AWS Container Day Featuring Kubernetes

AWS Container Day Featuring Kubernetes at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2022

Join us for AWS Container Day Featuring Kubernetes, a free Day 0 event for attendees at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2022. AWS and guest speakers cover technical deep dives, product demos, and best practices designed to help you deploy, manage, secure, and scale containerized applications using Kubernetes on AWS.
Seating is limited.

9:00 AM–5:00 PM, October 25, 2022

Detroit, Michigan

Morning sessions, October 25, 2022

AWS keynote by Barry Cooks, VP of Kubernetes, AWS

9:00 AM–9:30 AM

Behind the curtain: How AWS operates Kubernetes workloads at cloud scale
Amazon EKS manages hundreds of thousands of clusters worldwide. A fleet of that scale comes with various challenges around releasing Kubernetes and Amazon EKS software effectively, promptly responding to security incidents, and optimizing infrastructure costs while maintaining cluster availability, durability, and performance requirements of users. This session dives deep into mechanisms that Amazon EKS employs to achieve these and manage competing trade-offs that often arise.

9:30 AM–10:00 AM

Reduce your pager pain: How to design for failure
In this session, learn about architectural best practices for building and operating resilient workloads on Amazon EKS. Consider the role of GitOps and infrastructure as code (IaC) for scalable, multi-Availability Zone (AZ) infrastructure deployments and data-replication strategies for stateful workloads. Finally, explore AWS networking services that activate multi-AZ traffic routing.

10:15 AM–10:55 AM

Well-architected and secure Kubernetes manifests with cdk8s
Authoring production-grade Kubernetes manifests can be a complex task. As companies shift left toward more developer independence, the need to lower the barrier of entry and improve maintainability rises. This session demonstrates how to write secure, well-architected applications using the cdk8s+ library. Also see how cdk8s and third-party integrations can help combat misconfigurations by validating manifests against organizational policies across many development teams.

11:00 AM–11:30 AM

Cut your cluster costs: How to monitor and reduce your compute costs
Are you looking to better understand or reduce the cost of your Kubernetes workloads on AWS? AWS and Kubecost worked together to bring OpenCost to the CNCF. This session demonstrates ways that you can use OpenCost to identify costs by pod, node, namespace, label, and service. Also learn how to reduce compute costs in your environment using Karpenter and AWS Graviton.

11:45 AM–12:30 PM

Afternoon sessions, October 25, 2022

Amazon EKS keynote by Nathan Taber, Senior Manager of Product and Advocacy, AWS

1:30 PM–2:00 PM

Amazon EKS everywhere: Demystifying Amazon EKS deployment options
Amazon EKS provides several deployment options to run your Kubernetes applications in the cloud or your data center. Choosing the right one can be difficult. This session provides decision criteria and best practices to help you choose the right option for your application.

2:00 PM–2:30 PM

Multi-cluster management
Organizations have adopted GitOps to improve productivity, developer experience, stability, reliability, consistency, standardization, and security. In this session, learn how to build an end-to-end, multi-cluster GitOps solution that supports the platform and application teams’ use cases, including provisioning and boot-strapping a new cluster, upgrading an existing cluster, and deploying an application into one or more clusters. Learn how to use GitOps to manage cloud resources that run outside of Kubernetes, such as Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon SQS queues, and more.

2:45 PM–3:25 PM

Running compute-intensive, high-scale batch workloads on Amazon EKS
Managing batch workloads is significantly different than running stable microservices on Kubernetes. Often, you end up developing custom solutions that can be hard to manage, optimize, and maintain. This session demonstrates how to run compute-intensive, high-scale workloads on your Amazon EKS clusters, including defining compute resources, work queues, and job lifecycles and the security requirements for accessing data and other AWS services. Learn about the challenges you’ll face, consider Amazon EKS and Kubernetes features most important for batch workloads, and discover best practices for running batch workloads at scale on Amazon EKS.

3:30 PM–4:00 PM

Building an incident response plan for your Amazon EKS workloads
Having a well-rehearsed incident response plan is key to operating a secure and trustworthy Kubernetes environment. In this session, learn about the different stages of an incident response plan (identification, containment, eradication and recovery, and implementation of counter measures) and the tooling (using Amazon Detective) from AWS that helps you identify potential threats to your environment.

4:15 PM–5:00 PM

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