From Cavemen to Captains - Using Kubernetes to Evolve DevOps Adoption


Our goal at Verizon is to create a shared multi-tenant container platform to:

  • Accelerate our public cloud migration strategy
  • Improve developer velocity
  • Realize cost savings by reducing infrastructure spend
  • Optimize resource utilization
  • Enhance security, monitoring and governance framework that provides visibility from development to production

We achieved our goals by embracing open source Kubernetes and extending it to deploy a platform that provides a common set of components that are shared across the entire Verizon Enterprise.

The talk will highlight and share our experiences on

  • Deployment
    • Securing helm deployments in a multi-tenant environment

  • Manage Authentication & authorization (RBAC) for multi-tenant platform for large enterprise by leveraging kubectl plugins

  • Logging
    • Support for diverse logging implementations for both brown(legacy) and green field applications
    • Configuration management using Custom Resource Definitions (CRD)

  • Load Balancing
    • Efficiently using Ingress objects to manage cost and to provide end to end automation

  • Security
    • Effectively using tools early on in the development process
    • Establishing container image management, scanning and runtime protection policies




Ragu Srinivasan

More than 20 years of experience in Software Development and Application Architecture. As an Associate Fellow at Verizon, I am currently responsible for our cloud migration strategy.


Ramesh Podila

Solution Architect at Verizon with experience in application development and systems engineering. My current foucs is on building Kubernetes container platform for Verizon.