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Kubernetes Community Days (KCD) Zurich 2024 Recap

13. Jun 2024

It’s a wrap! The Kubernetes Community Days (KCD) in Zurich 2024 have come to a close.

The KCD Zurich brought together a diverse group of around 250 experts to experience the power of community. Participants gathered to learn, network, and share knowledge on various aspects of Cloud Native technologies.

KCD Zurich 2024

The event was packed with engaging and insightful talks about Kubernetes, once again showcasing the vibrancy and dedication of our community at the Google CH EURF HQ in Zurich.

Aarno Aukia, Founder and Partner at VSHN, also held a talk about the topic:

Empowering Developers: Building an Application Catalogue with Crossplane

The session was aimed to help discover how platform engineering innovations are revolutionizing internal developer platforms and to explore how Crossplane enables seamless application catalog construction, empowering teams to streamline development workflows and accelerate innovation.

VSHN AppCat

If you want to learn more about VSHN AppCat or see Crossplane in action and its impact on internal developer platforms and platform engineering, contacts us.

VSHN supported KCD Zurich as Gold Sponsor

As Gold Sponsors, VSHN, together with Red Hat and GitLab, and alongside Google Cloud and Isovalent, supported this remarkable event. We enjoyed fascinating discussions, reconnected with familiar faces, met many new ones, and felt immense pride in being part of such an outstanding community.

And of course, we also had a lot of fun along the way! 🙂

One of the highlights was our prize draw. Congratulations to Daniel on winning the Lego DeLorean – enjoy your prize! 🙂

A heartfelt thanks to the KCD Zurich organizers and all participants for making this day truly spectacular.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

PS: Join our next CNC meetup on August 22, 2024 in Zurich at the Puzzle & Isovalent offices.

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VSHN is Gold sponsor at Kubernetes Community Days Zurich on June 13 2024

6. Jun 2024

We are thrilled to announce that VSHN will be participating in the upcoming Kubernetes Community Days (KCD) in Zurich as Gold sponsor next week!

This is an event we have been eagerly looking forward to, and we are proud to be a sponsor of this significant gathering of the Swiss Kubernetes community.

With over 90 people on the waiting list and a remarkable 110 talk submissions for KCD Zürich, KCD Zürich Rejects was born as a pre-event which happened on June 5, 2024, to give more community members the opportunity to share their insights and connect. The top 6 speakers who didn’t make the cut for the main event were invited to talk at Rejects. VSHN also supported the KCD Rejects (and KuberTENes 10th Anniversary) as a Platinum Sponsor.

Now we can´t wait for the main KCD event to take place next week. Here’s why we are so excited and what you can expect from this fantastic event.

What is Kubernetes Community Days?

Kubernetes Community Days are community-organized events that gather Kubernetes enthusiasts, developers, and experts from around the globe. These events are designed to foster collaboration, share knowledge, and promote the growth and development of Kubernetes and its ecosystem. They feature a variety of sessions including keynotes, technical talks, workshops, and networking opportunities.

KCD Zurich is set to be a remarkable occasion, bringing together a diverse group of people who are passionate about Kubernetes. Attendees will have the chance to learn from industry leaders, contribute to discussions, and gain insights into the latest trends and best practices in Kubernetes development and operations.

Learn more on: Kubernetes Community Days Zürich

See you next week!

Why We Are Sponsoring KCD Zurich

As a company deeply invested in the Kubernetes ecosystem, we understand the importance of community and collaboration in driving innovation.

VSHN is for example also proud organizer of the Cloud Native Computing Switzerland Meetup with now more than 2´500 members. Join our next CNC meetup on August 22, 2024 in Zurich at the Puzzle & Isovalent offices.

Sponsoring KCD Zurich is our way of giving back to the community that has been instrumental in our journey. Here are a few reasons why we are so excited to be part of this event:

1. Supporting the Community

By sponsoring KCD Zurich, we are supporting the vibrant and dynamic Kubernetes community. We believe that events like these are crucial for the continuous improvement and adoption of Kubernetes, and we are proud to contribute to this effort.

2. Knowledge Sharing

KCD Zurich provides an excellent platform for sharing knowledge and experiences. We are excited to engage with other Kubernetes enthusiasts, learn from their experiences, and share our insights. This mutual exchange of ideas is invaluable for personal and professional growth.

