Shanghai, China
June 24–26, 2019
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Tuesday, June 25 • 18:15 - 18:50
Some Lessons We Learned from Moving E-business Giant to Cloud Native - Lei Zhang & Siyu Wang, Alibaba

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Moving a global e-business giant like Alibaba to cloud native is never easy, it's still on going, it takes long time to complete, but it's worthy.

In this talk, we would like to share some lessons we learned from these efforts we made during last year from both technical and community aspects, specifically:

1. What is the main blocker for tech giant to move to cloud native?
2. What are main tech debts for giant like Alibaba? How we tried to fix them (partially)? Does it work?
3. What should we do if application management is totally different from Kubernetes in your org? Tips: CRD & controllers
4. Why predictability is critical for e-business? Is predictability out-of-box in Kubernetes? If not, why? How to fix it (maybe not)?
5. How to verify scalability issues in cluster of thousands of nodes?
6. Is it possible for an "elephant" team to dance with upstream community? How?

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Lei Zhang

Staff Engineer, Alibaba
Staff Engineer of Alibaba. Lei is a co-maintainer of Kubernetes community, mainly focus on Cloud Native App Mgmt, CRI, scheduling, and secure container runtime. Lei is now co-leading engineering effort in Alibaba’s including Kubernetes and large-scale cluster management system... Read More →
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Siyu Wang

Software Engineer, Alibaba
Siyu Wang is a Software Engineer in Alibaba. He mainly focuses on cluster management, workloads developing, scheduling,  and has many years of experience around managing Alibaba web-scale cluster which supporting Alibaba Singles Day sale. Currently he is working on Kubernetes of... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 18:15 - 18:50