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Wednesday, April 3 • 4:35pm - 5:05pm
Knative vs Cloud Foundry: Where are the Overlaps and What are the Differences? - Dr. Michael Maximilien, IBM & Dr. Nic Williams, Stark & Wayne

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On a superficial level, when looking at Knative, the function / service platform on top of Kubernetes, you might believe that this is a new version of Cloud Foundry but written using Kubernetes as a backend.

Indeed, using a Knative CLI like Knctl, you can deploy your application from source with `$knctl deploy my-app ...` which is pretty close to `$cf push my-app ...`. But are the similarities skin deep? Where do they differ? And where do they overlap?

In this talk, I will compare and contrast the latest experiences of Cloud Foundry and Knative in order to extract meaningful comparison of their features from a developer perspective. Additionally, I will measure and compare key metrics that affect the developer experience, e.g., time to deploy, time to scale, and other such metrics. Finally, I will also compare and contrast the two platforms on features, e.g., RBAC, plug-ability, scalability, and some performance metrics.

The overall goal is to better understand how these two platforms are going especially as CF is looking to work on top of Kubernetes and therefore have the same backend.

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Michael Maximilien

Distinguished Engineer, IBM
My name is Michael Maximilien, better known as max or dr.max, and I am a currently a Distinguished Engineer with IBM. I am the leader for IBM’s Open Source team contributing to all things Serverless and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). I have worked at various divisions of IBM. At... Read More →
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Dr Nic Williams

CEO, Stark & Wayne
User and evangelist of Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, Concourse CI, and BOSH. Author of books Concourse Tutorial and Ultimate Guide to BOSH. Awarded Cloud Foundry Champion 2018. CEO of Stark & Wayne.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:35pm - 5:05pm EDT
Room 121C