Orchestration with Kubernetes
Submitted by Kunal Kerkar (@tsudot) on Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Section: Full talk Technical level: Intermediate
I’ll talk about how we built and now run karix.io using docker containers. It covers the entire engineering effort undertaken and how and why we got here based on past learning and experiences.
It is my journey from a docker-compose PoC to kubernetes in production with the primary goal of improving developer/ops productivity.
I’ll go in-depth about how we created our deployment pipeline using jenkins and how we use helm for packaging kubernetes components. I’ll also touch on the important aspects of testing, deployment tooling and capacity planning that are needed to run kubernetes in production.
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Kunal has eight years of experience deploying world class software. He is a generalist and has worked on multiple languages and platforms. Kunal has been instrumental in building karix.io, which is an API platform for messaging.
In the span of his career, he has created telephony APIs and written VoIP SDKs on iOS and Android. Kunal has worked on various technologies but is currently fascinated with kubernetes. His specialties include a long list of programming languages and contribution to open source software.
Kunal has graduated from Manipal University and was involved with the Linux User Group during their initial launch period. While he was studying how to write code, he also conducted workshops on developing mobile applications on the android platform and python 101 classes. A software engineer by day, Kunal shares his insights and challenges via a quirky handle ‘tsudot’ on social media.