Cloud Native Ecosystem / Kubernetes

Come Together for Live Coverage and Pancakes at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021

20 Apr 2021 10:00am, by

The digital acceleration brought on by the uncertainty of last year has created shifts across the technology industry, from rapidly changing business needs and security concerns, to the adoption of automation and new ways of working. The impact of these trends is spurring developers, security teams and technologists across the stack to come together and navigate these new complexities.

Join The New Stack at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) annual KubeCon+CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 — Virtual event on May 4-7.

This year, we’re excited to bring you two Virtual Pancake and Podcast Breakfasts on the conference agenda with our sponsors Accurics and Dell. We also invite you to tune in to our highlights leading into the conference now, and look for our on-demand video interviews inside the event platform and be sure to join us after the conference on May 5 and 7 at 8 a.m. PT/17:00 CET to cover the most important insights and updates, thanks to our sponsor VMware.

Event Preview and Daily Livestream

“Combating Service Latency with the Double Dose of Service Mesh and Load Balancing”
April 7 at 7 a.m. PT

Service latency is becoming the new outage as the number of new components strains performance. Organizations’ future success depends on digital business models with a growing reliance on applications hosted on Kubernetes across different geographies with various providers. From common APIs to shared services to the automation of deployment through the management and network availability, the underlying system of a business is evolving to a state of interdependence with sprawling complexity.

Watch this interview with our sponsor VMware to see how product managers, developers and SREs can all work together in real-time to combat service latency. Hosted by The New Stack founder and publisher Alex Williams with VMware senior technologist Tuan Nguyen, VMware technical product manager Madhu Krishnarao and VMware senior technical product manager Bhushan Pai, see how systems pre-designed with resiliency in mind can restore stability with just a few Kubernetes commands.

Watch Live Q&A Replay Here:

Watch LIVE: “Project Antrea & KubeCon+CloudNativeCon Recap: A look into the project’s maintainers with VMware”
May 5 at 8 a.m. PT / 17:00 CET

Hosted by The New Stack founder and publisher Alex Williams, and co-hosted by editorial and marketing director Libby Clark, this livestream will recap the day’s events at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe on May 5. We’ll focus on popular tracks, top keynotes and shows of the day, and put them into the context developers need to deliver flexibility, agility and scalability in today’s complex, modern architectures using load balancers, ingress, service mesh and container networking. Dive into Project Antrea, VMware’s latest open source, purpose-built Kubernetes networking solution for any platform and cloud with VMware staff engineers Antonin Bas and Jianjun Shen. With their insights into the project’s new features that enhance Kubernetes networking, we’ll look at the day’s highlights to see how they interplay with the project from a network and security perspective, and clarify what developers need to know about, and field pressing questions from the audience.

Watch LIVE: “How Containers, Kubernetes Power 7,000 Cloud Native Applications at Dell Digital & KubeCon+CloudNativeCon Recap”
May 7 at 8 a.m. PT / 17:00 CET

American multinational computer technology company Dell operates as a commercial website transacting millions of dollars daily. The company transformed its applications to run on Kubernetes, with 70,000 containers from six global data centers, in a few months to provide a better customer experience.

Hosted by The New Stack founder and publisher Alex Williams, and co-hosted by editorial and marketing director Libby Clark, this livestream will recap the day’s events at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe on May 7, and put the highlights of the day into context of the application modernization journey that companies like Dell are undertaking. Join us with special guests Ashok Muthukrishnan, Dell EMC director of cloud enablement, and Pooja Patel, VMware’s director of technical product management, about their experiences starting from idea, and going to production and post-production and integrating DevSecOps. Hear how Dell automated its orchestration to enable developers to move the application from on-premises to public clouds and back, all without disruption to developer workflows. We’ll clarify what developers should know about in any application transformation and take your pressing questions.

