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Monday, June 29 • 12:30pm - 1:20pm
BuzzCrate: Webscaled Shoebox - Jason Plum, GitLab, Inc & Will Christensen, DAO Technologies

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Cheap DevOps CI/CD Kubernetes cluster in a box (or two) on your desk. Based on cost effective ARM single board computers that can be easily extended on the cheap. This development cluster allows an organization on a small hardware procurement (cheaper than a laptop) to have their multi-agent cluster without the need of a data center or monthly cloud provider bill. But what if you do want to deploy to the cloud after?

BuzzCrate demonstrates how to make a Rancher k3s-based kubernetes cluster in a shoebox, utilizing simple to understand deployment tools, then expands upon that for deploying to cloud providers like Linode. The focus will be allowing a basement lab concept to move into the cloud, as one may outgrow their ARM hardware or physical space at home, with the same level of ease.

BuzzCrate will take people from a cluster of ARM boards to a cloud provider simply and easily. Using configuration management, we’ll give a similarly easy method to deploy to Linode. Once completed, the challenge of multiple architecture support and how to publish the containers to a project with GitLab will be demystified.

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Jason Plum

Staff Engineer, Distribution, GitLab
Jason Plum is a Staff Engineer, Distribution at GitLab, providing a large number of deployment methods for GitLab’s product. He has worked extensively to build GitLab’s cloud native Helm charts, enabling the ease of use that GitLab customers have come to expect, but the power... Read More →

Will Christensen

DevOps Engineer, Change Healthcare
Will Christensen is a DevOps engineer with a background ranging from software tools development for non-destructive evaluation and ASIC software tools to linux administration. His experience development on scientific, engineering, and manufacturing software coupled with a affinity... Read More →

Monday June 29, 2020 12:30pm - 1:20pm CDT
Cloud Infrastructure Theater