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June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Running stateful applications in Kubernetes: Is it worth the risk?

Kris Nova (Heptio)
9:35am–9:50am Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom 220
Average rating: ****.
(4.86, 14 ratings)

Kris Nova explores the current state of running stateful applications in Kubernetes, the tooling gaps you’ll want to watch out for, and the four metrics that will help you determine if it’s worth the risk.

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Kris Nova


Kris Nova is a senior developer advocate at Heptio focusing on containers, infrastructure, and Kubernetes. Kris is also an ambassador for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Previously, she was a developer advocate and an engineer on Kubernetes in Azure at Microsoft. Kris has a deep technical background in the Go programming language and has authored many successful tools in Go. She is a Kubernetes maintainer and the creator of kubicorn, a successful Kubernetes infrastructure management tool. Kris organizes a special interest group in Kubernetes and is a leader in the community. She understands the grievances with running cloud-native infrastructure via a distributed cloud-native application and recently authored an O’Reilly book on the topic, Cloud Native Infrastructure. Kris lives in Seattle and spends her free time mountaineering and rock climbing.