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Sep 30–Oct 1, 2018: Training
Oct 1–3, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Moving an enterprise monolith to Kubernetes

Kris Nova (Independent)
11:35am–12:15pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Location: Beekman/Sutton North Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Distributed State
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of containers and large stateful applications

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to move a monolithic enterprise app to running in a container in Kubernetes


It’s no secret that modern containerized applications are winning the hearts and minds of developers around the world. There is however a lack of knowledge about solving migration into the new promised land of cloud-native computing.

Kris Nova tells the true and painful story of what it’s like to move a monolithic enterprise app to running in a container in Kubernetes. Kris then prototypes a production environment that is designed to be as hard as possible to containerize and liberates the application into a scalable and modern cloud-native environment, exploring problem spaces encountered along the way.

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Kris Nova


Kris Nova is independent, focusing on containers, infrastructure, and Kubernetes, and she’s an ambassador for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Previously, she was a developer advocate and an engineer on Kubernetes at Heptio. Kris has a deep technical background in the Go programming language and has authored many successful open source tools in Go. She’s 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 climbing mountains.