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Microsoft San Francisco: Getting Started with Kubernetes on Microsoft AKS: Hands-on Workshop


October 9th, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Hosted by Fairwinds and Microsoft


Microsoft Reactor
680 Folsom St #145, San Francisco, CA 94107

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With the rise of microservices, all signs are pointing to Kubernetes becoming the defacto standard for container orchestration platforms. But where do you start?

Join us for a Kubernetes 101 Workshop led by Fairwinds Site Reliability Engineer, Andy Suderman. Microsoft service partner, Fairwinds, will give a brief overview on the benefits of running Kubernetes on Microsoft AKS. Andy will then provide hands-on instructions for standing up clusters, deploying a simple web application, and scaling your app properly.

Do you know that Kubernetes is the right decision, but don't know where to start? This event will provide you with the right tools and insights to get Kubernetes up and running on AKS.


10:00am - 10:30am: Introduction

  • Introduction to Kubernetes, AKS, and microservices
  • Create a Azure account and apply free credits
  • Walk through Azure console

10:30pm - 12:00pm: Deploying a Simple Web Application

  • Hands-on standing up a cluster
  • Deploy a simple web application
  • Simulation of a scaling event

12:00pm - 12:30pm: Q&A

12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch, Drinks, and Networking

**Food and drinks will be provided**

Organizer: Fairwinds and Microsoft

Fairwinds focuses on building customized Kubernetes-based infrastructure for their clients. With solutions based on open source technology wherever possible, you’ll get the right tools meshed together in an expert way. The business value they provide is their exceptional DevOps-as-a-Service model and Kubernetes consulting.

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help organizations meet their business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks.