How Chick-fil-A adopts GitOps and K3s at the Edge

Kubernetes Bytes

Sep 26 2023 • 1 hr 19 mins

In this episode of Kubernetes Bytes, Bhavin Shah and Ryan Wallner interview Brian Chambers, Chief Architect at Chick-fil-A. Brian walks through some of the design decisions, challenges and architecture of how Chick-fil-A uses Kubernetes at the edge in their restaurants.

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Timestamps

  • 01:05 Introduction
  • 06:22 Cloud Native News
  • 19:13 Interview with Madhuri
  • 01:13:20 Takeaways

Cloud Native News:

  • K8s 1.28 https://kubernetes.io/blog/2023/08/15/kubernetes-v1-28-release/
  • SC assignment stable- https://kubernetes.io/blog/2023/08/15/kubernetes-v1-28-release/#automatic-retroactive-assignment-of-a-default-storageclass-graduates-to-stable
  • Non graceful shutdown stable - https://kubernetes.io/blog/2023/08/15/kubernetes-v1-28-release/#generally-available-recovery-from-non-graceful-node-shutdown
  • Ceph RBD and FS in tree deprecated
  • Control plan and node supported version go from n-2 to n-3
  • Redhat Openstack services on OpenShift - https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/red-hat-openstack-services-openshift-next-generation-red-hat-openstack-platform
  • Alcion 21 Million funding round: https://techcrunch.com/2023/09/19/alcion-which-provides-backup-and-security-services-to-enterprises-raises-21m/
  • Veeam was major funder: https://www.techtarget.com/searchdatabackup/news/366552363/Veeam-leads-funding-round-for-SaaS-backup-provider-Alcion
  • Kubescape 3.0 - https://kubescape.io/blog/2023/09/19/introducing-kubescape-3/
  • GPU sharing on Amazon EKS with NVIDIA time-slicing and accelerated EC2 instances or MIG based sharing
  • https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/containers/gpu-sharing-on-amazon-eks-with-nvidia-time-slicing-and-accelerated-ec2-instances
  • https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/containers/maximizing-gpu-utilization-with-nvidias-multi-instance-gpu-mig-on-amazon-eks-running-more-pods-per-gpu-for-enhanced-performance/
  • Akuity launches Kargo - New Open Source project to automate declarative promotion of changes across multiple app environments - https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230918552920/en/Akuity-Launches-Kargo---a-New-Open-Source-Project-to-Automate-the-Declarative-Promotion-of-Changes-Across-Multiple-Application-Environments
  • OpenTofu - Linux Foundations alternative to Terraform - loads of community support
  • https://www.linuxfoundation.org/press/announcing-opentofu?hss_channel=lcp-208777
  • CFP already open for Paris!!!! https://events.linuxfoundation.org/kubecon-cloudnativecon-europe/program/cfp/