Kubernetes and containers are rapidly changing the way applications are developed and deployed. A recent Cloud Native Compute Foundation survey showed over 57% of developers were using Kubernetes in production.

In this online workshop recording, Christian Meléndez (Cloud Architect at Equinix) will discuss some of the basics of Kubernetes you'll need to know to get started. Once you have a solid grasp, you’ll see that Kubernetes only happens to have a lot of pieces that you need to put together to create something cool.

Christian will:

  • Show live code and command examples
  • Explain why organizations face common challenges when running containers with Kubernetes
  • Give you the next set of learnings after you've mastered the basics of creating reliable systems

After the basics are covered, Dave will highlight some common areas to consider in monitoring Kubernetes, just as consideration of labels, the need to monitor the Kubernetes infrastructure, Kubernetes itself and the link to logs. Along the way, Dave will show aspects of Scalyr that make monitoring Kubernetes practical.

Get to know Christian and Dave:


Christian Meléndez

Cloud Architect at Equinix

Christian is a technologist that started as a software developer and has more recently become a cloud architect focused on helping companies to implement continuous delivery pipelines. Christian's also a technical writer for topics around Kubernetes, containers, cloud, and DevOps. He's contributed to the community and specific companies with talks and workshops too. You can find more about what he's doing on, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Dave McAllister

Community Guy at Scalyr

Currently running technical evangelism for Scalyr, Dave is working with DevOps and developers and architects to promote the advantages of modern microservices architectures and orchestration to solve large-scale distributed systems challenges, especially for today's fast-moving cycles. 

Dave has been a champion for open systems and open source from the early days of Linux to today's world of clouds and containers. He speaks on topics such as the real-world issues associated with emerging software architectures and practices. Connect with Dave on Twitter and Linkedin.

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