SE-Radio Episode 319: Nicole Hubbard on Migrating from VMs to Kubernetes

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Edaena Salinas talks with Nicole Hubbard about migrating a VM infrastructure to Kubernetes. The discussion begins with an overview of the VM infrastructure at WP Engine. Next, they discussed the characteristics that indicated it was time to consider migrating to a container based infrastructure using Kubernetes. Containers are different than VMs. There are pros and cons that were explored throughout the discussion. As for the infrastructure, Nicole explained what Kubernetes is and why they chose to use it. The work involved planning and executing a migration of about 60,000 customers. Other topics discussed were cost benefits and scaling an infrastructure. Edaena and Nicole also talked about the challenges of running an application that has to be available worldwide. Topics include: kubernetes, vms, system architecture, data migration

Venue: KubeCon 2017 in Austin, Texas

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