ACM India Education Webinar on 27 March with Neeran Karnik: "Cloud-Native Computing"

March 19, 2021

The next session of the ACM India Webinar Series on Education is on on Cloud-Native Computing, another interesting and important topic for students as the adoption of cloud has become increasingly prevalent in most of the business and IT organizations during the past decade.

Register now for "Cloud-Native Computing", to be presented on Saturday 27 March 2021 at 5:30 pm IST by Neeran M. Karnik.

Registrations are limited, so please register early and secure your spot. All educators, academicians, industry professionals and students are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Note : You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.

Duration : 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)

Abstract: Cloud-native Computing is a modern approach to software development in which the application is architected from scratch "for the cloud." This influences the application's design, implementation, deployment as well as operations.

This talk will give an overview of cloud-native computing, its historical context, and several building blocks such as microservices architecture, containerization, clusters and service meshes. Microservices enable us to design and develop the application as a set of autonomous, loosely-coupled modules communicating over standard protocols. Open-source tools like Docker, Kubernetes, Envoy and Istio facilitate the deployment, orchestration, monitoring and control of cloud applications at runtime. Finally, we will consider how such cloud-native applications can be hosted on public as well as private clouds, and the tradeoffs involved.

Neeran M. Karnik is a researcher and software architect, with interests in areas like distributed systems, cloud computing and security. He obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, with a thesis in the area of mobile agent security. He has worked in large organizations like IBM, Veritas and BMC Software, as well as startups like CricInfo (where he was a co-founder), Vuclip and Tarana Wireless. He has also taught courses at University of Minnesota and IIT-Delhi. Neeran has published 20+ peer-reviewed papers in conferences and journals, and holds 25 US patents.

Geetanjali Kale, Pune Institute of Computer Technology