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Wednesday, August 21 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Stop Calling Knative Serverless! - Doug Davis, IBM*

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By now most people are familiar with what it means to be a serverless platform, features such as scale-to-zero, auto-scaling and source-to-build. And Knative certainly does all of that. But, by calling Knative a Serverless platform are we implying that PaaS or CaaS apps shouldn't share some of these same characteristics? I don't think so - so let's stop this charade! In this talk we'll go over what Knative is, and how we really should look at it as a new way to deploy any app to Kubernetes - not just functions.

Developers should focus on writing code, not managing infrastructure. With Knative we take a huge step forward towards abstracting the complexities of Kubernetes w/o giving up the advanced features we all want.

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Doug Davis

PM Knative, IBM
Doug works in IBM's Hybrid Cloud division. He's been working on Cloud related technologies for many years and has worked on many of the most popular OSS projects, including OpenStack, CloudFoundry, Docker and Kubernetes. He's currently the OM for Knative, co-chairing the CNCF's Serverless... Read More →

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:25pm - 3:00pm
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