November 8th & 9th, 2024
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State: It's What's Happening

SeaGL 2016

What happened to the stateful containers?

In the rush to move everything to stateless microservices, many implementors have ignored the reality that not everything can be stateless, and not everyone wants to rely on AWS for their data storage. Fortunately, there are answers, and we’ll explore how to handle state in a containerized stack, including:

  • The types of state
  • Distributed configuration stores
  • Databases, containers, and HA
  • Orchestration and state
  • Secrets and configurations

Examples for this talk will draw heavily on Kubernetes, but the ideas should be transferrable to other systems. Audience members should be generally familiar with containers and microservices, but need not be technically proficient.


Josh Berkus

Josh Berkus, Red Hat Project Atomic

Josh Berkus works on Project Atomic at Red Hat, where he is All About The Containers. Previously, he worked on PostgreSQL, and was All About The Databases. Someday he’ll bring these two things together! Josh lives in Portland with a wife, an opinionated cat, and way too much books and pottery.