The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Automators

Building Bridges Between Applications and Data

Christopher Bradford | Jim Dickinson


Simply connecting to a Kubernetes Service or a load balancer is nice — if that is even an option. These days, operators have to contend with hybrid and multi-cloud. Namespaces are not enough; it’s not uncommon to operate numerous K8s clusters in a single region with traffic being dynamically routed across multiple control planes.

This session dives into the process of identifying requirements for a Kubernetes gateway that needs to handle both HTTP based services as well as hyper-optimized TCP workloads. Attendees will walk away with a working knowledge and a process to develop out ingress solutions that fit their needs, including:

  • Deploying a local K8s cluster with K3d
  • Installing the DataStax Kubernetes Operator for Apache Cassandra with Helm
  • Provisioning and running a multi-node Cassandra cluster
  • Deploying Kong Gateway with Helm
  • Implementing multiple ingress approaches through Kong Gateway, with an accompanying discussion on the pros and cons of each
  • Validation of each approach through an external client application


Destination: Automation is a free, digital event exploring ways organizations can embrace automation to make their applications and underlying tech stacks more efficient, secure and resilient.


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