The State Of FaaS and Serverless on Kubernetes
Lightning Talk: The State Of FaaS on Kubernetes – Michael Hausenblas, Red Hat (Beginner Skill Level)
FaaS (Function-as-a-Service) or serverless as some call it is a promising compute paradigm suitable for event-driven scenarios. In this session we review the current open source offerings for FaaS on Kubernetes (Apache Open Whisk, kubeless, OpenFaaS, etc.) and address pros/cons both on an architectural level as well as from a UX point of view. We will also discuss the topic FaaS vs. containers from a developers as well as an operators perspective.
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Michael is a Developer Advocate for Go, Kubernetes, and OpenShift at Red Hat where he helps appops to build and operate distributed services. His background is in large-scale data processing and container orchestration and he’s experienced in advocacy and standardization at W3C and IETF. Before Red Hat, Michael worked at Mesosphere, MapR and in two research institutions in Ireland and Austria. He contributes to open source software (mainly using Go), speaks at conferences and user groups, blogs, and hangs out on Twitter too much.