3. Networking Opportunities

The event offers a unique opportunity to network with industry peers, thought leaders, and potential partners. We are looking forward to connecting with like-minded individuals and organizations, fostering relationships that can lead to future collaborations.

4. Staying Ahead of the Curve

Kubernetes is a rapidly evolving technology, and staying updated with the latest advancements is essential. By participating in KCD Zurich, we aim to stay ahead of the curve and ensure that our solutions remain cutting-edge and relevant.

What to Expect at KCD Zurich

KCD Zurich promises to be an action-packed event with a variety of sessions catering to different interests and expertise levels. Here are some highlights:

  • Keynote Speeches: Inspiring talks from industry leaders and Kubernetes experts.
  • Technical Sessions: Deep dives into specific topics, including new features, best practices, and real-world case studies.
  • Workshops: Hands-on sessions that provide practical experience with Kubernetes tools and techniques.
  • Networking Events: Opportunities to meet and connect with other attendees, share experiences, and build relationships.

We are incredibly excited to be part of Kubernetes Community Days Zurich and can’t wait to contribute to this amazing community.

Join Us!

We invite you to join us at KCD Zurich next week. Whether you are a seasoned Kubernetes professional or just starting your journey, there is something for everyone at this event. Visit our booth to learn more about VSHN´s solutions, meet our team, and discover how we can help you leverage the power of Kubernetes.

Stay tuned for more updates and follow VSHN on Social Media for live coverage from the event. We look forward to seeing you in Zurich!

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Discover the Future of Cloud Native Computing with VSHN at KubeCon Paris

29. Feb 2024

Next month, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Paris 2024 will serve as a focal point for Cloud Native professionals, enthusiasts, and pioneers from all over Europe. We are excited to be a part of this great event, and we’re poised to make a significant impact through a series of engaging contributions.

The Cloud Native Dance: MLOps on Kubernetes

At the heart of VSHN’s participation is a presentation by our CMO, Annie Talvasto, titled „KubeDDR! A Dance of Predictive Scoring with MLOps, Step by Step“. Scheduled for Friday at 14:00, and presented together with Leigh Capili from Broadcom, this talk will mark the point where dance floors meet cutting-edge technology. Attendees will learn how AI-driven image recognition works, how to forecast dance scores, and how Kubernetes seamlessly orchestrates ML model deployments. Annie will offer invaluable perspectives for anyone vested in the future of MLOps and cloud infrastructure.

K8up: Our Kubernetes-Native Backup Solution

Our KubeCon adventure continues at our kiosk, where we will showcase K8up, our pioneering backup solution for Kubernetes, now part of the larger CNCF technology landscape. As an official CNCF project, K8up addresses the critical need for reliable, scalable backup solutions in a Kubernetes environment. This is a must-visit for attendees seeking to enhance their infrastructure’s resilience and efficiency.

The KubeTrain Journey: An Unforgettable Experience

Adding a unique twist to their journey, VSHNeers will be traveling to the conference aboard the KubeTrain, departing on the 18th of March from Zürich Hauptbahnhof at 13:34, calling at Basel, Mulhouse, and Dijon, finally arriving to Paris Gare de Lyon at 17:38.

That same evening, starting at 19:00, we will be sponsoring the exclusive KubeTrain Party at the Fitzroy Restaurant. This event promises to be another highlight of the conference! You’ll have unique networking opportunities, following our commitment to fostering community engagement. To join the festivities, the community is invited to use the voucher code INVITEDBYVSHN, securing a chance to network, learn, and celebrate with fellow DevOps enthusiasts.

Sponsoring Collaboration and Innovation

Our dedication to the DevOps community extends further through their participation to key networking events at KubeCon. We will attend the Isovalent Hive Mind Mingle on Tuesday 19th, and the following day we’ll be sponsoring the Swiss Apéro. Join us at those events to foster collaboration, share insights, and celebrate the vibrant Swiss community surrounding Kubernetes and Cloud Native technologies.

Join Us in Shaping the Future

KubeCon Paris is more than just a conference; it’s a meeting of ideas, innovation, and community. VSHNeers invite you to join them in this exciting journey. Whether you’re drawn by the insights of Annie, intrigued by the capabilities of K8up, or looking to engage with the community aboard the KubeTrain or through the sponsored events, there’s something for everyone.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with us VSHNeers! Visit the K8up booth, discover how we can support your Kubernetes and DevOps business, and engage with a team that’s at the forefront of shaping the future of cloud computing. Together, let’s explore the endless possibilities that Kubernetes and Cloud Native technologies have to offer.

