Cloud Neutrality: The End of the Cloud Monopolies with Kubernetes

Laurent Gil
CAST.AI, Co Founder

Laurent is a co-founder of CAST.AI and runs product and business development. Prior to that, Laurent was co-founder Chief Product and Business Officer at Zenedge, a cloud native cybersecurity company acquired by Oracle Corporation in early 2018. Prior to Zenedge, Laurent was CEO and co-founder of facial recognition and machine learning company Viewdle, which was acquired by Google in 2012. Laurent holds degrees from the Cybernetic Institute of Ukraine (Doctorate Honoris Causa), and the Wharton School of Business (MBA).

The cloud is a fortress. Public cloud infrastructure is owned by a handful of companies with hardly any oversight. They get to decide who to welcome, who to block and they can slow transmissions. Not that they will, but they can. Once organizations select a cloud provider, they essentially have no choice but to trust a monopoly that could also become a competitor. But it does not need to be. Thanks to Kubernetes, Cloud Neutrality is now only possible, it is easy.

In a few minutes, we will deploy a cloud neutral Kubernetes cluster that spans across any number of cloud providers and will show how your workloads are free to roam between clouds, automatically switching for cost optimization, scale, performance or simply for resilience to a cloud failure.