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Kubernetes in the data center: theory vs reality

Wed 26 Feb 2020
Brandwatch, Brighton

About the event

Brighton Java is a group bringing together Java users, enthusiasts and learners. We’re interested in the whole world of Java – android development, server frameworks, Groovy, interesting tools, applications, Clojure, development methodologies and so on and so on – anything Java.

Luke Whiting will present a talk about containers:


  • What they are
  • The benefits of Kubernetes and other orchestration platforms in the data centre
  • How to get many of the benefits of Cloud PaaS providers but for the lower cost of on site hardware.

This talk was previously given at the start of a project. For Brighton Java, Luke will follow up the original talk with a second talk on why the project didn't quite go according to plan.

The first part of the talk is a ground up explanation of the benefits of containerisation and platform as a service that will equip you with the knowledge need to see if this architecture is right for you, and to pitch it to your companies decision makers. The later part of the talk explores how human and business factors can get overlooked in large projects and how (hopefully) you can avoid these pitfalls.

Luke is a Senior Engineer for Brandwatch and works on their Audience platform as a middleware and data processing specialist. Over the last 9 years he's worked on helping the company develop a platform capable of searching and sorting terabytes of data with sub-second response times, as well as recently spending more of his time focusing on their container orchestration. When not wrangling with the JVM Luke can usually be found on the archery field or hurtling around a roller-coaster.

The meeting is sponsored by Brandwatch who are providing pizza and a choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

RSVPs close at 5pm on the day, with Doors at 6:30pm. Talks will begin at 7:15pm.

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