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Tuesday, November 10 • 11:20am - 11:40am
From Zero to EKS with Terraform and Kleat

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Traditionally, bootstrapping Amazon EKS and Spinnaker has a reputation for being complex and challenging. In a world where "cloud native" means that processes should be declarative and easily repeatable, that sort of reputation tends to go against the grain. However, today's modern open-source tooling has matured dramatically over the last few years, and alongside that tooling we ask a simple question: "Who says it has to be difficult?" In this talk, we'll explore what it takes to build a fully-automated declarative pipeline for bootstrapping Amazon EKS and Spinnaker that uses only open-source tools. From Spinnaker's new Kubernetes-native deployment tool, Kleat, to Terraform and Weaveworks Flux, we'll break down each individual tool, where it best fits, and how they interoperate. We'll also explore "the power of opinionation," and showcase how customizing these pipelines to your organization can maximize the efficiency you get from AWS while minimizing your operational burden. The end result will be a single-command pipeline that takes a (mostly) empty AWS account and turns it into a production-ready playground with Kubernetes and Spinnaker at the ready!

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Rob Hilton

Principal Solutions Architect, AWS
Rob is a seasoned technologist and cloud evangelist with nearly 20 years of experience in a wide array of software and datacenter ecosystems. He is an open-source crusader and long-time Kubernaut, and his day-job at AWS sees him partnering with massively scaled cloud-native organizations... Read More →
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Nima Kaviani

Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Nima Kaviani is a Principal Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services. He is a long time open source contributor to projects like Spinnaker, Knative, and Cloud Foundry with a primary focus on helping large scale enterprises operate their cloud technologies flawlessly. Nima's main... Read More →

Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:20am - 11:40am PST