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Wednesday, May 5 • 14:15 - 14:50
How DoD Uses K8s and Flux to Achieve Compliance and Deployment Consistency - Michael Medellin & Gordon Tillman, Department of Defense

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Like many other organizations, the DoD also started the journey to K8s and had its own challenges. Due to the nature of DoD systems, there are applications that are deployed in a more relaxed environment such as AWS GovCloud and also in a more restricted air-gapped environments with no internet or external connectivity. In the beginning, it was all about manual deployment and operations. By introducing Helm and Flux, DoD moved to a more declarative model where everything is version controlled and deployed by Flux thereby reducing manual operations, improving deployment consistency and also bringing more compliance with regard to change management and application life cycle. This session will walk through the migration steps, what it takes to operate Flux in an air-gapped environment and how we achieved parity when applications are deployed to environments with different constraints.

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Michael Medellin

Director of Engineering, Department of Defense
Michael leads the engineering organization for the United States Air Force that delivers a global application platform for developers to ship secure software faster. Michael is at the forefront of DevSecOps initiatives for the U.S. Department of Defense and DevSecOps practices at... Read More →
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Gordon Tillman

Principal Software Engineer, Department of Defense F9 Team
Gordon is the Principal Software Engineer for F9 Teams working on projects for the Department for Defense. A veteran of the US Navy, Gordon has established himself a leader in cloud native infrastructure and software with a 20+ year career spanning firms like Shell, Kindle Publishing... Read More →

Wednesday May 5, 2021 14:15 - 14:50 CEST
CI/CD Theater