Philipp Krenn

Country: Austria

Position: Developer Advocate

Organization: Elastic

From Containers to Kubernetes Operators

Philipp lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for over ten years, Philipp is now working as a developer advocate at Elastic — the company behind the open-source Elastic Stack consisting of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. Based in Vienna, Austria, he is constantly traveling Europe and beyond to speak and discuss open-source software, search, databases, infrastructure, and security.

Speech overview:

“Containers are the new ZIP format to distribute software” is a fitting description of today’s development world. However, it is not always that easy and this talk highlights the development of Elastic’s container strategy over time:

Docker images: A new distribution model.

Docker Compose: Local demos and a little more.

Helm Chart: Going from demo to production.

Kubernetes Operator: Full control with upgrades, scaling,…

Besides the strategy, we are also discussing specific technical details and hurdles that appeared during the development. Or why the future will be a combination of Helm Chart and Operator (for now).