See you in Paris!

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Annie Talvasto ist Marketing und Public Relations Lead bei VSHN.

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Watch the Recording of „How to Keep Container Operations Steady and Cost-Effective in 2024“

1. Feb 2024

Yesterday took place the „How to Keep Container Operations Steady and Cost-Effective in 2024“ event on LinkedIn Live, and for those who couldn’t attend live, you can watch the recording here.

In a rapidly evolving tech landscape, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. This event that will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate container operations effectively while keeping costs in check.

In this session, we’ll explore best practices, industry insights, and practical tips to ensure your containerized applications run smoothly without breaking the bank.

We will cover:

  • Current Trends: Discover the latest trends shaping container operations in 2024.
  • Operational Stability: Learn strategies to keep your containerized applications running seamlessly.
  • Cost-Effective Practices: Explore tips to optimize costs without compromising performance.
  • Industry Insights: Gain valuable insights from real-world experiences and success stories.

Schedule:

17:30 – 17:35 – Welcome and Opening Remarks
17:35 – 17:50 – Navigating the Container Landscape: 2024 Trends & Insights
17:50 – 17:55 – VSHN’s Impact: A Spotlight on Our Market Presence
17:55 – 18:10 – Guide to Ensuring Steady Operations in Containerized Environments
18:10 – 18:25 – Optimizing Costs without Compromising Performance: A Practical Guide
18:25 – 18:30 -Taking Action: Implementing Best Practices for Container Operations
18:30 -> Q&A

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to set a solid foundation for your containerized applications in 2024.

Adrian Kosmaczewski

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How to Keep Container Operations Steady and Cost-Effective in 2024

19. Dez 2023

In a rapidly evolving tech landscape, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. Join us for an event that will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate container operations effectively while keeping costs in check.

In this session, we’ll explore best practices, industry insights, and practical tips to ensure your containerized applications run smoothly without breaking the bank.

We will cover:

  • Current Trends: Discover the latest trends shaping container operations in 2024.
  • Operational Stability: Learn strategies to keep your containerized applications running seamlessly.
  • Cost-Effective Practices: Explore tips to optimize costs without compromising performance.
  • Industry Insights: Gain valuable insights from real-world experiences and success stories.

The event will also include a beer tasting, and an apéro. So don’t miss out on this opportunity to set a solid foundation for your containerized applications in 2024. Get your spot today!

Date: January 31st, 2024
Time: Talks 17:30-18:30 CET / Apéro 18:30-20:00 CET
Location: VSHN Tower, Neugasse 6, 8005 Zürich
Registration: click here to register!

Adrian Kosmaczewski

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VSHN at KubeCon Europe 2023!

12. Apr 2023

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023 is next week! And no less than 8 VSHNeers (around 15% of our company!) are going to attend the event in Amsterdam this year.

The complete list of VSHNeers attending KubeCon includes: Annie Talvasto, Elia Ponzio, Erik Harder, Liene Luksika, Robin Scherrer, Sebastian Widmer, Stephan Feurer, and myself, Tobias Brunner.

Not only are we impatient to learn about the latest Cloud Native technologies, we’re thrilled to be a part of the Project Pavilion where we’ll be talking about K8up, our beloved Kubernetes and OpenShift backup operator. Come join us at kiosk number K25 to learn how to use K8up to preserve your data in a convenient and secure way.

We can’t wait to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon next week and please, if you see the VSHN logo on our t-shirts, don’t hesitate to come and say hi! We’d love to meet you.

Tobias Brunner

Tobias Brunner arbeitet seit über 20 Jahren in der Informatik und seit bald 15 Jahren im Internet Umfeld. Neue Technologien wollen ausprobiert und darüber berichtet werden.

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APPUiO Cloud Event

Upcoming Event: Increase your Productivity with APPUiO Cloud, AppCat, and Exoscale

14. Mrz 2023

As if creating applications weren’t complex enough, developers often require much more than just their code to create feature-rich systems for their users: things like databases, message queues, storage buckets, and more. For that reason, we at VSHN created the Application Catalog or AppCat, allowing developers to provision such services from the comfort of their preferred file editor.

