#DOXLON June 2017

30/06/2017   Industry insights   LinuxRecruit community  

This month's DOXLON had another great lineup for those interested in Container Orchestration and Microservices, including a talk all the way from the US via Video link from the legendary Kesey Hightower, talking about Istio, a powerful service mesh framework for Kubernetes and Microservices. In addition, we had interesting presentations from James Rasell talking about the container solution they built at Elsevier using Nomad, and Graeme Forbes of Infinity Works, who walked us through productionising a new application on Docker on a very tight deadline.

Below you can find videos of each talk, which we hope you find useful. We’re always interested in speaking to people who would like to present at future events, so you if you have something interesting you’d like to talk about, please do get in touch.


Kelsey Hightower, Istio & Kubernetes

Kubernetes changed how we deploy applications. Istio is going to change how we connect, manage, and secure them.

Istio is an open platform that provides a uniform way to connect, manage, and secure microservices. Istio supports managing traffic flows between microservices, enforcing access policies, and aggregating telemetry data, all without requiring changes to the microservice code

James Rasell - containing Elsevier's world using Nomad

For the past four months, Elsevier’s Core Engineering team have embarked on a project to design and develop a container solution. Adopting a container platform, an inherently complex task, is made all the more difficult by the requirement that each development team be able to deploy, run, and maintain their own clusters with little to no core infrastructure support. James Rasell, a principal engineer within the core engineering team, demonstrates the framework and its capabilities from deployment to autoscaling.

Graeme Forbes - Webscale in fifteen days

Graeme, a Senior Consultant at Infinity Works, tells the whirlwind story of a new employee’s trial by fire, productionising a never-seen-before application with very tight deadlines.

He gives some great advice on how to approach the seemingly impossible and succeed, even if the scope changes...


DOXLON is a monthly meetup in London organised by us at LinuxRecruit, and Outlyer, to exchange some of the latest ideas and technologies for running online services through two or three short presentations by invited speakers, and a chance to chat it after over drinks and pizza with like-minded people.

We started this event as we believe DevOps practices and ideas are the future of technology, and we have seen an insatiable demand for more knowledge about it from teams running online/cloud services in London. We now run it monthly and have become London's largest DevOps Meetup attracting a diverse and curious crowd.

For more information, please have a look at the DOXLON Meetup page.