ElixirConf 2019: Kubernetes at Small Scale - Phil Toland

The consensus seems to be that you need to either be a super genius or have a large ops organization to run Kubernetes. Hippware is a tiny shop with only two engineers working on ops part-time. We have been running Kubernetes in production for about two years, and we think it is a very viable option for small shops.

In this talk, we’ll look at why Kubernetes might make sense for a smaller organization, and how a small team can be up and running quickly. I will discuss some challenges we faced running Elixir applications on Kubernetes, as well as how we addressed those challenges. Finally, I will point to some of the libraries, both in-house and 3rd party, that were useful in helping us adapt to the Kubernetes environment.

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