In particular, AppCat is an integral part of APPUiO Cloud, and is tightly integrated with Exoscale DBaaS in our CH-GVA-2 region.

This allows developers to provision PostgreSQL, MySQL, Apache Kafka, OpenSearch, or Redis instances in minutes, with the same tooling and the same technology, and with the legendary reliability and quality of Exoscale.

Would you like to learn more about the synergy between APPUiO Cloud and Exoscale DBaaS? Then join us on Thursday, March 30th, in a free event to learn more about AppCat and DBaaS, and how developers can access Exoscale services from within their APPUiO Cloud projects quickly and efficiently.

And even better, a networking „apéro“ will follow the event!

Agenda

  1. “How to make your life easy with Databases using DBaaS on Exoscale” by Gernot Horak (Exoscale)
    • Gernot can draw on 15+ years in IT Operation and 5 years’ experience as Cloud Solution Architect. He is specialized in IT-Infrastructure and Automation. His goal is to use his knowledge to assist and support customers with technical questions to skyrocket their cloud business.
  2. Demo: “Provisioning databases with VSHN AppCat and Exoscale DBaaS on APPUiO Cloud” by Adrian Kosmaczewski (Developer Relations, VSHN)

Where and When?

This event will take place on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 from 16:00 to 18:00 CEST, at our beautiful VSHNtower, Neugasse 6, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland, just a 10-minute walk from Zürich Hauptbahnhof.

Sign up now:

Just fill this form and see you at the VSHNtower:

Adrian Kosmaczewski

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Join us at the eBPF Summit Watch Party!

19. Aug 2022

Join us at the Isovalent office for in-person talks and watching the eBPF Summit livestream!

eBPF is one of the most talked about technologies in our industry – enabling a new generation of networking, observability and security tools. eBPF Summit is for users and potential users of this groundbreaking technology, who want a better understanding of what it is, how it works, and the real world problems it solves.

We will kick off the event with in person talks from Liz Rice. Following that, we will have beer and pizza for networking while we tune into eBPF Summit Day 1. Join us for networking and learning about end users putting eBPF into production and cutting edge new projects.

16:00 – Doors Open
16.30 – Tobias Brunner (VSHN) – Cilium on APPUiO Cloud – a Multi-Tenant OpenShift Cluster
16.50 – Liz Rice (Isovalent) – TBD
17:30 – Start of eBPF Summit Watch Party (come and go as you please)
17.30 – Open end – networking, beer & pizza (outside on the terrace and inside in our living room)

When?

Wednesday, Sep 28, from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CEST)

Where?

Isovalent & Puzzle ITC
Hönggerstrasse 65
8037 Zurich

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Hackathon for Accessible Technologies 2022

23. Jun 2022

The Swiss Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBV), in collaboration with Red Hat, VSHN, and Tech Data, launched a hackathon for blind, visually impaired, and sighted people. Over 30 programmers and IT professionals met for two days in June 2022 at the Sheraton Hotel in Zurich. They worked on valuable solutions to supporting blind and visually impaired people’s everyday lives.

Luciano Butera, Head of the Technology and Innovation Department at SBV, and Dominik Wotruba, Head of TechSales Switzerland at Red Hat, welcomed the over 30 blind, visually impaired, and sighted technology professionals. Together, they developed new solutions that make everyday life easier for blind and visually impaired people. Five project ideas submitted in advance made it into the final selection: applications for recognizing the expiration date on food, obstacles on the street, arranging tandems for activities, reading out menus in restaurants, and querying the status of elevators and escalators in the train station, including indoor routing.

The participants from Red Hat, SBV, customers, and partners split into five projects. „Small communities developed around the ideas–quite similar to open source projects,“ Dominik Wotruba notes. And he adds: „Everyone was able to contribute their skills and thus contribute to the projects‘ success.“

The teams got a functional prototype up and running in only two days. On the technical side, VSHN provided each group with DevOps support and an APPUiO Cloud hosting platform based on Red Hat OpenShift. At the same time, Tech Data offered its AI solution Tech Lab. Red Hat programmers also prepared programming skeletons: basic framework templates for developing the solutions to make it easier for the participants to start the projects, followed by busy brainstorming and coding. „The work was completely focused–and practically non-stop. You could tell: people had a mission,“ says Luciano Butera.

