From Containers to Kubernetes Operators

“Containers are the new ZIP format for distributing software” is an apt description of today’s development world. However, it’s not always that simple, and this talk sheds light on the evolution of Elastic’s container strategy over time.

  • Docker images: A new sales model.
  • Docker Compose: Local demos and a little more.
  • Helmet Chart: The way from demo to productivity.
  • Kubernetes Operator: Full control with upgrades, scaling,…

In addition to the strategy, specific technical details and hurdles that have arisen during the development will also be discussed. Or why the future will be (for now) a combination of helmet chart and operator.

Philipp lives to demonstrate interesting technology. After more than ten years as a web, infrastructure and database engineer, Philipp now works as an advocate for developers at Elastic – the company behind the open source Elastic Stack, consisting of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash. Based in Vienna, Austria, he is constantly on the move in Europe and beyond to talk and discuss open source software, search, databases, infrastructure and security.