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Thursday, May 6 • 12:25 - 13:00
Akri: Making IoT Devices Accessible to Your Edge Kubernetes Clusters - Kate Goldenring, Microsoft & Jiří Appl, Microsoft

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As Kubernetes solutions move to the edge, nodes are taken out of the homogeneity of the cloud and put in environments surrounded by an array of IoT devices such as sensors and cameras. These devices are often too small to run Kubernetes, so how can they be dynamically leveraged by Kubernetes workloads? Akri is an extensible open-source Kubernetes-native project that aims to provide a solution. Akri provides an abstraction layer, removing the work of finding, utilizing, and monitoring the availability of IoT devices. We’ll dive into how Akri can discover IoT devices, advertise them as resources in your cluster, and then automatically deploy workloads to utilize those devices. Akri handles the dynamic appearance and disappearance of devices and automatically creates services, removing the need for an application to track the state of devices, pods, or nodes. Come learn about Akri and how it can be leveraged to build a more connected edge with Kubernetes!

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Kate Goldenring

Software Engineer II, Microsoft
Kate Goldenring is a Software Engineer II at Microsoft, specializing in security, IoT, and Kubernetes projects. She is an open source developer, contributing to Krustlet and maintaining Akri, an open source project that exposes IoT devices to Kubernetes clusters. When not developing... Read More →
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Jiří Appl

Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft
Jiří is a Principal Software Engineer on the Edge OS team in Azure and is the original architect of Akri. He has a passion for small IoT devices and small operating systems, which is his area of technology focus at Microsoft. As a geek at heart, Jirí loves to play with technology... Read More →

Thursday May 6, 2021 12:25 - 13:00 CEST
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