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Virginia Tech: Reducing Cloud Costs, Improving Flexibility, and Providing Resiliency with Traefik
At Virginia Tech, Traefik has been used in numerous ways to benefit development, and deployment of containerized workloads. But, two use cases have been fairly unique, and we're excited to show them off!

- Transitioning to a containerized world can be scary and hard! But, using Traefik with multiple config backends, we have been able to dramatically simplify the transition into a containerized world. Sysadmins can move an app at a time from a static/hosted environment into a containerized world with zero change to end users. We'll show you how to do it yourself!

- Traefik's routing rules are super flexible, yet powerful. By playing with priority settings, you can create "fall-through" or "catch-all" routes. One team at Virginia Tech has created a dynamic QA environment that supports many feature branch deployments on AWS. To keep cloud costs to a minimum, those deployments are brought down after a short period of inactivity. When a stack is up, Traefik sends requests to it. But, if it's not, the fall-through routes send the request to an application that can relaunch the stack. It's fully automated and Traefik makes it easy!

Speaker: Michael Irwin
I work for Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) in the CTO's office doing software development and evaluating the latest technologies. I play with containers, public cloud, big data, and more! I work hard to help VT's IT #BeBetter.

Aug 22, 2019 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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