Chien is a Senior Software Engineer striving to enhance engineering productivity at The Knot WorldWide using DevOps techniques and toolsets. These techniques and toolsets include automation, cloud computing, containerization and orchestration platforms like Kubernetes. Chien has shared his technical knowledge by delivering internal company training and speaking at industry conferences.
Using Kubernetes to Reduce Infrastructure Cost and Increase Engineering Productivity
In this talk, we’ll discuss services how Kubernetes fits into an infrastructure cost reduction strategy. As part of TKWW’s Engineering Productivity team, Chien has built and operated TKWW’s Kubernetes clusters currently hosting about 75% of TheKnot.com. They reduced compute costs by 40% using Kubernetes. He’ll discuss the various built-in Kubernetes add-ons for logging, metrics, TLS certificate generation, reverse proxy, spot instance management and reporting. These open-source add-ons further reduce cost by eliminating SaaS service fees. Many of these features also reduce engineers’ toil. Armed with these cost-reduction and increased engineering productivity you’ll be able to make a strong case to executives to justify the engineering effort to migrate to Kubernetes.