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Serverless On Your Own Terms using Knative

JAXenter Editorial Team

In this session from JAX London, Technical Program Manager for Serverless at Google Mark Chmarny discusses what Knative is and what its benefits are. He gives a demonstration to illustrate common ways of interacting with Knative and how this open source tool helps manage modern serverless workloads.

Knative is an open-source serverless platform extending Kubernetes to help developers build, deploy, and manage modern serverless workloads. Whether you write functions or applications, Knative solves many of the common developer burdens like scaling, resource and route management, or logging and tracing without the need to worry about the underlying infrastructure.

Knative also comes with a vibrant ecosystem of multi-cloud event sources that are easy to wire up in your application and trigger your code. And because Kantive is open, you can run it on any Cloud or in your own datacenter where Kubernetes is offered.

This session will provide an overview of a Knative project and introduce many of the common developer and operational patterns used to run real-world solutions.

In this session you will:

  • Learn what Knative is and what are its benefits
  • Overview major Knative components and their roles
  • Use demos to illustrate common way to interact with Knative


KnativeMark Chmarny is a Technical Program Manager for Serverless at Google where he helped define many of the GCP compute and data offerings. Currently, Mark works on the open source Knative program and the Google’s GKE Serverless product. Before Google Mark was the Sr. Director of Datacenter Solutions Group at Intel where he led multiple product initiatives.

Mark represents a unique blend of hands-on technical skills, proven business know-how, and high-performance execution. He is driven by opportunities to help customers bridge the gap between a novel idea and fully functional, scaled-out solution.

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