KubeCon & CloudNativeCon 2019 Barcelona Recap

13. Jun 2019

KubeCon & CloudNativeCon Europe 2019 in Barcelona

KubeCon Europe 2019 took place in Barcelona at the Fira exhibition centre, where the Mobile World Congress also takes place. As Silver Sponsor of the Linux Foundation, VSHN was present with its own booth.

The flagship conference of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation gathered users and technology savvy people from leading open source and cloud communities from Kubernetes to Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, gRPC, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, CoreDNS, NATS, Linkerd, Helm, Harbor and etcd from 20 to 23 May 2019 in Barcelona. For four days, like-minded people met to promote the know-how and further development of cloud computing.

We started KubeCon 2019 on Monday, May 20 after first pre-events and talks with the Swiss CNC Get Together Meetup, where we welcomed 80 attendees from Switzerland in a nice tapas bar.

From Tuesday to Thursday, the conference took place with keynotes, breakout sessions and sponsor booth exhibition.

VSHN KubeCon 2019 recap video

Our impressions of the fantastic event can be reviewed in our KubeCon recap

Recap and official numbers of KubeCon 2019

Impressions from KubeCon and the VSHN booth

7,700 attendees visited KubeCon and many of them stopped by the VSHN booth to say hello.

VSHN releases K8up – Open Source Kubernetes and OpenShift backup operator

At KubeCon 2019 we have released K8up – an open source Kubernetes and OpenShift Backup Operator. On you can find all information.

Also take a look at the project on GitHub:

APPUiO Voucher Code

With, we have created a Red Hat OpenShift based container platform, tha we can offer as a Managed Service on any infrastructure: public, dedicated, private and on-premises.

Test APPUiO Public free for 30 days on with 2048 MiB RAM / 1100 mC with your voucher code from our KubeCon flyer. If you have misplaced your flyer please get in touch with us using the contact form below.

The Voucher Code can be redeemed until Aug. 31 2019.


You can find the Ansible playbooks that we used to install K3s on the 6-node OrangePi-Cluster at and the original blogpost from last year (with installing Kubernetes 1.10 using rak8s)

Chaos button

The source code for killing a random pod on a Kubernetes cluster is at


For us the effort to participate at KubeCon & CloudNativeCon 2019 in Barcelona was certainly worthwhile. We made new contacts, learned a lot about the development of the various CNCF projects and gave away no less than 1,000 DevOps T-Shirts, which many people tried on right away.

Back home we organized a KubeCon & CloudNativeCon 2019 Recap Meetup on June 5th, so that everyone who stayed at home could benefit from our impressions.

We are looking forward to the future KubeCon / CloudNativeCons and will certainly be there again. So long, see you next time.




Additional links

VSHN is official sponsor of KubeCon and CloudNativeCon

We support the Cloud Native Computing Foundation by sponsoring KubeCon and CloudNativeCon 2019 in Barcelona, we are official CNCF member, organize the CNC meetups in Zurich and we are the first Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) in Switzerland.

About VSHN – The DevOps Company

VSHN is the leading Swiss partner for DevOpsDockerKubernetesOpenShift and 24/7 Cloud Operations. VSHN helps software developers run their applications agile and 24/7 on any infrastructure while relieving the burden on IT operations.

Since 2014, we are serving more than 1000 servers in 20 different clouds as well as on-premises at customer locations with a total of more than 66’000 services for 300 different customers and partners. We are ISO 27001 certified and work to the strict FINMA guidelines to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer information at all times.

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