November 18, 2019 | San Diego, California
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Monday, November 18 • 11:20am - 11:50am
Getting Beyond FaaS: The PLONK Stack for Kubernetes Developers - Alex Ellis, OpenFaaS Ltd

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The term “Serverless” was popularised by managed FaaS offerings in the cloud. We are now seeing strong offerings becoming available on Kubernetes such as Knative and OpenFaaS that also includes APIs, static sites, and microservices. That definition of “Serverless as FaaS” is now causing confusion for some developers who feel that they may need to learn Kubernetes inside out before they can move onto something more advanced.

The opposite is true. Serverless when applied to Kubernetes brings a PaaS/FaaS style experience with easy packaging, scaling, metrics, eventing built-in using familiar CNCF projects.

The PLONK stack includes Prometheus, Linkerd, OpenFaaS, NATS and Kubernetes for a complete event-driven platform that is scalable and trusted by dozens of companies in production. Attendees will come away with an understanding of how Serverless on Kubernetes is really about developer experience and it can be easier than maintaining a mountain
of YAML files.

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Alex Ellis

Founder, OpenFaaS Ltd
Alex is a respected expert on serverless and cloud native computing. He founded OpenFaaS, one of the most popular open-source serverless projects, where he has built the community via writing, speaking, and extensive personal engagement. As a consultant and CNCF Ambassador, he helps... Read More →

Monday November 18, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am PST
SDCC - Room 6F
  Breakout Session
  • Session Slides Included Yes