At the end of the hackathon, the teams had to present their solution to the jury of four: in addition to Luciano Butera and Dominik Wotruba, Jonas Janz, solution architect at Red Hat, and René Jaun, editor at the publishing house Netzmedien, were responsible for assessing the projects.

The jury was particularly enthusiastic about and awarded the winning „MENUista“ project by Selamet Aydogdu, Dominique Hofstetter, Lars Jenzer, Alexey Loubyansky, and Erik Jan de Wit. They developed a smartphone app that displays and reads aloud the menu of nearby restaurants, making it easier for blind and visually impaired people to find a suitable restaurant nearby and be less dependent on sighted companions.

Luciano Butera and the jury praised the solution’s benefits, the project’s progress, and the presentation. „The app is easy to use and does what it is supposed to. As far as the team was able to develop the solution at the hackathon, it brings the users the greatest benefit on balance,“ says the co-initiator of the hackathon. He agreed that automatically collating menu cards from nearby restaurants is helpful. „The winning project is an excellent demonstration that software for blind and visually impaired people can also be practical for sighted people,“ comments Luciano Butera.

The feedback after the hackathon was overwhelmingly positive. Aarno Aukia, Co-Founder of the sponsor VSHN, was on hand to advise the teams at the hackathon. He praised the successful integration of all participants: „When finding their way around the event location, the blind and visually impaired participants were happy to receive support. But as soon as everyone sat down at the laptop and started working, there was no difference.“

Christopher Schmidt from Red Hat partner InnoQ and a participant at the event particularly praised the „open, friendly atmosphere“ on site. „Also, the opportunity to hear directly from the people concerned about their daily challenges and to work out solutions was one of the highlights of the two days,“ is his summary. Dominik Wotruba has a similar view: „For the teams, the task was to develop solutions tailored to the users‘ needs. Therefore, responding to the input of the blind and visually impaired participants was central. From that point of view, the hackathon was a prime example of customer-centric work.“ 

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Innovative Open Source Software des Bundesarchivs – Patrick Mathers

29. Sep 2021

Im vergangenen August sprach Patrick Mathers, Gründer und Verwaltungsrat der VSHN AG, an der IT-Beschaffungskonferenz 2021 in Bern über das Thema DevOps und unsere Mitarbeit im Projekt LINDAS, der Linked Data Plattform des Schweizerischen Bundesarchivs.

LINDAS ist die Linked Data Platform des Schweizerischen Bundesarchivs, welche zur Veröffentlichung von Open Data verwendet wird. Linked Data ist eine Technologie, mit deren Hilfe Daten leicht miteinander in Beziehung gebracht werden können. Hierfür werden hunderte Millionen von Datensätze aus unterschiedlichsten Themenbereichen und Quellen verwendet, aktuell z.B. vom Bund, SBB, Kantonen und Gemeinden. Die innovative Triplestore-Datenbank wird mittels Open Source Software verwaltet und betrieben. Dabei werden die neuesten Cloud-Technologien wie Docker, Kubernetes, Operatoren, Prometheus, etc. verwendet. Der verwendete Technologie-Stack wie auch die LINDAS Plattform wird vorgestellt. In der Präsentation wird auf die Herausforderungen beim Verschmelzen der Kultur von DevOps mit den Stärken des HERMES Frameworks eingegangen. Diese Erfahrungen verdeutlichen wie andere Regierungsstellen unter Zuhilfenahme von HERMES und dessen Stärken wie Plan- und Steuerbarkeit von Software-Betriebsmodellen wie DevOps profitieren können. Des Weiteren werden die getätigten Schritte von der Beschaffung über die Arbeiten am Projekt bis hin zum Betrieb aufgezeigt.

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Patrick ist Gründer und Verwaltungsrat von VSHN.

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Looking back on VSHN HackDay #1

30. Jun 2021

On June 24 and 25 2021, the first VSHN internal HackDay took place and it was a huge success.

The event was open to all VSHNeers who were interested to break out of the daily business and work on cool and fun stuff.

Organisation & execution of the HackDay

We decided that topics should be split into work groups consisting of 1-2 people. The topics were collected beforehand in our forum and VSHNeers could either join a topic or bring in their own ideas.

We agreed on having this HackDay remote (which might change for the next edition) via Mibo which was also a lot of fun.

After a quick kick-off meeting in Mibo on the first day, the groups organized themselves and started to work on their topics. All attendees got a lunch voucher to order food and to have at least lunch together remotely.

