May 2-4, 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
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Friday, May 4 • 16:25 - 17:00
Building a Kubernetes on Bare-Metal Cluster to Serve Wikipedia - Alexandros Kosiaris & Giuseppe Lavagetto, Wikimedia Foundation (Advanced Skill Level) (Slides Attached)

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Starting about a year ago, the Technical Operations team of the Wikimedia Foundation (aka WMF), the organization that runs wikipedia, decided to embark on a journey pushing for streamlined service/microservice delivery. The project is still ongoing. During the build-out of the kubernetes clusters that are going to power the services responsible for Wikipedia, there were a number of interesting decisions that had to be takenr regarding the networking implementation, the routing of external traffic, the chosen bootstrap method for the clusters and the building methodology for containers and last but not least the transition plan from the old style services to the kubernetes style services. This talk is about sharing these implementation decisions with a wider public

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Alexandros Kosiaris

Senior SRE, Wikimedia Foundation
A Linux sysadmin, turned FreeBSD sysadmin, turned Linux sysadmin, turned systems engineer (somewhere along that path there’s a Devops hat as well), Alexandros has been in the space since 1999, starting as a hobbyist, then a professional. Currently working with the Wikimedia Foundation... Read More →
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Giuseppe Lavagetto

Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Wikimedia Foundation
I am a Site Reliability Engineer for your favourite free encycolopedia. I love to model and improve large, distributed systems, and to abstract complexity away from the individual developers, and my work from the individual hardware parts it relies on. Kubernetes seems like the natural... Read More →

Friday May 4, 2018 16:25 - 17:00