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Wednesday, May 5 • 14:15 - 14:50
CERN's 1500 Drupal Websites on Kubernetes: Sailing With Operators - Konstantinos Samaras-Tsakiris & Rajula Vineet Reddy, CERN

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Follow the learning journey of junior developers towards a Kubernetes-native SaaS and hopefully get some ideas for your next (or first!) design. This talk is the development chronicle of a service provisioning Drupal websites that are CERN's public face, to replace the ageing physical infrastructure and reduce dependency on homebrew components. The presenters give their junior engineer's perspective, thrust into a world of Microservices, Observability and Operators. They will walk you through the design implementing the specific requirements of a service that targets varied user groups and is supported by a small team of engineers. Contrary to the old website management system that was a standalone application, now Operators play this role, leveraging Kubernetes as a common API to control different kinds of resources.

Speakers
avatar for Konstantinos Samaras-Tsakiris

Konstantinos Samaras-Tsakiris

Junior Cloud Architect, CERN
Konstantinos is a CERN fellow working as a cloud architect, participating in the redesign of Web Frameworks on Kubernetes. His side quest is to model the brain in the Julia language. He previously presented a synthetic biology project at the iGEM competition.
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Rajula Vineet Reddy

Junior SRE, CERN
Rajula Vineet Reddy is a Junior Fellow at CERN working on Web services and Kubernetes. He is also a member of Kubernetes SIG-Contributor Experience and contributes to the Upstream Marketing Team.



Wednesday May 5, 2021 14:15 - 14:50 CEST
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