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Wednesday, July 1 • 4:05pm - 4:55pm
How to "Operate" Like a Ninja with Kubernetes Operators - Avni Sharma & Akash Shinde, Red Hat

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With the advent of cloud-native applications and Kubernetes it became imperative to leverage Kubernetes for our custom needs and operations. The idea is that when you have an application, like a database like Postgres or Cassandra, etc, any complex application needs a lot of domain-specific knowledge. To be able to make the most of Kubernetes, you need a set of cohesive APIs to extend in order to service and manage your applications. We can achieve this with the help of Operators. An Operator is a method of packaging, deploying and managing a Kubernetes application. It helps to extend the types of applications that can run on Kubernetes by allowing developers to provide additional knowledge to applications that need to maintain state.

This session would be a beginner session on Operators, covering its basic principles, concepts and an overview of how operators work:
  • Kubernetes Objects/Resources
  • Scenarios where these primitives aren't enough
  • The relation between Kubernetes primitives and operators
  • Custom Resource Definitions
  • Custom Controllers
  • Running the Operator
  • Future of operators


Akash Shinde

Software Engineer, Red Hat
Akash is an avid Open Source contributor and works as a Software Engineer at Red Hat. He actively contributes to products for Developer tooling under OpenShift and Helm.
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Avni Sharma

Software Engineer, Red Hat
Avni is an active Open Source contributor and works as Software Engineer at Red Hat. Along with that, she loves to attend conferences and participate in technical meetups in Bangalore, India. She strives to create a culture of belonging at her workplace and other tech spaces alike... Read More →

Wednesday July 1, 2020 4:05pm - 4:55pm CDT
Cloud Infrastructure Theater