Kubernetes Forum Bengaluru 2020 Highlights

My curation on the Kubernetes Forum Bengaluru organized by CNCF on Feb 17, 2020.

Ajay Kumar S
Feb 17 · 4 min read

Sponsor booths


Linode provides Managed Kubernetes Clusters which claims to have predicatable pricing and cloud simplified which is less than existing big Cloud Providers. You can compare Linode server costs with other Cloud Providers in their EstimatorSounds competitive, Let’s wait and watch!


The digital arm of sify.com which provides cloud native services across multiple cloud provides and devops toolchain for Enterprise and Cloud Native customers. [Site]

IBM Cloud

Needs no introduction. They gave a free e-book copy of “Kubernetes in the Enterprise: Deploying and Operating Production Applications on Kubernetes in Hybrid Cloud Environments” once registered at their booth — Give and take policy!


Rancher provides lightweight Kubernetes distribution (K3s) which is helpful in running Kubernetes on IoT & Edge applications — I have always wanted to try K3s, will try it soon…!


srijan: provide Digital Transformation service for API Modernization, Cloud Engineering and Data Intelligence — The company name signifies ‘Creation’. A creative team..!

Soda Foundation

The newest Open Source unified autonomous data management framework for data mobility from edge to core to cloud — Whatever that means..! :)

There were other booths as well, however I did not mention them here as most of them are covered in my other blogs as part of various events/conferences.

Topic wise breakdown

Keynote: Hiding in the Dark

Dan Kohn, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Using Minecraft reference, Dan overlaid the foundation of Kubernetes and the ecosystem in the opening keynote. The hall was massive and fully occupied

Keynote: Role of Architecture in Building a Community

Davanum “Dims” Srinivas, Chairperson of Kubernetes Forum Bengaluru & Staff Engineer II, VMware

Dims gave a neat picture on how Kubernetes has been build solely by the community and how control loops in kubernetes helps the architecture to self heal.

Sponsored Keynote: Kubernetes Deployment Made Easy for Complex Applications

Girish Dhanakshirur, Distinguished Engineer & CTO, IBM Hybrid Cloud

Keynote: Containerizing Deep Learning Using Kubeflow on AWS

Sukanya Mandal, Data Scientist, Capgemini

An intense keynote with Machine Learning usecases with Kubernetes (kubeflow) on Amazon EKS — Too much was going on here.

Sponsored Keynote: Multi What???? Multi-cloud, Multi-cluster, Multi-tenanted K8s

Gaurav Mehta, Field Engineer, Rancher

Keynote: Keeping Your Data in Kubernetes with Vitess

Sugu Sougoumarane, CTO, PlanetScale

I had heard Sugu speak at the Software Engineering Daily podcast few years ago. Getting to know how Youtube’s MySQL solution (now Vitess) is helping the open source community to use the first truly cloud native database!

Auditing in Kubernetes 101

Nikhita Raghunath, Loodse

Got to know about a new resources AuditPolicy, AuditSink for controlling what to log in the Kubernetes cluster for auditing purposes.

Service-Mesh for Enterprise Multi-Tenant Kubernetes

Sudeepto Roy & Venkatesh Kinthali, JP Morgan Chase

A neat picture of Service Mesh and how we can leverage multi-tenancy in enterprise to achieve Service Mesh usage.

Enforcing Standards in CI/CD Using Open Policy Agent

Gaurav Gajkumar Chaware, InfraCloud

One of the most required admission controller for enforcing standards within the Kubernetes Cluster and Outside the cluster when we are building applications which need to follow some standards and practices.

Modernizing Monolithic Application: Isolation Before Independence

Vinothini Raju, gopaddle

Great session on how shifting a Monolithic application to kubernetes was achieved using Apache OfBiz framework (ERP, CRM) by leveraging Route Level segregation and Resource benefits.

A Safari into the KubeVerse

Dhananjay Sathe, Rapyuta Robotics

A walkthrough on the Kubernetes universe right from Kubectl to the different Kubernetes plugins. Neatly done!

Intelligent Workload Re-shuffling to Minimize Idle Resources Across Cluster

Yash Bhatnagar & Hemani Katyal, VMware

One of the best tools I have seen in the open source ecosystem for shuffling workloads for optimizing cluster utilization. Take a look at the github project for more — https://github.com/ybhatnagar/kube-tetris

Kubernetes Ingress: Do More with Less

Sudipta Biswas & Monotosh Das, VMware

What are the different problems with IngressController and how can we overcome them using Concur’s CRDs (custom resource definitions) along with Load Balancing across multiple clusters using GSLB.

Keynote: Unleashing the Power of Kubectl

Suraj Narwade, Platform Engineer, uSwitch

A quick run through of different features of kubectl and how efficiently we can use it going forward. #PowerOfKubectl twitter hashtag will give you different tips & tricks which you can do with kubectl.

Keynote: Getting Started as an Open Source Contributor

Ihor Dvoretskyi, Developer Advocate, Cloud Native Computing Foundation & Nikhita Raghunath, Software Engineer, Loodse

A great way to see different ways in which we can contribute to the Kubernetes ecosystem. A long version of this talk is available here

What next? Namma Cloud Conference on March 6, 2020 — https://www.ncc.konfhub.com/


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