Chris Love: Kubernetes is not HA, Making your app HA on Kubernetes

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hosted by Pivotal (1644 Platte Street, suite 200 · Denver)

5:30-6:00: Food, Soda, Beer and Networking

6:00-6:15: Announcements

6:15-7:45: Kubernetes is not HA, Making your app HA on Kubernetes with Chris Love

The presentation will outline how K8s is not HA, meaning Kubernetes does not automatically make your applications HA, and typically components of Kubernetes do not run in HA mode. I will outline application resilience best practices for running a custom or third-party application hosted inside a Kubernetes (K8s) cluster. High Availability and resilience allow us to handle; infrastructure and applications failures, cloud outages where the Kubernetes cluster is still functional, rolling updates of K8s, and rolling updates of applications. One of the guiding principles of Kubernetes is HA fault tolerance, but Kubernetes provides a platform to build applications that meet HA SLAs, it does not make applications fault tolerant.

About Chris Love

I have been coding for over 20 years and contributing to Opensource projects. Currently contributing to kops, and other Kubernetes projects. Architected critical projects with such companies as Datapipe, Accenture, Motorola, ADP, Inuit, Warner Bros, and CenturyLink. Passionate about scalable open source technologies, and not getting woken up at two in the morning because a system went boom. Outside of work, I can be found working on OSS too much, enjoying time with wife, or passing on my love for the Martial Arts through Kenpo.

You can find Chris on Twitter @chrislovecnm (

7:45: Door prizes

* IntelliJ IDE License (

8:00: After Meeting Networking

After meeting networking sponsored by Okta ( We meet at Ale House at Amato’s (2501 16th St, Denver, CO 80211).

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