At 5.00pm on the first day, we met again on Mibo to have an Apéro (which was also delivered to our doorsteps via bierliebe.ch) and to discuss the findings of the first day.

The next morning, the groups met again and continued their work. After another nice lunch break, we met all again in Mibo at 4.00pm for the presentations. Every group had 5mins to present their work, which was also a lot of fun because even in the virtual world, some VSHNeers had problems with the beamer and their presentations. 🙂

Topics & groups

We had an awesome choice of interesting topics ranging from evaluating a new recruiting and HR tool (for the not-so technical VSHNeers), managing GitHub Orgs with code, Commodore component hub and ModuleSync.

Here’s the topics overview:

New Recruiting Tool & Research “Human Resources” Tools
Commodore Component Hub
Experiment with OAM and KubeVela
Credit card payment for VSHN services
VSHN Reservationtool for shared desks
create offers in Hubspot
Container Image Cache
ModuleSync
Publish Commodore to PyPI
Manage GitHub Orgs with Code
Simple http/tcp/udp endpoint and uptime monitoring

Choosing the winner

After each group presented their outcome of the work done during the HackDay, we had to choose a winner. Everyone had one vote and we voted via Mentimeter which was a lot of fun as we had a draw after the first voting round and had to vote again for the remaining 3 ideas.

The winner team „VSHN Reservationtool for shared desks“ received a prize of CHF 250.00 per person to spend in Swibeco (our employee benefits program) and of course received a lot of glory and honor 🎉.

We are all looking forward to our next VSHN HackDay!

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Tobias Brunner spricht auf dem Crossplane Community Day Europe

24. Mrz 2021

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Tobias Brunner, Gründer und Co-CEO von VSHN, auf dem Crossplane Community Day Europe am 4. Mai 2021 einen Lightning Talk mit dem Titel „Self-Service Provisioning with the Crossplane Service Broker“ halten wird.

Crossplane ist ein CNCF-Projekt, das die Kubernetes-API erweitert, um Infrastruktur von verschiedenen Cloud-Anbietern und Infrastruktur-Providern zu verwalten und zusammenzustellen.

Dies ist die Zusammenfassung des Lightning Talks:

The Crossplane Service Broker exposes Crossplane primitives via the Open Service Broker API. Tobias will introduce the concepts behind the Crossplane Service Broker and demonstrate to the audience how it all works together. By leveraging the Open Service Broker API while coupling it with the powerful concept of Crossplane Compositions it’s very easy to enable users of a platform which exposes Open Service Broker API integration (like Kubernetes Service Catalog or Cloudfoundry) to provision services fully automated. In a demonstration a real use case will be shown how a MariaDB Galera service can be provisioned using the Open Service Broker API, leveraging the Crossplane Compositions, the Helm provider and the SQL provider.

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Allgemein Event Project Syn

Tobias Brunner holds Lightning Talk about Project Syn at Crossplane Community Day 2020

25. Nov 2020

The Future of Cloud Engineering is a Universal API

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10.00am PST (which is 7pm CET) • Virtual Event


Tobias will be sharing the stage with Bassam Tabbara CEO Upbound, Kelsey Hightower Developer Advocate Google, Joe Beda Principal Engineer VMware and many more.

Tobias Brunner’s Lightning Talk about how VSHN uses Crossplane

When? On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 12.50 pm PST (which is 9.50 pm CET)
What? Lightning Talk: Crossplane as a cornerstone in a next-gen hosted DevOps platform
Who? Tobias Brunner, Head of DevOps & Partner of VSHN – The DevOps Company:

What is Crossplane Community Day

Join us for the second Crossplane Community Day to hear about how using a Universal Cloud API can help you eliminate infrastructure bottlenecks, avoid security pitfalls, and deliver apps faster. Come hear from industry experts on how the Kubernetes-style API is modernizing application and infrastructure management beyond traditional infrastructure as code approaches.