Pancake and Podcast Sessions

“The New Stack Makers Virtual Pancake and Podcast Session with Accurics: Self-Healing GitOps Through Open Source with LIVE Q&A”
May 4 at 9 a.m. CET

GitOps is as hot as a campfire griddle! So cook up some hotcakes as we discuss GitOps and all that makes it hot, hot, hot! Join us on the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event platform for a short stack with our sponsor, Accurics, to get all of your questions answered about GitOps, the movement that is defining how teams are achieving the world of the desired state.

The New Stack founder and publisher, Alex Williams will moderate an expert panel and get your most pressing questions answered. Our panelists Om Moolchandani, co-founder and chief technology officer of Accurics, Katie Gamanji, CNCF’s ecosystem advocate, Cindy Blake, senior product marketing manager at GitLab, Sanjeev Sharma, head of platform engineering at Truist Financial and Frank Kim, founder and CISO at Think Sec and fellow at the Sans Institute, will offer their explanation and analysis about how GitOps practices have evolved, and the differences between DevOps and GitOps. Learn how pull-request automation practices have emerged, why Infrastructure as Code is integral to GitOps practices, and how open source projects such as Helm, Open Policy Agent, Flux and Terrascan can be used to create GitOps workflows with security and compliance baked in. Bring your questions for a chance to win a custom spatula/apron!

Register for KubeCon+CloudNativeCon Europe, then add this session to your schedule here.

“The New Stack Makers Virtual Pancake & Podcast Session with Dell: IT, Developer Strategies, and Open Source with LIVE Q&A”
May 7 at 9 a.m. CET

We’re making this year’s event even more special: Join us on Friday for our second Pancake and Podcast Breakfast at KubeCon with our sponsor, Dell Technologies. Join this interactive discussion with The New Stack Founder Alex Williams, as we talk with Nivas Iyer, Dell senior manager, product management and Itzik Reich, Dell vice president of technology, and CNCF’s Vice President of Ecosystem Cheryl Hung. We’ll look at persistent data and the role developers play with IT now that Kubernetes has emerged as the orchestration engine for at-scale architectures and microservices are taking center stage. We’ll be taking your need-to-know questions LIVE. Tweet or send in your questions via the event platform for a chance to win a custom spatula/apron!

Register for KubeCon+CloudNativeCon Europe, then reserve a spot in the session here.

On-Demand Videos
May 4-7, anytime

From looking at observability through the lens of Red Hat and Grafana Labs, to hearing the digital journey of how German shoe designer and manufacturer Adidas scaled its DevOps processes and built resiliency on Kubernetes, we’ve got some great podcast discussions available on-demand for you. Hear about the evolution of the technical enablers like cloud and self-service connectivity, and how the company employed a single point of observability that allows them to connect both technical and business metrics together, making it possible for Adidas to grow into a digital organization. Registered conference attendees can access all videos on the event platform.

Your Prize for Participating

This year, we’re giving away a custom spatula/apron! When you tweet @TheNewStack with your need-to-know questions or ask in the event platform during one of our LIVE events or Pancake and Podcast Breakfasts, you’ll be entered to win a custom spatula and apron.

Official Virtual Pancakes Sweepstakes Rules

In concert with our virtual pancake breakfasts with Dell and Accurics, The New Stack will provide a custom spatula and apron to the winner who sends in their questions for the event.

Anyone may enter the contest starting on Monday, April 19, by tweeting their question for the pancake and podcast discussion and tagging @thenewstack, and register for the KubeCon+CloudNativeCon Europe event. The New Stack will contact the winners with a direct message to receive their name and email address.

The New Stack never has and never will share your personal information and will only use your email for the purposes of contacting the winner.

The likelihood of winning will depend on the total number of entrants, estimated to be in the 1/100 to 1/500 range.

The New Stack will choose a winner after the virtual event takes place, no later than May 14 based on all entry dates. The winner will be notified via the Twitter DM they provide.

Address questions about the survey or sweepstakes to [email protected].