Getting traffic into a Kubernetes cluster should be simple, but it’s not. Richard Li explains how software architectures have evolved to take advantage of Kubernetes and discusses the implications that these changes have on ingress. Richard then covers some of the nuances of modern ingress, including authentication, resilience, and observability at the edge, explores how Kubernetes handles ingress today, with NodePorts, LoadBalancers, and ingress controllers, and shares his experience and lessons learned from using several real-world implementations of ingress on Kubernetes.
Richard Li is cofounder and CEO of Datawire. Datawire supports several popular open source tools for Kubernetes, including Telepresence (a local development on Kubernetes) and the Ambassador API Gateway. Richard is a veteran of multiple technology startups including Duo Security, Rapid7, and Red Hat. He is a recognized Kubernetes and microservices expert and has spoken at numerous conferences including ApacheCon, the Microservices Practitioner Summit, and O’Reilly Velocity. He holds both a BS and MEng in computer science from MIT.
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