I hope you can join SUSE on October 9-11 at the Cloud Foundry Summit and Unconference in Basel, Switzerland where we’ll demonstrate our latest work on integrating Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes. You may know that SUSE Cloud Application Platform, our modern application delivery solution, is already containerized and already runs inside Kubernetes, but we’ll have even more to announce and demonstrate at the Summit! It’s also an ideal opportunity for you to meet our product engineers and technical experts, ask them questions, and discuss your challenges. There is still time to register if you haven’t already done so (use code CFEU18SUSE20 for a 20% discount).
I’m personally really looking forward to the event! This will be my first Cloud Foundry Summit as a SUSE representative, but I’ve been to many of them in the past. I always enjoy catching up with colleagues in the community!
Here is what SUSE will be up to at the Summit:
Tuesday, October 9
Oct 9, 10:00am – 4:oopm (Darwin Room)
In this hands-on workshop presented by our partners at EngineerBetter and Troy Topnik (Product Manager for SUSE Cloud Application Platform), you’ll learn how to achieve common CF tasks in Kubernetes and how Kubernetes differs and overlaps with BOSH and Cloud Foundry. To demonstrate the future inter-operability of Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes, the course will culminate in students combining earlier learnings to deploy SUSE’s Cloud Foundry distribution on top of Kubernetes. Let me know if you need help registering or could use a discount.
Daniel Jones of EngineerBetter wrote an informative blog post explaining more about this workshop.
Oct 9, 6:25pm (Boston Room)
Lightning talk by Jeff Hobbs (Director of Engineering for SUSE Cloud Application Platform) where he’ll talk about why Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry complement each other and how you can achieve more easier using them together.
Wednesday, October 10
Oct 10, 11:35am – 12:o5pm (Runners Circle, The Foundry)
Sit down and have a discussion and/or coffee with Vlad Iovanov (Senior Engineer for SUSE Cloud Application Platform and Project Lead for the CF Containerization project). Learn more about CF Containerization and how you can contribute to the project.
Oct 10, 12:15pm – 12:45pm (Delhi Room)
Learn more about Stratos, the open source Cloud Foundry UI project, with Richard Cox (Software Engineer at SUSE) and Neil MacDougall (Senior Technical Development Manager at SUSE and Project Lead for Stratos). Stratos was introduced to the community at last year’s Cloud Foundry Summit EU and has progressed rapidly, with a recent release of version 2. Richard and Neil will demonstrate the latest capabilities, discuss what’s in store for the year ahead, and how they’re working to grow the community.
Oct 10, 3:10pm – 3:40pm (San Francisco Room)
Sandy Cash (Senior SW Engineer and Cloud Architect at IBM) and Troy Topnik (Product Manager for SUSE Cloud Application Platform) discuss the advantages, challenges, and solutions of creating a commercial Cloud Foundry distribution for Kubernetes. Hear their real world experience deploying, upgrading, scaling, and staying in sync with upstream code.
Oct 10, 3:50pm – 4:20pm (San Francisco Room)
In a sequel to a panel discussion at Cloud Foundry Summit Boston called Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes – Will it Blend?, will discuss the progress that has been made since Boston on integrating Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes more tightly. Swarna Podila (Sr. Director, Community at Cloud Foundry Foundation) will moderate the panel featuring Jeff Hobbs (Director of Engineering for SUSE Cloud Application Platform) and senior representatives from Google, IBM, Microsoft, Pivotal, and SAP.
Oct 10, 4:50pm – 5:20pm (Delhi Room)
Join Jeff Hobbs (Director of Engineering for SUSE Cloud Application Platform) and Vlad Iovanov (Senior Engineer for SUSE Cloud Application Platform and Project Lead for the CF Containerization project) as they discuss architectural considerations of containerizing Cloud Foundry and present data showing how Cloud Foundry in Kubernetes compares in operation to a BOSH OpenStack VM installation.
Oct 10, 5:30pm – 6:o0pm (Coaches Corner, The Foundry)
Sit down and have a discussion with Neil MacDougall (Senior Technical Development Manager at SUSE and Project Lead for Stratos). Neil would love to answer all of your Stratos questions and discuss how you can get involved in the project.
Thursday, October 11
Oct 11, 12:55pm – 1:15pm (Demo Theater, Level 2)
Troy Topnik (Product Manager for SUSE Cloud Application Platform and one of the top 10 opera singers in cloud computing) will demonstrate the latest release that brings together Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, and the Stratos UI into a seamless experience ready for the enterprise. Hang around afterward and ask Troy as many questions about the platform as possible as well!
Oct 11, 2:10pm – 2:15pm (Singapore Room)
In somewhat of a sequel to his Tuesday evening talk (Three Reasons to use Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry Together), Jeff Hobbs (Director of Engineering for SUSE Cloud Application Platform and legendary Vancouver-area foodie) will leave most of the why behind and discuss how SUSE has fused Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes together and how we plan to expand on that in the future.