Ray Summit

Lessons from the Kubernetes Adventure

Wednesday, June 23, 4:05PM UTC

Eric Brewer, VP Infrastructure & Google Fellow, Google | Professor, UC Berkeley

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After a brief review of Kubernetes, we examine some of the keys to success for a large-scale open-source platform, including making room for a wide range innovation by a wide range of players, eventually leading to the vibrant ecosystem we see today.


Eric Brewer

Eric Brewer

VP Infrastructure & Google Fellow, Google | Professor, UC Berkeley

Eric joined Google in 2011 and leads the company’s compute infrastructure design, including Google Cloud Platform. He focuses on all aspects of Internet-based systems including cloud computing, Kubernetes, and storage.
As a researcher, he has led projects on scalable servers, network infrastructure, IoT, and the CAP Theorem. He has also led work on technology for developing regions, with projects in India, the Philippines, and Kenya among others, and including communications, power, and health care.
In 1996, he co-founded Inktomi Corporation and helped lead it onto the NASDAQ 100. In 2000, working with President Clinton, Prof. Brewer helped to create USA.gov, the official portal of the Federal government.
Major awards include membership in the NAE and AAAS, the ACM Prize in Computing, and the ACM SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award.