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Wednesday, July 1 • 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Store This and That: The Case for Serverless Datastores - Ricardo Aravena, Rakuten & Amarjit Singh, KIOXIA America

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In the last few years, we have seen the rise of serverless applications for event-driven workloads. We know that serverless functions need to create a container or VM and then release their resources once event requests are served. Such characteristics inhibit running stateful applications in a serverless approach.

This session will explore how serverless stateful applications can become more of a reality with Kubernetes and newer storage standards such as NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF), RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), and Container Storage Interface (CSI). Can you attach the same storage backend to every function creation without any major performance penalties? Can a function reuse that storage as a way to read, write and update data? What type of stateful workloads are better candidates? Can we tie it together with serverless frameworks like Knative and OpenFaas?

The audience will come away with an understanding of how to take advantage of Kubernetes, open-source serverless frameworks together with cutting edge storage standards to run basic serverless stateful workloads.

Speakers
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Ricardo Aravena

SRE Manager, Rakuten
Ricardo currently works at Rakuten as an SRE Manager, automating everything in containers using open source. He's a co-chair of the CNCF SIG-Runtime and Kata Containers project contributor. He has been working in tech for more than 20 years and comes from a diverse professional background... Read More →
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Amarjit Singh

Director of Solutions Engineering, KIOXIA America
Amarjit Singh is the director of solutions engineering within the KumoScale™ Shared and Accelerated Storage Software team at KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.). He is a hands-on private and public cloud enthusiast who leads DevOps and cloud solutions engineering... Read More →



Wednesday July 1, 2020 12:15pm - 1:05pm CDT
Cloud Infrastructure Theater