Migrating to Kubernetes

  1. Upday wanted an infrastructure uniquely designed for auto-scaling (seconds vs minutes)
  2. Infrastructure that is optimized for costs
  3. Platform that has managed/native [Java] features
  4. Infrastructure that supports advanced features like


  1. Plan your unplanned surge of internet traffic…500+ Million downloads ..!! Niantic never anticipated Pokemon Go traffic to exceed their expectations by 50x. Below picture tells this story
  • One of the biggest reasons why companies are able to confidently adopt Kubernetes is because of the strong base of contributors and user community. While everyone today understands how kubernetes has revolutionized container technology, a strong community of users and contributors is what gives confidence to companies that it’s going to get better from here.


  1. SDX Central — April 2, 2020, Sydney Sawaya
  2. Equinix — Dec 5, 2019, Christian Melendez
  3. Tinder migrates to Kubernetes, Medium, April 2019, Chris O’Brien, et al
  4. Kubernetes migration, Shyam Sundar, Medium, Sept 2019
  5. GOTO 2016 • Cluster Management at Google with Borg John Wilkes



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