Mario Fahlandt

Mario Fahlandt

Service Delivery Architect

Schirnding, Germany

Mario is from a small village in Germany and working for Kubermatic. He studied creative media at an English university and moved his field of knowledge to Cloud Native Infrastructure. He is working as a Customer Delivery Architect with the focus on planning and building concepts and architecture for Infrastructure in the Cloud native world. He started the Google Developer Group for Cloud in Munich back in 2016 and became a Cloud Google Developer Expert in 2019. His passion is always to move the cloud native community one step forward.


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Cloud
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Cloud & Infrastructure
  • Kubernetes
  • Google Cloud
  • Docker
  • React
  • JavaScript
  • NodeJS
  • ElasticSearch
  • Redis
  • DevOps
  • Manufacturing & Production
  • manufacturing

Employ Open Source as Secret Weapon for Leadership, Tech, and Talent Acquisition

Today's competitive tech landscape presents engineering leaders with ever more new challenges.
The relentless pressure to build high performing teams, staying ahead of the curve and attracting top talents.
The key to success in all of these areas is hidden in plain sight - Open source. Often it is seen as a volunteer activity and often neglected as not a company goal beneficial.
We will explore the reasons where this view was built and why it is utterly wrong. Let's explore why supporting open source contribution, both personally and within your company, is a strategic investment in your leadership, technical expertise, and recruitment efforts.

Prepare arguments for your management level, why open source contribution is long-term a benefit for the company - not only to retain talent, but also for a direct business impact. All learnings are supported by practical experience of a company deeply involved in the Cloud Native Open Source community for 7 years.

How to create a story? - A Road trip to follow from Topic creation to proposal writing

There are a lot of conferences out who are looking for speakers. Placing a talk is still hard. Before we even get to the point of placing a talk, we need to come up with the hardest part, what to talk about.
Let’s dive into a Road trip, beginning with undoubtedly the hardest part: how to come up with a Topic to talk about.
Continuing from there, we move forward on how to draft the proposal for the talk - I will share a bit from both sides - what a speaker wants to deliver and what a program committee wants to see.
We will also take a quick look on how to find the events that might be interesting and how to get support.
In the end, let's also chat about how to deal with rejections - as they will come.

Datacenter in a Suitcase - a real small edge case

The challenges brought to the cloud native community are ever expanding. Luckily also the tools and the hardware support is expending.
Edge is a topic which appears ever more often. The challenges there are as much as the use cases. Here we want to explore how to build a true portable datacenter what can travel easily and brings enough power to support certain applications. A datacenter which fits in a suitcase and is possible to bring to remote locations to help there to bring computing power directly to the place to be.
With the help of various CNCF projects, this comes to live. The base is a MiniITX Clusterboard with multiple ARM based hardware nodes. On top the utilization will take place with KubeVirt, and we utilize the small control plane approach of the Kubermatic Kubernetes platform to create a real multi cluster Datacenter. Follow me in this Case Study to unlock a really portable Datacenter.

This case study and the open source approach of its design is aimed to give a possible solution for small real edge datacenters. An easy to built public available blueprint for a portable datacenter shows the strong parts of our Open Source community. The utilization of multiple CNCF open source projects and the sharing of the created blueprint to everyone.
So it will be easy for more people to explore the edge world by themselves and can create their on solutions based on it

Automated deployment in Google Cloud, secretly easy with Kubernetes!

Bothering with infrastructure and get your code running can be annoying. We will achieve a complete automated progress, starting on your repository to the running application inside of your Kubernetes Engine in less than 20 minutes all in Google Cloud. We will use Docker, the Container Builder Kubernetes Engine and Code Repository to get rid of all the exhausting Pipeline Setup and extra tools.

Continuous Integration without leaving Google Cloud

All of us struggle with an easy to use setup to deploy our code easy to our servers.
There are a lot of tools out that say they help you to deploy it but you always need yet another tool.
Stop here, we can do it all within Google Cloud Infrastructure in no time, with no extra tools. Using Cloud Source Repository, Container Registry Kubernetes Engine and Cloud Functions!

