State: That's What's Happening
What happened to the stateful containers?
In the rush to move everything to stateless microservices, many implementors have ignored the reality that not everything can be stateless, and not everyone wants to rely on AWS for their data storage. Fortunately, there are answers, and we'll explore how to handle state in a containerized stack, including:
- The types of state
- Distributed configuration stores
- Databases, containers, and HA
- Orchestration and state
- Secrets and configurations
Examples for this talk will draw heavily on Kubernetes, but the ideas should be transferrable to other systems. Audience members should be generally familiar with containers and microservices, but need not be technically proficient.