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Does Red Hat OpenShift enable a new paradigm in Performance and Availability Engineering?

Abstract

Red Hat OpenShift is a container platform that is supported by all the major Cloud Providers (AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM) and is also available to install on-premises. Instances can easily be created through common automation tooling such as Ansible or Terraform which leads to some interesting possibilities which may change the way we consider performance and availability engineering in the future. Areas for discussion to include, • With the possibility of OpenShift clusters stretching across “Availability Zones” from different Cloud Providers, what are the impacts on performance and availability? • Is there a need for Cloud specific architectures (including the master configuration) to optimise performance of underlying infrastructure on different providers? • Cloud Brokerage to shuffle processing to the provider with the cheapest option for any given time/day. • Do Disaster Recovery concerns trend towards zero, or do we still need to consider DR from a data perspective? • How do we address Operational and Management considerations for monitoring performance and triggering the Business Decision to change hosting or architectures?

Speaker Bio

Andrew is an experienced Architect in the Complex Solutions Integration and Architecture practice with GBS UKI who specialises in Resilience and Performance Architecture and is part of the Leadership team for the Worldwide Performance and Availability Community of Practice as well as the Co-Lead for the 2020 STEM Technology Council. Andrew has a broad range of experience across Software, Infrastructure and Cloud as well as verticals including Communications, Automotive, Retail, Public Sector, Industrial and IoT, and Financial Services.