Cheryl Hung

Cloud Native London, January 2019 - HashiCorp and Elastic

The room was raring to go for the first Cloud Native London meetup of 2019, featuring three enthralling talks, and I was back hosting!

Thanks to our sponsors StorageOS, Tecknuovo, Contino, Pusher, and Elastic.

First up is securing and integrating legacy applications, followed by a discussion about observable Kubernetes, and wrapping up with me giving an overview of the mission of Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Nic Jackson

Nic Jackson from HashiCorp discussed “Securing and integrating legacy applications with Kubernetes and Consul Connect”, focusing on the following topics:

  • Introduction to modern networks security and service meshes
  • Running Consul Connect and Envoy on Kubernetes
  • Securely integrating external applications such as data stores and legacy applications with Kubernetes

Samir Bennacer

Following that, Samir Bennacer from Elastic talked about “Observable Kubernetes with the Elastic Stack”, discussing:

  • An intro to Elastic Stack
  • Kubernetes challenges
  • Logging and monitoring Kubernetes
  • APM tracing

Ending up with a demo.

Cheryl Hung

Finally I gave an overview about CNCF in “Crossing the chasm with cloud native”. My takeaways were:

  • The Cloud Native Computing Foundation ( is a non-profit, founded in 2015, as part of the Linux Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to make cloud native computing ubiquitous by fostering and sustaining an ecosystem of open source, vendor-neutral projects.

  • Out of 30+ projects, the most well known is Kubernetes. The maturity level of a project indicates the velocity and adoption. There are 3 graduated projects (including Kubernetes), 17 incubating, and 12 sandbox projects.

  • The CNCF organises the biggest conference in this space, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon. 8000 attended the last conference, and the next one is 20-23 May in Barcelona. The Call For Proposals (CfP) closes one week on Friday, so get your talk proposals in soon!

Cloud Native London February

The next meetup is on Wednesday 6th February, and joining us are speakers from Condé Nast International, Alcide and Cloudership. RSVP and save the date now! Don’t forget we’re back at CodeNode, so you’ll need to sign up with the venue as we get closer to the date.

See you soon!

Cheryl (@oicheryl)