Speakers include:

  • Bassam Tabbara CEO Upbound
  • Kelsey Hightower Developer Advocate Google
  • Joe Beda Principal Engineer VMware
  • Brendan Burns Distinguished Engineer Microsoft
  • Jay Pipes Principal Open Source Engineer Amazon
  • Daniel Mangum Software Engineer Upbound

Partnership VSHN & Crossplane

VSHN has always been cloud agnostic and will further enhance this paradigm by partnering with Crossplane – „The open source multicloud control plane“. We are using Crossplane for example as a cornerstone in our next-gen hosted DevOps product and Project Syn.
Crossplane is an extensible open-source platform that adds declarative cloud service provisioning and management to the Kubernetes API with excellent support for GitOps-style continuous deployments for cloud-native apps that is at the heart of the next-gen offering of VSHN.
Project Syn is designed to run on all Kubernetes distributions and clouds. It’s prepared to support all the specific features of any given cloud and Kubernetes distribution by abstracting the specifics. This means Project Syn will run on OpenShift with APPUiO.ch, Rancher Kubernetes and all managed Kubernetes offerings. Support for even more Kubernetes flavors and clouds are added on demand.
By leveraging Crossplane, the user of Project Syn can specify the backend services needed in a completely cloud-independent way. Provisioning of these services happens fully automated, handled by the tooling in the most optimal way.
You can find out more about the VSHN & Crossplane partnership here and on Netzwoche.

About Crossplane

Crossplane is an open source multicloud control plane to manage your cloud-native applications and infrastructure across environments, clusters, regions and clouds. It enables provisioning and full-lifecycle management of applications and managed services from your choice of cloud using kubectl. Crossplane can be installed into an existing Kubernetes cluster to add managed service provisioning or deployed as a dedicated control plane for multi-cluster management and workload scheduling. Crossplane enables the community to build and publish Stacks to add more clouds and cloud services to Crossplane with support for out-of-tree extensibility and independent release schedules. Crossplane includes Stacks for GCP, AWS, and Azure today.

About VSHN – The DevOps Company

VSHN (pronounced ˈvɪʒn like “vision”) is Switzerland’s leading DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and 24/7 cloud operations partner.
VSHN was founded with the intention to fundamentally shake up the hosting market. As a lean startup, we have focused on operating IT platforms through automation, agility, and a continuous improvement process. Completely location-independent and without our own hardware, we operate extensive applications according to the DevOps principle agile and 24/7 on every infrastructure, so that software developers can concentrate on their business and IT operations are relieved.

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Project Syn ist nominiert für den DINAcon Award 2020

22. Okt 2020

DINAcon 2020

Die DINAcon, Konferenz für digitale Nachhaltigkeit, findet in diesem Jahr virtuell über BigBlueButton statt. Bei inspirierenden Keynote-Inputs und ausgewählten Sessions treffen an der Konferenz Opinion Leader aus Politik, Wirtschaft, öffentlichem Sektor und der Digitalisierungs-Szene zusammen und tauschen sich darüber aus, wie digitale Transformation mit nachhaltigem Mehrwert für Gesellschaft und Umwelt umgesetzt werden kann.
Die DINAcon wird von der Forschungsstelle Digitale Nachhaltigkeit der Universität Bern durchgeführt und durch den Location Partner Welle7 Workspace und zahlreiche Partner-Organisationen unterstützt.

DINAcon Awards am Fr. 23. Oktober 2020

Mit den DINAcon Awards werden jedes Jahr an der digitalen DINAcon Konferenz Open-Projekte von Communities, Unternehmen, Verwaltungen, Organisationen und Einzelpersonen ausgezeichnet. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos, teilnahmeberechtigt sind Projekte aus ganz Europa. Der Gewinner des DINAcon Business Awards 2020 ist automatisch für die „Digital Economy Awards“ von swissICT nominiert.
Die Organisatoren freuen sich sehr darüber, auch in diesem aussergewöhnlichen Jahr 2020 die DINAcon Awards an 6 grossartige Projekte zu vergeben.
Die Verleihung findet am Freitag, 23. Oktober ab 15 Uhr virtuell über BigBlueButton statt.

Project Syn ist unter der Award-Shortlist

Unser Project Syn ist eines von sechs Projekten, die an den DINAcon Awards 2020 auf der Shortlist steht in der Kategorie Newcomer.
Drückt uns uns die Daumen und schaut unser Preview-Video mit Tobias Brunner:

Gratis als Teilnehmer an die virtuelle DINAcon 2020

Wer spontan teilnehmen möchte, kann sich ein kostenloses Ticket bestellen.
Viel Spass an der DINAcon und bis bald!

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WeAreDevelopers Live Week mit Aarno & Adrian als Speaker

2. Okt 2020

Die Aufzeichnungen der Sessions an der WeAreDevelopers Live Week 2020 wurden hochgeladen – viel Spass beim Anschauen.

