May 2-4, 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
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Friday, May 4 • 11:55 - 12:30
Are You Ready to Be Edgy? — Bringing Cloud-Native Applications to the Edge of the Network - Megan O'Keefe & Steve Louie, Cisco (Advanced Skill Level) (Slides Attached)

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More devices means more data, more applications, and more pressure on the cloud to transport, process, and store massive amounts of data. Edge computing aims to mitigate this network bottleneck by offloading intensive compute and storage to many "microdatacenters" at the edge of the network.

In this talk, Megan and Steve explore the state of edge computing and its benefits to users in the areas of lower latency, data privacy, and safety. They outline exciting use cases for edge, including machine learning, virtual/mixed reality, video, transportation, and natural disaster detection. Then, they discuss what makes an application "edge-ready," from storage and network requirements to multitenancy and security. Finally, they demonstrate, using a prototype edge management platform built on top of Kubernetes, the process of deploying an edge application to multiple microdatacenters at once.

Note: This demo and our team’s prototypes in Edge Computing are not part of any official Cisco products.

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Steve Louie

Software Engineer, Cisco
Steve Louie is a Software Engineer at Cisco responsible for developing distributed systems, focusing on bringing cloud-native methodologies to Cisco. Steve is a Kubernetes contributor, and wants to build a more elegant cloud. Steve holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from... Read More →
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Megan O'Keefe

Cloud Developer Programs Engineer, Google
Megan O'Keefe is a Developer Programs Engineer at Google Cloud Platform, where she focuses on building amazing developer experiences for Google Kubernetes Engine. Talk to her about Istio, Spinnaker, and Knative!

Friday May 4, 2018 11:55 - 12:30