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APIs & Microservices Track [clear filter]
Thursday, February 21


PRO TALK: Reactive Cloud-Native Networking with RSocket
Enterprises are moving to the cloud, but few are prepared for networking implications of cloud-native architectures. Specially-designed for microservices communication with far less overhead than HTTP, RSocket is an open source application-level networking protocol and RPC framework built specifically for cloud-native application and microservice communication. It is being developed in collaboration with Netflix, Facebook, Pivotal and others, and is currently being used by some of the highest-traffic sites on the internet. RSocket is designed to handle the challenges of communication between complex networks of services both within the data center and over the internet – extending to mobile devices and browsers. RSocket uses bi-directional application communication technology that predicts the best route to send messages understanding latency and error rates and the ability to handle load balancing, while being able to run over standard transports (like TCP, HTTP/2 and WebSocket). This results in applications that are easier to scale, less failure-prone and easier to operate. In this session, Ryland will explain how RSocket can be used to simplify the way enterprises build and operate cloud-native applications by enabling traditional enterprise developers to build sophisticated, cloud-native, distributed applications.

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Ryland Degnan

CTO, Netifi
Ryland Degnan is a co-founder and CTO of Netifi, where he is working to lay the groundwork for the next generation of cloud-native applications. Prior to Netifi, he was a member of the Netflix Edge Platform team that created RSocket, Hystrix and RxJava. He has over 12 years of experience... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom - Stage C


PRO TALK: NetDevOps Development Environments with Vagrant, VIRL and Cisco NSO
Every network engineer needs a lab environment to explore APIs, test code, and experiment with new ideas and technologies. The days of dumpster diving, and trolling E-bay for old and outdated hardware are a thing of the past when you open up to the possibilities of NetDevOps Development Environments. In this hands on workshop you’ll get a chance to explore three options from the Open Source (Vagrant) and Cisco portfolio (VIRL and NSO) that provide robust DevOps style methods for quickly instantiating development networks ranging from one or two devices up through topologies mirroring realistic production networks. And even better, you’ll leave with all the knowledge and resources needed to make these part of your own day to day workflow.

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Hank Preston

Developer Evangelist, Cisco DevNet
Hank is a long time technophile, and loves learning and helping other learn about technology in exciting ways. His experience in IT is wide and varied including web/database development and infrastructure engineering. After many years away from “code”, he fell back in love with... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Grand Ballroom - Stage C


PRO TALK: Unified APIs and the Future of App Integrations
There are over 20,000 public APIs available today! They exist because businesses increasing rely on a multitude of cloud apps for their productivity, driving the need for interoperability. Existing solutions like iPaaS or other citizen integration tools result in cookie-cutter integrations that aren’t flexible enough to meet complex needs. What if we shift the interoperability responsibility to the apps themselves? In this talk, we will explore how unified APIs impact future of the application integrations. We’ll detail how they will benefit not only application developers, but also end users.

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Eliot Sun

CEO, Kloudless
Eliot is the CEO and Co-Founder of Kloudless. He leads the company in its mission to make it easy for developers to build integrations. Eliot’s earlier experiences include product management roles at Check Point Software and Blackberry. In his spare time, Eliot can be found chronicling... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Grand Ballroom - Stage C


PRO TALK: A Hacker’s View of APIs: Vulnerabilities, Exploits and Defense Options
We've reached tipping point with APIs today where they've become critical enabler of digital transformation for all companies. Examples include: enabled apps to interface with personal Facebook data, to access banking info, to view individual's medical test results & records, or utilities to provide electric metering. APIs are Innovation enablers as listed but also have downside: ubiquity and connectedness to sensitive data make them prime target for hackers. API issues have led to breaches at a large number of big-name organizations. In this session, we'll share how today's hackers identify and attack APIs and additionally review the best approach for securing APIs including how 'artificial intelligence' powered solutions can effectively stop these attacks and provide deep visibility into API sessions for forensic and compliance reporting. Specifically, Francois 's presentation will provide: API cyberattack trends; recent API attacks, what to watch for and how to protect your API activity; how to deliver reports with detailed traffic insight and best practices for securing any API.

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Francois Lascelles

Field CTO, Ping Identity
Francois is a member of the Ping Identity Office of the CTO. He provides product and strategic direction to customers and partners with a focus on API infrastructures security and API cybersecurity. Prior to joining Ping, Francois was the first developer and Chief Architect at start-up... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 3:30pm - 3:55pm
Grand Ballroom - Stage C


PRO TALK: Modern Security with Microservices and the Cloud
It’s great that you’ve moved to microservices, but how are you distributing secrets? This talk offers an overview of Vault’s unique approach to secret management by providing secrets as a service for services (and humans), that is highly scalable and easily customizable to fit any environment.

This talk has two primary goals:

1. Identify the new security challenges associated with using cloud technologies and microservices
2. Showcase how the free and open source tool, Vault, can help reduce those security challenges

Topics include:

- Discussion of traditional security (perimeter security, firewalls, etc)
- Identifying new challenges and solutions in cloud and microservices security
- Describe Vault’s architecture and how it provides “secrets as a service”
- Storing static secrets such as WiFi credentials
- Generating dynamic secrets, such as database passwords or cloud credentials
- Providing encryption as a service

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Seth Vargo

Developer Advocate, Google
Seth Vargo is a Developer Advocate at Google. Previously he worked at HashiCorp, Chef Software, CustomInk, and a few Pittsburgh-based startups. He is the author of Learning Chef and is passionate about reducing inequality in technology. When he is not writing, working on open source... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Grand Ballroom - Stage C