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Thursday, December 7 • 4:35pm - 5:10pm
Building and Running an Enterprise-grade Serverless Platform on Kubernetes - Ying Huang & Quinton Hoole, Huawei

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Serverless platforms provide functions as a service, and have become a hot topic largely because they allow developers to focus on core business logic, leaving packaging, deployment, monitoring, event propagation, scaling and load balancing to the infrastructure. The serverless billing model is simple - pay-per-invocation - which can being significant benefits for many event-driven applications.

Huawei launched its FunctionStage serverless platform, which is built on Kubernetes, in 2017. In this talk we will explain in detail the design and implementation of FunctionStage. This involved both fairly straightforward function packaging, scheduling, auto-scaling, event triggering and load balancing, as well as some significantly more interesting challenges related to container re-use, on-the-fly micro service provisioning, reliable operation and much more. We will demonstrate the use of our system to solve some complex real-world problems in Huawei Public Cloud.

Speakers
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Quinton Hoole

Quinton is currently Technical Vice President of Cloud Computing at Huawei. Previously he spent five years at Google, where he was an Engineering Lead on the Kubernetes team, and Technical Lead and Manager of Ads Serving SRE. He was also the founding engineer of the Amazon EC2 cloud... Read More →
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Ying Huang

Senior Software Architect, Huawei
Ying is currently a senior software architect at PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) team at Huawei. She played a key role leading the design and implementation of FaaS (Function-as-a-Service) platform in Huawei. Before that, she worked in Microsoft Azure Identity team as an engineer for... Read More →



Thursday December 7, 2017 4:35pm - 5:10pm
Meeting Room 9AB, Level 3