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Wednesday, June 22 • 3:45pm - 4:25pm
Application AutoScaling Through Elastic Kubernetes POD - Cathy Zhang & Theresa Shan, Intel

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Application autoscaling refers to the operation of automatically adjusting the number of running application containers to meet the traffic demand. In the current K8S design, each application container runs inside its dedicated runtime environment POD. Scaling the application containers means creating/deleting more PODs which results in high latency and slow response. This talk presents a new approach to support application autoscaling. Rather than spawning a new pod, the new approach replicates one or more new application containers inside an existing Kubernetes POD and automatically adjusts the resource boundary of the POD. This avoids the cold startup latency associated with creating a new POD, thus greatly increasing the scaling speed. We will share how we enhance Kubernetes Vertical POD Autoscaler to support this new approach.


Theresa Shan

Intel, Senior Software Engineer
Xumei(Theresa) Shan has more than ten years' experience in Cloud infrastructure and platform. She has a Master degress in Computer Science. She works as a senior cloud engineer and a technical lead in cloud native field at Intel with rich experience in container runtime, kubernetes... Read More →

Cathy Zhang

Senior Principal engineer, Intel
Cathy has over 20 years of software design and development experience. She is currently a senior principal engineer at Intel working in the cloud native area. Her expertise includes Serverless/FaaS, Kubernetes, Edge Computing, Multi-Cloud, SDN, etc.. Cathy has been an active contributor... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2022 3:45pm - 4:25pm CDT
Lone Star H (Level 3)
  ContainerCon, Container-Native Virtualization