Rafay at DevOpsCon 2023 in New York City¶
In late Sep 2023, we had the opportunity to speak, present and participate at DevOpsCon 2023 in New York City. In this blog, we will briefly describe what we presented at the conference and our observations about the event itself.
DevOpsCon is a global conference focused on CI/CD, Kubernetes Ecosystem, Agile & Lean Business. If you live outside the United States, you may want to attend one of their conferences in other cities such as Munich, Singapore, London and Berlin.
Our goals at this conference were very simple.
Educate the attendees about various approaches for secure access to Kubernetes clusters and their pros/cons.
Attend other sessions, meet practitioners and learn about their challenges and how they are solving these.
View the full conference schedule.
Secure developer and operator access to Kubernetes clusters is a big deal for organizations. Rafay has been a major innovator and contributor of innovative solutions to address this challenge.
Teams that ignore this issue or handle this poorly not only have to deal with major security and compliance issues, but also land up significantly impacting their application developer velocity.
Here is the title of our presentation and we also had a live demonstration to help the attendees understand how this worked behind the scenes.
Rafay's Zero Trust Access capability is seamlessly integrated and delivered as part of Rafay's Kubernetes Management offering. This is one of the most heavily used feature in the platform and one of the first features that our customers configure and use.
The event organizers will provide a live stream of my presentation and live demo. This should be available to everyone very soon.
We also had the opportunity to meet and speak with many of the attendees who were at the conference. Most of the attendees were from the greater NY metro area and some were from Boston and the DC area. There were three common themes that bubbled up constantly.
Kubernetes - Part of a larger infrastructure¶
Most had Kubernetes resident applications leveraging managed services (e.g. RDS managed database etc.) in cloud providers. They said they were struggling with creation and ongoing management of these complex environments.
Acute need for developer self-service¶
Developers seem to be struggling with lack of self service for test beds and other environments. This said this was impacting their development velocity.
Everyone seems to be talking about it. But, they are also struggling to get started and seem to be unsure where to apply it first in their applications. Most were of the opinion that the first and logical use case would that of a co-pilot.
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