Cloud-native Computing for the Software-defined World


Prof. Chellammal Surianarayanan, Bharathidasan University Constituent Arts & Science College Tiruchirappalli, TamilNadu, India
Dr. Pethuru Raj, Reliance Jio Infocomm. Ltd. (RJIL), Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Description of the Special Session:

The cloud journey is definitely on the right track. Many have portrayed the cloud paradigm as the convenient marriage between the mainframe and the modern computing models. The distinction of the cloud theory is that most of the tough-to-implement non-functional requirements (NFRs) / quality of service (QoS) attributes such as scalability, high availability, accessibility, ubiquity and utility, manoeuvrability, security, etc. are being easily and quickly guaranteed and given by cloudified IT. The comity of cloud infrastructure/platform providers, application developers, brokers, and end-users accentuating the cloud conundrum is on the rise. Having understood the strategic significance of the raging cloud idea, there came a number of public and private cloud environments to affordably and adaptively host and run a variety of business workloads and IT services. Then came the concept of hybrid clouds, which has finally led to the multi-cloud phenomenon. Institutions, individuals and innovators can run their applications and store their data across geographically distributed cloud environments to reap all the originally expressed cloud benefits. Precisely speaking, the traditional data centers, private and public clouds seamlessly and spontaneously interact with one another on need basis in order to solve some complex business problems.

In the recent past, there are a number of pioneering breakthroughs in the cloud arena in order to make the cloud concept hugely popular, pervasive and persuasive. The faster adoption of microservices architecture (MSA) as the agile design technique for enterprise-scale applications, the emergence of containers as the most optimal runtime for microservices, the widespread usage of container lifecycle management platforms for automating most of the container-associated operations, the runaway success of software-defined cloud centers, and service resiliency through service meshes have inevitably laid a stimulating and sparkling foundation for the overwhelming success of the new cloud-native computing model. This cloud-native computing paradigm is being projected and positioned as the next-generation IT model for fully gaining the articulated ideals of the software-defined world. This special session is being planned in order to deeply understand the various implementation technologies of cloud-native computing and how this fresh concept is going to be the huge game-changer for the IT and business worlds in the days to unfurl.

The Recommended Topics:

  • 1. Microservices Architecture (MSA) as the Agile Application Design Technique
  • 2. MSA Application Design, Integration, Composition and Deployment Patterns
  • 3. Service Resiliency Patterns and Best Practices
  • 4. Application Reliability Techniques and Tools
  • 5. Containerization-enablement Platforms such as Docker
  • 6. Container Orchestration and Management Platforms such as Kubernetes
  • 7. The growing Kubernetes Tool Ecosystem
  • 8. Software-defined Cloud Centers
  • 9. Service Mesh Solutions and Lean Implementations
  • 10. Enterprise DevOps techniques for agile software engineering
  • 11. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Best Practices
  • 12. Containerized Cloud Environments
  • 13. Running Containerized Applications on Kubernetes Clusters
  • 14. Deploying Serverless Applications on Kubernetes Environments
  • 15. Accelerating Machine Learning (ML) Models Development and Deployment in Kubernetes Clusters