Goodbye Pod Security Policy - Hello stronger alternatives

Back in December, it was announced to deprecate the pod security policy (PSP) in Kubernetes version 1.21 and to remove the API completely at version 1.25. This decision could leave many Kubernetes users at risk of being exposed to various exploits.
In the meantime, stronger alternatives have emerged in the form of Open Policy Agent and Kyverno. Each of them brings its own strengths and weaknesses.
Both of these projects are viable replacements for PSPs, they are vastly more capable than simply acting on Pods alone--they are full Kubernetes policy engines.
Let's have a look together to figure out which one fits your requirements.

Real Industry 4.0 - Running Kubernetes in a Manufacturing Line

Imagine your manufacturing line is controlled by services running in your datacenters’ Kubernetes clusters. You have facilities in locations all over the world. You provide a managed service with uptime SLA. Now, there is an issue with the internet connection. Or security is shutting down all connections to defend against a cyberattack. And your production line must keep working because every downtime is money.

This was the challenge to solve, and we did! Did you ever think about – how to run basic Infrastructure Services like DHCP and DNS in a cloud native way for manufacturing services? How to autoscale cluster on-prem? Follow us in the rabbit hole using all kinds of CNCF projects to build a setup that scales, is able to shift and redeploy workloads, and continues to function without relying on cloud vendors or external services. We will show you the obvious and non-obvious challenges of cloud native adopters in the industry 4.0 sector, including some true edge computing cases.

Set-up HA Kubernetes Cluster - the easy way with KubeOne

Getting a Kubernetes Cluster Up and running can be painful, especially when you need to perform this on multiple environments.
There is an easy solution for this called KubeOne - this Open Source Cluster Lifecycle management Tool for High Available Kubernetes Cluster makes it easy to Set-Up and Update your Kubernetes Clusters easily.
In it's declarative style based on the Kubernetes Cluster API we will see how we can install, configure, extend and update your Kubernetes Cluster with KubeOne

AI-Powered DevOps: The Next Frontier of DevOps

Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming our world, and the Cloud Native world is no exception. AI-powered DevOps tools can help teams to automate tasks, improve efficiency, and reduce the risk of errors.

This talk will explore the latest trends in AI-powered DevOps and discuss how these tools can be used to improve Infrastructure management. We will also discuss the benefits of using AI-powered DevOps tools, such as increased productivity, reduced risk, and improved performance.
Let us take a deep dive in tools like k8sgpt and shellgpt to see the benefit they provide you in a day-to-day work. Also, we will take a look where the road might lead and what to be aware of if we utilize AI in our Kubernetes environments.

Cloud Native Security: A New Paradigm for a New World

Cloud native computing has revolutionized the way applications are developed and deployed. However, it has also introduced new security challenges. The traditional security paradigm, which is based on perimeter-based security, static security controls, and a reactive security posture, is no longer sufficient to protect cloud native environments.

This talk will discuss the need for a new security paradigm in the cloud native world. It will introduce the concepts of zero-trust security, shift-left security, and continuous security, and explain how these concepts can be applied to cloud native environments. The talk will also discuss the benefits of the new security paradigm, such as improved security posture, reduced risk, and increased agility and scalability.

Finally, the talk will provide some examples of organizations that have successfully implemented the new security paradigm, and discuss some emerging cloud native security technologies.

DevFest Hamburg 2023 Sessionize Event

November 2023 Hamburg, Germany

ContainerDays 2023 Sessionize Event

September 2023 Hamburg, Germany

DevFest 2022 | Gothenburg, Sweden Sessionize Event

November 2022 Göteborg, Sweden

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022

Running Kubernetes in a Manufacturing Line – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

May 2022 Valencia, Spain

GDG DevFest UK & Ireland Sessionize Event

January 2022 London, United Kingdom

ContainerDays 2021 Sessionize Event

September 2021 Hamburg, Germany

Mario Fahlandt

Service Delivery Architect

Schirnding, Germany

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