Seattle, WA
December 10–13, 2018
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Tuesday, December 11 • 2:35pm - 3:10pm
The Evolution of the AppDirect Kubernetes Network Infrastructure - Pierre Lacerte & Alex Gervais, AppDirect

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In this talk, we’ll discuss the joys and pain the drove the evolution of the AppDirect ingress architecture, from NodePorts, to HAProxy/Consul, and ultimately to the open source Ambassador API Gateway. At AppDirect, we run 12 Kubernetes clusters, handling thousands of requests/minute, and we rely on our gateway to provide key cross-cutting concerns like authentication, rate limiting and observability. Join us to learn about how both development and ops teams use Ambassador, and how this acts as a control plane to the underlying Envoy data plane, which, for example, allows us to specify routing and rate limiting via Kubernetes annotations. We’ll also talk about our ingress roadmap and the planned future for the API Gateway as AppDirect scales.

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Alex Gervais

Staff Software Developer, AppDirect
Outdoorsy, data-driven, eternal student, not so geeky creative entrepreneur and traveler. Alexandre is a curious, introverted and humble character. Working by day as a Staff Software Developer at AppDirect he has many years of savoir-faire building full-stack systems from cloud infrastructures... Read More →
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Pierre Lacerte

Director Engineering, AppDirect
Pierre is a Director of Software Development at AppDirect and currently leads the Platform and Data & Analytics teams. After receiving a B.Ing Computer Engineering from Université de Sherbrooke, he worked as a full stack engineer at Morgan Stanley for 5 years. In 2014, he joined... Read More →

Tuesday December 11, 2018 2:35pm - 3:10pm
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