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Canonical & Ubuntu at KubeCon NA Virtual 2020

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When: November 17-20, 2020

Where: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020 Virtual Platform 

By now it’s no surprise that KubeCon NA is going virtual, like the majority of events worldwide. Is that bad news? Quite the opposite! According to CNCF, this year’s KubeCon EU – the first KubeCon to ever be hosted virtually –  made it possible for over 18,700 Kubeheads to sign up,  72% of which were first-time KubeCon + CloudNativeCon attendees. In other words, as we have all believed for so many years now, tech is helping the community grow and get closer.

So the time is approaching fast for our second virtual KubeCon, this time addressing the US, and we couldn’t be more excited! A little birdie told us the organisers are planning heaps of new things for this KubeCon, and of course so are we. Here’s a taste of what you’ll see:

Canonical showcases MicroK8s HA at KubeCon NA 2020 

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This month, Canonical made a new announcement, introducing autonomous high availability (HA) clustering in MicroK8s. This gives MicroK8s the added benefit of full resilience for production workloads in cloud and server deployments.

Designed as a minimal conformant Kubernetes, MicroK8s installs and clusters with a single command. 

Want to see it in action? We’re excited to show you! Feel free to pre-book a meeting with one of our engineers using the button below, or keep reading for more on our next section. 

Already popular for IoT and developer workstations, MicroK8s is one of Canonical’s two Kubernetes distributions. One of the many reasons Canonical’s lightweight Kubernetes has gained so much community attention? You can install MicroK8s on any device in under a minute

High availability is enabled automatically once three or more nodes are clustered, and the data store migrates automatically between nodes to maintain quorum in the event of a failure. “The autonomous HA MicroK8s delivers a zero-ops experience that is perfect for distributed micro clouds and busy administrators”, says Alex Chalkias, Product Manager at Canonical.

Designed as a minimal conformant Kubernetes, MicroK8s installs and clusters with a single command. 

Want to see it in action? We’re excited to show you! Feel free to pre-book a meeting with one of our engineers using the button below, or keep reading for more on our next section. 

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The Canonical & Ubuntu booth 

Throughout the event, we welcome you to pop by and: 

  1. Have a live call with our senior engineers who will be available to hear your questions, offer advice, and give you customised demos.
  2. Throw your name in the proverbial hat (i.e. our online raffle) for a chance to win a rare Ubuntu 20.04 Release Focal Fossa T-shirt. Get a chance to show your love for Ubuntu and be the envy of every kid on the playground. 
  3. Access demos on all things Kubernetes. We’ll be showing you various use cases of using our two K8s distributions, Charmed Kubernetes and MicroK8s, for multi-cloud Kubernetes. Indicatively: 
  • Universal operators for Charmed Kubernetes installation and app deployment 
  • Effortless Charmed K8s upgrade
  • Charmed Kubeflow as a Kubernetes workload
  • MicroK8s HA: lightweight Kubernetes done right
  • MicroK8s and Charmed Ceph at the Edge
  • MicroK8s Basics 1
  • MicroK8s Basics 2 
  • MicroK8s with Multus add-on 
  • Charmed OSM

Canonical’s demo at the KubeCon NA Main Theater 

We know our KubeCon friends can’t get enough demo time, so on top of our short booth demos, we’re also presenting a 15 minute video at the Main Theater, showcasing how you can run and scale operators on VMs and bare metal by leveraging the Juju operator lifecycle manager (OLM) on K8s. 

Stay tuned for time and date details!

KubeCon Co-Located Event: Open Operators Training Day hosted by Canonical

As always, we aim to give back to the community in any way we can. That’s why this time round we’re hosting a full-day, co-located training event free of charge for all KubeCon NA attendees. 

Date: Tuesday, November 17
Registration Fees: Complimentary

The Open Operators Day is for devops to learn about the Open Operator Collection, an open-source initiative to provide a large number of interoperable, easily integrated operators for common workloads. We’ll talk about where Open Operators come from and what the community is looking to build. Organized by Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, the day will be split in 3 time zone friendly sessions:

  • Asia: 14:00-18:00 CST (1:00 AM – 5:00 AM ET)
  • EMEA: 13:00-17:00 BST (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET)
  • Americas: 11:00-15:00 PST (2:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET)

Each session will mix keynotes, training and community discussions.Please note that pre-registration is required. For questions regarding this event, please reach out to

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