Lei Zhang is Staff Engineer at Alibaba, He is a maintainer of the Kubernetes community and serves as co-chair of CNCF SIG App Delivery. Lei is now leading engineering efforts in Alibaba regarding cloud native app delivery on Kubernetes. Before it, Lei worked for Hyper_ and Microsoft Research (MSR).
This session will share how Alibaba builds its highly extensible app infrastructure via KubeVela and beyond.
Lei’s introduction and presentation topic: How AliBaba is building web-scale infrastructure with KubeVela and Kubernetes - 0:00
Introducing the Cloud Native Platform Team at Alibaba - 0:27
The Problem: Building platforms is slow, time wasting, and hard even with Kubernetes. The nightmare of Silos. - 1:12
The Solution: Alibaba Application Infrastructure. A centralized service and shared capability pool. - 5:36
How is such App Infrastructure even possible? - 7:20
KubeVela: A platform core which enables (a) Platform team to define app managemnet capabilities as templates, and (b) Developers to choose capability templates and compose and instantiate them into a running app - 8:45
Main Workflow in KubeVela - 10:50
Environments - 15:27
Template - 16:35
The App - 18:50
The new way to create “PaaS”, at scale - 23:11
Today’s Application Infrastructure - 24:57
Important Takes. Why did App Infra become posible in 2020? (See: cuelang.org, https://oam.dev/) - 26:35
More information and user stories (kubevela.io, github.com/oam-dev/kubevela, CNCF Slack #kubevela channel, https://gitter.im/oam-dev/community - 28:42
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