Agnostic and awesome” — 5 multi-cloud talks you don’t want to miss at ESCAPE/19

Last edited on October 4, 2019

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    Would you believe us if we told you the word “multi-cloud” was banned from one of the top 3 Big Cloud shows? We couldn’t believe it either. So we wanted to create a wholly different type of show where this concept would actually take main stage… and we have.

    ESCAPE/19 is a conference where next generation infrastructure will be explored at depth across both technical and business challenges we will all face in our multi-cloud futures. Where else could you hear about the ethics of the cloud or get a pragmatic viewpoint on where we stand as an industry on the technology required to make multi-cloud happen?

    Here are five talks we cannot wait to get on stage. If you want in on the conversation, use promo code WEB for 40% your ticket.

    1. The Ethical CloudCopy Icon

    Day 2 // Oct. 17, 2019 // 9:20am - 9:40am

    Rob Reid // Principal Engineer at Lush

    As the world's largest cloud service providers clamber to stay ahead of our unquenchable demand for Internet, we as consumers need to take a step back and appreciate the environmental and human costs of this unprecedented growth, along with the less obvious costs to our civil liberties.

    2. Your Multi-Cloud Visibility and Security Should Be Agnostic and Awesome…Copy Icon

    Day 2 // Oct. 17, 2019 // 3:20pm - 4:00pm

    Dan Papandrea // Field CTO at Sysdig

    HELP!! How do I understand what services are where on a multi-cloud deployment? How do I secure my applications across clouds based on the context I'm being provided in Kubernetes or my Cloud Provider (AWS, GKE, or Azure)? Dan Papandrea will walk through real world examples of deploying clusters and applications across clouds with realtime golden signal visibility, alerting, and lifecycle security for building, running, and post mortem security on mission critical applications across your clouds.

    3. [panel] Going Multi-Cloud For Realz: End User Stories From the Real World!Copy Icon

    Day 1 // Oct. 16, 2019 // 2:00pm - 2:40pm

    Moderator: Lisa-Marie Namphy // Dev Advocate & Community Architect at Portworx

    Panelists: Allan Naim // Google; Joseph Sandoval // Adobe; Eric Han // Portworx

    Multi-cloud is a long-term strategy for how enterprises source infrastructure that also informs a practical approach for running across disjoint, hybrid environments. Being able to move entire applications into any infrastructure requires both a mind shift in operations and new set of tooling. It can be hard for teams to decide how to approach multi-cloud workflows, and operationalize, and push their infrastructure providers as organizations move to a multi-cloud world. This panel brings together end user practitioners and infrastructure providers who have passionately built this multi-cloud world and will offer their perspective on:

    • How multi-cloud changes the development process

    • What gains can teams expect in the early days of multi-cloud (and how to achieve them)

    • What kinds of workloads are being moved

    • What are the best successes and worst horror stories

    4. Herding Cats - A CISO’s Perspective on Securing Multi-Cloud InfrastructureCopy Icon

    Day 1 // Oct. 16, 2019 // 4:20pm - 5:00pm

    Fritz Wetschnig // CISO & VP of Enterprise IT at Flex

    Several years ago most public cloud conversations were between enterprise leadership and architects with security being an afterthought. Today, security is very much part of the conversation however it’s become a game of catchup and things have gotten far more complicated. This session intends to get into the major issues facing security teams as they must retrofit and reimagine securing users and data from a multitude of SaaS, IaaS and legacy applications.

    5. The Evolution of Cloud AbstractionsCopy Icon

    Day 1 // Oct. 16, 2019 // 5:00pm - 5:40pm

    Cornelia Davis, VP of Technology at Pivotal

    Openstack was arguably the first attempt at standardizing an API for the cloud, and while initially showing signs of promise, the fact is that today utilization of the various cloud offerings almost ubiquitously occurs through proprietary APIs. But this makes leveraging multiple clouds very difficult, requiring unique tooling, scripts and even practices for each of the environments. And while Kubernetes is emerging as a standardized “dial-tone” that can be used to deploy and manage workloads across various clouds, how the infrastructure is abstracted FOR Kubernetes remains a work in progress. In this session we will have a look at a number of different approaches to infrastructure abstraction including Openstack, BOSH and cluster-api, highlighting the core tenets, and studying the pros and cons of each.

    Check out the full agenda here, and remember to use promo code WEB at checkout for 40% off your ticket.