WeAreDevelopers Live Week Oct 5-9th 2020

It’s on again. Nimm teil an der Zweiten Ausgabe der WeAreDevelopers Live Week und erlebe eine vollgepackte All-Online-Codingerfahrung. Zwei VSHNeers nehmen als Speakers teil, schliess dich uns an und „Welcome home, developers!“.

Aarno’s talk in the Security track

Monday, October 5th 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (CEST)
DevSecOps: Security in DevOps
You managed to introduce an agile development and operations process to your team(s). And now? How can you add security to your DevOps and get to the next level? Join us on our journey and see the tools and processes we tried and learned to value. Listen to our experiences so you do not have to make all of them yourself.

Aarno Aukia, CTO & Co-founder of VSHN – The DevOps Company
 

Adrian’s talk in the DevOps track

Friday, October 9th 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm (CEST)
 
DevOps in the enterprise
DevOps is not the realm of startups or Silicon Valley giants only. What are the strategies to keep in mind when introducing DevOps to a company with a vast digital portfolio? And more important: How do you stick with it and deal with different release cycles?
 
Adrian Kosmaczewski, Developer Relations at VSHN AG
 

About WeAreDevelopers Live Week

Welcome to the second edition of the WeAreDevelopers Live Week. Join 12,000+ of the world’s brightest minds in software development to learn, share secrets and connect online from the comfort of your home – and for free. For 5 days, WeAreDevelopers will stream 5 tracks, consisting of hyper-focused coding sessions, hands-on workshops and live Q&A sessions to help take your skills to the next level. WeAreDevelopers Live Week is organized in cooperation with digitalswitzerland and Helvetia

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August 2020 Cloud Native Computing Meetup Recap

1. Sep 2020

The August 2020 edition of the Cloud Native Computing Meetup took place on August 27th. It was the first time that the event took place online, and we thank all our attendees and speakers for a successful edition!
You can watch the full video here or you can subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Many thanks to the speakers for the interesting talks! Please download all the presentation slides (in PDF format) right here:

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and we will be very happy to see many of you again at one of our next events. Subscribe to the Cloud Native Computing Meetup group to stay updated, and see you soon!

Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski ist bei VSHN für den Bereich Developer Relations zuständig. Er ist seit 1996 Software-Entwickler, Trainer und veröffentlichter Autor. Adrian hat einen Master in Informationstechnologie von der Universität Liverpool.

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KubeCon, CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 Amsterdam und Swiss CNC Get Together

10. Feb 2020

Update: Die KubeCon wurde verschoben

Die KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europa 2020 findet in Amsterdam in den Niederlanden statt. #KubeCon #CloudNativeCon

Die Vorzeigekonferenz der Cloud Native Computing Foundation versammelt vom 30. März bis 2. April 2020 im RAI Amsterdam Adopters und Technologen aus führenden Open-Source und Cloud-Communities. Nimm teil an Meetings & Speeches zu Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, CoreDNS, containerd, Fluentd, TUF, Jaeger, Vitess, OpenTracing, gRPC, CNI, Notary, NATS, Linkerd, Helm, Rook, Harbor, etcd, Open Policy Agent, CRI-O, TiKV, CloudEvents und Falco, wenn sich die Gemeinschaft vier Tage lang zusammenfindet, um Cloud Native Computing weiter zu fördern und voranzutreiben.

VSHN an der KubeCon & CloudNativeCon

Auch an der KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europa 2020 in Amsterdam werden wieder #VSHNeers vor Ort sein, um sich die neuesten Entwicklungen anzuschauen und Eindrücke zu sammeln.
Melde dich, wenn du uns vor Ort treffen möchtest. Wir freuen uns, von dir zu hören!

Swiss CNC Get Together an der KubeCon & CloudNativeCon 2020 in Amsterdam

VSHN organisiert auch an der diesjährigen KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europa 2020 in Amsterdam wieder ein Swiss CNC Get Together Meetup, um die Schweizer Kollegen, die an der KubeCon teilnehmen, in ungezwungener Atmosphäre zusammenzuführen.
Bitte registriere dich auf unserer Cloud Native Computing Meetup Seite,wenn du am Swiss CNC Get Together teilnehmen willst. Wir freuen uns auf dich!

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