Lee Calcote

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Load-Balancing in the Cloud using NGINX & Kubernetes

Date: This event took place live on March 16 2017

Presented by: Lee Calcote

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Modern day applications bring modern day infrastructure requirements. Whether you bring your own or you use your cloud provider's managed load-balancing services, even moderately sophisticated applications are likely to find their needs underserved. Common needs include:

  • SSL termination
  • Websocket support
  • Dynamic reconfiguration
  • Geo-distributed load balancing
  • Facilitation of different deployment strategies

In this webcast, we'll examine the load-balancing capabilities of different public clouds and container platforms and walk through a case study involving a bloat-a-lith - an overstuffed monolithic application. We'll look at how it was broken into smaller, independent services and how capabilities of NGINX and Kubernetes came to its rescue.

About Lee Calcote, Sr. Director of Technology Strategy, SolarWinds

Lee Calcote is an innovative thought leader, passionate about developer platforms and management software for clouds, containers, infrastructure and applications. Advanced and emerging technologies have been a consistent focus through Calcote's tenure at SolarWinds, Seagate, Cisco and Pelco. An organizer of technology meetups and conferences, a writer, author, speaker, he is active in the tech community.