This includes managed cloud hosting environments, configuration, and continuous integration / continuous deployment (CI/CD) and telemetry infrastructure. Over the... Read More →
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Vlad Ungureanu

Tech Lead, Deployment Infrastructure, Palantir Technologies
as Tech Lead, Vlad is responsible for Palantir's product Kubernetes infrastructure. His main focus areas are node lifecycle, network infrastructure, and the container runtime. Before that, Vlad was a tech lead on Palantir's Developer Tools team where he helped increase developer productivity... Read More →

Thursday May 23, 2019 11:05 - 11:40 CEST
Hall 8.0 F1