Andy Wirtz is an IT Consultant at ATIX AG, Germany. He supports companies in the automation of their data centers and the deployment of cloud native services. His focus is on setup, configuration and automation of container clusters based on Kubernetes.
Adopting Cloud Native concepts and technologies for their own data center is a huge challenge for many companies. Examples of major challenges are:
- The setup and the operation of a Kubernetes cluster within the strict security policies
- The enforcement of network security and the provisioning of runtime visibility within the Kubernetes cluster
- The development of backup plans and rollback scenarios of the Kubernetes cluster
- The migration of the Kubernetes cluster from one version to another version with a zero-downtime requirement
This talk focuses on the automation of the installation, configuration, operation and migration of multiple Kubernetes clusters with the help of the open source projects Foreman, Katello and Ansible.