Kubernauts & Lightning Talks!

May 15, 2018

In another recap from KubeCon EU, we give you a roundup of a selection of Lightning Talks from across the week. From L7 load balancing without a service mesh, to how to use Jaeger and Prometheus to deliver lightning-fast user queries, there's sure to be something that piques your interest.

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The Weaveworks team had an excellent line up of presentations at this year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon. Take a look at our featured talks:

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How we used Jaeger and Prometheus to Deliver Lightning-Fast User Queries

Director of Engineering, Bryan Boreham, took the stage to discuss the three most important things in software optimization (hint: measuring is important!). He covers how you can use Prometheus and Jaeger as complements to get a full understanding when monitoring your system. Prometheus is good for the big picture while Jaeger acts like a microscope on the internal workings of your system. 

Lightning Talk: Schedule the Scaling of Your Kubernetes Resources Using kube-start-stop

Almost every Kubernetes cluster has unwanted resources running 24/7 even if those resources are only used during the work week. Lili Cosic shows you how to use the open source tool kube-start-stop to easily scale those Kubernetes resources on a schedule. Check out the open source project here.

Lightning Talk: What I Wish I’d Known about Fluentd with Kubernetes

Fluentd is a very powerful tool, but optimizing it for best performance can be a bit of a challenge. Bryan spent several weeks tuning Fluentd on a production Kubernetes cluster, uploading to Loggly. Highlights include: installing as a daemonset, using buffered writes, adding a syslog reader, debugging your config, and security considerations.

CNI Intro

This year KubeCon attendees got the chance to meet the maintainers and other contributors working on the CNI Project. But what is the CNI Project? How is it a part of Kubernetes? Take a look at the recording to get the answers and learn how you can get involved with the CNI Project today.

SIG Cluster Lifecycle Intro

The Cluster Lifecycle SIG is the Special Interest Group responsible for building the user experience for deploying and upgrading Kubernetes clusters. It examines how contributors can change Kubernetes to make it easier to operate for everyone. Watch the session recording for updates on recent achievements, future plans and how you can help shape the future of Kubernetes’ cluster lifecycle management.

Panel: Kubernetes Office Hours Live!

Every third Wednesday of the month Kubernetes developers live stream office hours to answer questions and discuss topics with the greater community. This year at KubeCon we were able to participate in the live Kubernetes office hours session hosted by Ilya Dmitrichenko from Weaveworks and Jorge Castro from Heptio. Topics at this gathering included how to share tooling across different environments, the difficult learning curve of Kubernetes and where Kubernetes is heading in the near future.


Apart from having a stellar lineup of presentations from our experts, we have another reason to celebrate! In case you missed the announcement, we’ve launched our Kubernetes Support Subscription to help teams set up and operate production grade Kubernetes. Our support covers critical workflows and technologies so you can build, run and scale with confidence. For further details on how you can accelerate your cloud native journey see www.weave.works/enterprise-kubernetes.

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